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* Joel Cohen tackles a tough situation: how far ought to a lawyer go when defending a controversial consumer — e.g., Invoice Cosby — within the courtroom of public opinion? [Law and Crime]

* How a lot does being a conservative or libertarian harm you when making use of for a place as a legislation professor? James C. Phillips makes an attempt to quantify the “rank hole.” [SSRN]

* Some ideas on the case involving 3D-printer gunmaking directions, from Eugene Volokh — who, not surprisingly, has a take that’s a bit extra nuanced than Elie Mystal’s. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason]

* Joyful blogiversary to Synthetic Lawyer — a terrific useful resource for anybody within the intersection of AI and the legislation. [Artificial Lawyer]

* C. Boyden Grey, a former White Home Counsel, provides a transparent and persuasive clarification of why seeing all of the paperwork that Brett Kavanaugh despatched or acquired throughout his time as White Home Workers Secretary isn’t going to help in analysis of his SCOTUS nomination. [The Hill]

* From main Supreme Court docket lawyer Lisa Blatt: “I’m a Liberal Feminist Lawyer. Right here’s Why Democrats Ought to Help Decide Kavanaugh.” [Politico]

* And right here’s extra help for the SCOTUS nominee, from Kathryn Cherry, a former Kavanaugh clerk (and an African-American lady — one in every of Decide Kavanaugh’s many female or minority clerks).


DBL square headshotDavid Lat is editor at giant and founding editor of Above the Regulation, in addition to the creator of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He beforehand labored as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation affiliate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and a legislation clerk to Decide Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You may join with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you’ll attain him by electronic mail at [email protected].

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