Non-Sequiturs: 04.15.18 | Above the Law

(Through Josh Blackman)

* Has it actually occur to this? Protesting a wonderful, nerdy, considerate legislation professor, simply just for the reason that he concerns the constitutionality of DACA (even though supporting the Aspiration Act)? [Josh Blackman]

* How much should really we read into Team Mueller’s reassurance to President Trump that he is a issue fairly than a target of its investigation? Not much, in accordance to veteran legal protection attorney Joel Cohen. [The Hill]

* How would William Howard Taft have responded to attacks on judges? The POTUS turned SCOTUS main was really prescient about judicial independence — as described by Jeff Rosen, author of a new Taft biography (affiliate website link). [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason]

* Speaking of SCOTUS, what is it like to do the job in the Solicitor General’s Office environment? A person of the OSG’s latest customers, previous SCOTUS clerk Jonathan Ellis, pulls back again the curtain. [Penn Law via How Appealing]

* How does Justice Gorsuch examine to Justice Scalia — not just in conditions of identity, but also in conditions of jurisprudence? [Empirical SCOTUS]

* And talking of Justice Gorsuch, congratulations to Tobi Youthful, who will be clerking for NMG in October Term 2018 — and who is thought to be the 1st enrolled citizen of a Native American tribe to clerk for the Court docket. (By the way, I have an additional SCOTUS clerk choosing roundup in the performs, so be sure to mail me your choosing news.) [Chickasaw Nation]

* Are you a healthcare attorney? You may possibly be fascinated in this new resource from Bloomberg Regulation. [Dewey B Strategic]

* Helpful reminder: the World-wide Legal Hackathon is entering its final phase, and you are invited — hope to see you on April 21! [Artificial Lawyer]

DBL square headshotDavid Lat is editor at large and founding editor of Higher than the Regulation, as perfectly as the author of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He earlier worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey a litigation affiliate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a legislation clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can hook up with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Fb, and you can get to him by e-mail at

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