Non-Sequiturs

Palin Vogue.JPG* The RNC has spent $150K on clothes for caribou barbie Sarah Palin. Is that a legal use of campaign cash? [Marc Ambinder]

* It’s been a while since we had a good, old fashioned, tax revolt in this country. Since it’s probably politically incorrect to dress up like Native Americans this time around, I think people should dress up like Olbermann and Maddow. Obamatons will never see it coming. [TaxProf Blog]

* In case you realize that you want no part of the legal industry after you pass the bar exam, but before you’ve been admitted, here’s a primer for how to make sure that your application to the bar is denied. [Legal Blog Watch]

* Some advice for firms getting crushed: be nice. [Law and More]

Bart Winokur Dechert.jpg* Dechert Chairman and CEO Bart Winokur holds the firm line. The money quote: Winokur says “this is all such bull, if you don’t mind my saying so,” in response to the layoff rumors. [Legal Intelligencer] (subscription).

* Simpson Thacher is doing their bailout work on the cheap. Expect to be reminded of that come bonus time. [WSJ Law Blog]

* If Obama wins, can I get my Scarface on? [Drug and Device Law]

* Shameless plug: Lat at Columbia Law School tomorrow. [Columbia Law School Federalist Society]

* We’re sorry for all your layoff trouble Chicago. Maybe this Illinois based Blawg Review will cheer you up. [Preaching to the Perverted via Blawg Review]

tatts on a lawyer.JPG* Now that the debates are done, it’s time for the dance-off. [MiniMovie]

* Somebody broke into David and Victoria Beckham’s house, but they left the mojo. [Popsquire]

* Nageley, Meredith & Miller attorney suggests waterboarding Barack Obama. At last night’s Al Smith dinner Obama revealed that he was actually from Planet Krypton so everything should be okay. [Legal Blog Watch]

* … but Republicans in New York are facing a lot more than internet threats. [Politico]

* Do you like your lady lawyers to have tatts? [Corporette]

john_mccain.jpg* Joe the Plumber actually owes over a thousand dollars in back taxes. The McCain campaign really needs to hire a professional vetter. [TaxProf Blog]

* Should bar passage really be a factor in rating law schools? [Prawfs Blawg]

* Class action about faulty breasts falls low. [Point of Law]

* Bracewell & Giuliani promise no layoffs. Great. But if they rescind term limits in New York City, don’t you think Giuliani will run against Bloomberg in the first pro-choice, anti-gun Republican death match? [Tex Parte Blog]

lucy law student.JPG* Is there any doubt that Lucy grew up to be a lawyer? [Doyle Reports]

* Great. Now A.G. Cuomo is angry. If there was ever a man who needed his father to buy him a baseball team … [Dealbreaker]

* Additional Heller lifeboats. Only partners need apply. [Legal Pad]

* If you let children vote, it just rewards breeding. [Volokh Conspiracy]

* Obama. McCain. New Tax Plans. Debate tonight moderated by Hofstra 2L! [TaxProf Blog]

conflicts resolution day.JPG* Even if pro-bono work is masturbatory, can it be any worse than fellating paid clients? [Legal Blog Watch]

* A quick history lesson. [Cracked]

* Chief Justice Roberts has some fun with his dissent. [The BLT: The Blog of the LegalTimes]

* Nichols Kaster could help laid off Heller Ehrman employees get their accrued vacation time. [Legal Pad]

* Shameless plug: If you are in Charlottesville tomorrow, feel free to attend Lat’s talk at UVA Law. [Facebook (registration required)]

* Happy International Conflict Resolution Day. Here’s Blawg Review #181. [Mediation Channel via Blawg Review]

heller drone no more.JPG* Another book about law school, this time from an NYU grad. Fat Black Pussycat > Off the Wagon. [Law School Story]

* So, who is going to be the next USAG? [Law and More]

* Absentee ballots allowing people to vote for “Barack Osama” were mailed to about 300 residents of Rensselaer County, NY. That would be the longtime district of former New York State Senate Republican leader Joe Bruno. “Whoops.” [Albany Times Union]

* Will tighter ABA accreditation standards harm minority students? Only if you believe that minorities are disproportionately benefited by the low-end law schools getting squeezed by the ABA. I’m not sure if that stands up to empirical scrutiny. [The Shark]

* Online dating guide for lawyers. [Sweet Hot Justice]

* Apparently, informing associates and staff about their rights and options has been deemed “non-essential” by Heller management. [Heller Highwater]

escape from the market crisis.JPG* O’Melveny & Myers has added a new securitization partner. Funny, I thought those guys were all dead. [The BLT: Blog of the Legal Times]

* Is going to law school better than working? In this economy? I have to think that cash money is better than debt. [The Shark]

* If you’re in need of CLE credits, and if you’ll be in D.C. on October 29, this star-studded event on legal reform may interest you. [Institute for Legal Reform / U.S. Chamber of Commerce]

* Marc Edleman, late of ATL, begs the Court to clarify the fair use of player statistics in fantasy sports. Obviously that LaDainian Tomlinson pick is not going as he had hoped. [Overlawyered]

* U.S. News has sent around its surveys as they start compiling next year’s rankings. [PrawfsBlawg]

* Yes. The markets are at the point where we should start hoarding water and ammunition. Just don’t forget the medical supplies. Snake Plissken always seems to forget the medical supplies. [Dealbreaker]

bratislava casTTTle.jpg* Nebraska, Arizona, and Arizona State law schools have been accused of discriminating against white applicants, as do many white women at those schools. [TaxProf Blog]

* If you still need a job, we suggest taking all the interview help you can get. [Lateral Link]

* A firm offering the “best representation on Earth” apparently wishes most Earthlings would just go away. [Legal Blog Watch]

* I encourage all rejected 2Ls to do this. Don’t send it, just type it out. By the time you’re done, you’ll feel right as rain. [Ridiculum]

* Linklaters is closing its Bratislava office. [WSJ Law Blog]

jack mccoy hero eyebrows.jpg* Is it important to look good in front of fellow associates? [Sweet Hot Justice]

* Slip and fall cases for dogs have the support of mothers everywhere. Well, at least mothers of the plaintiff’s attorney. [Animal Law Blog]

* Judges want to be paid more. Associates want to work less hours. Grass wants to be more green. [Legal Blog Watch]

* George W. Bush: Constitutional Scholar. [Washington Briefs]

* Hero lawyering, first pioneered by ADA Jack McCoy, is alive and well as real life AGs look to find new causes to propel them to governor help the people. [Law and More]

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