Legal Law

Morning Docket: 08.06.21

* Boogeyman of “CRT” being used to devalue disparate impact claims. If only there were some legal discipline that looked at how race impacts the legal system. [ABA Journal]

* Firms like Cravath and Paul Weiss are enacting COVID-sensitive return policies. Maybe old dogs can learn new tricks. [Reuters]

* Protestor arrested while protecting her people’s land and burial site given trial date. [Arizona Public Media]

* Four for life: Biden nominates four new judges for the federal bench. [White House]

* Don’t you know that he’s toxic? Brittney’s lawyer wants her father ousted. [NBC News]

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. Before that, he wrote columns for an online magazine named The Muse Collaborative under the pen name Knehmo. He endured the great state of 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

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