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  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.22.11

    * James Murdoch may have been lying. That is all. [New York Times] * Bennie Wilcox, a former “dean” of Kaplan “University’s” “law” and “legal” “studies”, was sentenced to a year in prison for posting online threats against the “school.” [Bloomberg] * Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to prevent Maria Shriver from terminating half his assets […]

    5 Comments / / Jul 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM
  • Celebrities, Crime, Death Penalty, Kids, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Texas

    Morning Docket: 07.21.11

    * Lindsay Lohan is headed back to court today. She’s expected to be arraigned on charges of being the best actress ever. [Hollywood Life] * Another future Nobelist, Kim Kardashian, has filed a lawsuit against the Gap for using what this article calls “a faux-dashian model in a commercial for its Old Navy brand.” May […]

    11 Comments / / Jul 21, 2011 at 9:12 AM
  • Biglaw, Drinking, Football, Kramer Levin, Morning Docket, Privacy, Sports, Technology

    Morning Docket: 07.20.11

    * News Corp. has hired Paul Weiss attorney Mark Mendelsohn, a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act expert, to advise them. In related news, Chuck Norris has hired Wendi Deng Murdoch to advise him. [WSJ Law Blog] * Utah’s goofy liquor laws are examined in this New York Times article. The restrictive laws clearly came out of […]

    28 Comments / / Jul 20, 2011 at 9:03 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.18.11

    * The arrest of Rebekah Brooks over the weekend only complicates the investigation into News Corp. phone-hacking. I like her hair. I only have one question. [Bloomberg] * What (and where) becomes of Casey Anthony now that she’s out? Y’know, F. Scott Fitzgerald once opined that “There are no second acts in American lives. But […]

    16 Comments / / Jul 18, 2011 at 9:06 AM
  • Crime, Litigators, Murder, Trials

    People Email Me Things

    About a month ago, our writer Juggalo Law levied some “thoughtful criticisms” against Jose Baez, suggesting that Baez may have been in over his head on the Casey Anthony case. But after the verdict was in, Juggalo received a missive worthy of being read from “Attorney Baez.” Satire sure is fun.

    63 Comments / / Jul 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM
  • Golf, Kids, Sports

    Milk, Milk, Lemonade, Around The Corner…

    When I was a little kid, my cousin and I set up a produce stand in front of my grandparents’ house. Splayed out on an uneven card table, we offered a variety of bruised, battered, and misshapen produce. From an oblong cantaloupe to a nicked-up watermelon, our “stand” carried the bounty of my grandfather’s patch […]

    25 Comments / / Jun 20, 2011 at 4:31 PM
  • Crime, Litigators, Murder, Nancy Grace, Television, Trials

    Fear And Loathing, The Squeakquel

    I knew the moment would come when I’d have to watch a full hour of Nancy Grace and I was not looking forward to it. The daytime anchors and hosts had been mere fluffers for Nancy Grace’s performance at night and there were multiple teases to her show throughout the day. For Nancy Grace is […]

    29 Comments / / Jun 14, 2011 at 7:30 PM
  • Crime, Litigators, Murder, Nancy Grace, Television, Trials

    Fear And Loathing On Headline News

    On Sunday night, I was sitting on my couch eating Chicken McNuggets®, when Lat Skyped™ me. The following is a faithful transcript of our conversation. Lat: Hey Juggs, I’ve got an assignment for you. Wait, why aren’t you wearing a shirt? Me: Why are you wearing a top hat? L: Touché. Listen, I have an […]

    31 Comments / / Jun 14, 2011 at 10:06 AM
  • Crime, Lawyer of the Day, Litigators, Murder, Trials

    Lawyer of the Day: Jose Baez, Counsel to Casey Anthony

    Anyone who is a lawyer knows that sinking feeling. The feeling that comes when someone else finds out you’re a lawyer and starts telling you about whatever garden-variety awfulness has visited their lives. They prattle on about who knows what, because you’ve tuned out. But they keep going and the inevitable finally arrives at the […]

    110 Comments / / Jun 10, 2011 at 3:38 PM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Celebrities, Hotties, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    The Peculiarly American Anna Nicole Smith

    During her short lifetime, Anna Nicole Smith managed to sell sex, jeans, weight-loss pills and, with her reality show, a sense of superiority to millions of Americans who could take some solace in the fact that they were not that messed up. She was voluptuous, then she was just plain fat, then she was voluptuous […]

    14 Comments / / Jun 7, 2011 at 2:34 PM
  • Andrew Sullivan, California, Health Care / Medicine, Jews, Kids, Politics, Religion, Weirdness

    Circumcision, Anti-Semitism, and You

    The phone’s been ringing off the hook here at the Circumcision Law Desk all weekend, so I apologize in advance if this post comes off sounding a bit distracted. Oftentimes, the intersection of foreskin and law is a lonely corridor filled with nothing but shattered dreams and crying babies. A screaming anti-semitism comes across the […]

    95 Comments / / Jun 6, 2011 at 6:32 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.03.11

    * Barring a last-minute deal, John Edwards will be indicted today. Life can seem pretty unfair sometimes. This isn’t one of those times. [ABC News] * Civil rights groups have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Georgia over its new immigration law. These two have a history. [Reuters] * Outsourcing firms are creating […]

    8 Comments / / Jun 3, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.02.11

    * Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is joining Katten Muchin Rosenman as “of counsel.” Which promises to be a boon to their snow-clearing, graft, and patronage practices. [Chicago Tribune] * South Carolina may be jumping on the E-verify train. Whatever, the sopapilla scene in Charleston was lame to begin with. [The State] * This article […]

    10 Comments / / Jun 2, 2011 at 9:10 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.01.11

    * J’Accuse…! The S.E.C. has, so far, been operating on a Lone Frenchman theory in regard to mortgage securities fraud at Goldman Sachs. [New York Times] * This article suggests that the dumb question of the 21st century is “Is it legal?” I suggest the honor go to “F**king magnets, how do they work?” [CBS […]

    15 Comments / / Jun 1, 2011 at 9:01 AM
  • California, John Edwards, John Paul Stevens, Libraries / Librarians, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Prisons

    Morning Docket: 05.31.11

    * Opponents of “three strikes” hope that the SCOTUS decision requiring California to reduce its prison population by 33,000 inmates will help them to repeal three strikes. Four balls, standing eight count, and wicked googly are among sports terms vying to take its place. [San Diego Union Tribune] * A law firm librarian in New […]

    5 Comments / / May 31, 2011 at 9:05 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.30.11

    Ed. note: Today we remember and thank those who have died in military service to our country. In honor of Memorial Day, Above the Law is on holiday (and we hope you are too). We will return to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. * Can’t really improve on the Deadspin headline here. “Ric Flair Found In […]

    6 Comments / / May 30, 2011 at 10:29 AM
  • Abortion, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Schools, Movies, Religion

    Roe v. Wade v. Siskel v. Ebert

    When Focus on the Family CEO Jim Daly recently conceded that opponents of gay marriage had “probably” lost in their efforts to convince young Americans that gay marriage is evil baloney, there was much celebration in circles that celebrate such things. I have it on good authority that Elie let out a big whoop upon […]

    63 Comments / / May 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM
  • Bernie Madoff, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.20.11

    * A former Ropes & Gray attorney caught up in the Galleon Group insider trading scandal, Brien Santarlas, testified yesterday that he was paid thousands of dollars for tips. Then, he was told “to dispose of the phone — break it in half, submerge it in water and put it in a garbage can.” He […]

    16 Comments / / May 20, 2011 at 9:07 AM