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  • Morning Docket: 07.02.14

    …* The New York Court of Appeals put the hurt on defunct firms seeking unfinished business fees from former partners who left for greener pastures. Sorry, I didn’t follow ATL protocol: “Dewey think firms should collect unfinished business fees?” [Wall Street Journal Law Blog] * We reported on the Tinder lawsuit yesterday. Here’s a collection of all…

    4 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
  • FAN 20.5 (First Amendment News) — Move to Amend First Amendment Continues

    … and spending of money by candidates and others,’ and would further permit Congress and the states to prohibit campaign spending by ‘corporations or other artificial entities.’” For earlier coverage of this proposed constitutional amendment, see: FAN 18: What to do with the First Amendment? Election Law & Free Speech FAN 16: The Move to Amend & Leahy’s Upcoming Senate Hearing FAN 10: Justice Stevens’ Proposal to Amend the 1st Amendment       …

    15 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
  • Non-Sequiturs: 06.27.14

    … discussion with Slate’s Jordan Weissmann over my edits to his piece on law schools. And it looks like some outside observers took notice. [Law and More] * The case for grade inflation. [The Atlantic] * In Wisconsin, a Scott Walker supporter allegedly voted for his boy 5 times. His defense is ripped from a Days of Our Lives script. [CBS News] * Our mates…

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 06.19.14

    … threw its support behind reparations for slavery. Because obviously they didn’t bother to read the resolution. Democracy in action! [Gawker] * J. Christian Adams misunderstands an election law. This shocks me not at all. In the past, he complained to me that Pam Karlan didn’t understand voting rights based on a panel I covered. She’s now the Deputy…

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  • The aftermath of Shelby County

    … In federal court, both parties normally bear their own litigating expenses, a principle known as the “American rule.” But there are some statutes, especially in civil rights cases, that allow prevailing parties to recover attorneys’ fees. About a year after the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County invalidating part of the Voting Rights Act…

    3 readers - Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy
  • FAN 19 (First Amendment News) Law Prof. Contests Ban on Note-Taking in Courtroom

    … Slender Man, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin?The answer is a definitive “no” under First Amendment principles of free speech.”) Gene Policinski, “The dead do speak — freely, not to be forgotten,”, June 8, 2014 Last Scheduled FAN Column: FAN # 18: “What to do with the First Amendment? Election Law & Free Speech” Next Scheduled FAN Column: Wednesday, June 18th …

    5 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
  • Non-Sequiturs: 05.23.14

    … article contending that sexual assault is no big deal. Perhaps I crowned a champion too soon, because this is an even better whipping of that article. [Concurring Opinions] * Wait, ID laws ultimately suppress voter turnout? What a surprise! [Election Law Blog] * The last word in the death penalty debate after the jump… [The Onion] …

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