Lawyer turned writer: Original Jurisdiction, davidlat.substack.com. Founder, AboveTheLaw/@ATLblog. Author, @SCOTUSambitions. Survivor, #COVID #ventilator.🏳️‍🌈

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Congratulations to me, it has been a few weeks, and I have not (yet) killed my two plants! (I’m learning and trying so many new things since leaving Manhattan for the ‘burbs.)
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Wow, this is wild—thanks for flagging, @smmarotta! I'll reach out to him.
I need @DavidLat to get a long-form interview with this first-year associate. This is his moment. This is what he was made for. This is what I pay the Substack subscription fee for. (But, no, really, I'd subscribe either way.)
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A week from today, I’ll be speaking at #cliocloud9–a virtual “fireside chat” with @nefra_ann of @goclio about key trends affecting the legal industry. Please join us. You can register via the link below (which includes a discount). bit.ly/3E8BXXe
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Apologies, please use this link instead for the discounted #cliocloud9 registration I previously mentioned: bit.ly/3GfThLA
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David Lat retweeted
A big thanks as well to @nycpatrickd for his great story on the expansion of our fellowship program. We’re incredibly grateful to our fellows and partner organizations who have joined us on this journey to make a real impact in our communities. law.com/americanlawyer/2021/…
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The last four Supreme Court nominees all clerked for #SCOTUS themselves; a high-court clerkship is getting closer to being a prerequisite for sitting on the Court.
⚖️ Judicial Fun Fact of the Day ⚖️ Did you know that, according to the Supreme Court, 9 Justices served as law clerks on the Court? First up, we have Byron White, who clerked for Chief Justice Fred Vinson during the 1946 Term . . .
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2/ I don’t think a Supreme Court clerkship becoming a de facto requirement for sitting on #SCOTUS is a good thing. It reduces diversity on the Court, perpetuates elitism, and magnifies the importance of one bit of good luck when you’re in your 20s.
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3/ And I say all this as someone who admires many #SCOTUS clerks and deeply appreciates the value of the clerkship experience. (Indeed, as a chronicler of this topic, I bear some blame for the increased importance of this credential.)
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David Lat retweeted
The Solicitor General's reply brief supporting its (deep breath) motion to vacate the 5th Circuit's stay of the district court's preliminary injunction of the Texas abortion law (got all that?) is unusually hard-hitting. Its reply briefs are ordinarily "government grey." Not here
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[Eugene Volokh] Lawyers, Law Students, Law School Administrators, and Language dlvr.it/S9xl6f
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Did Yale Law School go overboard when it tried to get a 2L to apologize for sending an invitation to a to a “trap house” Constitution Day bash, held in conjunction with the Federalist Society? ow.ly/npG830rXqqr
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1/ Actually, I think it just gave me a really bad case of the runs—a well-documented side effect of hydroxychloroquine.
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Trump’s combination of HCQ +Azythromycin + Zinc, early treatment as key🔑 saved you. I’ll just leave it there. Not adding a word more.
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2/ In all seriousness, maybe hydroxychloroquine helped me, or maybe it didn't (as the most rigorous studies seem to suggest). As I've said in media interviews, I received so many treatments at @nyulangone; it's impossible to say what worked and what didn't.
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5/ In a nutshell, John Eastman wasn't picked to be a speaker at certain @FedSoc events—which happens all the time, for all sorts of reasons. And some members spoke critically about him at Society events—as is their right.
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6/ If you haven't done so already, read Jeremy Rosen's full piece over at @TheAtlantic, which @ElectionLawBlog accurately describes as a "must-read." bit.ly/3B3VExk
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