Non Sequiturs: 10.28.18 | Above the Law

* Adam Feldman identifies eight issues where widely divergent state laws could lead to Supreme Court intervention. [Empirical SCOTUS]

* Jonathan Adler wonders why it took so long for NBC to report on the inconsistencies and discrepancies in the allegations that Julie Swetnick made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. [Bench Memos / National Review]

* It seems that Cesar Sayoc didn’t limit himself to threatening prominent liberals and progressives; he apparently went after Ilya Somin as well. [Reason / Volokh Conspiracy]

* A riddle from Mark Lemley (via Orly Lobel): what’s the “most Silicon Valley fact ever”? [PrawfsBlawg]

* Congratulations to Bloomberg Law on the launch of its latest offering in litigation analytics. [Artificial Lawyer]

* And congratulations to Fastcase on its latest deal, the acquisition of Law Street Media. [Dewey B Strategic]

DBL square headshotDavid Lat is editor at large and founding editor of Above the Law, as well as the author of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He previously worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can connect with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you can reach him by email at

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