Marijuana

  • barack__obama

    Barack Obama, Biglaw, Deaths, Disasters / Emergencies, Election 2012, Election Law, Eric Holder, Gay Marriage, In-House Counsel, Law Schools, Marijuana, Morning Docket, State Judges

    Morning Docket: 11.07.12

    * “We know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.” Barack Obama was re-elected as president. Bring on the hope and change! No, seriously. [New York Times]

    * In news that shouldn’t come as a surprise, regardless of who won the presidential race, there are still post-election voting issues that will likely be resolved in the courts. [Blog of Legal Times]

    * But what we really want to know is who will be our country’s next attorney general. Because if anyone can fill Eric Holder’s shoes, it’s Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the S.D.N.Y. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * In other important news, several states approved gay marriage ballot initiatives, and others legalized marijuana. But hopefully you don’t have a case of the munchies yet, because federal law still says it’s illegal. [CNN]

    * They helped American citizens “ba-rock” the vote: hundreds of law students from around the country rallied around the craziness of Election Day to volunteer their assistance to worthy causes. [National Law Journal]

    * Biglaw firms in NYC are still reeling after Hurricane Sandy. While WilmerHale set up temporary offices last week, both SullCrom and Fried Frank could be out of commission for weeks. [Reuters; New York Times]

    * At this point, in-house counsel are kind of like the McKayla Maroneys of the legal profession, because they are seriously unimpressed with outside counsel’s efforts to improve services and fees. [Corporate Counsel]

    * Judge Theodore Jones, associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals, RIP. [New York Law Journal]

    4 Comments / / Nov 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • Cat

    Animal Law, Biglaw, Bloomberg, Kids, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Privacy, Technology, Texas

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.26.12

    * L.A. city council voted in favor of banning pet stores. Because walking your dog contributes to childhood obesitywaitwaitwhatthehell? [LA Times via Overlawyered]

    * If marijuana gets legalized, will there be a Green Gold Rush? [Daily Beast]

    * A Texas high school won’t let students vote for Homecoming unless they wear an electronic tracking chip around their neck. I didn’t realize Minority Report took place in Texas. [CNET]

    * A special Halloween version of scary s**t on the internet you maybe should be afraid of. [IT-Lex]

    * A bunch of alternate mottos for legal blogs, ATL included. Ours stars — who else? — the Commentariat. Nice work gang. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * After the jump, Lee Pacchia speaks with Dan DiPietro of Citibank, and has watchlist of the Biglaw firms that may fail in the near future….

    4 Comments / / Oct 26, 2012 at 5:03 PM
  • smoking_joint

    Drugs, Law Schools, Marijuana, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Christ Smokes Weed At Montana School of Law

    Jesus H. Christ smokes weed? Err, actually, it was Jason H. Christ, and he allegedly smoked weed inside of a law school….

    4 Comments / / Oct 24, 2012 at 3:41 PM
  • Competitive wife-carrying. Seriously.

    Airplanes / Aviation, Health Care / Medicine, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Old People, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.10.12

    * SCOTUS decided not to hear the case about telecoms allegedly warrantlessly letting the NSA listen to your calls. So, does this mean we’re all on Candid Cellphone? [Threat Level / Wired]

    * We mentioned the Harvard Law grad turned alleged scam artist, John Donald Cody (a.k.a. Mr. X), last week. Check out this cool story about how the feds tracked him down after years of searching. [Arizona Republic]

    * A Finnish lawyer recently won the World Wife Carrying Championship, which is, I guess, exactly what it sounds like. Scandinavians are strange. [The Irreverent Lawyer]

    * Everyone loves stories about old people accidentally growing drugs because they didn’t know what marijuana looks or smells like. Harkens back to simpler time! [Legal Juice]

    * Now the TSA is apparently mistreating and humiliating terminal leukemia patients. Pardon the bluntness, but f**k you. Seriously. [San Francisco Chronicle]

    * At least U.S.Customs Enforcement agents can still get their jobs done without disrespecting the sick and the old. Kudos for nabbing this dude flying in from Asia wearing body armor and carrying luggage full of weapons. The TSA folks should take notes. [ABC News]

    3 Comments / / Oct 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM
  • smoking_joint

    Drugs, Lawyer of the Day, Marijuana, New Orleans, Police, Ridiculousness, Screw-Ups

    Prosecutor Drops Joint in Court, in Front of Cops; Promptly Curses the Day He Was Born

    A New Orleans city attorney gets busted for pot in “arguably the easiest collar in the annals of policework.” Oops!

    34 Comments / / Oct 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM
  • If Arkansas allows medical pot, Clinton could finally inhale.

    Blogging, Contests, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Caron, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.27.12

    * A tipster writes: “PLEASE address this trash pile of an article… I’m begging you.” Well, here you go. [XOJane]

    * The controversy over Elizabeth Warren’s phantom law license continues. Here’s more analysis of her allegedly unlawful practice. [Legal Insurrection via League of Ordinary Gentlemen]

    * Cravat swine and more? Court approves punishment for necktie thief. [Blog of the Legal Times]

    * Where do Mitt Romney’s infamous 47 percent live? [TaxProf Blog]

    * Check out this legal technology writing contest. Seriously. You could win $5,000. Hell, maybe I’ll enter too. [IT-Lex]

    * Isn’t it oddly fitting that Bill Clinton’s home turf is the first southern state to consider allowing medical marijuana? [Fox News]

    * Lat gives some protips on launching a successful law blog. [Law360 (sub. req.)]

    9 Comments / / Sep 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM
  • How festive!

    Antonin Scalia, California, Drugs, Election Law, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Richard Posner, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.21.12

    * You can kiss your dreams of seeing Prop 8 being taken up by the Supreme Court goodbye if the justices decide to proceed with “more cautious DOMA challenges.” [Slate]

    * Well, at least one person is getting annoyed by the endless back and forth between Posner and Scalia. But that’s just one person. We’ll continue to beat that horse until it’s extra dead. [Althouse]

    * Is this like the new WebMD, but for law? With prompts like, “Can that crazy neighbor buy a gun?,” it looks like a suitable place for legal hypochondriacs to call home. [myRight]

    * Oh yay, I don’t like to get into election law and politics, so it’s a good thing that The Simpsons did all my work for me on this one: “Stopping all Americans from voting is for the protection of all Americans.” [PrawfsBlawg]

    * Kat over at Corporette wants to know what your top five tailoring alterations are — because after all, it’s pretty hard to dress for success in Biglaw if your pants are dragging on the floor. [Corporette]

    * You’d have to be super-dee-duper high to think that disguising your pot plants as Christmas trees in the middle of the desert to throw the police off your tracks would actually work. [Legally Weird / FindLaw]

    0 Comments / / Sep 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM
  • Looks like Fiona was picturing all the "Criminal" headline puns that she knew were coming.

    Celebrities, Drinking, Federal Judges, Football, Gay, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.20.12

    * In the continuing tales of “It’s not easy being Green(berg)” the firm is settling more than 30 claims from NFL players who say the firm didn’t warn them about investing in an unlicensed casino project. Well, at it’s least better than investing in unlicensed dog-fighting. [Daily Business Review]

    * Professor Dale Carpenter, author of a new book (affiliate link) about Lawrence v. Texas, wonders: If gay marriage goes to SCOTUS, could Justice Scalia get hoisted with his own petard? [SCOTUSblog]

    * Fiona Apple was arrested for pot at the same Texas border stop as Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and hacker wunderkind George Hotz. What she needs is a good defense… attorney. [TMZ]

    * If I got stuck behind one of these d-bags who pays tolls with a hundred-dollar bill, I would be more concerned about whether it’s a civil rights violation for me to smash their back window with a tire iron. [FindLaw]

    * Hey beer nerds, the top secret White House brew recipe has been declassified. This is some crucial government transparency in action. [Legal Blog Watch]

    3 Comments / / Sep 20, 2012 at 5:51 PM
  • MPRE-Model-Professional-Responsibility-Exam-Above-the-Law-blog

    Animal Law, Junk Email / Spam, Marijuana, Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), Non-Sequiturs, Pets, Technology, Texas

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.10.12

    * This is why you shouldn’t feed your illegal pet monkey Frosted Flakes — or own an illegal pet monkey, I guess. [Chicago Tribune]

    * In other incredible pet law news, a Rhode Island woman is not pleased that her neighbor’s cockatoo has been calling her a “f**king whore.” Awk! Polly want a restraining order? [Legal Blog Watch]

    * This is a pretty good round-up of the summer’s most whacked-out legal stories. Think naked people covered in Crisco, kids destroying thousands of dollars in MacBooks — by peeing on them — and a nasty death-by-sex situation. [Legally Weird]

    * Making people log in to unsubscribe from junk email isn’t only annoying as sh*t, it’s also probably illegal (as it freaking should be). [Ars Technica]

    * A “Man-gina” lawsuit from Texas. I don’t need to say any more. [Houston Press]

    * This dude says smoking pot made him a better dad. I somehow doubt this is part of Elie Mystal’s preparation regimen for the stork’s impending arrival. [New York Times]

    * Congratulations to everyone who just passed the MPRE — you can learn your score on the MPRE website. [MPRE]

    4 Comments / / Sep 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM
  • college RF

    Drinking, Drugs, Education / Schools, Marijuana

    What, No Double-Secret Probation? Frat Sues School for $10 Million Over Suspension

    You gotta fight… for the right… to paaaaaaarty! No, really…

    30 Comments / / Aug 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM
  • Judge Judy

    Antitrust, Drugs, Health Care / Medicine, Law Schools, Marijuana, Money, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Prostitution, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Television

    Morning Docket: 08.09.12

    * Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be the oldest member of the high court, but she’s still one bad ass bitch. She broke two ribs in June, and still fulfilled all of her duties on the bench. We <3 RBG! [Reuters]

    * While merchants will now be able to charge more when customers use credit cards, they might not get much else from this Visa / MasterCard settlement because of an American Express catch-22. [New York Times]

    * The Garden State just got a little greener (in a sticky icky way): starting today, doctors in New Jersey will be able to register their patients for the Department of Health’s medical marijuana program. [Star-Ledger]

    * After some highly questionable opposition from government officials, the city of Macon, Georgia, has approved the placement of a park bench in memory of slain Mercer Law grad Lauren Giddings. [Telegraph]

    * Kansas Law received a $1M donation to support scholarships. The dean is thrilled, because the school will be able to compete to attract and retain students who will someday be unemployed. [Lawrence Journal-World]

    * The verdict is in on who reigns as the highest paid TV personality. Even if you pee on her leg and tell her it’s raining, Judge Judy will be able to afford the dry-cleaning bill, because she’s loaded. [New York Daily News]

    * Even if you’re a ho fo’ sho, that doesn’t mean you can’t do business in a ho-tel, mo-tel, or Holiday Inn. An Australian court ruled that denying prostitutes rooms was discriminatory. [International Business Times]

    2 Comments / / Aug 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM
  • growing-marijuana-indoors

    9th Circuit, Drugs, Marijuana, Privacy, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Dude, Are You High? Not Cool, Your Honor.

    The Ninth Circuit issues an unusual opinion on warrantless utilities records requests.

    3 Comments / / Aug 8, 2012 at 5:50 PM
  • This community service stinks.

    Crime, Drinking, Drugs, Lawyer of the Day, Marijuana, Nauseating Things, Rape

    ‘Sh*t Law’ Attorney Sentenced to Perform Community Service at Sewage Treatment Plant

    A former Lawyer of the Day has been sentenced to some rather stinky community service.

    8 Comments / / Jun 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM
  • Limited discovery: NOW!

    Bankruptcy, Barack Obama, Biglaw, California, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dissolution, Election 2012, Federal Judges, Gender, Gloria Allred, Harvard Law Review, John Marshall Law School, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Marijuana, Money, Morning Docket, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 06.04.12

    * Dewey know how deep in the red D&L’s international operations were? Enough to make you shout bloody hell and sacré bleu: the U.K. and Paris offices had liabilities of at least $175M. [Financial Times (reg. req.)]

    * “To the extent that we the estate have claims, we would like to settle those claims sooner rather than later.” The joke’s on you if you thought you’d be able to keep your Dewey defector money. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * According to the allegations in former Cravath associate Ellen Pao’s sex discrimination suit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, the “Mad Men” culture seems to be alive and well in Silicon Valley. [New York Times]

    * Who will be the first to puff, puff, pass the vote — Obama or Romney? It looks like the path to the White House in Election 2012 might depend upon the legalization of marijuana in key states like Colorado. [Reuters]

    * Apparently you can’t take the “duh” out of “Flori-duh” when it comes to voting laws without a fight in the courts. A federal judge has blocked portions of the Sunshine State’s “onerous” voter registration law. [Bloomberg]

    * “People want to go to our school, and why should we say no?” Because they can’t get jobs? Northwestern Law is considering shrinking its class sizes; John Marshall Law, not so much. [Crain’s Chicago Business]

    * Stop crying about coming in second in the U.S. News rankings, Harvard, because you can still brag about beating Yale in having the most-cited law review articles of all time… for now. [National Law Journal (reg. req.)]

    * Gloria Allred is representing one of the Miami “zombie’s” girlfriends for reasons unknown. Maybe the zombie apocalypse is truly upon is and she saw an opportunity to stand up for undead women’s rights. [CBS Miami]

    13 Comments / / Jun 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • smoking_joint

    Drugs, Health Care / Medicine, Marijuana, Quote of the Day, State Judges

    Quote of the Day: High on the Pot as a Matter of Law

    A New York judge has announced that he smokes pot, even though it’s against the law.

    22 Comments / / May 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM
  • Hijab

    9/11, Barack Obama, Gay, Gay Marriage, Job Searches, Law Schools, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Unemployment

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.08.12

    * Dear Mr. President: are you in favor of civil rights for gay people or not? Let me put it another way: do you think that you should be allowed to marry the fence that has been banging you for the last four years? [Huffington Post]

    * Here are the 15 law schools whose underemployment numbers are higher than their employment numbers. No lie, I was able to name eight of the 15 off the top of my head. [Tax Prof Blog]

    * Would you wear a hijab while defending the accused 9/11 terrorists? What am I talking about, unemployed lawyers running around out here would wear a clown suit and mount a goat if they thought it would help them get a client. [Simple Justice]

    * Senate Republicans blocked a bill to freeze student loan interest rates. Obviously, students in debt aren’t rich enough to merit help from Senate Republicans. [New York Times]

    * Résumés: they’re not just for facts anymore. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * What do you do if your neighbors smoke pot and your wife is trying to get pregnant? Well, marijuana makes sperm just as lazy as everything else, but if you are honestly living in a building where you get a “contact high” in the hallway, you should move out and let some awesome people move in. [New York Daily News]

    11 Comments / / May 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM
  • smoking_joint

    Affirmative Action, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Student Loans

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.02.12

    * There is a difference between being “insensitive” and being wrong. It’s more important and less obvious than you might think. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Is it harder to go to college in America today if you are a minority — or if you are poor? [Forbes]

    * I live in Oakland, so I’m more surprised when a day goes by that I don’t see someone with marijuana sticking out of their pants. [Legal Juice]

    * The finalists in the ABA Battle of the Bands sound pretty darn good. My vote will probably to go to Jenner & Block partner Joe Bisceglia rocking out to some old Chicago blues. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * Uggs just won a $686 million judgment against counterfeiters. But for some reason, after years of asking every woman I know, no one has been able to explain to me why people insist on wearing them when it is more than 25 degrees outside. I just don’t understand the appeal. [Fashionista]

    * It seems like NYU Law really doesn’t want to give up all of its employment data. Reminds me of playing “keep away” when I was seven, and specifically how the game always ended in shouting matches and damaged egos. [Law School Transparency]

    * In other ping pong related news… [DealBreaker]

    4 Comments / / May 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM
  • George Hotz

    Crime, Drugs, Immigration, Marijuana, Technology, Texas

    Famed Hacker Arrested for Pot Possession En Route To SXSW

    Last week, the hacker who became famous as the first person to “jailbreak” an iPhone was booked and charged with felony marijuana possession, police in Sierra Blanca, Texas, told Above the Law. Let’s learn more about George Hotz, his brush with Texas justice, and the legally questionable drug-busting strategy employed by local law enforcement in Sierra Blanca…

    64 Comments / / Mar 14, 2012 at 3:51 PM

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