Jun 7, 2010 0
Happy Monday! Here are some law blog posts for you to digest before you head downy ocean for the MSBA annual meeting:
- Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez has been teaching political science at Texas Tech University and peddling an autobiography, but he hasn’t been able to get a publisher to bite. “Given all the decisions that I was a part of, the decisions I witnessed, and the decisions I made, I think it will be something that will be of interest and I hope it will be a useful contribution to the historic record of the Bush legacy,” Gonzales tells Main Justice. Gonzalez is hoping book sales might generate some cash to cover his legal bills, which are extensive given the ongoing investigation into the attorney general firings that happened during his term. Would you plop down $25 for the hardcover?
- Our sister blog, DC Dicta, aggregates the latest commentary and analysis on the Kagan papers, the 46,000 pages of documents released Friday covering Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s work in the Clinton administration. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions tells Reuters he’s already spotted “a leftist philosophy and an approach to the law that seems more concerned with achieving a desired social result than fairly following the Constitution.” Should make for an interesting Senate confirmation hearing, which is scheduled to start June 28.
- Not only do Wall Street bankers make scads of money, they’re also too attractive? (Hat Tip: Dealbreaker)
- The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) wants law schools to quit giving LSAT scores to U.S. News, which publishes highly influential annual college rankings. SALT believes the pressure to nab students with high test scores is undercutting efforts to admit diverse classes. Above the Law has its own take: “You gotta love it when a bunch of law professors get in a room and collectively decide that silence is what prospective law students are really looking for these days.”