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If You Thought The Kentucky Clerk Was Stupid, Check Out This Tennessee Judge

Because what are the "freedoms" and "liberties" he rails about if not the right of government officials to tell people how to manage their love lives. Read more »
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  • Biglaw, Conrad Black, George Ryan

    Jim Thompson’s Winston & Strawn Departure: What’s Going on Here?

    Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson just resigned as chairman of Chicago legal powerhouse Winston & Strawn, after 13 years at the helm. Here’s what he had to say about his departure: Thompson, 70, described the move as a natural transfer of power to younger lawyers. He noted that the firm had amended its rules twice […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 24, 2006 at 9:42 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 8.23.06

    Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson just resigned as chairman of Chicago legal powerhouse Winston & Strawn, after 13 years at the helm. Here’s what he had to say about his departure: Thompson, 70, described the move as a natural transfer of power to younger lawyers. He noted that the firm had amended its rules twice […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 23, 2006 at 3:55 PM
  • 8th Circuit

    So That’s Why They Call It the “Show Me” State

    Driving through the great state of Missouri just got a little more interesting, thanks to the Sixth Circuit: A Missouri law barring sexually oriented businesses from advertising within a mile of the state’s highways unconstitutionally limits commercial free speech, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 4:17 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 8.22.06

    * The Crackberry class action: it’s only a matter of time. [DealBreaker] * Interested in Manatt, Phelps & Phillips because of its sexy entertainment practice? Watch out — you might get stuck doing health care law. [National Law Journal] * A restaurant coalition has filed a lawsuit arguing that the Chicago City Council’s ban on […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 3:18 PM
  • Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: 8.22.06

    Lateral moves: * Corporate lawyer T. Robert Zochowski Jr., to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, from Shearman & Sterling (where he had headed the structured finance group). * Jonathan Marshall, to Fish & Richardson (as senior counsel), from Weil Gotshal & Manges. * Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez, to Weil, Gotshal & Manges (litigation/regulatory department), from SAI […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 2:06 PM
  • Kronish Lieb, Law Firm Mergers, Weddings

    And What About Mr. Lieb?

    Merger mania continues inside the world of Biglaw. Here’s the latest pair of firms to tie the knot: Cooley Godward LLP, a 445-lawyer law firm known for its representation of West Coast technology companies, plans to merge with Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP, a 110-lawyer New York firm specializing in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 1:21 PM
  • Breasts, Drugs, Hotties, Marijuana

    Allison Margolin: “Lawyer Hot”

    Today’s Los Angeles Times has a profile of L.A. lawyer Allison Margolin. The article describes Margolin as “star-struck, young and unorthodox,” but also “Ivy League, savvy and successful.” The title of the piece — “A Law Unto Herself” — may promise more than the article delivers. But there are still some interesting tidbits: Matt Farrell, […]

    2 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 12:19 PM
  • Dreier, Milberg Weiss, Musical Chairs

    Milberg Weiss Death Watch: Finally Flatlining?

    It’s been a few weeks since our last report on the much-maligned Milberg Weiss. So here’s the latest news about the plaintiff’s class-action firm that everyone loves to hate: The bleeding continues at Milberg Weiss Bershad & Shulman. [Last] week, four partners — Bruce Bernstein, Brian Kerr, Dan Scotti and Lee Weiss — announced they […]

    3 Comments / / Aug 21, 2006 at 1:33 PM
  • Lunacy

    And You Thought American Judges Were Crazy

    And now, a dispatch from our ancestral homeland, the Philippines: A Philippine judge who said he consulted imaginary mystic dwarves has failed to convince the Supreme Court to allow him to keep his job. Florentino Floro was appealing against a three-year inquiry which led to his removal due to incompetence and bias. He told investigators […]

    1 Comment / / Aug 21, 2006 at 12:46 PM
  • Judge of the Day, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns

    Above the Law Judge of the Day: Paul Zellerbach

    California Superior Court Judge Paul Zellerbach is apparently a big baseball fan. So take him out to the ball game, take him out with the crowd? Actually, on second thought, don’t: A Riverside Superior Court judge who delayed the taking of a verdict in a murder trial because he was attending an Angels playoff game […]

    5 Comments / / Aug 17, 2006 at 12:06 PM
  • Lawyerly Lairs

    Lawyerly Lairs: Greta Van Susteren and John Coale’s Big Apple Crash Pad

    Lawyer-turned-news-anchoress Greta Van Susteren, and her husband, Washington lawyer John Coale, have snagged themselves a nice piece of Manhattan real estate. Yes, they’re based in DC. But when they visit NYC, they can enjoy this pied-a-terre (as described in the New York Observer): The host of Fox’s On the Record and her husband, a D.C. […]

    4 Comments / / Aug 17, 2006 at 10:34 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 8.17.06

    * They’ve arrested someone in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case — seriously. And no, it’s not the parents. [New York Times; Washington Post] * The Third Circuit has ruled that Delaware can’t discriminate between its own citizens and citizens of other states in granting access to its government documents. Wilmington file clerks, warm up your […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 17, 2006 at 8:37 AM
  • Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: August 13, 2006

    This week’s installment of Legal Eagle Wedding Watch is a little late. But we have an excuse: the New York Times wedding announcements went on forever this week! And so many of the couples getting hitched involved lawyers. Picking our contenders took us more time than usual. It was tough, but we managed to narrow […]

    1 Comment / / Aug 15, 2006 at 4:08 PM