A JUROR’S SHRUGAs for Groth, his second-degree murder conviction is still on appeal. He is currently serving a more than 16-year prison sentence, and Elaine Winters, the lawyer from the Washington Appellate Project in Seattle who is handling his appeal, says she doesn’t yet know what specific grounds will be included. But public defender Lawry says the appeal is sure to include the judge’s decision to allow Hardin to testify. … [Read more...] about He Tries Men’s Soles
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He’s toyed with the idea of creating a written dress code for his firm and backing it up with a clothing allowance, but he wonders where to draw the line. He does not want to resurrect an IBM-style dress code of long ago when all men were required to wear blue suits, white shirts and red ties every day, but he wants the lawyers at his firm to understand that projecting a certain image is part of being a successful trial lawyer. … [Read more...] about Code Enforcement
REALITY: The pay gap for women with advanced degrees, corporate positions, and high paying, high skill jobs is just as real as the gap for workers overall. In a recent study of newly trained doctors, even after considering the effects of specialty, practice setting, work hours and other factors, the gender pay gap was nearly $17,000 in 2008. Catalyst reviewed 2011 government data showing a gender pay gap for women lawyers, and that data confirms that the gap exists for a range of professional and technical occupations. In fact, according to a study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research that used information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women earn less than men even within the same occupations. Despite differences in the types of jobs women and men typically perform, women earn less than men in male dominated occupations (such as managers, software developers and CEO’s) and in those jobs commonly filled by women (like … [Read more...] about Myth Busting the Pay Gap
Ms. Nixon’s advocacy did introduce her to two people who would prove consequential in her life. One was Ms. Marinoni, a veteran activist whom Ms. Nixon married after a long companionship with a man, Danny Mozes, whom she met in junior high school. (Mr. Mozes is the father of Ms. Nixon’s two oldest children; she and Ms. Marinoni have a third.) … [Read more...] about Cynthia Nixon Thinks You’re Underestimating Her. She Thinks You’re Wrong.
When pressed for a second or third beat on a subject, Ms. Nixon can be vague (though so, too, can many sitting officeholders). Asked how she might reimagine the M.T.A. to improve its function and rein in the cost of capital projects, she focused only on replacing the current chairman, Joseph J. Lhota, a Cuomo nominee who has said that he opposes a millionaire’s tax because his rates would increase. … [Read more...] about Cynthia Nixon Thinks You’re Underestimating Her. She Begs to Differ.