Morning Docket: 05.22.15

* Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich isn’t the only politician who will be joining Dentons. After Dentons completes a merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge, former DNC Chair Howard Dean will also be working for the largest law firm in the world. YEEEAAAH! [The Intercept]

* Now that New York has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam, other states are considering it. Hurry up, because the UBE will “break down the long persistent barriers that keep lawyers from moving” — which isn’t a bad thing. [National Law Journal]

* In half a century of reproductive and gay rights cases, it’s worth noting that “arguments based on a right to privacy have tended to weaken and crack; arguments based on equality have grown only stronger.” Let’s see what SCOTUS does in June. [New York Magazine]

* All six of the Baltimore police officers who were arrested following the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted on homicide and assault charges. Despite the fact there’s now an indictment, the officers’ lawyers are calling the prosecution’s case weak. [New York Times]

* “Can you #trademark a #hashtag?” It’s somewhat of a tricky issue for people who are trying to register their marks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but these attorneys from IP powerhouse Morrison & Foerster have a pretty good explanation

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Non-Sequiturs: 05.06.15

* Hillary Clinton’s email practices while Secretary of State “not acceptable.” She promises not to do it while she’s in the White House. [Politico]

* What does a test prep professional have to say about New York adopting the Uniform Bar Exam? [Kaplan Bar Prep]

* Going to school in the Midwest? Here’s a ranking of the 42 Midwest law schools based on employment after graduation. [ChicagoInno]

* The defendant who assaulted his lawyer — while on trial for assaulting his previous lawyer — is relieved after the court declared a mistrial. [ABA Journal]

* Whether you dress up or dress down, remember to talk to people like people if you want to be a good lawyer. [Katz Justice]

* Which occupation suffers from the most drug use/abuse? It’s not lawyers!!!! [Treatment4Addiction]

* ATL regulars Jeena Cho and Keith Lee discuss the aftermath of her recent article in this publication and along with it “professionalism in law, constructive vs. destructive criticism, sexism and racism in law.” [The Anxious Lawyer / Resilient Lawyer Podcast]

* We’ve talked about the David Messerschmitt case and the phenomenon of double lives. Fundamentally all of us maintain one on at least some level. [Law and More]

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