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Justices united against “magic words” and judge-made rules on asylum seekers’ credibility

June 12, 2021

Share Last week in Garland v. Dai and Garland v. Alcaraz-Enriquez, the Supreme Court held that reviewing courts cannot treat an asylum seeker’s testimony as credible unless the agency first finds the applicant credible. The unanimous opinion, penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch, rejected the contrary approach of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th […]

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It’s A $205K Kinda Day — See Also

June 12, 2021

NY To $205K: Davis Polk saw your $200K salary scale and raised you another 5. And a little while later, Baker McKenzie matched, followed by Dechert and Lowenstein and  Proskauer and then Cleary. Milbank Matches Continue: While we expect firms will follow onto the DPW scale, for now Fenwick and Winston & Strawn have matched […]

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The US Landscape For Qualified Immunity Decisions

June 11, 2021

A look at 200 cases from the past year where qualified immunity was identified as a defense.

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The In-House Market Is VERY Different Than The Busy Biglaw Lateral Market

June 11, 2021

In-house may not be the best career move this year.

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Don’t Plan The Work Too Much; Just Get To It

June 11, 2021

Make the plan, but still try to make it one that moves the case along.

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Cleary Gottlieb Makes Associate Compensation Move

June 11, 2021

Unsurprisingly the elite firm made a salary move!

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Less travel, plenty of royalties for justices in 2020

June 11, 2021

Share The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were reflected in an unusual source: the justices’ 2020 financial disclosures, which the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts released (and Fix the Court posted online) on Friday. Unlike in previous years, the justices mostly stayed close to home, with only two justices reporting reimbursements for trips after […]

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Las Meninas

June 11, 2021

Notes to my (legal) self.

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