Elie Mystal, Above the Law

Elie Mystal

Above the Law

New York, NY, United States

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  • The Nation
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  • Slate

Recent articles by Elie:

No. Biglaw. Attorneys! — See Also

THIS PROPOSAL TO BAN BIGLAW ATTORNEYS FROM BEING NOMINATED TO THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY IS A BIT MUCH: But, post Kavanaugh, I'm definitely in my Mommy Dearest phase with liberal elites. U.S. ATTORNEY BLAMED A LIBERAL D.A. FOR PHILADELPHIA SHOOTER: Turns out the shooter was a federal informant. WHOOPS! JONES DAY LAWSUIT IS ALREADY MESSY: It's only been a week, but the docket is already fire. JUDGE… → Read More

Demand Justice Argues No Biglaw Attorneys Should Be Nominated To The Courts

Reshaping the courts means promoting different kinds of experiences to the bench. → Read More

A Killer Cop Gets Fired and Somehow the Cops Are Angry

Daniel Pantaleo suffered the absolute minimal consequence for killing Eric Garner. The fact that the police union is throwing a tantrum is sick and outrageous. → Read More

Criminal Justice Reform Day — See Also

ELIZABETH WARREN RELEASED HER CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM PLAN: Bernie Sanders released his this past weekend. Let's discuss. LAWYER TOLD CLIENTS IT WAS OKAY TO GROW POT: Narrator: It was not okay. GENERAL COUNSEL WHO WAS ALLEGEDLY GROPED WANTS A CONVICTION: Not a plea deal. JEFFREY EPSTEIN JAIL BED WILL: Estate planning! SUPREME COURT CLINIC: U.T. Law offers one. → Read More

The Vast Conspiracy Behind Epstein’s Death

No, Epstein was not killed by a cabal of powerful men who wanted to silence him. But his death was part of a larger plot: the US prison system. → Read More

Warren/Sanders On Criminal Justice Reform Is The Antidote To Joe Biden’s Weaksauce

They're also a pretty good tonic to all the white tears coming out of NYPD this week. → Read More

Don’t Be A Lawyer If You Want To Be Happy — See Also

NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT LAW PRACTICE MAKES PEOPLE SAD: Now they tell me. SO I GUESS THESE SUMMERS GOT SCREWED: Another summer offer rates readout. OFFICER WHO KILLED ERIC GARNER, FIRED: But the NYPD Commissioner sure feels sorry for Officer Pantaleo. ANOTHER REPLY-ALL FAIL: This time from a judge. → Read More

Judge ‘Didn’t Mean To Offend’ When He Called Undocumented Immigrants ‘Wetbacks’

He'll no longer handle cases, we're told. → Read More

Daniel Pantaleo Fired, But NYPD Commissioner Still Feels Bad For The Officer

The guy who killed Eric Garner has been fired, but the NYPD Commish feels sorry for the cop. → Read More

It’s Been A Week — See Also

Jay-Z (by Joella Marano / Jorge Barrios, via Wikimedia / Creative Commons) SKADDEN SUED OVER BILLING PRACTICES: Cue Tom Cruise in The Firm, please. PLEASE STOP COMPARING COLIN KAEPERNICK TO JAY-Z: Kaepernick did the right thing, according to the law. Jay-Z is doing something else. THE FUTURE OF THE BAR EXAM: People are dissatisfied with the bar exam. Forcefully dissatisfied. → Read More

Colin Kaepernick Settled His Grievance, Jay-Z Is Just Taking The Money

People who are comparing Kaepernick's settlement to Jay-Z's business deal need to step all the way back. → Read More

Getting Emails From Trump Supporters While Black

Join me for a cleansing, terrifying, unintentionally hilarious, hate mail dump. → Read More

Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans

He just says the quiet parts loud. → Read More

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty, But Will Not Face Additional Jail Time In Sweden

Sweden appears done with this issue. → Read More

States Vow To Sue Trump Over New Plans To Endanger Species

Again, it's not about Trump's authority but about his process. → Read More

Too Little, Too Late — See Also

KIM KARDASHIAN IN IRAC: She's doing her contracts homework. That's all. That's the whole story. NOW ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI THINKS TRUMP SHOULDN'T BE PRESIDENT AGAIN: He just received information that figuratively everybody else brought to his attention yesterday. ALLEGED SEX SCANDAL FRENCHWOMAN TARGETED OTHER HARVARD LAW MEN: I guess Harvard Law men seemed like easy marks? BIG NAME POLS KEEP COMING… → Read More

Trump Moves To Decertify Judges’ Union

I guess those immigration judges were getting too 'independent' for the Trump administration. → Read More

Do Not Come For ‘Shallow’ — See Also

Lady Gaga (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) LADY GAGA THREATENED WITH COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT: Over a three-note hook in Shallow. VIOLENT RIGHT-WINGERS ARE TRYING TO MAKE TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME A DEFENSE: It’s not a good legal argument, but are they wrong? WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW? Take our poll. → Read More

It’s The Violent Right Wing That Is Trying To Make ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ A Legal Defense

Montana man's defense for assault it crap, but I get where he's going. → Read More

House Sues To Force Don McGahn To Sit There And Not Answer Their Questions

This all looks like the House is doing something, but they're not really. → Read More