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Former Head Of Ajit Pai’s Broadband Advisory Council Is Headed To Prison For Fraud

Former Head Of Ajit Pai’s Broadband Advisory Council Is Headed To Prison For Fraud

In 2017, FCC head Ajit Pai came under fire for filling a new “Broadband Deployment Advisory Council” (BDAC) task force with oodles of industry representatives, but few if any consumer representatives or local town or city officials. Not too surprisingly the panel saw a significant amount of controversy, several protest resignations, and the arrest of a one-time panel chair for fraud, but the panel itself never actually accomplished much of anything to address the problem it was created for. This week more data emerged on the details behind the arrest of Pai’s former council head Elizabeth...

July 10, 2019
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Salary Wars Scorecard: Firms That Have Announced Raises (2022) - Above the Law

Salary Wars Scorecard: Firms That Have Announced Raises (2022) - Above the Law

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {var $ad = $('');$('#content .content__list > li').eq(1).after($ad);});MenuSince we broke the news of the new $215K salary scale for associates at large law firms in the United States — a trend that was  on Thursday, January 20, 2022, just six months after the firm in 2021 — several firms have fallen in line and matched the scale, but dozens more firms have remained completely silent. finally decided to step in with more money for associates, and added even more money on top of that. Coupled with Cravath’s final say, maybe this Above the Law...

Jan 21
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Ginni Thomas's Messy Post-Election Behavior Finally Earns Her Jan. 6th Committee Invite - Above the Law

Ginni Thomas's Messy Post-Election Behavior Finally Earns Her Jan. 6th Committee Invite - Above the Law

Menu(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas,  is — generally of . A right wing operative , which might cause consternation for her husband given his outsized role in our system of government, but goodness knowsBut Ginni’s role post-2020 election is where awareness of her machinations went from Court watchers to the general public. We know about the — 29! — between Ginni and Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff, over the dawning realization that Donald Trump had lost the presidential election to Joe Biden.Earn up to $750 bonus cash back with...

Jun 16
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Everyone Thought John Eastman Was Crazy And Just Kind Of... Let Him Do It Anyway - Above the Law

Everyone Thought John Eastman Was Crazy And Just Kind Of... Let Him Do It Anyway - Above the Law

Menu(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)A lot went down in today’s hearing, but the deposition clips shown to the public paint a scary picture of a cloud of lawyers orbiting the White House that all seemed convinced that John Eastman was crazy.Including John Eastman.Use this as a starting place to identify and capture the key requirements for your organizationAnd yet based on what we’re seeing, no one seemed all that worried about putting John Eastman on stage to explain his theory to a crowd of proto-fascist goons. This judgment turned out to be… poor.To recap, John Eastman’s Coups 4...

Jun 16
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Joe Biden Won’t Force His Justice Department To Investigate Donald Trump

Joe Biden Won’t Force His Justice Department To Investigate Donald Trump

I will not do what this president does and use the Justice Department as my vehicle to insist that something happen. There are a number of investigations that I’ve read about that are at a state level. There’s nothing at all I can or cannot do about that.— President-elect , in his first televised interview since the election, responding to a question from NBC’s as to whether he’d after he leaves office. Before the election, Biden said he’d like to . “What the Biden Justice Department will do is let the Justice Department be the Department of Justice,” he noted. “Let them make the judgments...

November 25, 2020
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75 Percent Of Lawyers Say They Wouldn’t Support Their Firm If They Represented Donald Trump

75 Percent Of Lawyers Say They Wouldn’t Support Their Firm If They Represented Donald Trump

Even though President Trump’s legal options for undoing the election results are rapidly dwindling — seriously, he’s basically down to a Third Circuit appeal on whether he can amend his complaint or a loophole in whatever Faustian deal he signed to get elected in the first place — the impacts on the legal profession will live beyond his term in office. The lawyers involved in the various election litigations have just gotten blasted from all sides. District court Judge Matthew Brann a blistering indictment of the lack of evidence and coherent legal arguments in the Pennsylvania case that...

November 23, 2020
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Bill Barr Did WHAT? How Is This Not The Biggest Story In The Country Right Now?

Bill Barr Did WHAT? How Is This Not The Biggest Story In The Country Right Now?

The fact that there are state election boards currently contemplating invalidating tens of thousands of votes is the only thing that keeps this off the top of every news outlet right now but the Attorney General potentially using his office to help his private book of business is… not great. Last night, Reuters broke the story that Attorney General Bill Barr, while working at Kirkland & Ellis, represented Caterpillar in a billion-dollar tax case by the DOJ one week after Barr took over the Justice Department: A week after Barr was nominated for the job of attorney general, Justice...

November 19, 2020
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If Biden’s Incapacitated, Harris Succeeds, Which Could Cause Utter Gridlock

If Biden’s Incapacitated, Harris Succeeds, Which Could Cause Utter Gridlock

Here’s a thought experiment. The Democrats somehow manage to win both of the senatorial races in Georgia, dividing the Senate 50-50. Vice President Kamala Harris breaks the ties, giving Democrats the majority. Then, suppose something happens to President Joe Biden. (Don’t get me wrong here. I wish him a long and happy life. But he is 78 years old, and the presidency is stressful. It’s not inconceivable that Biden could become unable to hold office at some point during the next four years.)Under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, Vice President Harris succeeds to the presidency, and the...

November 23, 2020
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Law School Grad Who Failed Bar Exam Files Lawsuit Against State Bar, Threatens To Beat Judges ‘Unconscious’ Unless They ‘Follow The GOT DAMN LAW!!!!!!!’

Law School Grad Who Failed Bar Exam Files Lawsuit Against State Bar, Threatens To Beat Judges ‘Unconscious’ Unless They ‘Follow The GOT DAMN LAW!!!!!!!’

Subscribe and get breaking news, commentary, and opinions on law firms, lawyers, law schools, lawsuits, judges, and more.We will never sell or share your information without your consent. See our .(Image via Getty)Every now and then, a motion is filed that’s so beautifully written that we simply wouldn’t be able to do it justice by describing it in words. Instead, we’re just going to show it to you.Prepare to feast your eyes upon a doozy of filing. This isn’t your ordinary pro se filing, mind you. This one was prepared by Zundria Crawford, a 2014 graduate of Western Michigan University...

October 29, 2020
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Bush v. Gore Lawyer Tells Federalist Society That 2020 Election ‘Is Over’

Bush v. Gore Lawyer Tells Federalist Society That 2020 Election ‘Is Over’

The Framers, they separated the powers because they knew that individuals would be flawed. They put in lots of checks, and we just experienced one, the election. To the extent that the citizens of this country did not like the manner in which President Trump spoke, or the manner in which he threatened people or the manner in which he executed the laws, they exercised their franchise. And we have—I do believe the election is over—we do have a new president.— , a partner with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher who successfully argued for then-candidate George W. Bush in the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court...

November 13, 2020
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