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by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

So basically, “you can’t simply say ‘I’m the president and you can’t ever subpoena me,’ but you *can* go into court and challenge the enforcement of this particular subpoena based on bad faith/undue breadth or burden, in light of your particular responsibilities as president.” It’s breathtaking to ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/19-635_o7jq.pdf I think you were right that C.J. had been gunning for unaminity - Roberts opinion, joined by the libs, Kavanaugh/Gorsuch with a literal "both sides" concurrence, only Thomas/Alito dissenting due credit where credit is due, it was...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

honestly it would be great if the court found some way to send it back for reconsideration or something like that. Trump's running into a landslide defeat and there's no way his tax returns contain overt evidence of law breaking -- more likely it's tax lawyer nerd porn that will amount to a lot of b...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I have 4 theories about why the Trump tax return decision is taking so long: 1) Roberts wants them to be unanimous/8-1 and is trying to come up with a decision that can be signed on by everyone. 2) Roberts is trying to write a decision where Trump wins and is struggling because there's no legal arg...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Nebby wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:21 am
Big

Just lol @ 4 justices shaking their dicks at stare decisis.
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: I would appreciate feedback on this cover letter!
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: I would appreciate feedback on this cover letter!

tikal wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:13 pm
UPDATE: Got an interview! :)
congrats!
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Firms to target for 1L SA?
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Firms to target for 1L SA?

wizzy wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:31 am
Texas firms have large 1L SA programs, especially in Houston. Vinson & Elkins, Baker Botts, Fulbright, Bracewell, and Andrews Kurth each hire double digit 1L SAs every year.
good call, I'd forgotten about the fedsoc gold rush
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Firms to target for 1L SA?
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Firms to target for 1L SA?

I don't think there's a big firm in the country with a large 1L SA program that's not tied to SEO (which is amazing, look into it if you are a URM) or a similar diversity program. If you're not a URM, your best bet is probably local/regional firms in your market (so develop a preference). But if you...
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

yup, can't hurt to ask. I've written glowing letters for every paralegal whose ever asked me for one.
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Masks?
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Masks?

Use it as an opportunity to flex and show up every day in your full CBRN kit.
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

If you put a gun to my head and said which Trump appointee will not only join but author a landmark decision finding that Title VII protections apply to LGBT people I don't think I would have picked Gorsuch.
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Laid off from Big Law, Considering Going into Teaching
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Laid off from Big Law, Considering Going into Teaching

I'd think there are a lot of private schools that would be willing to look past the lack of a masters in teaching with your JD and experience. Granted, it's going to be tough to break into any market right now, but that seems like it would at least be worth a shot. If you have any experience with li...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

Yeah, I wouldn't roll those dice without a very specific plan. It's possible to hustle your way through, but it's also possible to hustle your way up the corporate ladder without burning 3 years of your life and taking on 6 figures of debt. Getting a TTT law degree doesn't generally improve your odd...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.

Fuck Harvard you’re probably good for a hefty scholly.

E. But obviously apply there for leverage.
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun May 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

You think judges, not parties, deciding what the issues should be is really going to help defendants in the long run? I think there’s a pretty obvious concern that the quality of defense lawyers is far more uneven than the quality of prosecutors and that forcing judges to only consider the argument...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu May 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Going to go ahead and say Sineneng-Smith is the worst unanimous decision I can think of. Appellate court wasn't trying to send someone to jail for violating an unconstitutional statute and SCOTUS is going to say no because the defendant was represented by shitty counsel? e. and just l o fucking l at...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon May 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Yeah, I'm not the biggest Gorsuch fan but I do think sitting on the Tenth Circuit makes him much better informed about Indian Country stuff, which people in the northeast just generally have NO frame of reference for (unless they have personal connections or make a real effort to inform themselves,...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon May 11, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Not necessarily a fair interpretation on my part but at the time it was basically that the court should look to the intent of congress to revoke a reservation based on the actions of people, who I can only assume were super racist, in the late 1800s. oh, that was Oklahoma's argument, that Congress ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon May 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Not necessarily a fair interpretation on my part but at the time it was basically that the court should look to the intent of congress to revoke a reservation based on the actions of people, who I can only assume were super racist, in the late 1800s. oh, that was Oklahoma's argument, that Congress ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon May 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I would not feel comfortable making the argument the government's making right now in McGirt. that there wouldn't be major upheaval in the legal system? (i'm catching up via twitter, not listening live) https://twitter.com/Jordan_S_Rubin/status/1259815628820619266 Not necessarily a fair interpretat...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon May 11, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 220
Views: 29285

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I would not feel comfortable making the argument the government's making right now in McGirt.
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri May 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?
Replies: 14
Views: 1066

Re: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?

Biglaw still employs librarians even though physical libraries are going away. Even a transactional associate I get constant reminders to lean on the firm librarians to perform any kind of research (cheaper billing rate and more efficient than me doing it). Having stradled corporate and litigation ...