google book search.jpg* Google Book Search is now on the path to officially kill the public library. Google will pay $125 million to settle two copyright lawsuits, and will move forward with making millions of books available online. [Bloomberg]

* A Nevada judicial candidate has sued the Las Vegas Review-Journal, claiming the newspaper defamed him and cost him the election. [Courthouse News Service]

* Austrian man drives drunk to protest drunken driving charges. [Reuters]

* One of President Bush’s biggest contributions from the last 8 years is a more conservative federal judiciary. And they’re young ‘uns, so they’ll be around for a while. [New York Times]

* Four months in prison for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. And he owes the city $1 million. [Associated Press]

* Nixon Peabody steals welcomes 25 more lawyers from Taylor Wessing’s Paris office. [American Lawyer]


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