Non-Sequiturs

Russian nesting dolls Matryoshka doll.jpg* Why does Wall Street get all the juicy scandals? We’re jealous of our DealBreaker colleagues. [Dealbreaker]
* Larry Ribstein’s take: “it’s hard not to think that it’s really all about dispute a few weeks ago between [the NYT's Andrew Ross] Sorkin and Dealbreaker’s John Carney.” [Ideoblog]
* Are you in the top one percent of U.S. taxpayers ranked by adjusted gross income? And which states are home to the richest of rich taxpayers? [TaxProf Blog]
* “Would you trust a law professor to be President?” [Althouse]
* Speaking of law profs, they may boycott the annual AALS meeting, due to the hotel owner’s opposition to same-sex marriage. [National Law Journal via TaxProf Blog]
* An interesting interview of Fried Frank partner Jonathan Mechanic, a superstar of the real estate bar. [New York Observer]
* Russian judge: “If we had no sexual harassment we would have no children.” [Telegraph (U.K.)]

* How long before wrestler Diamond Dallas Page sends Mayer Brown a cease and desist letter? [Unusual Activity]
* How should law school deans deal with a weak U.S. News ranking? [Law and More]
* How can you succeed in law school? [Res Ipsa Blog]
* Blawg Review #171 — with a shout-out to the Material Girl herself. [IP ADR Blog via Blawg Review]

playing card cuff links small.jpg* How summer associates should say goodbye to their law firms. [Corporette]
* Gators seek to sink their teeth into Juicy Campus. [Legal Satyricon]
* $150K for jilted bride. [MSNBC]
* Death and taxes. [TaxProf Blog]
* Cool cufflinks. [Fashionista]

* One helluva sexual harassment suit. Runner-up Lawsuit of the Day? [Jezebel]
* Jerry Springer’s Northwestern commencement speech. Also: Is tax law professor Paul Caron friends with Pete Wentz? [TaxProf Blog]
* The hidden talents of law students: hog wrestling? [Tex Parte]

R Kelly child pornography kiddie porn ATL.jpg* A summary of jury selection in the R. Kelly kiddie porn case: “I haven’t heard of jurors this stupid since the O.J. trial.” [Supreme Dicta]
* Really, there’s no cause for alarm. ATL comes in peace. [Tex Parte Blog]
* Cisco GC Mark Chandler feels the heat on Capitol Hill. [Washington Briefs]
* Recent Fantasy Baseball rulings by the Honorable Marc Edelman, ATL’s resident sports columnist. [SportsJudge Blog]
* For those of you who deal with the Malaysian judiciary (all three of you), take note: “[B]usiness as usual in Malaysia is no longer acceptable.” [Wall Street Journal Asia (subscription)]

yale law school 2.JPG* Which law schools are the most successful at placing their graduates in legal academia? You can probably guess. [Concurring Opinions]
* Speaking of law school faculty hiring, Dean Kagan and Harvard Law School have the hots for Jonathan Zittrain. [Legal Blog Watch]
* Prof. Ilya Somin to Californians: vote no on Prop. 99. [Los Angeles Times]
* Mistress Ruthie — who kinda reminds us of Chelsea Clinton — does Blawg Review (#160, if you’re counting). [Ruthie's Law via Blawg Review]

Lucky Charms Leprechaun ATL Above the Law blog.jpg* “Classes My Top-Tier Law School Should Have Offered as Warnings About the Profession.” Our favorite: “Forwarding E-mails: Theory and Practice.” [McSweeney's]

* An $8 million windfall for WVU Law School, courtesy of unclaimed class-action settlement money. [Charleston Gazette]

* Jessica Utovich, the scheduler / paramour of Ohio attorney general Marc Dann, in an email to her boss: “I try my hardest to make sure you are taken care of.” Maybe she shouldn’t have tried so hard. [Daily Briefing / Columbus Dispatch]

* When you try to give your client basic grooming tips, and he responds by calling you “the Lucky Charms leprechaun,” it’s time to start looking for a new line of work. [Miami Herald]

* Did you know that today is International Midwives’ Day? [The Mommy Blawg via Blawg Review]

* And in other blog carnival developments, check out the May Carnival of Trust, hosted by DLA Piper’s David Donoghue. [Chicago IP Litigation Blog]

AutoAdmit xoxohth Anthony Ciolli Above the Law blog.JPG* Judge Richard Posner (one of the world’s top 100 public intellectuals) has co-authored a paper concluding that “politics is a particularly good predictor of judicial voting.” Download it while it’s hot, recommends Professor David Zaring. [Conglomerate; SSRN]

* Keker & Van Nest want out of “teledildonics” litigation. Wonder why? [The Prior Art]

* In another Keker case, L’Affaire AutoAdmit, Anthony Ciolli has filed a pro se motion to quash. [Legal Satyricon]

* Now on Broadway: Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall. Seriously. And according to the reviews, the show’s not bad. [WSJ Law Blog]

* It’s not your imagination; the news / gossip cycle has been a little slow lately. But have no fear, Judge Halverson is here. [Wild Wild Law]

* Speaking of strong women in the law, Alice Fisher — the diva-licious leader of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division — is departing from the DOJ later this month. [BLT]

* Have briefcase, will travel. Just don’t bill the client $875 an hour for it. [TaxProf Blog]

* Congress may hold hearings on the Milberg scandal. We hope they happen, ’cause they’d be great fun to watch (and liveblog). [Reuters]

* AG Mukasey looks super-old, but at least his front office is fresh-faced. [Washington Post]
* An apple pie we can understand, but a picnic table? [NBC10.com]
* Who knew? Blogging can be lethal. We need to find ourselves a good plaintiffs’ attorney. [Jeremy Blachman; New York Times]
* Somehow, some bloggers survive — and thrive. Belated birthday wishes to the PrawfsBlawg crew. [PrawfsBlawg]
* In case you’re wondering, PrawfsBlawg is #14 on the latest Law Prof Blog Rankings. [TaxProf Blog]
* Proof of prejudice, via a video game? [Mediation Channel]
* “947 years they can never get back.” (And no, this has nothing to do with Biglaw associates.) [Innocence Blog]
* If tax time is making you unhappy, find relief in some of these tax tracks, from Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA. [The Singing CPA via TaxProf Blog]
* We linked to them previously (via the Volokh Conspiracy), but in case you missed them, here are some interesting interviews with eight Supreme Court justices, conducted by legal writing guru Bryan Garner. [LawProse]
* Blawg Review #154. Did you know that yesterday was World Health Day? [HealthBlawg via Blawg Review]

clintons $$.jpg*Law school proved to be an excellent investment for the Clintons. [The Washington Post]
*Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will face a lawsuit that accuses him of stealing computer code, rules the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston. We checked and the “Zuckerberg is innocent” Facebook group only has 193 members. [Bloomberg via How Appealing]
*Hill staffers want legal action to protect their personal lives. [The Hill]
*Google is always running into privacy trouble. They have been sued by a Pennsylvania couple for the Google Street Views feature. [WSJ Blog]

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