Non-Sequiturs

Derek Jeter Clarence Thomas David Tuason.jpg* Every time a law blogger gets sued subpoenaed, our sphincters tighten up just a little bit more. [Legal Blog Watch]
* Students at Delaware’s Widener Law School hoping to take Con Law with Biden may be sorely disappointed. [WSJ Law Blog]
* And here I thought it was impossible to express dislike for Clarence Thomas and Derek Jeter with the same train of thought. [Cleveland Plain Dealer via How Appealing]
* ATL’s comma police keep it together far better than the average bear. [Gawker]

Jimmy Page.jpg* It appears University of Iowa political science professor Arthur H. Miller has met an untimely end. [Ace of Spades HQ; TaxProf Blog]
* Joe Biden’s reputation for never shutting up is already the stuff of legend. [The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times]
* More expectation management with Biden. [Supreme Dicta]
* Oh, now I see, those summer outings were really tests. [Portfolio]
* No theme from Blawg Review this week, but at least now we know why Jimmy Page and his titanium replacement hips were invited to the closing ceremonies. [Texas Appellate Law Blog via Blawg Review]

Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie.jpg* Say what? UT isn’t the top law school in Texas? [TaxProf Blog]
* As of now, Barack Obama hasn’t named his running mate. But who wants to be VP anyway? As Peter Feld observes, “in recent years, the vice presidential nomination has become a near-certain ticket to oblivion.” [Gawker]
* Mickey Mouse isn’t protected by copyright? Woo-hoo! Let’s use a picture of him to decorate this post. [Los Angeles Times]
* Supreme Courtships, the TV show, didn’t pan out. But maybe Supreme Courtship, the new Christopher Buckley book, will fare better. [Washington Post]
* How to go to law school like a porn star. Traci Bryant — an adult-film actress, licensed prostitute, and 1L — says it’s all about “thinking outside the box.” We have no doubt. [Bitter Lawyer]

jury trial John Morgan.jpg* More advice for young lawyers from the good professor. [Punditry - Stephen Bainbridge]
* Consistent with that advice, when it comes to email, “think before you write” — or risk losing the protection of attorney-client privilege. [Business West]
* Think juries suck? You’re right. [Swordplay]
* A shout-out to ATL Idol, from the ABA Journal. [ABA Journal]
* Seven notable New Yorkers — including our colleague, Dealbreaker EIC John Carney — opine on presidential politics. [Time Out New York]
* Professor Jonathan Adler, on the AALS boycott. [Volokh Conspiracy via TaxProf Blog]
* If our length limit for this piece hadn’t been so short, we probably would have written something more like this (since we had a lot of the reporting). [New York Times]

Nanny Diaries movie poster.jpg* Nationwide Layoff Watch: Nannies. [Dealbreaker]
* Was Findlaw gaming Google? Bad, Findlaw, bad. [Real Lawyers Have Blogs]
* Stupid Patent Case of the Week? [Mendelson's Musings]
* We knew him way back when: a profile of Atlanta AUSA Jon-Peter Kelly (with whom we went to high school and college). [Fulton County Daily Report]
* Blawg Review #173 — with a swimming theme. [Chicago IP Litigation Blog via Blawg Review]

London red double decker bus.jpg* Forbes’s foray into the college rankings game. Could law schools be next? Watch out, U.S. News. [Althouse]
* D.C. gets its guns. [Wonkette]
* Lawyer of the Day? Or, why you shouldn’t try to sell stolen property back to the rightful owner. [UPI]
* Judge of the Day: Asian edition. But what’s so wrong with telling a co-worker to exercise good hygiene? [Mainichi Daily News]
* Is London the new New York? Maybe — its banks are overextended and undercapitalized. [Portfolio via Dealbreaker]

* The John Edwards sex scandal: the plot thickens. Ted Frank has unearthed some nice nuggets about mysterious real estate dealings involving the supposed father of Rielle Hunter’s baby. [Overlawyered]
* Is Kathy Rentas an Obama supporter? [New York Magazine]
* A new reason to avoid law school: “the quality of the Latin used in English law books [is] so very bad.” [Language Log]
* Some fallout from the scandal of the allegedly breast-licking professor. [TaxProf Blog]

* We know how he feels about taxes. But when it comes to judicial nominations, Obama is keeping an open mind. [Washington Briefs]
* A law firm in defense of its diversity record: we hold office screenings of Crash. [Lexis Hub / BBLP]
* A Horse Walks Into… the AutoAdmit Litigation? Or: If you want to titty f**k Ryan Mariner, get in line. [Legal Satyricon]
* NFL to $190K? “I finally get to the point where I’m making 150 grand, and they want to put my name and address on the form so the lawyer next door who makes a million dollars a year can laugh at me.” [TaxProf Blog]
* Some wise (if not terribly original) advice to potential layoff victims: live frugally. [Law and More]
* The ABA conference makes for strange bedfellows: Linda Greenhouse, Ken Starr. [ABA Video]
* And speaking of ABA strangeness, don’t forget the musical mock trial. [New York Times]

* The Bear Stearns implosion: a permanent employment act for lawyers? [Dealbreaker]
* Lawsuit of the Day? Even the kickback-receiving Milberg Weiss plaintiffs could establish actual injury. [McGuireWoods (first item)]
* Could judicial hottie Amy St. Eve (N.D. Ill.) someday warm the bench at SCOTUS? [WSJ Law Blog]
* “Cox TV President In S&M Divorce Trial.” [Gawker]
* Blawg Review #172 — with an Olympics theme, appropriately enough. [Ohio Employer's Law Blog via Blawg Review]
* Old news (from March), but just to close the loop on this story: the lawyer and mother seeking a bone marrow donor has found one, thanks to Rihanna (mentioned as a possible running mate for Paris Hilton). Thanks to all the ATL readers who made efforts to donate. [People]

burka burqa burkha burqha.jpg* More on everyone’s favorite topic: OCI! How to bring up the pro bono question in your on-campus interview. [Lexis Hub / BBLP]
* Some news from our ancestral homeland (we’re imagining Stifler’s mom, in a burqa): “Supreme Court stops homeland deal with MILF.” [Southern Appeal]
* Law school faculty as free agents — good for the profs, but not for the law schools? [Tax Prof Blog]
* Bad grandma! [Associated Press via Drudge]
* An interesting use of a claw hammer. [Quizlaw]

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