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Trump Declares Victory Now But Other Legal Troubles Loom In New York

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may be reveling in what he sees as “complete and total exoneration” from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, but his legal perils are far from over. Federal and state investigators in New York are deep into investigations of their own into Trump and those in his orbit, probes that some observers have long viewed as every bit as menacing as Mueller’s two-year look into possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. “T...
Tags: Florida, New York, Chris Christie, News, Congress, White House, Russia, NFL, Ap, Fbi, New York Times, New Jersey, Manhattan, Playboy, Msnbc, Donald Trump

Sid Sheinberg, Executive Who Discovered Spielberg, Dies at Age 84

Sid Sheinberg, executive who discovered Spielberg, dies at age 84 Sid Sheinberg, the man who helped build MCA and Universal Pictures into major Hollywood contenders, has died at the age of 84. According to Deadline, the news was first reported by his son, producer/director Jon Sheinberg, on Instagram. No cause of death has been revealed at this time. Sheinberg was a lawyer who spent 40 years as president of COO of MCA Inc. and Universal Studios. During that time, he managed to turn Universal...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Africa, Brazil, Obituary, Terry Gilliam, Bill, Spielberg, Columbia Law School, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures, Schindler, MCA, Sid

In race for state Senate seat, small-city leaders tussle — and they all battle Long Beach

For a politician on the rise, the step up the career ladder from city to state government might appear short and simple. But it’s not so easy if the up-and-comer lands in a race with seven others fighting for the same next rung. That’s the tricky situation for candidates in the March 26 special election in California’s 33rd state Senate district, where voters are already casting mail-in ballots for their choice to serve the final year of the term of Ricardo Lara, the Democrat from Bell Gardens w...
Tags: Congress, California, Stanford, Senate, Sacramento, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Yale, Long Beach, Green Party, Columbia Law School, Usc, Bell

What Is Intersectionality?

Maybe you’ve heard the term “intersectionality” used on social media — in the context of feminism or racism — and you know in a hand-wavy sort of way what it means but don’t really know its exact definition or where it came from. Well, Kat Blaque has you covered. In this YouTube video and in this Twitter thread, she explains that intersectionality was first described by Kimberlé Crenshaw, now Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, in a 1989 article called Demarginalizing the Intersect...
Tags: Columbia Law School, Ucla, Jason Kottke, CRENSHAW, Kat Blaque, Kat Blaque Kimberle Crenshaw

Book review: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg”: The evolution of a justice

One might think that the market for treatments of the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be saturated by now. The past three years alone have seen the release of a carefully curated collection of the justice’s writings, “My Own Words,” a surprise hit documentary about her life and career, “RBG,” and a recent feature film, “On the Basis of Sex,” which focuses on the first sex-discrimination case Ginsburg argued in federal court. Now comes “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life,” by Jane...
Tags: Featured, Sweden, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Book Reviews, Brooklyn, United States, Aclu, Bill Clinton, Naacp, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Senate Judiciary Committee, American Civil Liberties Union

Highlighting continued work (and optimism) on alternatives to incarceration

I have had the great honor and pleasure for many years now of working with folks at the Aleph Institute, a national nonprofit that works on various criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction efforts. Hanna Liebman Dershowitz, who is director of special projects for the alternative sentencing division of the Aleph Institute, has this new New York Law Journal piece headlined "Our Country Grapples With Deepest Challenges Around Sentencing," discussing work on alternatives to incarceration and...
Tags: Law, Columbia Law School, Aleph, Douglas A Berman, New York Law Journal, Aleph Institute, Hanna Liebman Dershowitz

Top Law School Enters Into Partnership With Amal Clooney

The project will increase trial transparency around the world.
Tags: Law, Amal Clooney, Columbia Law School, Law Schools, American Bar Association, TrialWatch

Jeanine Tesori—Holding Center Stage

Video presentations and photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu Having the opportunity to spend an hour talking with Jeanine Tesori is very hard to do these days. Having just finished working with Tazewell Thompson on Blue, an extremely timely opera about the aftermath of an African-American teenager being killed by the police which premieres next summer at Glimmerglass, she’s been on-call all week for Steven Spielberg’s new screen adaptation of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Stor...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Obama, China, New York City, Religion, Angels, Disney, America, Los Angeles, David, Pennsylvania, United States, Arkansas, Stephen Sondheim

Another Flip: Democrat Has Triumphed Over GOP Incumbent Mia Love In Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Mia Love was tabbed as a rising star in the GOP when she became the first black Republican woman in Congress with her 2014 victory. But on Tuesday she became the latest Republican incumbent to fall in the midterm election’s Democratic wave that has seen more than three dozen Republican-held seats flipped across the country. Ben McAdams, a Democratic mayor of Salt Lake County, defeated Love by fewer than 700 votes in a back and forth race that took two weeks to sor...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Congress, California, Ap, Gop, House, Salt Lake City, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Columbia Law School, Trump, Democratic, Legislature, McAdams

Elite Law School Announces Exciting Expansion Of Support For Public Interest Work

T14 law school is increasing their support of public interest work.
Tags: Law, Columbia Law School, Law Schools, Public Interest, Elite Law School, Public Interest Work

Matthew Whitaker and the No Religious Test Clause

Philip BobbittI gather a spokesperson for the Department of Justice---who declined to speak on the record--has been clarifying remarks made by the acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, on a number of constitutional subjects.  Among these is the statement, made in a 2014 debate when Whitaker was a candidate for the Republican nomination for senator from Iowa, in response to a question as to “what criteria” a senator should use in evaluating judicial nominees.  Whitaker is reported to have sa...
Tags: Earth, United States, House, Iowa, Department Of Justice, Columbia Law School, Branding, Guest Blogger, Whitaker, Matthew Whitaker, Center for National Security, Herbert Wechsler, Philip C Bobbitt, Philip BobbittI

Robinne Lee Sells Hollywood Hills ‘Canyon Cabana’ (EXCLUSIVE)

After more than 1.5 years on and off the market and several canceled escrows, Columbia Law School grad turned film and television actress and freshman author Robinne Lee and film producer Eric Hayes sold an unpretentious home in the rustic Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles for its full asking price of $1.25 million. Lee, […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Columbia Law School, Real Estalker, Eric Hayes, Laurel Canyon, Robinne Lee, Robinne Lee Sells Hollywood Hills ` Canyon Cabana

Freelancers rights come of age as gig economy booms

Gig workers, freelancers, sharing economy workers — call them what you want to, but the millions who drive you around in Lyfts, drop off your Seamless delivery or work on piecemeal projects from home have become a staple of the American workforce — and their numbers are only set to grow. A report out today says 56.7 million Americans worked as freelancers in the last year. That is more than 1 out of 3 of the entire labor force. For full-time employees, a whole array of protections exists to ma...
Tags: New York, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Policy, United States, New Jersey, Kickstarter, Sharing Economy, Union, Philadelphia, Freelancers, WeWork, Upper West Side, Madison

First Mondays, OT2018 #4: “This Is About Frogs”

First Mondays is live from Columbia Law School, where we bring in a ringer: Professor Richard Epstein of NYU. He joins us in discussing the frogs of Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service  and a very mysterious brief in opposition for United States v. Haymond. The post First Mondays, OT2018 #4: “This Is About Frogs” appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, United States, Columbia Law School, Nyu, Richard Epstein, Weyerhaeuser Company, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, First Mondays, Haymond

Prestigious Law School Launches Exciting New LL.M. Program

Students will be able to complete the degree in about six months.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Columbia Law School, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day, LLMs, Gillian Lester

Liberal Suppression: Section 501(c)(3) And The Taxation of Speech

Mark Pulliam (Law & Liberty; Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins), Is Section 501(c)(3) a Form of Censorship?: Columbia Law School Professor Philip Hamburger is a prodigious and iconoclastic legal scholar. ... Hamburger’s latest subject, in Liberal Suppression ([University of Chicago Press] 2018), is an inquiry into the legitimacy of restrictions... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, Tax, Book Club, Columbia Law School, Latham Watkins, Paul Caron, Hamburger, Philip Hamburger, Mark Pulliam Law Liberty

Justice Department Sues California Over Net Neutrality Law

Rachel Martin talks to Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School, on the U.S. Department of Justice suing California over the state's new net neutrality law.
Tags: News, California, Columbia Law School, Justice Department, U S Department of Justice, Tim Wu, Rachel Martin

A “view” from the courtroom: Opening with an empty spot on the bench

So this is what all the fuss is about. The Supreme Court returns from its summer recess with cases for argument today about the dusky gopher frog and age discrimination in government agencies with fewer than 20 employees. As Adam Liptak observes in The New York Times, the court’s docket presents “lower-profile but still consequential legal questions” that may allow the justices “to find ways to bridge the usual ideological divides” amid the continuing battle over the nomination of Judge Brett Ka...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, New York Times, New Jersey, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, Joan, Kennedy, Marshall, Thomas, John Roberts, Roberts, Adam Liptak, Ginsburg

SCOTUS Map September 2018 (and one notable event from the end of August)

On the day that Judge Brett Kavanaugh returned to the Senate to fight for a seat on the Supreme Court, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan each made a public appearance. Neither justice spoke substantively on the Kavanaugh hearings, of course. Rather, Kagan and Sotomayor promoted their visions of a more perfect union, reiterating familiar themes from their previous appearances: the value of open-mindedness and compromise for Kagan, and education as a path to success for Sotomayor. At UCLA L...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Dallas, San Jose, Philadelphia, Associated Press, St Louis, Columbia Law School

Ginsburg: If I were queen, I'd drop this

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks about the death penalty while speaking at an event at Columbia Law School in New York.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Stories, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, Ginsburg

Academic highlight: Greenhouse and Siegel on the past, present and future of Roe v. Wade

The future of a constitutionally protected right to abortion is uncertain now that Justice Anthony Kennedy has retired from the Supreme Court, leaving a vacancy for President Donald Trump to fill. During the campaign, Trump promised to appoint justices who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade – the standard position of all recent Republican nominees for president. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Judges Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh closely on the matter, and many legal scho...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Pennsylvania, Catholic Church, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Columbia Law School, Medicaid, Greenhouse, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, American Medical Association, Linda Greenhouse

“India’s Gay Sex Ban, a Colonial Vestige, Is Struck Down”

“India’s Gay Sex Ban, a Colonial Vestige, Is Struck Down”: Jeffrey Gettleman, Kai Schultz, and Suhasini Raj of The New York Times have this report. The Times of India has a report headlined “‘Gay sex is not a crime,’ says Supreme Court in historic judgment.” And Columbia Law School has posted online a report by Erik Eckholm headlined “Columbia Lawyers Win Historic LBGT Rights Victory in India; Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju ’17 LL.M. succeed in their challenge to strike down India’s coloni...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, India, Uncategorized, New York Times, Columbia Law School, Columbia, Erik Eckholm, The Times of India, Supreme Court of India, Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju, Jeffrey Gettleman Kai Schultz, Suhasini Raj

California kids who didn’t learn to read and write to get day in court

California Supreme Justice Goodwin Liu raised court-watchers’ eyebrows two years ago when the court declined to consider a much-watched lawsuit over the adequacy of state education funding, but Liu hinted he’d welcome another case to define children’s right to a meaningful education under the California Constitution. “The schoolchildren of California deserve to know whether their fundamental right to education is a paper promise or a real guarantee,” Liu wrote in a strong dissent in the case Cam...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, Uncategorized, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Columbia University, Jerry Brown, State Of California, Columbia Law School, New York State, Department Of Education, State, Legislature

The Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I watched RBG last night, the documentary film about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What a remarkable person she is. Here’s the trailer: If you’ve seen the movie (or even if you haven’t), Jeffrey Toobin’s 2013 New Yorker profile of Ginsburg goes easier on the memes and deeper into her legal process and views. At this point, Ginsburg was a leader on the legal side of the women’s movement, especially when she became the first tenured woman at Columbia Law School, in 1972. She co-...
Tags: Supreme Court, Court, Harvard, United States, Idaho, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, Columbia, Placido Domingo, Jason Kottke, Reed, Jeffrey Toobin, American Civil Liberties Union, Ginsburg, Georgetown University Law Center, Scott Dodson

Content How many X-ray mistaken identities can you find in your books?

I'm coming across quite a few mistaken identifications in X-ray entries in books bought from Amazon. For example, in Quiet: The Power of Introverts... by Susan Cain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the book is listed as Benjamin Franklin and the driver that kicked Rosa Parks off a bus in 1955 is listed as a tennis player born in 1979. In SPQR by Mary Beard, both Julius Caesar and the emperor Augustus are lumped together as Caligula, and Cicero is listed as his younger brother. Most of these errors...
Tags: Amazon, Books, United States, Amazon Kindle, Mary Beard, Benjamin Franklin, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Columbia Law School, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Washington, Julius Caesar, Rosa Parks, Shelfari, Cicero, James Blake

How A Conservative-Leaning Supreme Court Could Chip Away At Abortion Rights

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Columbia Law School Professor Gillian Metzger about how a conservative-leaning Supreme Court could chip away at abortion rights, short of overturning Roe v. Wade.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Npr, Columbia Law School, Roe, Ailsa Chang, Gillian Metzger

Potential nominee profile: Amul Thapar

When President Donald Trump selected his first Supreme Court nominee a year and a half ago, only one of the final four frontrunners had never served as a judge on a federal appeals court: Amul Thapar, then a district-court judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky and a favorite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Although he lacked federal appellate-court experience, usually a prerequisite for a Supreme Court justice, Thapar was one of four candidates, along with Thomas Hardiman, Will...
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