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Brutal Benchslap Tags DOJ Prosecutors As ‘Pretentious’ And ‘Inept’

Cranky judge rips federal prosecutors for "ineptitude" in his courtroom. Read more »
41 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.15.07

    * Suing for a D…it was bad enough when it was related to a leaf project, but worse when emanating the stench of entitlement, parental involvement and opportunism. Plus, his coach would have told him to just walk it off. [Charlotte Observer] * Humane is drowning a kitten straight out of its mother’s womb. [St. […]

    8 Comments / / May 15, 2007 at 5:13 PM
  • Biglaw, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Nationwide Pay Raise Watch: In a Holding Pattern?

    We now bring you… a pair of non-announcement announcements on the associate pay raise front. They’re from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and DLA Piper. As our tipster noted, Pillsbury Winthrop practically “threatens” its associates with a pay raise. Here’s an excerpt from their memo (emphasis added): We want to take the time to thoughtfully consider […]

    273 Comments / / May 15, 2007 at 3:45 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Blogging, Media and Journalism

    Does Judge Kozinski Hate Blogs?

    Despite his recent public criticism of blogs, we’ve always viewed that colorful legal genius, Judge Alex Kozinski, as a great friend of blogging. Judge Kozinski’s nomination of himself as a “judicial hottie” played a crucial role in the development of our original blog, Underneath Their Robes. And he has been a supporter of our blogging […]

    17 Comments / / May 15, 2007 at 3:20 PM
  • Law Professors, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, New York Observer, Real Estate, Willkie Farr

    Lawyerly Lairs: Back in the Big Apple

    We’ve been so focused on nationwide associate pay raises that we’ve been neglecting New York City — where lawyers have always earned top dollar. And where they enjoy real estate spoils reflecting their high compensation, which we regularly profile for Lawyerly Lairs. One of our favorite sources of real estate porn in the deliciously gossipy […]

    33 Comments / / May 15, 2007 at 2:31 PM