Harvard Law School

Famed scholar explains his Trump defense to Vineyard crowd

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has doubled down on his defense of President Donald Trump to the Martha's Vineyard crowd that he says has shunned him.<p>The Boston Globe reports Dershowitz hosted a talk at a local theater Wednesday night where he explains his …

Donald Trump

Son accused of killing mom wants to put Harvard law degree to use

A Connecticut man charged with killing his mother apparently has the legal requirements necessary to act as his own attorney: a degree from Harvard …

News (U.S.)

Apple, Starbucks Have an Answer for the Tight Job Market: Hand Out Stock

U.S. companies are collecting record amounts of cash in their coffers, and many can’t think of anything better to do with it than buy back their stock. Here’s a better idea: Hand out some of those shares to rank-and-file employees.<p>Starbucks Corp. has been awarding shares to baristas since the …

Labor Economics

Constitution’s wide latitude for a president causing major legal headaches

After almost 231 years of scrutiny, it’s hard to imagine there’s much left in the U.S. Constitution that hasn’t been fully explored. But the special …

Law

White House withdraws judicial nominee after GOP realizes he didn't have votes

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, announced he would withdraw Ryan Bounds’s nomination after a scheduled vote to …

Donald Trump

Biglaw Doesn’t Give Associates Something For Nothing — See Also

<b>Biglaw Firm Raises Salaries:</b> But not before they take their pound of flesh. <b>Biglaw Firm Gets Called Out:</b> Over their handling of the Baylor scandal.</b> …

Law

Twitter Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick to Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced the appointments of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick …

Harvard

Kavanaugh’s Former Law Students From Harvard Write Letter Endorsing Him

The Senate Judiciary Committee received an endorsement letter on Thursday from many of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s former students.<p>“We …

Conservative View

Application Process - MBA - Harvard Business School

Candidates must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (unless applying through the 2+2 program — please see …

College & University

What Is Privacy? The Answer Has Been Changing for Decades

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today.</i><p>If ongoing unease in the United States …

Privacy

The Originalist Resurrects the Ghost of Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia enters conducting "Libiamo ne' lieti calici," the famous drinking song from <i>La Traviata</i>, in John Strand's <i>The Originalist</i>, now making …

Law

Brooklyn Man Convicted in Slaying of Cuomo Aide in 2015

Over the last three months, prosecutors in Brooklyn painstakingly laid out their case for murder against four men accused of trading gunfire in a street battle that left a Cuomo administration lawyer dead in 2015.<p>But jurors on Thursday settled on a second-degree manslaughter conviction against one …

New York City

American Law Institute

News<p>The American Law Institute Elects 34 New Members<p>July 19, 2018 | Press Release<p>The American Law Institute has elected 34 new members who will bring …

Law

It's Too Late For The Supreme Court, But Lower Courts Can Still Check Trump

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s final writing as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, his concurrence in the travel ban case, was a <i>cri de coeur</i>. It simply, even pathetically, lamented the court’s limited role in controlling a lawless executive.<p>Throwing up his hands, he wrote that the acts of government …

Immigration

5 Movies About Cancer (Reviewed by a Cancer Patient)

When I was first diagnosed with lymphoma, I didn't want to watch anything that had to do with cancer. But now that I've been through chemo, …

Humor

Alan Dershowitz: 'Terrible mistake’ for DOJ to indict Russian officials ahead of Trump’s meeting with Putin

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said it was a “terrible mistake” for the Justice Department to announce indictment of Russian …

Politics

The Foolish Court-Packing Craze

Democrats continue their efforts to demolish the institutions they don’t control.<p>In their desperation over the prospect of losing the “swing” seat on …

Conservative View

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh votes one way but sees both sides

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sought to strike down the District of Columbia's gun registration requirement and ban on semi-automatic rifles in 2011. But he said, "I greatly respect the motivation" behind the laws.<p>The following year, he opposed a ruling that allowed the …

Brett Kavanaugh

Dershowitz: Mueller Squeezing Manafort To Get Him To ‘Sing’ or ‘Compose’ Against Trump

Renowned legal scholar Alan Dershowitz argued on Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not squeezing former Trump campaign chairman Paul …

Donald Trump

Alan Dershowitz concedes: He didn’t realize ‘how emotionally people are invested in opposing Trump’

VINEYARD HAVEN — <b>Alan Dershowitz</b> picked a bad week to defend <b>President Trump</b>.<p>Nonetheless there was the famed former Harvard Law professor Wednesday …

Donald Trump

Leaders Under 40: Class of 2018 - Leaders

Leaders Under 40 Class of 2018<p>X<p>Adam Davis<p>Chief Revenue Officer<p>Adam Davis is the Chief Revenue Office for the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, …

Milwaukee Bucks

This Opinion Just In…

<i>New York</i>As American civil discourse devolves into mob rule, the received wisdom is that Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for verbally …

Conservative View

That n-word, again

Papa Johns is the latest to use the n-word and then apologize. Because John Schnatter known as Papa John blurted out the n-word during a crisis …

LGBTQI

Avvo’s Announces The End Of Its Legal Services Program While Pointing Out What They Really Think About Lawyers

Which group does Avvo think matters more, potential clients or lawyers?

Law

Cornell and NYU Law to Accept the GRE | New York Law Journal

Eduardo Peñalver. Photo: Rick Kopstein.<p>Two of New York’s top law schools this week announced that prospective students may now apply with GRE scores, …

College & University

Every Donald Trump endorsement is exactly the same, including this one

Brian Kemp has guns, a truck, and—as of Tuesday—Donald Trump's endorsement.Kemp for Governor/YouTube<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our …

Donald Trump

Camille Nelson: Opening Doors for Others

Camille Nelson, a second-year law student at the University of Ottawa, is at home when her phone rings.<p>It’s the vice dean, Sanda Rogers, who wants to …

Washington University

The European Union Is A Foe… To Google, It Seems

EU hits Google with a $5 billion antitrust fine.

Law

George Soros: Obama was 'my greatest disappointment'

Former President Barack Obama was “actually my greatest disappointment,” liberal megadonor George Soros said in an interview published by The New …

George Soros

A black candidate made a rap album. His white opponent says it makes him unfit for Congress.

Antonio Delgado says his critics are trying to “otherize” him from white voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District.<p>Antonio Delgado, a black 41-year-old lawyer, is competing against incumbent Republican Rep. John Faso in the highly competitive congressional race for New York’s 19th …

U.S. Politics