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My Post At Above The Law About The Similarities Between BigLaw And Jailhouse Law

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I forgot to post my humorous, but surprisingly true attempt to compare jailhouse lawyering to working as an associate at a Biglaw firm. The post is over at Above the Law (you can read the post here). I had always wanted to write something for Above the Law because I think they provide a valuable service to [...]
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LAW MAN Comes to the Supreme Court Community

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I have just the best friends. Last week, a few friends hosted a LAW MAN book party for me at WilmerHale in Washington DC. The event was hosted by WilmerHale Attorneys Seth Waxman and Noah Levine, UW Law Professor (and my ConLaw teacher) Ronald Collins, Davis & Wright Attorney Robert Corn-Revere, and my good friends from [...]
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The Supreme Court Story in LAW MAN

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There are a number of story lines running through my memoir, LAW MAN: criminal justice, love, faith, redemption, and family. But one of the other major story lines, and quite honestly the hook that got the book published, is my story about the Supreme Court. For those of you unfamiliar with how I became acquainted [...]
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LAW MAN Hits Bookshelves

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I haven’t had much opportunity to blog the past couple of weeks because Annie and I have been busy with book promotion. On August 7th, my memoir LAW MAN: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption landed at bookshelves around the country. And in the past two weeks, Annie and [...]
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Booklist Reviews Law Man

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Booklist Online is a collection of over 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the experts at the American Library Association. I was excited to learn that a few weeks ago, David Pitt wrote a Booklist Online review of Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption. At 23, [...]
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Why Liberals (and Everyone) Should Support Economic Liberty: Jacob Huebert Visits the University of Washington School of Law

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I am a relatively recent convert to the theory of libertarianism. In fact, I didn’t even know I was a libertarian until I started reading economics books, and I realized that the heavy hand of government is not always the best, and rarely the most efficient, way to help people. My first introduction to real [...]
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Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption

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Most of you who read the CockleBur frequently know that I have a memoir that Crown/Random House is publishing. Well, we now have a definitive publication date: August 7th. Annie and I will be busy between now and then promoting the book from a number of angles. If major promotional stuff comes up, I will [...]
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Books I’d Recommend As Holiday Gifts

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The dreaded or longer for holiday season is upon us and many of you are looking for that $25 gift for someone because your family drew names over Thanksgiving. So here are some suggestions for those who enjoy the law and for those that don’t.  I’ve separated these into subject areas, since if you are giving [...]
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First Review of Law Man

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In August of 2012, Crown/Random House will release my memoir entitled “Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Cases and Finding Redemption.” Crown has started sending copies of the manuscript to people for reviews and blurbs. One of the first people they sent the manuscript to was Michael Santos. Mr. Santos is a [...]
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A Cool Way to Check Your Brief’s Readability

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I recently ran across a cool way to check whether my writing is readable. The tip comes from Ross Gubberman’s book Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates. I was unaware that Microsoft Word has a feature that measures the readibility of Word documents. Word generates a readibility report that is based on the [...]
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