Judge Refuses To Postpone Hearing Because Maternity Leave Isn’t A Good Enough Excuse
Even federal judges are fed up with women attorneys and their pesky maternity leave.
But sexism in the workplace is no longer an issue right? tell’em @lawschoolruinedme
I think the biggest thing that bothers me about this is that opposing counsel didn’t contest the motion; it was the judge who took such an issue with it.
For those who are unaware, continuance is not uncommon, particularly when someone who is appearing in court has only just retained counsel, and counsel has not had adequate time to review/prepare the file. No one tells attorneys they shouldn’t apply for continuance simply because they were aware of the court date when accepting the file.
What this judge has is an antiquated view of how the world works. What do you mean babies have needs? What do you mean you aren’t fit to stand in court only 3 weeks after pushing a human being out of your body?
What this woman did was make shit work. She did not leave her client out in the cold, or hand the file off to another attorney so it could be mismanaged. She put herself in what was very likely an awfully uncomfortable situation - just being dressed for court only weeks after giving birth must have been hell - and was there for her client. That woman deserves a medal, not a reprimand.
As a side note, I particularly love that Above the Law actually condenses the comments section of their articles (“hidden for your protection”)
Kuzya, one of the endangered Siberian tigers who was raised in a reserve and then released into the wild by Putin himself, crossed the border and is now lost in China, where he in danger of being hurt by Chinese poachers.
I hope that he is all right and that they find him soon!
A house where one’s home is
"Cat Winners of Soviet and International Exhibitions", 1991 (via)
This week’s cover: In 1996 when we published a cover leader arguing in favour of same-sex marriage, it caused more angry letters than a cover arguing against the monarchy. Now look around the world. Most Americans live in states where gays can marry. Tolerance has spread rapidly in Europe, Latin America and China. But there is also a backlash: Russia, much of the Arab world and a string of countries in Africa have either kept or tightened anti-gay laws. This week’s cover looks at the gay divide.
The super useful skill I learned in undergrad - shamelessly spamming all of my acquaintances in the name of extracurricular activities so that they may hate me and forever ignore all communication from me which is silly because who wouldn’t want to be in my extracurriculars - is still going strong.
me when doing assignments
Stunning Fluorescent Landscapes Painted on Female Bodies by Photographer and artist John Poppleton
Snowden’s Girlfriend Lives With Him in Moscow (and His Life Isn’t Awful)
His girlfriend is with him and his life isn’t miserable - so happy to know!
(also, Greenwald found another leaker? Interesting!)