Non Sequiturs: 04.14.19 | Above the Legislation

Non Sequiturs: 04.14.19 | Above the Legislation




Naomi Osaka (by si.robi by way of Wikimedia)
* “How Powerful-on-Crime Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration.” My evaluate of Emily Bazelon’s new e book, Charged: The New Motion to Remodel American Prosecution and Finish Mass Incarceration (affiliate hyperlink). [New York Times Book Review]
* With regards to prosecutors, as former prosecutor Joel Cohen explains, it’s all about discretion. [New York Law Journal]
* Decide Nancy Gertner (Ret.) defends Suffolk District Lawyer Rachael Rollins’s train of her prosecutorial discretion — and argues that Thomas Turco’s criticisms of Rollins are unfair. [Boston Globe]

* One other ex-prosecutor, Quinn Emanuel associate Alex Spiro, is representing tennis star Naomi Osaka within the “repugnant” lawsuit filed towards her by her former coach. [Tennis365]

* Former federal prosecutors, lots of them now companions at Biglaw corporations, signify greater than half of the protection attorneys in Operation Varsity Blues, aka the school admissions scandal. [Big Law Business]
* Excessive-stakes litigation is only one of many components contributing to Biglaw’s sturdy revenue margin nowadays — hovering round 40 %, its highest worth in virtually 30 years, in keeping with Madhav Srinivasan of Hunton Andrews Kurth. [Law.com]
* Ronald Collins interviews Joan Biskupic about her newest judicial biography, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Occasions of Chief Justice John Roberts (affiliate hyperlink). [SCOTUSblog]
* And talking of SCOTUS, Will Baude believes that the demise penalty “is justifiable and constitutional” — however argues that the Courtroom has not acquitted itself nicely in its latest dealing with of capital instances. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason]
David Lat is editor at massive and founding editor of Above the Legislation, in addition to the writer 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 regulation clerk to Decide Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You may join with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Fb, and you’ll attain him by electronic mail at dlat@abovethelaw.com.



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