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18 Mar 2023, 11:50 am by David Bernstein
For federal transportation contracting and for Small Business Administration progams, it's advantageous to have one's business certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, or DBE. [read post]
17 Mar 2023, 10:00 am by Scott Fruehwald
David Bernstein (George Mason), New Law School "Mismatch" Data from UCLA Lawprof Richard Sander Josh Blackman (South Texas), Is The DEI Juice Worth The Squeeze? [read post]
16 Mar 2023, 7:08 am by David Bernstein
Excellent substack column by Freddie deBoer, and a great rebuke to those who tendentiously claim that "woke" is a racially tinged slur: [I]t's absurd that so many people pretend not to know what woke means, and the problem could be easily solved if people who support woke politics would adopt a name for others to use. [read post]
15 Mar 2023, 2:19 pm by David Bernstein
Nature, last month (paywall): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon require [based on new federal legislation] researchers and companies seeking approval for late-stage clinical trials to submit a plan for ensuring diversity among trial participants…. [read post]
15 Mar 2023, 6:39 am by David Bernstein
[Not surprisingly, low LSAT scores are strongly correlated with low bar passage rates.] [read post]
14 Mar 2023, 6:58 am by SCOTUSblog
(Stephen Vladeck, The New York Times) The One Key Question No Justice Asked in the Harvard/UNC Affirmative Action Case (David Bernstein, The Volokh Conspiracy) A new Supreme Court case could be the most important transgender rights decision ever (Ian Millhiser, Vox) The post The morning read for Tuesday, March 14 appeared first on SCOTUSblog. [read post]
14 Mar 2023, 5:49 am by David Bernstein
[Harvard and UNC's defense is based on the perceived need for racial diversity; but how do they justify treating "Hispanic" as a Racial Classification.] [read post]
10 Mar 2023, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
National/Federal Group Seeks Disbarment of a Trump-Aligned Lawyer for a Key Jan. 6 Witness DNyuz – Charlie Savage (New York Times) | Published: 3/6/2023 In appearing before the January 6 committee last year, Cassidy Hutchinson, the former White House aide who recounted Donald Trump’s conduct in the lead-up to the attacks on the Capitol, shared how her original lawyer had tried to influence her testimony. [read post]
8 Mar 2023, 5:34 am by David Bernstein
[The only announcements on the law student listserv that attract hateful commentary are from the Jewish Law Students Association] [Author's note: I published a significantly longer version of this post at the Times of Israel.] [read post]
20 Feb 2023, 4:40 pm by David Bernstein
AP reports: [Seattle City Council member Kshama] Sawant has proposed an ordinance to add caste to Seattle's anti-discrimination laws. [read post]
17 Feb 2023, 1:29 pm by admin
One of the most remarkable, and objectionable, aspects of the third edition was its failure to engage with Federal Rule of Evidence of 703, and the need for courts to assess the validity of individual studies relied upon. [read post]
15 Feb 2023, 5:36 am by David Bernstein
Politico notes that on the one hand, Haley has been leaning into her identity as a Punjabi woman of Sikh heritage (though she is a practicing Christian). [read post]
13 Feb 2023, 3:25 am by SHG
David Bernstein at VC brought up an essay by New York Law School prawf Rebecca Roiphe about two things, the role law is now believed to play in the society and why Jews are blamed for it. [read post]
12 Feb 2023, 2:24 pm by David Bernstein
An interesting essay by New York Law School professor Rebecca Roiphe. [read post]
7 Feb 2023, 2:25 pm by David Bernstein
Scene 1: One day on Twitter Glenn Greenwald: Republicans criticizing Rep. [read post]
18 Jan 2023, 10:33 am by David Bernstein
Tulane University has the highest percentage of Jewish students (around 40%) of any secular university in the country. [read post]
18 Jan 2023, 9:44 am by David Bernstein
I was a guest on Larry Bernstein's (no relation) "What Happens in the Next Six Minutes" podcast. [read post]
8 Jan 2023, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
Following Harvard (and British-born) historian David Armitage, I refer to the Secession of self-described Americans from the British Empire, based on the reasoning set out in the Declaration of Independence. [read post]