Non-Sequiturs: 05.13.18

* An interesting (although depressing) factoid, courtesy of Ed Whelan: this former SCOTUS clerk and prominent Florida litigator has been nominated to the federal bench by three different presidents, but has yet to serve as a judge. [Bench Memos / National Review]

* If you’re an older lawyer and “in transition,” you need to get yourself a “temporary identity,” as Jane Genova explains. [Law and More]

* If you’re interested in the intersection of artificial intelligence and the law, Complex/vLex Canada’s CEO, Colin Lachance, provides a framework for understanding the world of legal AI. [3 Geeks and a Law Blog]

* Jonathan Bernstein offers a rebuttal to my recent New York Times op-ed celebrating the demise of blue slips. [Bloomberg]

* When can creators depict real people without risking liability? The ambiguity of the law on this question poses significant problems, according to Jennifer Rothman, author of a new book (affiliate link) about the right of publicity. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason]

* Noted media lawyer Charles Glasser wonders: when it comes to covering President Trump, are news editors “confusing the public interest with what is merely of interest to the public”? [Daily Caller]

* Thomson Reuters gets in on the blockchain action, bringing a blockchain-based legal arbitration platform, Kleros, into its Incubator Labs start-up program. [Artificial Lawyer]

* Final reminder: please support the Jersey City Free Public Library — and enjoy some delicious Filipino food by celebrity chef Dale Talde — by joining me on Thursday, May 17, for what should be a great evening! [Jersey City Free Public Library]
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