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Mike Scarcella
Works at The National Law Journal
Attended The Johns Hopkins University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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“This case provides reporters with a second legal argument to prevent the disclosure of sources when there’s litigation over whether they have to disclose their sources."
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“So, the next time link rot makes it hard for a member of the public—or for a judge—to determine what a judge was relying on for a certain point, the answer will be just a few clicks away,” D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland said.
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Butt-dialers beware: A federal appeals court says you have no privacy expectation in your unknowingly placed call.
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Justice Kennedy “has a very deep vision of equality and liberty that you find expressed in a variety of areas,” DC Circuit's Brett Kavanaugh says. #SCOTUS  
D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Eleventh Circuit Judge William Pryor Jr. spoke Thursday about the latest U.S. Supreme Court term and their own career ...
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Lawyers for a Missouri man set for execution Tuesday night have invoked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s recent death penalty dissent in seeking a full-scale review of the constitutionality of capital punishment. #SCOTUS  
Lawyers for a Missouri man set for execution Tuesday night have invoked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's recent death penalty dissent in seeking a...
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“A constitutional amendment to change Article III of the Constitution in this fashion has virtually no chance of succeeding,” Ted Olson told the Washington Post in an e-mail. “I would think that most graduates of the Harvard Law School know that.” #SCOTUS  
Prominent conservative lawyer Ted Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher went on the record this week to ridicule Sen. Ted Cruz's call for a constitutional ame...
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“In this case, it was more powerful to have a single opinion” favoring same-sex marriage, while all four dissenters wrote separately, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says. #SCOTUS   #SSM  
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A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived excessive force claims against police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, accused of beating a man while he was “subdued and compliant” in jail. #Ferguson  
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What's the value of an eagle? Apparently $6,500 was too much. #America  
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Douglas Hughes, the gyrocopter pilot who landed his aircraft on the U.S. Capitol lawn in April to advocate for campaign finance reform, wants to add veteran First Amendment lawyer Mark Goldstone.
Douglas Hughes, the gyrocopter pilot who landed his aircraft on the U.S. Capitol lawn in April to advocate for campaign finance reform, wants to add veteran ...
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Law firm scorecard from the  #SCOTUS  term that just ended. The top two: Wilmer Hale: 8 cases (4-4); Goldstein & Russell: 5 cases (5-0). 
Amid intense competition for a persistently small number of cases, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr reached the top of the heap among law firms arguing ...
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Read the ruling: Washington Redskins lose trademark fight in federal court. #NFL  
A federal district judge in Virginia on Wednesday rejected the Washington Redskins' challenge to the cancellation of the team's trademarks as disparaging to ...
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  • The National Law Journal
    Staff Writer, 2008 - present
  • The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    Staff Writer, 2002 - 2008
  • The Baltimore Sun
    Staff Writer, 2001 - 2002
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Washington, D.C.
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"...As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings."
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Mike Scarcella, an editor and writer at The National Law Journal in D.C., is a Baltimore native and fixed-gear cyclist. He's still waiting to get the word "defenestration" into an article. Contact him at mscarcella@alm.com and follow him on Twitter @MikeScarcella.
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Baltimore Sun headline confirms I once threw a perfect game in high school.
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  • The Johns Hopkins University
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