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Term limits emerge as popular proposal at latest meeting of court-reform commission

The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court reconvened on Tuesday to hear from a new set of experts on various ideas for Supreme Court reform. Like the last meeting, various legal experts testified and answered questions from commissioners in a series of panels spread throughout the day. President Joe Biden appointed the 36-member commission to write a report on various court-reform options. The key topics included the confirmation process, term limits, transparency and disclosure, expandi...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, White House, Court, Joe Biden, University Of Chicago, Jackson, Biden, Harvard Law School, Strauss, Latham Watkins, Mayer Brown, Brennan Center for Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts


5 pitch decks that legal-tech startups used to raise millions

The legal-tech space has raised nearly $1 billion in funding so far this year. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Funding for legal-tech is nearing $1 billion for 2021 so far. VC firms, private equity, and even traditional law players are pouring money in. Check out these 5 pitch decks for examples of how legal-tech startup founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. As law firms and their clients seek to digitize and streamline work, VCs have been opening th...
Tags: Google, Trends, Denmark, Houston, Copenhagen, General Atlantic, Clio, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harvard Law School, Broderick, Paul Hastings, LiveOak Venture Partners, Georgian Partners, Samantha Lee, Jack Newton, Fried Frank


Historian Annette Gordon-Reed on Juneteenth: 'It has been just amazing to see the holiday happen'

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed. Mike Vitelli/BFA/Reuters Annette Gordon-Reed wrote "On Juneteenth," a book that reflects on Texas history and her own story. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas. Gordon-Reed marveled at 94-year-old activist Opal Lee, who pushed for a holiday for years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last month, President Joe Biden signed int...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, New York Times, Civil Rights, Slavery, Union, Biden, Black, Harvard Law School


American Constitutionalism as Political Development

For the Balkinization Symposium on Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn and, Desmond King, Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and The Unitary Executive (Oxford University Press, 2021). Daphna Renan Deeply researched and beautifully written, Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic takes a close look at the Trump presidency and reveals “a polity driven to wit’s end by two wildly different conceptions” of what good government entails (p. 11). The Deep State and the Unitary Executive “are ...
Tags: Branding, Guest Blogger, Trump, Harvard Law School, Dearborn, Stephen Skowronek, Louis Michael Seidman, Philip Pettit, Karen Orren, Daphna Renan, Stephen Skowronek John, Unitary Executive Oxford University Press, Beleaguered Republic, Unitary Executive, Niko Bowie, Peter B Munroe


From MTV Star To Harvard Law School And Beyond

The Challenge isn't known for launching legal careers, but it happens.
Tags: Reality TV, Television, Law, Mtv, Usaid, Law Schools, The Challenge, Harvard Law School, Evelyn Smith, MTV Star To Harvard Law School


White men dominate the cannabis C-suite

A CPlant employee trims a hemp flower for export at the company's farm on the outskirts of Tala, Uruguay, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Clarence Thomas, one of the most conservative justices on the Supreme Court, wrote a statement ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Reagan, Cnn, Connecticut, Tokyo, Irs, Glass House


Insider Cannabis: White men dominate the C-suite - Top stock pick - Nabis' big raise

A CPlant employee trims a hemp flower for export at the company's farm on the outskirts of Tala, Uruguay, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Clarence Thomas, one of the most conservative justices on the Supreme Court, wrote a statement ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Reagan, Cnn, Connecticut, Tokyo, Irs, Glass House


Congratulations to Philip Bobbitt, KBE

Akhil Reed Amar Readers of this blog may be interested to learn that Philip Bobbitt, the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University, was recently awarded an honorary knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  What follows are excerpts from the June 8 announcement, and an additional note of appreciation.  *** The British Consulate-General in New York is pleased to announce that Professor Philip Chase Bobbitt has been made an honorary Knight Commande...
Tags: UK, New York, London, US, America, Austin, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Oxford, Tony Blair, Columbia University, North America, Biden, Columbia Law School


United States: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Historian Annette Gordon-Reed Helps Winston Celebrate And Commemorate Juneteenth - Winston & Strawn LLP

On June 18, Winston & Strawn's Chairman Tom Fitzgerald kicked off the firm's Juneteenth celebration by introducing Harvard Law School Professor, noted historian and author of On Juneteenth...
Tags: News, United States, Harvard Law School, Winston Strawn, Tom Fitzgerald, Annette Gordon Reed, Strawn LLP


US's top general tears into notion that the US military is 'woke,' calling GOP critiques 'offensive'

General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The top US general tore into claims that the military has gone "woke." Republicans have pushed for the military to drop its diversity training. Gen. Mark Milley said it's important for service members "to be open minded and be widely read." See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, picked apart a growing argument from Republicans that...
Tags: Politics, West Point, Congress, US, America, Trends, Gop, United States, Army, Karl Marx, Biden, Donald Trump, Harvard Law School, United States of America, Mao Zedong, Joint Chiefs of Staff


Animal Rights Group Sues Park Service Over Dying Point Reyes Elk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore have died from starvation and dehydration in the last year because the animals couldn’t get past a fence that the National Park Service placed to stop them from competing for food and water with cattle, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the federal government. Three California residents and the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the park service in federal court in San Francisco claiming it is being negligent and mor...
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Ap, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, National Park Service, Harvard Law School, David Evans, Point Reyes National Seashore, Elk, Marin Sun Farms, Animal Legal Defense Fund, The National Park Service, Tomales Point, Bill Niman


How to get into 6 of the best law schools in the US, according to consultants, admissions officers, and students

Applicants should have a clear vision on why they want to be a lawyer and be able to communicate that. eyecrave/Getty Images Yale, Columbia, UChicago, and Harvard are some of the most prestigious law schools in the world. Each school values high test scores, letters of recommendation, and an honest personal statement. Insider regularly interviews experts on how to get into your ideal law program. You can read it all by subscribing to Insider. Attending law school is time-consuming and expe...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, Harvard, Yale, University Of Chicago, Columbia, Nyu, Harvard Law School, Don, Spielman, HLS, New York University NYU School of Law, Yale Law School, Stanford Law, LSAT


Check out 5 pitch decks that legal-tech startups used to raise millions

The legal-tech space has raised nearly $1 billion in funding so far this year. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Funding for legal-tech is nearing $1 billion for 2021 so far. VC firms, private equity, and even traditional law players are pouring money in. Check out these 5 pitch decks for examples of how legal-tech startup founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. As law firms and their clients seek to digitize and streamline work, VCs have been opening th...
Tags: Google, Trends, Denmark, Houston, Copenhagen, General Atlantic, Clio, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harvard Law School, Broderick, Paul Hastings, LiveOak Venture Partners, Georgian Partners, Samantha Lee, Jack Newton, Fried Frank


Check out 5 pitch decks that startups looking to disrupt the legal industry used to raise millions

Samantha Lee/Business Insider As law firms and their clients seek to digitize and streamline work, VCs have been opening their wallets to the growing legal-tech space. The total value of deals in the global market to date this year clocks in at $974 million - already surpassing the $603 million figure from 2020, according to data from PitchBook.Private equity firms are also increasingly eyeing legal tech, investing more than $3.6 billion in Q1 of 2021 alone, according to market intelligenc...
Tags: Google, Trends, Denmark, Houston, Copenhagen, General Atlantic, Clio, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harvard Law School, Broderick, Paul Hastings, LiveOak Venture Partners, Georgian Partners, Samantha Lee, Jack Newton, Fried Frank


No, They’re Not Going To Stop Teaching Dred Scott

Last night, the New Yorker tweeted out an alarming legal story: Oh my! That would be problematic. Except that’s not at all what anyone was suggesting. The article, written by Harvard Law School prof Jeannie Suk Gersen — we’ll get back to why that’s significant in a second — leans into the sad state of […]
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School, Scott, Jeannie Suk Gersen




Harvard Law School Is Bad At Math — See Also

Harvard's Taking 90% Of Some Students' Summer Associate Salary: And the more they work, the less they earn. Cancel Culture Is Only A Problem When The Left Does It: Because free speech is contingent, I guess. Mueller To Teach The Mueller Report: He's probably familiar with the content. Congressman Is Ducking A Process Server: Seems dignified. 
Tags: Law, Harvard, Harvard Law School, See Also


Trying Out My Trial Skills In A New Virtual Reality Courtroom

“Ok, we are on the record. Please proceed. Counsel?” The balding, stern-faced judge stares down at me from his bench, framed by flags to either side of him, a judicial seal on the wall behind him. I look to my left and see the jury box, filled with six jurors, all men, one Black, some motionless, others appearing to nod or fidget. The courtroom feels cavernous. Light streams in from windows on one side. I realize I am at a podium, on which a small mic is mounted. On either side of me are counsel...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Disney, San Francisco, Iceland, Smith, Harvard Law School, BOISE Idaho, Bar Association of San Francisco, Shewmaker, Eagle Idaho, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, JUST VR, William L Smith, Dennis Shewmaker, Legal Tech Hub Vienna


Senator Manchin, Justice Breyer, and the Madisonian Delusion

Both Senator Joseph Manchin of West Virginia and Justice Stephen Breyer can, I believe, be viewed in terms of the Madisonian hope--or delusion--of staving off factional partisanship by relying instead on the virtuous impulses of what we today might describe as "bi-partisan" and public-spirited leaders.  One should not disdain this desire.  Madison was clearly on to something when, in Federalist 10, he bewailed "factions" as collectivities committed not to the public good, but, instead, to their ...
Tags: Washington, West Virginia, Gop, United States, Madison, Hamilton, Branding, Democratic Party, Harvard Law School, Donald J Trump, Ginsburg, Manchin, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Kennedy School, Sandy Levinson


Facebook Oversight Board upholds Donald Trump’s suspension from the platform

By Brian Fung | CNN Business Facebook can keep blocking former President Donald Trump from using its platform, the social network’s court-like Oversight Board said Wednesday. The landmark move affirms the company’s decision to suspend Trump in January after the US Capitol riots. However, the board said Facebook must review the decision within six months. The decision also applies to Facebook-owned Instagram where Trump has an account. Trump has almost 60 million followers across Facebook and In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Supreme Court, California News, Sport, Soccer, Donald Trump, Trump, Board, Harvard Law School, Capitol


'Maybe I just wasn't good enough': Elizabeth Warren reflects on unsuccessful presidential campaign in new book

Then-US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York on September 16, 2019. Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Sen. Warren reflects on her unsuccessful 2020 presidential bid in her upcoming book, "Persist." After entering the race to much fanfare, she was unable to translate that enthusiasm to votes. "Maybe I just wasn't good enough to reassure the voters," she wrote. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Warren, Biden, Donald Trump, Hillary, Vermont


How Those Algorithms Manipulate Your Behavior

University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein popularized the term “nudge” in 2008, but due to recent advances in AI and machine learning, algorithmic nudging is much more powerful than its non-algorithmic counterpart. With so much data about workers’ behavioral patterns at their fingertips, companies can now develop personalized strategies for changing individuals’ decisions and behaviors at large scale. These algorithms can be adjusted in real-t...
Tags: Art, Ideas, University Of Chicago, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Law School, Cass Sunstein, Richard Thaler, 04.21.21


Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-New York) speaks during a news conference outside the Supreme Court building to announce legislation to expand the number of seats on the court. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Mondaire Jones is calling on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court. Jones wants Biden to appoint a new justice and backs expanding the court from nine to 13 members. "Court expansion is something that is deeply rooted in the American tradition," Jones...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Court, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, United States


Harvard FedSoc chapter to host debate on court packing

On Tuesday, April 20, at 12 p.m. EDT, the Harvard Law School chapter of the Federalist Society will host a debate, entitled “Breaking the Court or Saving Democracy? A Debate on Court Packing,” between two scholars on the merits of proposals to add seats to the Supreme Court. Professor Michael Klarman of Harvard Law will advocate in favor of court packing, and Dan McLaughlin of the National Review will advocate against. Professor Theodore Rave of the University of Houston Law Center will moderat...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Harvard Law School, National Review, Harvard Law, Federalist Society, Dan McLaughlin, University of Houston Law Center, Michael Klarman, Event Announcements, Harvard FedSoc, Theodore Rave


Harvard Law Review panel on Supreme Court journalism

On Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. EDT, the Harvard Law Review and Harvard Law School chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society will host a discussion with a number of Supreme Court commentators from news outlets, podcasts, Twitter and more, on their work covering the court and major news of the current term. The panel will feature Josie Duffy Rice of The Appeal, Katie Barlow of SCOTUSblog, Sarah Isgur of The Dispatch and Steven Mazie of The Economist, and will b...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Economist, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law Review, Steven Mazie, Federalist Society, Kate Shaw, Josie Duffy Rice, Event Announcements, Katie Barlow, Sarah Isgur


Noting the importance of charging policies and practices (and consistency?) as federal rioting charges get resolved from coast-to-coast

A few weeks ago, as blogged here, Politico spotlighted some case processing realities surrounding the on-going federal prosecutions of persons involved in the insurrection on January 6, 2021.  That lengthy piece highlighted reasons why it could turn out, in the words of the headline, that "Many Capitol rioters [are] unlikely to serve jail time."  Politico now has this additional interesting piece on the same beat headlined "Leniency for defendants in Portland clashes could affect Capitol riot ca...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, Eric Holder, Washington, Oregon, Boston, Politico, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Portland, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Harvard Law School, Capitol


Biden to create bipartisan commission on Supreme Court reform

President Joe Biden will issue an executive order to create a commission to study potential reforms to the Supreme Court, the White House announced on Friday. The announcement fulfilled a campaign promise by the president, who last fall proposed the idea of a commission after he declined to endorse efforts by liberals to expand the Supreme Court – efforts that Justice Stephen Breyer criticized in a speech on Tuesday at Harvard Law School. In its statement, the White House indicated that the com...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, White House, Massachusetts, Court, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harvard University, Columbia University, Biden, Naacp, Columbia Law School, Princeton University, Nyu


In Harvard speech, Breyer speaks out against “court packing”

Emphasizing that the Supreme Court’s authority hinges on the public’s trust in the court, Justice Stephen Breyer used a speech on Tuesday at Harvard Law School to argue against efforts to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court. The 82-year-old Breyer contended that public trust in the court rests in the public’s perception that “the court is guided by legal principle, not politics” and would therefore be eroded if the court’s structure were changed in response to concerns about the inf...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harvard, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Albert Camus, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harvard Law School, Antonin Scalia, Howe, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


Justice Stephen G. Breyer said something very obvious about Supreme Court authority.

But he's authoritative, and he's pushing back liberal politicos, and he said it in a speech at Harvard Law School, so it's news, reported here, at "Justice Breyer says expanding the Supreme Court could erode trust" (WaPo). In remarks prepared for a speech at Harvard Law School, Breyer wrote that the court’s authority depends on “a trust that the court is guided by legal principle, not politics.” He added: “Structural alteration motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed tha...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, Court, Harvard, Biden, Separation of Powers, Gore, Trump, Bush, Harvard Law School, WaPo, Breyer, Stephen G Breyer, Ann Althouse