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  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.15.11

    * According to this lawsuit, a medical license is just a free pass to steal people’s time and money. Clearly, the way around this is to bill the doctor for your time and then sue when he refuses to pay. [MSNBC] * Former lieutenant Daniel Choi will go to trial this August for his White […]

    5 Comments / / Jun 15, 2011 at 9:11 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.14.11

    * Because Governor Cuomo hasn’t signed New York’s new ethics bill yet, members of the executive and legislative branches still have time to send crotchal TwitPics without consequence. [Wall Street Journal] * With a two-week leave of absence, however, Anthony Weiner’s time may be coming really soon. And in spite of Weinergate, I still think […]

    9 Comments / / Jun 14, 2011 at 9:02 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.13.11

    * Dr. Pepper drinkers apparently <3 double penetration. I guess that counts as fair use, right? At least most porn stars would agree. [Copyranter] * It figures that a lawyer from New Jersey would be accused of head butting someone. This is the guy who could be evaluating your character and fitness, bar takers. [ABA […]

    6 Comments / / Jun 13, 2011 at 5:38 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.13.11

    * Hey tinfoil hat wearers, when a televised moonwalk isn’t good enough, you probably don’t need a dead bin Laden photo. Suing the CIA and the DoD isn’t going to make you believe. [Daily Mail] * Villanova Law’s administrators seem to have figured out that the best way to deal with scandal is to play […]

    6 Comments / / Jun 13, 2011 at 9:12 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.10.11

    * Alabama’s new immigration law is hardcore, but may lead to an uptick in employment prospects. Those tomatoes aren’t going to pick themselves, you know. [Reuters] * This New York fire department proves that if your career involves sliding down poles, you may as well cup some balls in the process. [Gothamist] * Apparently, if […]

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

    Morning Docket: 06.09.11

    * Paul Clement laid down the law, or lack thereof, when it came to yesterday’s oral arguments on Obamacare in the Eleventh Circuit. [Reuters] * “Hey, I have some cases that could exonerate your client, and you have a law firm job for my nephew. Wanna trade?” Best conflict of interest case ever. [Los Angeles […]

    5 Comments / / Jun 9, 2011 at 9:02 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.08.11

    * Just a little off the top: this prisoner is suing because Virginia won’t give her the kind of cut that she wants. [Wall Street Journal] * There are probably more bison than gay people in Wyoming, but now the latter can get divorced there. All two of them. [ABA Journal] * Bloggers from Garden […]

    16 Comments / / Jun 8, 2011 at 9:02 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.07.11

    * DSK pleaded not guilty. In more interesting news, hotel maids are lobbying for panic buttons. Help, I’ve fallen onto a foreigner’s penis and I can’t get up? [Bloomberg] * The Supreme Court confirms that it isn’t cool to give a guy blue balls, especially when it’s on tape. A ten second rub ‘n tug […]

    21 Comments / / Jun 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.06.11

    * “One man’s evil empire is another’s home team.” Working for Darth Skadden can make a lawyer switch to the dark side pretty quickly. The Sith must have great benefits. [New York Times] * It’s more often that you find illegal immigrants waiting for you at Home Depot than illegal paint. [Los Angeles Times] * […]

    19 Comments / / Jun 6, 2011 at 9:29 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.27.11

    * Drowning in loan debt? There’s a niche for that! A Connecticut lawyer is paying off his $160K of law school loans with a client base comprised of — you guessed it — lawyers. [Hartford Business Journal via ABA Journal] * In New York, new “while black” violations seem to pop up every few months. […]

    19 Comments / / May 27, 2011 at 9:05 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.26.11

    * Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, sang throughout his entire court proceeding yesterday. I guess he was practicing the jailhouse rock, because he got a double life sentence. [Wall Street Journal] * Sam Logan, I bet your dad wishes that he was still on the Tenth Circuit so he could benchslap the s**t out […]

    14 Comments / / May 26, 2011 at 9:02 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.25.11

    * Is it in the public interest to have a hangover? My dislike for puking says no, but my secret love for Ed Helms says yes. [Media Decoder / New York Times] * The rape case has been booted out of federal court. When asked for the legal reasoning behind the removal, the judge […]

    6 Comments / / May 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.24.11

    * DSK did a very French thing and pulled out while getting screwed. I guess no one told him that being the Director of the IMF doesn’t mean you get to do to people what the IMF does to countries. [Wall Street Journal] * Career associates get to have “lifestyle” jobs at Biglaw firms — […]

    20 Comments / / May 24, 2011 at 9:05 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.23.11

    * Indiana’s ban on Planned Parenthood funding means a change in providers, not in services, for women on Medicaid. The only problem is that the new provider is a coat hanger. [New York Times] * Utah’s new law against being sexy is being fought by an attorney who looks like he just wants to keep […]

    10 Comments / / May 23, 2011 at 9:13 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.13.11

    * With a stroke of his pen, Delaware’s governor quickly pleased the state’s gays. You won’t hear them complaining about this one minute man any time soon. [USA Today] * On Friday the Thirteenth, it’s fitting to tell you about this herpes-laden, lawsuit horror story. What happens in Vegas never stays in Vegas, especially when […]

    26 Comments / / May 13, 2011 at 9:11 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.12.11

    * The Village People taught us that you can find pleasure, search for treasure, and join your fellow man in the navy. All things considered, same-sex marriages on naval bases shouldn’t be that big of a deal. [Reuters] * If this lawsuit doesn’t work out, there are plenty of other career opportunities available that involve […]

    8 Comments / / May 12, 2011 at 9:04 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.11.11

    * SlutWalk: no, I’m not talking about your weekend plans. Don’t tell law students not to dress like sluts, because they’ll use their brains and hold a half-naked protest about it. [CNN World] * More than 23,000 people downloaded The Expendables? Seriously? You deserve to be sued. My boyfriend made me see that movie, and […]

    34 Comments / / May 11, 2011 at 9:05 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.10.11

    * Why is Obamacare better than an apple a day? Because it’ll really keep the doctor away. A trifecta of Obamacare appeals begins today. [Los Angeles Times] * Hooters could’ve gone tits up if this lawsuit turned out badly. Luckily, the company lawyers are as supportive as a good bra. [Bloomberg] * Texas: home of […]

    13 Comments / / May 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM