Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 02.03.15

fighting gloves* You know that televised Supreme Court oral arguments are a technological advance that is far away from happening when even Elena Kagan, the youngest justice on the high court, is “very conflicted” about the idea. [Legal Times]

* “Legal jujitsu. Lethal jujitsu.” Meet William “Hale” Kelly. He’s a second-year law student at Florida A&M by day, and an MMA fighter by night (i.e., he was punched in the head so many times he thought law school was a good idea). [Orlando Sentinel]

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15 Comments / / Feb 3, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 02.02.15

Pomegranate_Image* D.C. Circuit upholds FTC decision that Pom Wonderful deceived consumers with disease-fighting claims. Next thing you know they’re going to say Red Bull doesn’t really give you wings. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

* Macklemore is looking for an intern. Probably going to find a lawsuit instead. [LXBN]

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4 Comments / / Feb 2, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 02.02.15

Ben Wilson needs to buy some Pats gear.

Ben Wilson needs to buy some Pats gear.

* Fun fact: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s uncle is the managing principal of Beverage & Diamond’s D.C. office. Thanks to a gentlemen’s bet, because Wilson’s team lost the Super Bowl, his uncle will have to wear a Gronk or Tom Brady jersey. Ouch. [Legal Times]

* One of the homeless dogs who played in Animal Planet’s 11th annual Puppy Bowl was adopted by Bob Bernstein, a former partner at Kaye Scholer. The adorable Great Pyrenees-mix now leads a life of privilege, as any Biglaw pet should. [New York Post]

* We know all about the former law school dean who was recently arrested on some pretty salacious charges. We’ll have more on this later today. [Dallas Morning News]

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35 Comments / / Feb 2, 2015 at 9:02 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 01.30.15

Hotel Sink* Did two little kids get slapped with a lifetime gag order barring them from talking about fracking. But how will they explain their third eye? [The Guardian]

* Private equity firm TPG is suing its former PR man — former Bush spokesperson Adam Levine — for allegedly stealing confidential documents and threatening to leak them to the press. They probably showed where the Iraq WMDs were. [O’Dwyer’s]

* So maybe the blizzard of 2015 fizzled for New Yorkers. But winter’s not over yet — how do you interview in a snowstorm? [Corporette]

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16 Comments / / Jan 30, 2015 at 5:01 PM