Simpson Thacher announced its associate bonuses today, beating Cravath’s traditional first week of December first bonus announcement. And it’s not just the early news that associates have to be thankful for. The sums they can expect to receive have increased substantially over last year’s pay outs
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's weekend speaking engagement at the New York Historical Society has made some waves due to his comments about the failures of high court couture. Oh, and also some, shall we say, extremely candid remarks about the press.
Outgoing AG Eric Holder gave a wide-ranging interview to Bill Keller and Tim Golden of the newly-established Marshall Project, discussing mass incarceration, access to legal defense, the death penalty and lunching with his “more interesting adversaries.”
Last week, the Fifth Circuit declined to rehear Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, though the Supreme Court had remanded the case for consideration last term. The circuit court’s decision means Fisher may make its way back to SCOTUS for a second appearance. But if Fisher Round Two doesn’t appeal to the justices, they may well have two new cases to choose from instead.