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- Despite hosting then-President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden at a reception prior to their inauguration in 2009, the Supreme Court will not host a similar reception this time around.
- Our condolences to the family of Judge Theodore Jones Jr. of the New York Court of Appeals, who died last Monday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) now has two vacancies to fill on his state’s highest court.
- The nomination of William Baer to head the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division may finally move forward during the lame duck Congress despite Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) efforts to block it due to double-secret reasons “related to [Baer's] personal behavior rather than his legal career.”
- Justice Sotomayor offers some good advice to law students feeling family pressure to go into the more lucrative areas of the legal practice: “Find something that makes you happy. … In the end, your parents will be happy with you.”
- And, finally, a Kentucky lawyer is really, really upset about a state law restricting pole dancing in Kentucky.