Some Impotent Stories We Wrote That Won’t Free Any Children From America’s Clutches — See Also

RAISES KEEP COMING: If that makes you feel better.

NOT JUST FOR BIGLAW, BUT FOR BOUTIQUES AS WELL: I mean, we live in a fascist state that houses children in cages, but at least we’re rich.

OH LOOK, CALIFORNIA IS HERE FOR THIS TOO: It feels like California should be the mustering ground for the counterattack against the Nazi takeover. If that comes to pass, hopefully some of these lawyers can put people up for a night so we don’t have to violate the Third Amendment.

IN NON-RAISE NEWS, RANSOMWARE IS COMING: I mean, the President of the United States is holding children hostage for his wall funding, I don’t see why the bots should behave any differently.

I DON’T THINK THE SUPREME COURT WILL BE OF ANY HELP: That august body has been completely compromised by the same rot that infects the rest of the nation.

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Non-Sequiturs: 06.17.18

* Are you paying too much in mutual-fund fees? If you’re paying more than zero, then yes — or so argue Professors William Birdthistle and Daniel Hemel in this interesting and persuasive op-ed. [Wall Street Journal]

* James Comey, FBI director turned author (affiliate link), responds to the criticisms of him in the Inspector General’s report. [Althouse]

* It’s complicated — but just how complicated? Adam Feldman uses word counts and citations to measure opinion complexity during the current Term of the Supreme Court. [Empirical SCOTUS]

* Judge Alex Kozinski (Ret.) pays tribute to the memory of his late colleague on the Ninth Circuit, Judge Stephen Reinhardt. [Concurring Opinions]

* If you’re confused by why the latest Obamacare litigation over the individual mandate matters, since the mandate was rendered toothless by the recent tax reform, Professor Ilya Somin can help. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason]

* Ethics expert Steven Lubet reviews Ryan Holiday’s book (affiliate link) about the Hulk Hogan/Gawker case — and argues that Peter Thiel’s financing of the litigation might have violated legal ethics. [American Prospect via PrawfsBlawg]

* Thomson Reuters, a leader in applying artificial intelligence in the law — we’re partnering with them on our Law2020 series, exploring how AI is affecting the legal profession — also utilizes machine learning to help people trade cryptocurrencies (among many other use cases). [Artificial Lawyer]

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New Rule: In 2022 Firms Can’t Raise Salaries Until After The World Cup — See Also

CLIFFORD CHANCE RAISED SALARIES: The first Magic Circle firm to do so.

AND CAHILL: I mean, why not at this point?


WHICH KIND OF FORCED ROPES TO DO IT: But they tried to play it coy for reasons entirely passing understanding.

AND PAUL MANAFORT WENT TO JAIL: Oh, wait, that’s not a salary thing. Holy crap, this story is NOT about Biglaw salaries!

I FEEL BAD FOR SCOTT PRUITT’S DAUGHTER: Her father is so corrupt, it’s kind of hard to believe that she got into UVA Law, honorably. Even though I want to respect UVA enough to believe that she did.

IS BEN BRAFMAN’S PLAN FOR WEINSTEIN DEFENSE TO ATTACK THE #METOO MOVEMENT? How does that even work? “This movement that my client kind of proved was necessary is a victim… of a thing… that didn’t really exist… until everybody found out what a sleaze he is.”

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