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Brutal Benchslap Tags DOJ Prosecutors As ‘Pretentious’ And ‘Inept’

Cranky judge rips federal prosecutors for "ineptitude" in his courtroom. Read more »
52 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.11.16

    Manager interviewing a male applicant* The 5 questions employers shouldn’t ask in job interviews. “Does this look infected?” inexplicably fails to make the list. [Law360]

    * Cleveland is suing Tamir Rice’s estate for not paying for the ambulance that picked him up after he got gunned down by police. In the contest for “Worst Place In America,” Cleveland just keeps racking up points. [Slate]

    * Mark Cuban continues harassing the SEC with amicus filings over their haphazard enforcement antics. Being rich and a little bit obnoxious finally serves a public purpose. [Litigation Daily]

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    * The 5 questions employers shouldn't ask in job interviews. "Does this look infected?" inexplicably fails to make the list. [Law360]

    * Cleveland is suing Tamir Rice's family for not paying for the ambulance that picked him up after he got gunned down by police. In the contest for "Worst Place In America," Cleveland just keeps racking up points. [Slate]

    * Mark Cuban continues harassing the SEC with amicus filings over their haphazard enforcement antics. Being rich and a little bit obnoxious finally serves a public purpose. [Litigation Daily]

    * Ikea has lost the trademark in its own name in Indonesia. This seems as good an opportunity as any to link to this video. [Coconuts Jakarta]

    * Department of Justice sues Ferguson for years of pervasive racial discrimination. This comes after the city rejected a negotiated deal, because whenever the federal government has you dead to rights you should absolutely piss all over the deal they offer. [Huffington Post]

    * NASA employees barred from writing "Jesus" in newsletter. Some are calling this a religious freedom issue, but that's ridiculous -- this is a scientific credibility issue. You're NASA! You've been up there and know he's not hanging around on a cloud. [Corporate Counsel]

    * Sanctioned former Mintz Levin associate brings defamation claims against newspapers. [The Am Law Daily]

    57 Comments / / at 8:45 AM
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    Technology

    Alt.legal: The $21BN Contract Lawyer Marketplace is Up For Grabs, ‘Hire An Esquire’ Plans to Catch It

    The startup looking to make the temporary legal market more transparent, liquid, and fair to both buyers (law firms and corporate legal departments) and lawyers.

    8 Comments / / Feb 10, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.10.16

    black history month* Nope, Black History month still isn’t racist. Here’s an explanation one more time for those that need it. [Popehat]

    * Hey! Now there is science to back up what we all knew: Voter ID laws suppress the vote. [Talking Points Memo]

    * Not everyone gets access to the same justice: non-prosecution agreements are reserved for VIPs. [Forbes]

    * New York City Mayor wasted no time acting after the deadly crane crash that damaged New York Law School. [Cityland NYC]

    * The Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against Pepper Hamilton has been settled. [Legal Intelligencer]

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    * Nope, Black History month still isn’t racist. Here’s an explanation one more time for those that need it. [Popehat] * Hey! Now there is science to back up what we all knew: Voter ID laws suppress the vote. [Talking Points Memo] * Not everyone gets access to the same justice: non-prosecution agreements are reserved […]

    28 Comments / / Feb 10, 2016 at 5:07 PM
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