Above The Law News
  • Morning Docket: 03.30.20
    by Jordan Rothman on March 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    * New York Sports Clubs has been hit with a class-action lawsuit for charging membership fees while its gyms are shuttered because of COVID-19. Seems like most people would just be happy to have an excuse not to go to the gym... [Gothamist] * A Brooklyn lawyer is suing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over orders meant to curtail the spread of COVID-19. [New York Post] * DACA beneficiaries have sent a letter to the Supreme Court imploring the justices to consider how around 27,000 DACA beneficiaries are healthcare workers that are needed to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [CNN] * The NRA has filed a lawsuit against the governor of California over gun store restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Fox News] * The lawyer at the center of an early cluster of COVID-19 cases in New York has been released from the hospital. [NBC News] * The University of Arizona is facing a class-action lawsuit seeking refunds to students who have been forced into remote learning because of COVID-19. Guess if these students wanted to take online courses, they could have enrolled at the University of Phoenix... [Arizona Daily Star]

  • July NY State Bar Exam Officially Off
    by Joe Patrice on March 28, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Your summer just opened up...

  • So Many Questions Today — See Also
    by Joe Patrice on March 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Yeah, But How Bad Was It Really?: ASU wants students to explain how COVID has hurt them. So... We Gonna Do This Summer Thing Or Not?: A lot of summer associate programs are in limbo. Are We Doing The Bar Exam In The Fall Now?: Still no decision, but the deadline is coming up fast. Just To Be Clear, Is This Not An Emergency?: Judge displeased with "emergency" deposition scheduling motion. What Is The Constitution Anymore?: Mark Meadows getting upfront with his constitutional breaches.

  • Biglaw Firm Sees Revenue Increases For The 9th Year In A Row
    by Kathryn Rubino on March 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Profits per equity partner is also up.

  • When A Law School Says ‘Don’t Contact The Media,’ You Should ABSOLUTELY Contact The Media
    by Joe Patrice on March 27, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Don't fall for these antics.

  • Live blog of orders and opinions
    by Kalvis Golde on March 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    We will be live-blogging on Monday, March 30, as the Supreme Court releases orders and possibly opinions from the March 27 conference. SCOTUSblog is sponsored by Casetext, the most intelligent way to search the law. The post Live blog of orders and opinions appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Monday round-up
    by Edith Roberts on March 30, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Ariane de Vogue reports at CNN that “[u]ndocumented immigrants who work as health care providers are asking for their efforts fighting the coronavirus to be taken into consideration as the Supreme Court considers the Trump administration’s bid to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program,” in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of The post Monday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • This week at the court
    by Kalvis Golde on March 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    On Monday, the court will release orders from the March 27 conference at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions at 10:00 a.m. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Friday round-up
    by Edith Roberts on March 27, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Briefly: At Bloomberg Environment (subscription required), Ellen Gilmer reports that “[e]nvironmentalists and tribal advocates are pushing the Supreme Court to get involved in a long-running dispute over a New Mexico power plant and adjacent coal mine.” [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among counsel to the The post Friday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Petitions of the week
    by Andrew Hamm on March 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the First Amendment prohibits a state from criminalizing threats to commit violence communicated in reckless disregard of the risk of placing another in fear, whether a guilty plea waives a challenge on appeal to the denial of a defendant’s The post Petitions of the week appeared first on SCOTUSblog.