Above The Law News
- Maybe Next Week Will Bring Happier News — See Alsoby Joe Patrice on January 16, 2021 at 12:45 am
Ed. note: Above the Law will not be publishing on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We’ll be back on Tuesday. Spoke Too Soon: Just as we learned that the legal industry mostly weathered the pandemic just fine, Norton Rose cuts more jobs. Opening Up About Depression: Former Sidley partner tells his story. Meet The Management: A run-down of the impeachment team. Mistakes Were Made: But Rod Rosenstein doesn't want anyone blaming him for it.
- This Law School’s Recent Graduates Are Raking In The Moneyby Kathryn Rubino on January 16, 2021 at 12:19 am
Big bucks on the horizon for these grads!
- Told You Soby Olga V. Mack on January 15, 2021 at 11:48 pm
Notes to my (legal) self.
- Once You’re Engaged, The Fee Should Not Matter (To You, At Least)by John G. Balestriere on January 15, 2021 at 11:18 pm
If you’re a private lawyer, you need to make a living -- you deserve to get paid. But once you’re actually fighting for a client, you’re supposed to do what’s best for the client, not focus on the fee.
- Judge Not Impressed By Parler’s Attempt To Force Amazon To Put It Back Onlineby Techdirt on January 15, 2021 at 10:42 pm
From the Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200 Dept.
- Case preview: Clash over media ownership rules arrives at the courtby Amy Howe on January 19, 2021 at 12:28 am
On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the latest chapter of a long-running battle between the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit over the FCC’s efforts to deregulate media ownership. Although the case is a technical one, the court’s eventual ruling could affect who owns The post Case preview: Clash over media ownership rules arrives at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
- Who will be the next solicitor general?by SCOTUStalk on January 18, 2021 at 8:42 pm
President-elect Joe Biden has not yet announced a nominee for solicitor general, the top lawyer who represents the government before the Supreme Court. SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe and SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, discuss potential picks. The next solicitor general could be a Washington insider, or it could be someone unexpected — like Elena Kagan, The post Who will be the next solicitor general? appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
- Case preview: Justices to consider procedural issue in major climate-change lawsuitby Amy Howe on January 18, 2021 at 8:31 pm
The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the city of Baltimore against companies that produce fossil fuels, seeking to hold them responsible for their role in global warming. The justices won’t weigh in on the merits of the city’s claims or the companies’ defenses; instead, the court will The post Case preview: Justices to consider procedural issue in major climate-change lawsuit appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
- This week at the courtby Kalvis Golde on January 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm
On Monday, the court will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Tuesday, the court will release orders from the Jan. 15 conference at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project and BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. On Friday, The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
- Over sharp dissents, court intervenes to allow federal government to execute 13th person in six monthsby James Romoser on January 16, 2021 at 7:44 am
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the federal government to execute Dustin Higgs, reversing lower-court orders that had put the execution on hold and drawing strongly worded dissents from two justices. Higgs’ execution was the third federal execution this week, and it concludes a push by the Trump administration to carry out death sentences before The post Over sharp dissents, court intervenes to allow federal government to execute 13th person in six months appeared first on SCOTUSblog.