* Yup, the criminal justice system is super broken. After being jailed for 2 years in Rikers and still fighting to clear his name for a crime even the victim’s family doesn’t think he committed, Enger Javier now wants to be a lawyer. [Gawker] * Emotional tale of the lives behind mandatory minimums, though this one might have a happy ending. Demaryius Thomas’s mother, recently released from prison after 15 years after being pardoned by President Obama, is going to the Super Bowl. [ESPN] * Should conservatives accept the delegation of legislative power? Heresy! [Library of Law and Liberty] * Is there an issue with cognitive decline on the U.S. Supreme Court? And will anyone do anything about it? [Los Angeles Times] * It’s a jungle out there: If you’re a lawyer, when you wake up, you better be running. [Associate’s Mind] * Yup, a law student is suing over a wafer-less Kit-Kat. [Yahoo] * We previously mentioned Orrick’s opening up in Houston; here are the identities of 13 of the new partners. [Legal Business] * Great advice for making the most of networking opportunities. [Rebooting Your Law Practice] * ATL managing editor David Lat will be in San Francisco a week from today, and you’re cordially invited to meet him at this cocktail reception and Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link) book signing. [FBANC via Eventbrite]








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