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  • What’ll He Think Of Next? — See Also
    by Joe Patrice on February 27, 2021 at 12:17 am

    For Rivendell!: Paul Davis continues to impress, stepping away from Tolkien to propose a new government where Donald Trump just gets to veto any government action. Honestly, this motion reads like something Gollum would write, except replace all references to his precious with Trump or "tacit public acceptance of transphobia." This Is Why We Have Black History Month: There's rightly a lot of backlash against performative politics. Having a month set aside for corporate brands to repackage themselves with kente cloth before going back to systematically denying access to meaningful equality can be dispiriting. But this is why we have to keep having these observances -- because lawyers unwittingly reveal exactly how far we really are from fixing the problem. Flag That, ExamSoft: What will the proctoring algorithm do with someone peeing into a bottle during the test? We're about to find out! But seriously, this is no way to manage a profession. We also learned of an applicant who got her period during the exam and is confident that she was flagged for cheating as she squirmed from cramps. Nothing about this test is acceptable. Oh, Pardon Me: Steve Bannon thought getting a pardon would put an end to the federal charges against him. But the government points out that just because he can't be punished doesn't mean he isn't still in the matter.

  • Attorneys Spend An Awful Long Time At This Biglaw Firms
    by Kathryn Rubino on February 26, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    That's a long time at one firm.

  • Stat Of The Week: The Pandemic Slammed Solos
    by Jeremy Barker on February 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    But technology softened the blow for some.

  • Embrace Your Legal Tech Journey
    by Olga V. Mack on February 26, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Notes to my (legal) self.

  • Fifth Circuit Says Tasing A Person Soaked In Gasoline And Setting Them On Fire Isn’t An Unreasonable Use Of Force
    by Techdirt on February 26, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Where does 'qualified' end?

  • Court clears way for indoor worship services in northern California
    by Amy Howe on February 27, 2021 at 2:17 am

    In the latest of a line of challenges to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court ordered a California county to allow churches to hold indoor worship services. In a brief order on Friday night, the justices granted a request to block county... The post Court clears way for indoor worship services in northern California appeared first on SCOTUSblog.