Morning Docket: 02.15.22 – Above the LawAbove the Law

Amy Coney Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett (screenshot via YouTube)

* Hard to Barrett times: Supreme Court justice goes back to alma mater to speak on the tensions between precedent and equity. [NDSMC Observer]

* Virginia just passed a law that will ban open air burning before 4 p.m. to help stave off forest fires.  If a mnemonic helps, say no to Sean Paul till 4! [WDBJ 7]

* The ABA makes it a requirement for law schools to require anti-bias training. Yes, I will be keeping eyes on Twitter for the people outraged over this. Something about enabling equity really gets under people’s skin. [Reuters]

*  Well-behaved women seldom got hired: American Freight Management Company settles hiring discrimination lawsuit for $5M. Does this mean now is a good time to apply or that you wouldn’t want to work here anyway? Let us know! [HR Drive]

* About two thirds of Kentuckians are okay with legal sports betting. May the odds be ever in their favor. [WSN]

Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s.  He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at and by tweet at @WritesForRent.


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