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18 Mar 2014, 3:27 am by Timothy P. Flynn
By:  Timothy P. FlynnOne year ago today, a released inmate from the Colorado prison system stalked Tom Clements, the executive director of prisons, and shot him dead at point blank range in the front door of his home.  His replacement, Rick Raemisch, a former deputy sheriff and prosecutor from Wisconsin, has been on the job for only 7-months but has been making headlines for his progressive tactics.Troubled like his predecessor was by the overuse of solitary confinement by prison… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 6:00 am by Duets Guest Blogger
- Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Tom Cruise is 5’ 7” tall, but you would never know it based on the way Hollywood portrays him in the movies. Just look at his relative height in these scenes from some of his movies. Hollywood uses technical tricks like having the leading man stand on “apple boxes” or wear lift shoes, or have the supporting cast slouch or always be seen in a sitting position. Why does Hollywood do this? It’s because we all love a tall, dark and handsome… [read post]
24 Jan 2013, 5:10 am by Kedar Bhatia
I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least five times since October 2000, making them — by some measures — “expert Supreme Court litigators.” It identifies all members of this elite tier and then breaks them down by demographics such as gender, ethnicity, law school, past… [read post]
6 Feb 2012, 7:39 am by Leland E. Beck
The Supreme Court may consider anew whether courts should defer to an agency’s interpretation of its regulations in friend of the court (amicus curiae) briefs.  The Labor Department’s (DOL) interpretation of Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “outside sales exemption” from overtime pay, and related regulations, is the focus of Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham.  DOL’s interpretation has appeared only in amicus curiae briefs in the courts of appeals – DOL was not a party. Christopher… [read post]
16 Apr 2012, 2:15 pm by Leland E. Beck
The United States Supreme Court heard argument this morning in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation on the issue of the proper interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) outside sales representative exception to overtime, and, more importantly from this blog’s perspective, whether courts should defer to agency interpretations that appear only in amicus curiae briefs. The briefs and argument provide an opportunity for the Court to reconsider its prior decision in Auer v.… [read post]