From time to time, I find it necessary to give Above the Law readers an extended break from their tireless work as copy editors, issue spotters, and defenders of American values. That’s right — it’s time for me to go vacation.

What will I be doing? Well, to be honest, I’ve been inspired by the Bonobos ad campaign. It reminded me that there was a time when I was interested in a broad array of topics — like the behavioral proclivities of bonobo apes — that had nothing to do with the legal issues of the day. I used to care about things like ape sex, string theory, and Egyptian eunuchs. So I’m taking a bit of a cultural holiday. MoMa, Museum of Natural History, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, here I come….

And sure, you could interpret that last paragraph as: (a) wow, Elie must have gambled away too much money and now he’s broke; or (b) Elie’s work-release program from debtor’s prison means he can’t leave the isle of Manhattan. And you’d be right. But you’re not going to think I’m such a loser when you see me cruising around the city in my snazzy new pants.

Meanwhile, on Above the Law, I leave you in the always capable hands of Kashmir Hill and David Lat (who’s back in the ATL trenches full-time). Please email them at tips@abovethelaw.com if you see anything you’d like them to cover. Or email them if you just want to use the opportunity to convince them to change the locks while I’m gone.

Have a great week. See you on the 16th.

Earlier: Vacation Memo: Elie


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