Thursday, June 11, 2009

What You're Searching For! 6/11/2009

It's time for another installment of "What You're Searching For!"... the sporadically published recurring blog entry generated by you, the faithful readers (or more accurately, the random people Google sent here by mistake).

Sonia Sotomayor Current Employment
Sonia Sotomayor is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Now, a quick civil procedure lesson for those unfamiliar with our court structure. We have state and federal courts. The federal courts break down as District Courts (generally the trial court) and Circuit Courts (appellate courts). And then, of course, the Supreme Court which actually hears very few cases, making the Circuit Courts the last stop for many cases. The 2nd Circuit covers New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont (see Circuit Court map).

GINA Final Rule
Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) goes into effect on November 21, 2009. The EEOC just filed a notice of proposed rulemaking for GINA on May 19, 2009 with a comment period ending on July 20, 2009.

Please note that there was a previous notice of proposed rulemaking for GINA filed on February 27, 2009. The comment period was scheduled to end on May 1, 2009.

I'll keep an eye out for the Final Rule.

Failing Out of Law School
Quite a variety of searches for this topic! To answer some of your questions: Yes, you can fail out of law school; and I don't know why you'd want to intentionally fail out of law school... but how hard can it be to tank a final?

One person wanted to know what to do if you fail out of law school. I guess just keep your head up and decide if you want to persevere or pursue other options.

Phillip Miles, Pennsylvania
Attracted By: Ummm, me I guess.
To improve your cyber-stalking results you should spell my name correctly. It's "Philip" with only one 'L'.

Also, if you look to the right you will see a number of widgets, gadgets, and goodies. The last one is "Directories and Profiles". There you will find links to some of my profiles, my Twitter account, and directories listing Lawffice Space.