HTGAWM Returns And None Of These Characters Understand Ethics

It's baaaaack! How to Get Away With Murder is back from its mid-season hiatus filled with all the wacky hijinks we've come to expect from the merry band of murderers at Middleton Law School. And Annalise Keating has upped her wig game. » 1/30/15 9:25am Friday 9:25am

The Cops MUST Be Stopped Or Sent Away To Start A Crusade

It's not even "controversial" to write a column about how the cops are "out of control." Not everybody would agree, but you don't have to be an anarchist hippie to notice that local police seem to be acting like paramilitary forces who exist above the law. In the wake of non-actions in the Michael Ferguson and Eric… » 1/29/15 1:39pm Thursday 1:39pm

Sexism In The Legal Profession: An Uncomfortable Truth

Over at Above the Law, I write quite frequently about the sexism that pervades the legal profession. From origination credit to salary wars to leadership opportunities, it's often the women who get the short end of the stick. We receive tips on our anonymous email line detailing these inequities almost every week. To… » 1/29/15 12:46pm Thursday 12:46pm

Loretta Lynch Puts On Master Class During Confirmation Hearing​

I've been a connoisseur of Senate Judiciary confirmation hearings since I was a boy. Granted, when I was a boy the hearings had a lot to do with pubic hair and Coca-Cola. But I can't recall a confirmation hearing that was quite as smooth as what Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee to be the next Attorney General,… » 1/28/15 4:08pm Wednesday 4:08pm

We Need 'Home Rule' For The New York City Subway

At 6:00 p.m. last night, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to shut down the NYC subway system at 11:00 p.m. The move came as a shock to the actual command of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It's the first time the subway has ever been shut down because of an impending snow storm. New York Mayor… » 1/27/15 1:30pm Tuesday 1:30pm

Snow Emergency Doesn't Get You Out Of A Crappy Job​

Politicians all across the Northeast are telling people to stay off the roads and be cautious. It's snowing, don't you know. Mayors and state executives want you to take the weather "really seriously." Nothing ruins a politician's competence rating quicker than the appearance that he or she was unprepared for a… » 1/26/15 12:18pm Monday 12:18pm

From Berkeley Law To XXX: One Law Student Cum Porn Star's Journey

The legal industry and the porn industry are more connected than one would expect at first blush. Former porn stars move on to become lawyers, and current porn starlets set their sights on law school down the road. Porn is a legal and regulatory hornet's nest, so it's unsurprising that the smarter adult film stars… » 1/23/15 11:02am 1/23/15 11:02am

Sheldon Silver Is Charged With Being Sheldon Silver​

As Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful New York politicians in my lifetime, was being hauled away by the FBI, he said: "I hope I'll be vindicated." Does that sound like the defiant plea of an innocent man? Or does that sound like Col. Nathan Jessup's incredulous question: "I'm being charged with a crime? Is that… » 1/22/15 1:01pm 1/22/15 1:01pm

The Downward Mobility Of T​he Black Middle Class

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, The Atlantic published an article on why black people will be poor forever. Okay, not really. But Gillian B. White did repackage a sobering report about the problems the black middle class have at keeping their children in the middle class. This will shock no one, but apparently… » 1/20/15 1:49pm 1/20/15 1:49pm

New Criminal Laws, Not Number Of Wins, Define Joe Paterno's Legacy

For those outside of State College, Pennsylvania who do not treat Penn State football as a religion, it is forgivable if the news that the NCAA agreed to restore 111 Joe Paterno victories to the record books was lost amongst — well — real news. » 1/18/15 1:22pm 1/18/15 1:22pm