Legal news from around the web:
Supreme Court or bust: The blog of our sibling publication, Legal Times, has an interesting tidbit about former L.A. U.S. Attorney Debra Yang in its highlights of the U.S. attorney firings report. Legal Pad wonders: Who turns down an invitation to sit on a federal appellate court? (Someone who can make several times the salary of an appellate judge in private practice, we guess would be the answer.)
This goes double for crowded elevators: The Wage and Hour blog busted some judges who were talking shop -- loudly -- outside the California Judges Association convention last week in Monterey. We're glad to know that some judges are personally troubled by class action settlements that yield big bucks for attorneys and next to nothing for class members, even as they seem to rubber-stamp away.
Politics is bad for business -- unless it's my politics: News reports (originally from Legal Pad and Cal Law) about Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Dean Criddle's $5,000 contribution to the Proposition 8 campaign sparked a debate at the firm about gay rights, free speech and common workplace courtesy, according to Above the Law.
— Scott Graham