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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 »
52 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM
  • Biglaw, Eric Krautheimer, Gay

    Brokeback Lawfirm: Eric Krautheimer Is a Nice Guy

    We previously solicited tips about Sullivan & Cromwell M&A partner Eric Krautheimer, of Aaron Charney v. S&C fame. Alas, we didn’t get much. Until now. Someone who knows Eric Krautheimer reasonably well has come forward with some helpful information, which sheds some light upon this powerful partner, and places his alleged conduct in context. Check […]

    43 Comments / / Apr 3, 2007 at 1:55 PM
  • Department of Justice, Fabulosity, Monica Goodling, U.S. Attorneys Offices, You Go Girl

    A Portrait of Monica Goodling As a Young Woman

    Thanks to the commenter who drew this to our attention. Click on the image below for a larger, clearer version of Monica Goodling’s former Regent University webpage: Yesterday we declared our intention “to stake out our position as the leading pro-Monica outlet… by vigorously praising and defending Monica Goodling in all of her fabulosity.” We […]

    18 Comments / / Apr 3, 2007 at 12:37 PM
  • Law Schools, Rap, UVA Law, Videos

    Who Says White Men Can’t Rap?

    If Karl Rove’s rap performance has caused you to harbor grave doubts about the ability of white guys to rap, this video — a “Beastie Boys” parody, produced for the 2006 Virginia Law Libel Show — may restore your faith: The inside jokes will be lost on non-UVA types. But the dancing and rapping are […]

    40 Comments / / Apr 3, 2007 at 11:32 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Celebrities, Money

    Celebrity Justice Doesn’t Come Cheap

    Are you an in-house counsel concerned about skyrocketing legal fees? Hire TMZ.com to audit the bills you get from outside counsel. Yes, TMZ — the celebrity gossip website. As they show in their recent dissection of the legal bills submitted by Debra Opri to Larry Birkhead — one of Anna Nicole Smith’s former lovers, who […]

    15 Comments / / Apr 3, 2007 at 10:34 AM
  • Biglaw, Law Schools, Music, Videos

    More from the NYU Law Revue: ‘Bill It’

    Here’s another video from the NYU Law Review Revue that we enjoyed. It reminded us of the Promiscuous Firm video that those Canadian law students did a while ago. The first minute is a little slow. But the fun kicks in at around the one-minute mark — and the sunglasses-wearing, Jacko-esque female partner is pretty […]

    46 Comments / / Apr 2, 2007 at 2:04 PM
  • Benchslaps, Environment / Environmental Law, John Paul Stevens, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    An Inconvenient Ruling: Supreme Court Benchslaps the EPA

    A summary of this morning’s Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, from SCOTUSblog: Ruling 5-4, the Supreme Court on Monday found that the federal government had the authority to regulate greenhouse gases that may contribute to global warming, and must examine anew the scientific evidence of a link between those gases contained in the […]

    5 Comments / / Apr 2, 2007 at 1:26 PM
  • Biglaw, Money, Private Equity, Wall Street

    Thank Private Equity for That Raise of Yours

    If you look up the term “private equity” in Black’s Law Dictionary, the entry reads: “Lucky bastards who make three times as much as you do, even though you graduated from college at the same time.” But perhaps lawyers should think warm-and-fuzzy thoughts, as opposed to envious and resentful ones, about private equity types. Today’s […]

    17 Comments / / Apr 2, 2007 at 12:51 PM
  • Feldsuk, Law Schools, Noah Feldman, Videos

    Get NYU

    In ATL’s March Madness, NYU currently enjoys a sizable lead over their uptown competition at Columbia. So they probably don’t need the electoral boost that might result from this delightful video, produced as part of the annual NYU Law Revue: Our observations: 1. It’s all in the casting: “Columbia” is a brilliant choice. She’s the […]

    63 Comments / / Apr 2, 2007 at 11:25 AM