Non-Sequiturs

man begs for sex.JPG* If you lie to get sex — and succeed — is that rape? [Volokh Conspiracy]

* What are the best case names ever? [Supreme Dicta]

* I’m still waiting for somebody to give me one good reason for the third year of law school. Anyone? All of my loan repayment checks say, “For 1L year only.” (Yes. The vast majority of them bounce). [The Shark]

* What to watch for during today’s associate video conference at Heller Ehrman. [Heller Highwater]

john_mccain.jpg* McCain is suspending his campaign — and trying to back out of Friday’s debate — so he can focus on the economy. We’ll go with that until Sarah Palin figures out how she can drop McCain from the ticket entirely. [Dealbreaker]

* The ABA is launching a new magazine directed at IP attorneys, blatantly pandering to the only attorneys that have stable futures these days. [ABA]

* I wish I had the stones to say this to my parents … yesterday [Ridiculum]

* Man farts on police officer and gets charged with battery. What’s next, resisting arrest via halitosis? [WSAZ.com via Drudge]

* Bar results are out in Florida. [TaxProf Blog]

* O.J. nemesis David Cook (who represents the Goldman family) has been barred from testifying against Simpson in his current armed robbery trial. The prosecution had hoped to use Cook to establish Simpson’s motive. [AP]

Florida Law School.jpg* Can you enforce a relationship exclusivity contract? And what kind of loser couple would sign such a contract? [Overlawyered]

* Florida Law Review just discovered audio recordings. Next up for the tastefully named “FlaLaw Online,” the editors tackle the mysterious telephone that doubles as a phonograph. [How Appealing]

* I wish somebody would have told me, back when I was a 1L, that three years later my law school would actually expect me to pay them money. In lieu of that, I suppose these three suggestions for 1Ls are pretty good. [Ms. J.D.]

* A woman was ordered to stop having children as a condition of her probation. No, it’s not Sarah Palin. [Volokh Conspiracy]

the happy kangaroo.jpg* McKinsey & Co. doesn’t care about your law firm’s operations, but these 100 people do. [Lawdragon]

* Bruce MacEwen explains exactly why the era of Wall Street is over. New York City is going to have to find a new tax base. [Adam Smith, Esq.]

* Taking a picture of Jamie Lynn Spears breast feeding shows incredibly poor taste. But is it also child pornography? [TMZ]

* Should shareholders really be that important? [Prawfs Blawg]

* Blawg Review comes from a land down under. You better run, you better take cover. [Freedom To Differ via Blawg Review]

lap dancer and idiot.JPG* Maybe I’m a prude, but I really don’t understand how lap dances are socially acceptable. Somebody walks by and puts their butt in my face. If I give them money, they keep doing it; if I slap it away, I get in trouble? At the very least, shouldn’t it work the other way around? [WSJ Law Blog]

* Yes, NYU Law professors, we are laughing at you. No, not with you. At you. [TaxProf Blog]

* Good job, ATL readers. Our collective level of panic forced the eighth-richest man in America to tell his company “get back in there and chill them n***$$ out!” [Bloomberg.com]

* This should be an interesting weekend out in Heller-land. [Heller Highwater]

chimp communicates with Elie Mystal.jpg* Monkeys are funny. But chimps on a porsche are just weird. [Tulkinghorn / The Lawyer]

* I do not think that word means what John McCain thinks it means. [Firedoglake; Stephen Bainbridge]

* Are firms suffering from a generational divide? [The Complete Lawyer]

* For those interested, USC has started a Charlie Whitebread Scholarship Fund. And the dean pens a nice tribute. [Gould School Of Law]

Antonin Scalia headshot Justice Antonin Scalia Above the Law blog.JPG* Yeah. Justices are “impartial” all the time. You’ll never ever see a respected SCOTUS Justice openly campaigning against a particular political candidate. [WSJ Law Blog]

* Projected 2009 tax brackets are out. Plan your charitable giving accordingly. [TaxProf Blog]

* Female paralegals don’t get paid as much as male paralegals. There is not even an acceptable bad “reason” for this. [The Common Scold via Legal Blog Watch]

* Fellow legal blogger Lavi Soloway, who covered L’Affaire Charney so thoroughly, gets a shout-out in an article about gay dads. [Time Out New York]

* Merger abortions would never happen if law firms had family values. [Wired GC]

jimmy walker.JPG* Cyrus Mehri is ready to take on the advertising industry for its depiction, or lack thereof, of African-Americans. Dyn-o-mite! [Gawker]
* Need help picking out a work appropriate nail salon on your lunch hour? Might I suggest a partial frontal lobotomy instead? [Corporette]
* Who is going to replace financial services clients? Tech firms? Green industries? Or nobody at all? [Law and More]
* A bunch of radio talk show hosts are being sued for violating FCC obligations “by using their radio license to discuss only Republican issues.” [Overlawyered]

anna torv fringe law.JPG* The many beautiful lawyers of Boston calendar is available. None of them are as beautiful as Anna Torv, the star of Fox’s new hit Fringe, but you have to dig the beautification of Boston. [f/k/a]
* Global warming as a defense for eco-terrorism? Not in America, at least not yet. [The Independent]
* The legendary Canadian sense of humor does not apply to file sharing. [IsoHunt]
* A family feud about whether drug companies and compassion can live in the same house. [Drug and Device Law]
* Look people, stop bringing your BlackBerry to bed. Just stop. Your partner does not like it. At all. Unless your partner is a fellow Biglaw attorney, in which case you have badder fish to fry. [NY Post]
* Big business isn’t doing so hot, so this week’s Blawg Review is looking at small businesses. [Small Business Trends via Blawg Review]

madden lawsuit.JPG* Now you see this? You see Electronic Arts coming around the corner making their video games, not bothering anybody? Then BOOM, Lucian Bebchuk comes in right here and WHAP knocks EA down with a harassing lawsuit move. [Business Associations Blog]
* See. The police really do hassle people in big cities. [Simple Justice]
* Law Profs? 95%. Biglaw? $22 Million. Never having to say “yes” to public financing? Priceless. [Word of Mouth via Point of Law]
* Yale > The Truth. [Bitter Lawyer]
* … speaking of Yale, at least the Yale Law women get it. [Law Fuel via Ms. JD]
* Go Blue! Screw SCOTUS! [WSJ Law Blog]

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