* A biting take on legal system reform. [The Onion]
* A law school class that actually changed something. [Chronicle of Higher Education]
* Justin Bieber’s lawyers send around nasty notes after naked pics of the singer go viral. [TMZ]
* Paid justice? Prosecutors are paid by an insurance company for “handling” their cases. Sounds suspect. [Texas Tribune]
* Badass Ph.D. coldly takes down lawyer during a deposition. [Medium]
* Highlights from the Academy for Private Practice. [CodeX]
* The behavior that got Dewey into so much trouble is still going on. [Big Law Business / BNA]
* Bob McCulloch, the prosecutor who handled (mishandled?) the Michael Brown / Darren Wilson case in Ferguson, Missouri, was recently named as “Prosecutor of the Year” by the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. This probably wasn’t a good idea. [Slate]
* American Apparel filed for bankruptcy, and rather than Biglaw firms representing the embattled clothier, they’re trying to snatch up fees. Skadden, White & Case, and Paul Hastings are each owed quite the pretty penny. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]
* Which law school dean was just named as senior counsel at Dentons, the largest law firm in the world? That would be Nicholas Allard of Brooklyn Law School. Perhaps this law dean’s academic cash flow wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
* “Unless the industry cleans itself up, we can expect more lawsuits like this in the future.” In an interesting turn of events, the marijuana industry is now seeing its first product liability suit. A protip for growers: No one wants to smoke fungicide. [Los Angeles Times]
* Just when you thought patent trolls couldn’t get any worse, they started to harass members of the fashion industry. Copyright trolls (i.e., Stephen Doniger and Scott Alan Burroughs) are suing over textile prints left and right, and that’s so last season. [Fortune]
* Even Bill Cosby cannot escape the power and force of the American judicial system. [Gawker]
* A #tbt look at a bygone era when people took honest-to-goodness lunch breaks. [Slate]
* Let the fanfic commence! Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg tells of the time Justice Scalia serenaded her. [Huffington Post]
* More people pile on Mary Jo White. [Above the Law]
* A primer on the legal issues that will dominate the next year. [Pacific Standard]
* The British legal system is going to war over offensive tweets. [Overlawyered]
* The closing you use at the end of your email can say a lot about you. [Daily Lawyer Tips]
Dov Charney learns what it’s like on the other side of a slap.
* Dewey know what Justice Robert Stolz will do now that the jury has declared itself deadlocked on most charges? Tune in later today. [American Lawyer]
* Thanks to sentencing reform, the Justice Department will release about 6,000 inmates from prison starting later this month. [New York Times]
* Speaking of the DOJ, BP will settle Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims with the feds for a whopping $20 billion. [ABA Journal]
* 50 Cent’s malpractice suit against his ex-lawyers seeks 7.5 billion cents. [Law360]
* When legal recruiters sue each other, things can get ugly — fast. [American Lawyer]
The federal government is formally making legal aid a priority.
The Supreme Court offers half-hearted reform at the expense of lawyers in a cynical bid to quiet the media.
Which of your favorite SCOTUS justices will be next?
* Today’s the first Monday in October, and we all know what that means. The Supreme Court starts its Term as disapproval of its work reaches a new high for recent years. [Gallup via How Appealing]
* And here’s Adam Liptak’s excellent overview of the new Supreme Court Term, so you can sound smart at cocktail parties this month. [New York Times]
* In other SCOTUS news, Senator Bob Menendez is fighting the bribery charges against him by relying upon a high court decision he once condemned — can you guess which one? [The Record How Appealing]
* Which presidential candidates get the most in campaign contributions from Silicon Valley lawyers? The second-place finisher might surprise you. [The Recorder]
* Elsewhere in presidential politics, Hillary Clinton will announce new gun-control proposals later today. [New York Times]
* Dewey have any idea of when this jury will reach a verdict? [Law360]
* Super-mediator Kenneth Feinberg’s latest challenge: pension reform. [National Law Journal]
Dear SCOTUS, You Had Me At “Hovercraft-Owning Moose Hunter.”
A recent District of Nevada ruling could cause issues for consumers in data breach class action cases moving forward.
Late last week, a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit upheld the decision of Washington federal judge Richard A. Jones regarding the Seattle minimum wage law.
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