Wednesday, August 28, 2013

National News

Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not plan to retire soon, reports Adam Liptak of the New York Times.  And a great story about a bank robber who became a law student who then got a prestigious Federal clerkship.

How much power does an individual voter have?  An interview about the power of the vote in the United States Senate and article covering the changing dynamic of that power.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Come Meet Up at BLACKMARKET, Saturday August 24th!

Black Market SF is a gathering of the city's best food + craft artisans under an intimate evening setting. It is a private event and the location will not be disclosed until the day of. Great art, fashion, food, drinks and music (3 DJs will be playing) will be ready for you upon arrival! RSVP @

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Noteworthy News

BP files a suit to overturn EPA ban on exploration –

Challenge to Proposition 8 is tossed out of California Court – 

An interesting "Above the Law" piece on Law School return on investment – 

And an interesting comment on Eric Holder – 

Adam Liptak of the New York Times

Adam Liptak's "Sidebar" covers a myriad of topics related to the law.  He writes for the New York Times and covers the Supreme Court.  Below is his New York Times profile and a link to "Sidebar."

"Adam Liptak is the Supreme Court correspondent of The New York Times. Mr. Liptak, a lawyer, joined The Times’s news staff in 2002 and began covering the Supreme Court in the fall of 2008. He has written a column, “Sidebar,” on developments in the law, since 2007. Mr. Liptak’s series on ways in which the United States’s legal system differs from those of other developed nations, “American Exception,” was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting.

In 2005, Mr. Liptak examined the rise in life sentences in the United States in a three-part series. The next year, he and two colleagues studied connections between contributions to the campaigns of justices on the Ohio Supreme Court and those justices’ voting records. He was a member of the teams that examined the reporting of Jayson Blair and Judith Miller at The Times.

Mr. Liptak was born in Stamford, Conn., on Sept. 2, 1960. He first joined The Times as a copyboy in 1984, after graduation from Yale University, where he was an editor of The Yale Daily News Magazine, with a degree in English. In addition to clerical work and fetching coffee, he assisted the reporter M.A. Farber in covering the trial of a libel suit brought by Gen. William Westmoreland against CBS."