Billy Merck

Posts by Billy Merck

  • Animal Law, Deaths, Morning Docket, Pakistan, Real Estate, Technology, Thomas Goldstein, Violence

    Morning Docket: 12.28.07

    * Rest in peace, Benazir Bhutto; God knows you weren’t able to live in it. [CNN] * That seems like a pretty good starting point for liability against the zoo. [BBC] * We don’t know if you know Tom Goldstein, but he’s a pretty big deal. [SCOTUSBlog] * If he could only apply all of […]

    120 Comments / / Dec 28, 2007 at 10:12 AM
  • Guns / Firearms, Jury Duty, Kids, Morning Docket, Rap, Sentencing Law, Trials

    Morning Docket: 12.27.07

    * NRA defends the rights of hurricane victims to shoot at the National Guard keep guns. [AP via How Appealing] * French “aid” workers sentenced to eight years of hard labor in Chad “orphan” case. [Jurist] * Apparently if you’re a rapper you can show up at court when you damn well please. [Athens Banner-Herald] […]

    66 Comments / / Dec 27, 2007 at 10:11 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Daily Docket: 12.26.07

    * So, it’s gonna be illegal now, which means the CIA can’t do it, right? [Washington Post via How Appealing] * New Jersey gets rid of the death penalty; now if they could just tackle that disgusting odor. [BBC] * Prosecutors go 0-1-6 in Sears Tower trial. [CNN] * Hey, look everybody! International law! They’ve […]

    11 Comments / / Dec 14, 2007 at 9:00 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 12.13.07

    * Well, Justice Thomas, it’s no place for stubborn, illogical reasoning either, but hey… [South Florida Sun-Sentinel via How Appealing] * Obama’s road not taken; has it made all the difference? [Legal Times] * Car companies’ suit against California tossed. [Jurist] * Bush still doesn’t care about poor kids. [AP via Atlanta Journal-Constitution] * Is […]

    20 Comments / / Dec 13, 2007 at 9:30 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.29.07

    * NWA has to pay pilots’ attorney’s fees. [AP via Yahoo! Finance] * Morrisey’s not only a miserable bastard, he’s a xenophobe too! (Don’t sue us, Morrisey; we’re just kidding.) [Contact Music] * Ford rolls over on Explorer suits. [AP via Atlanta Journal-Constitution] * HBO chickens out on trademark suit. [WSJ Law Blog] * Georgia […]

    13 Comments / / Nov 29, 2007 at 9:20 AM
  • Andrew Speaker, Fast Food, Intellectual Property, Morning Docket, Music, Pakistan, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 11.28.07

    * Oral argument in New Jersey v. Delaware. [U.S. Supreme Court (PDF) via How Appealing] * I’ll have a Joey Bag of Lawsuits. [AP via Atlanta Journal-Constitution] * TB Andy didn’t hurt anybody. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] * Grandpa got screwed over by a lawsuit … [AP via Reno Gazette-Journal] * Pakistan lets (almost) everyone go, but […]

    6 Comments / / Nov 28, 2007 at 9:00 AM
  • Free Speech, Judicial Nominations, Michael Vick, Morning Docket, Politics, Tort Reform

    Morning Docket: 11.27.07

    * Apparently the President of the United States is somehow involved in the judicial nomination process. [The Weekly Standard via How Appealing] * Too much litigation? Blame all those conservative trial lawyers. [WSJ Law Blog] * Vick’s state trial date will be set today. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] * Nevada tries to smoke out some justice. [Reno […]

    7 Comments / / Nov 27, 2007 at 9:15 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.26.07

    * Will SCOTUS shoot down D.C.’s gun ban? [CBS Evening News via How Appealing] * Willie Nelson takes a moment between tokes to ask Georgians to be nicer to dogs. [CNN] * Brad Pitt may get sued for screwing over Universal. [One News (New Zealand)] * Former legal counsel sings on Samsung. [Reuters via Yahoo! […]

    2 Comments / / Nov 26, 2007 at 9:05 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.21.07

    * Former Press Secretary McClellan blames Bush, Cheney, Libby, and Rove in CIA-Plame leak case. [CNN] * Polygamist Jeffs sentenced to 10 years. [MSNBC] * Rich people rank their lawyers. [ABA Journal] * Trainer really, really won’t testify against Bonds in BALCO case. [MSNBC] * Dayton firm to acquire one of those leather chairs. [The […]

    10 Comments / / Nov 21, 2007 at 9:10 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.20.07

    * Detained AP photographer in Iraq finally accused of something. [CNN] * Court-ordered test reveals sex scandal in Georgia megachurch. [MSNBC] * Saudi attorney, disbarred for talking to media, seeks reinstatement to represent sentenced rape victim. [CNN] * Khmer Rouge defendant appears in court 28 years later. [New York Times] * Presidential candidates’ ties to […]

    10 Comments / / Nov 20, 2007 at 9:00 AM
  • Death Penalty, Department of Justice, Environment / Environmental Law, Federal Judges, Hillary Clinton, Michael Mukasey, Morning Docket, Politics

    Morning Docket: 11.16.07

    * Judge Mark Filip (N.D. Ill.) picked to be Mukasey’s deputy. [AP via How Appealing] * SCOTUS stays Florida execution like I said they would. [New York Times] * Hmm…Bush administration didn’t properly consider impact of climate change…. shocking. [New York Times; Washington Post] * Hillary Clinton takes the gloves off, giving “her most commanding […]

    22 Comments / / Nov 16, 2007 at 9:30 AM
  • 7th Circuit, Advertising, Cars, Choate Hall & Stewart, Crime, Non-Sequiturs, Religion

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.15.07

    * Seventh Circuit to lawyer: What is this, amateur hour? [TaxProf Blog] * Some more full length attorney bio pics. [Groom Law Group] * Speaking of the whole Mac-PC thing… [Choate Hall & Stewart LLP] * Former Congressman blows by the cops while getting blown, then refuses to blow. [Times Union] * Ah jeez, the […]

    38 Comments / / Nov 15, 2007 at 5:09 PM
  • Job Searches

    Since You’re Probably Pulling All-Nighters Anyway…

    Are you a law student in the D.C. area looking for a part-time job to help you pay for books and the “cheapest sh*t the liquor stores sell?” Well, Skadden has a great opportunity for you. That is, so long as you don’t want to sleep. Our tipster passed along this listing from the GW […]

    38 Comments / / Nov 15, 2007 at 4:01 PM
  • Law Schools, Screw-Ups, Technology

    MacGate Update: An Explanation from the University of Kentucky

    Wow. Sorry for the delay in new posts, but you guys have been going wild in the comments, and have thereby crushed our servers. We suck. Anyway, here’s some more on MacGate: University of Kentucky law students received a memo earlier this week explaining the school’s decision to use Exam Soft (and thus impact Mac […]

    66 Comments / / Nov 15, 2007 at 3:39 PM
  • Law Schools, Screw-Ups, Technology

    American University MacGate

    “Hello, I’m a Mac.” “And I’m a PC. I may not be great at making newfangled new media graphics, but at least I won’t cost you extra when you’re taking law school exams at American University.” Apparently American University is not the best place to go law school if you plan on using a Mac […]

    251 Comments / / Nov 15, 2007 at 12:57 PM
  • Biglaw, Pictures, Weirdness

    Fox Rothschild to Full Length Photos!

    While we anxiously await word of new associate bonus announcements, it is in the meantime a quite slow news day. For those of you tired of talking about the New York Bar Exam Results, here is a brief diversion in the form of full-length attorney bio photos from the firm Fox Rothschild. Our tipster quips: […]

    156 Comments / / Nov 15, 2007 at 11:52 AM
  • Bar Exams, Screw-Ups, Technology

    New York Bar Exam Results Available

    Lat is here (and apparently partying like a rock star), so you’ll have to put with me for the rest of the day. The first order of the day is to announce that the New York Bar Exam results are up on the BOLE website. We had anxious tipsters this morning who were quite worried […]

    169 Comments / / Nov 15, 2007 at 10:00 AM