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January 24 Digest

Posted By Administrator, Friday, January 25, 2019

Skadden, Proskauer Get Creative to Recruit Women and Minority Law Students    In a bid to establish early and deep ties with diverse law students, the firms have unveiled new programs intended to                                                                                          Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Conservative Samuel Alito Channels Liberal Icon Thurgood Marshall on Religion    "It is remarkable how the politics of religious accommodation have changed," one lawyer remarked                                                                                                                              Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Android War: Google Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Appeal of Oracle's Copyright Victory                                                                                                                       Lawyers for Google wrote that if Oracle's win at the federal circuit is allowed to stand, it would "upend the longstanding                                                                                           Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

Grassley Aide Mike Davis Reflects on Combative Kavanaugh Confirmation               “I'm not going to apologize for anything, says Mike Davis, former chief counsel for nominations at the Senate                                                                                                          Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

What's Up With the 'VP of Legal' Title?                                                                            Julie Q. Brush, author of The Lawyer Whisperer blog, takes a look at the reporting lines and salary range for the in-house legal title that's something of a 'GC light' position                                                                                                                                         Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

USPTO Addresses the Wonderland of Strained Analogies                                           The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on Jan. 7, issued new examination guidelines to address the often-criticized unpredictability with determining patent-eligibility of abstract ideas after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank (2014)              Read the full story at The Recorder 

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January 17 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 17, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

LA Appeals Judge Accused of Groping Colleague Faces Misconduct Charges              The lawyer for Justice Jeffrey W. Johnson issued a statement denying the allegations. "Justice Johnson remains respectful                                                                                     Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

Justices, With Kavanaugh Sidelined, Rebuff Challenge to Consumer Bureau         Other challenges to the consumer bureau are pending in federal appeals courts, giving the Supreme Court a chance—more                                                                                 Read the full story at The National Law Journal

  

More Minority Women Ascend to Law Dean Jobs                                                          Women occupy the deans office at 35 percent of law schools, and minority women are more visible than ever in leadership                                                                                   Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Justice Breyer Joins Conservative Wing to Uphold Tougher Prison Sentence          The 5-4 decision Tuesday in Stokeling v. United States reflected an unusual alignment of the justices. In dissent, Justice                                                                                           Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Newsom Picks Appellate Justice Martin Jenkins for Judicial Appointments Secretary                                                                                                                                         The post gives Jenkins the primary role in vetting candidates for vacancies in the state's 1,800-judge appellate and                                                                                                 Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

 Ex-Thomas Clerk Will Be Lindsey Graham's Chief Counsel for Nominations           Andrew Ferguson, a former Bancroft associate in Washington and UVA law grad, succeeds Mike Davis, a former clerk for                                                                             Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 

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