Stella Q

Posts by Stella Q

  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.29.08

    * Arnold Schwarzenegger gets his tank back, offers rides to children. [Houston Chronicle] * The Morality of Trade: “Commerce is not a cuss word.” [Commerce Law] * Did anybody remember that it’s a leap year? [PrawfsBlawg] * Perhaps the shortest jury deliberation ever. [CNN] * Virginia Supreme Court strikes down taxation without representation. So close, […]

    4 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 4:34 PM
  • Asians, Harold Koh, Kenji Yoshino, Law Professors, Law Schools

    NYU Hires Kenji Yoshino as Permanent Faculty Member

    NYU School of Law announced today that it has hired Professor Kenji Yoshino as a tenured faculty member. He was a visiting professor at the school last year and again this spring. Professor Yoshino graduated from Yale Law in 1996 and is influential in the fields of constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, and law and literature. […]

    54 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 3:05 PM
  • Crime, Ridiculousness, Sex, You Go Girl

    Texas and Alabama Still Hot and Bothered Over Sex Toys; Guns OK

    Marc J. Randazza fills us in on the Texas sex toy ban, just struck down by the Fifth Circuit. According to Marc, the arguments for outlawing the sale of toys for your pleasure-parts are thus: (1) If the Texas dildo law is invalidated as an improper encroachment upon personal liberty, this will open the floodgates, […]

    57 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 2:05 PM
  • Email Scandals

    Campaign Contributions and Listervs

    From one of our tipsters: Richard Rosenbaum, president of Greenburg Traurig, made the following group email faux pas. He used the company listserv to send two emails soliciting contributions for the McCain campaign, proving that law students aren’t the only bumbling souls who screw up listserv etiquette. From Rosenbaum’s first email: “As we have said […]

    50 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 12:22 PM
  • Barack Obama

    IRS is Investigating Obama Speech

    The IRS is investigating the denomination Trinity United Church of Christ for hosting Barack Obama as a speaker in front of 10,000 people in June of 2007. Non-profit organizations are generally not allowed to endorse candidates, although politicos can speak at such organizations. You can find the AP article here. More press and blog coverage […]

    88 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 10:52 AM
  • Cocaine / Crack, FDA

    Blow-by-Blow (Get it? Blow?)

    A candy company’s been under some scrutiny lately about their new drink mix, which they innocently named “Blow.” It comes in little clear packets and supposedly gives you lots and lots of energy. Athough it probably doesn’t work as well as that Adderall you have in your desk, it is likely much cheaper. In any […]

    50 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • Announcements

    Thank You Ma’am

    My name is Sharon Eliza Nichols, and I’ll be co-blogging with David today. First, though, I thought I’d introduce myself. I’m a curious little blonde girl with poor impulse control. I’m also a 1L at the University of Alabama School of Law. It’s my sincere desire to contribute to the world of legal sensationalism, and […]

    115 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 8:48 AM
  • Angelina Jolie, Blogging, Defamation, Free Speech, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Racism, Romance and Dating, Roy Pearson, Television

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.15.07

    * Who is this really protecting? Do women really need someone to tell us we can’t date this guy? Judging by an unscientific sample of good women dating assholes, kind of. [Feministing] * Angelina’s lawyer self-deprecates; Angelina doesn’t disagree with his bone-headedness; even Jon Stewart is not immune to her charms. [Legal Profession Blog] * […]

    14 Comments / / Jun 15, 2007 at 5:10 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.07.07

    * Defense claimed that the dog was hardly a victim and that his barking translated roughly into “You looking at me?” [Rutland Herald] * So You Think You Can Pretend to be a Cop and not get sued? What would be really funny is filming Sharon Osbourne in the courtroom if her son Jack goes […]

    5 Comments / / Jun 7, 2007 at 6:30 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.06.07

    * Ethiopia is fast becoming the safety school of adopting families. As much red tape as you encounter, oh culturally aware saviors, it will not be as infuriating as this. [International Herald Tribune] * Ironic grades are cool, but now that the hipster is good and buried, this is the time for the academic to […]

    3 Comments / / Jun 6, 2007 at 5:30 PM
  • Advertising, Asians, Books, Non-Sequiturs, Racism, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.05.07

    * These ads are as unfunny as the Jon Stewart skit, and both are a waste of Jack Chin’s legal credentials. [Arizona Daily Star] * I doubt books are in any danger. Remember the Rocket? [Out of the Jungle] * You are probably safe calling her hot and/or making phallic jokes, but please don’t make […]

    5 Comments / / Jun 5, 2007 at 5:00 PM
  • Crime, Divorce Train Wrecks, Drugs, Education / Schools, Gay, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Perverts, Romance and Dating, Videos

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.04.07

    * 21 Jump Street in action! Perennially young and quirky Johnny Depp could probably still pull it off today. [Seattle Times] * Can you think of anything better to do after renouncing the practice of law? [Law and Magic Blog (seriously)] * Some perspective: at least there’s no evidence he ever videotaped high school boys […]

    6 Comments / / Jun 4, 2007 at 7:55 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.25.07

    * Women’s unmentionables are pricey, but even the total value of 1,300 pairs of 100% cotton granny panties would amount to a felony. (Yeah, I hate the word “panty” too.) [ABC News (Denver)] * The bad news is that you’ll never eat your greens again. The good news is that he is STD-free. [Daily Herald] […]

    3 Comments / / May 25, 2007 at 5:30 PM
  • Celebrities, Defamation, Education / Schools, Gender, Kids, Litigatrix, Movies, Non-Sequiturs, Pregnancy / Paternity, Sexual Harassment

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.24.07

    * It is my calling to keep people’s self-esteem in check when out of wack with reality. And to yet again point out the dangers of using MySpace if you’re over 21 or not a musician. I am also in a pissy mood today. [Gawker] * The recent approval of a pill that stops menstruation […]

    11 Comments / / May 24, 2007 at 5:55 PM
  • Celebrities, Lunacy, Movies, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Oral Sex / Blow Jobs, Police, Pornography, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.23.07

    * When the backdrops for crazy shootings tend to be God-forsaken backwaters (or suburbs), it’s reassuring to know that New York City is still home to plenty of wackjobs. [Gawker; Village Voice; Braunstein recap here] * I love it when a guy makes good on the “You can’t make me!” threat. [QuizLaw; The Smoking Gun] […]

    4 Comments / / May 23, 2007 at 7:02 PM
  • Asians, Crime, Deaths, Drugs, Education / Schools, Food, Immigration, Kids, Non-Sequiturs, Racism

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.22.07

    * Duke, race, and why the honor code is harder to understand than “Fuqua” is to pronounce. [CNN; The News & Observer] * When a woman rushes into the bathroom and emerges with no powder of any kind on her nose, it means she’s stealing your identity, fool. [Los Angeles Times] * If models can […]

    3 Comments / / May 22, 2007 at 5:06 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.21.07

    * Nothing good can come from gossip. Except a bearable work day and an entertaining blog or two. But I’ve tried the experiment from that terrible teen flick and can confirm that things did go awry. [Out of the Jungle; Boston Globe] * The cops’ defense: We don’t see people “that way.” “That way” meaning […]

    1 Comment / / May 21, 2007 at 5:30 PM
  • Celebrities, Divorce Train Wrecks, Gender, Kids, Non-Sequiturs, Rape, Religion, Trials, Weirdness

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.18.07

    * A rabbi, a nun and Christopher Hitchens walk into a bar… [PrawfsBlawg] * Unlike other 15-year-olds who appreciate toilet humor, this girl felt victimized by the inside joke. [Pensacola News Journal] * Anne Heche continues to entertain/disturb, plus we haven’t had a cautionary divorce tale in some time. Stay tuned… [Nasty, Brutish & Short] […]

    10 Comments / / May 18, 2007 at 5:24 PM