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Why Are D.C. Lawyers Such Frigging Babies?

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  • Craigslist, Crime, Rape

    A Reason Not To Respond To Rape Fantasy Ads on Craigslist

    We’re big fans of Craigslist here at Above the Law, especially the ridiculous job postings and lawyerly missed connections. But the site has a dark side too. A “forced connection” in December has led two men to be charged with rape. Ty Oliver McDowell, a medical technologist, thought he was fulfilling a Wyoming woman’s “rape […]

    67 Comments / / Feb 16, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 02.16.10

    * Bloomberg files a lawsuit to crack the Fed’s secrecy. “It’s like what it was like 30 years ago. Back in the days when journalism was exciting — really exciting,” said Amanda Bennett, Bloomberg’s investigations editor. [New York Times] * Perhaps under pressure from Mike Ghaffary and his BarMax iPhone app, BarBri changes its policy. […]

    17 Comments / / Feb 16, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.15.10

    * Once again, First Amendment crusader Marc Randazza — who successfully represented Above the Law in Jones v. Minkin — comes to the defense of a besieged blogger. [Simple Justice] * Kevin Smith v. Southwest Airlines: the film director (pictured) and the airline duke it out in the court of public opinion, concerning Smith’s getting […]

    24 Comments / / Feb 15, 2010 at 5:35 PM
  • Health Care / Medicine, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    We should worry about too many lawyers. — Dr. Robert M. D’Alessandri, president and dean of the new Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, responding to the suggestion that opening more medical schools might lead to a glut of doctors.

    34 Comments / / Feb 15, 2010 at 4:33 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 02.13.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. In celebration of this law-firm-layoff-free week, we’re taking a break from reporting on the US government’s published unemployment numbers. We found something far more interesting […]

    / Feb 13, 2010 at 6:02 PM
  • Holidays and Seasons, Romance and Dating, Sex, Weddings

    Valentine’s Day Advice from Above the Law

    The legal blogosphere has been shot in the heart with Cupid’s arrow. Here at Above the Law, we’re turning into matchmakers. The Texas Lawyer is telling us about lawyers in love. Am Law Daily is profiling Biglaw power couples. And Avvo has a guide to dating lawyers, claiming that you lawyerly types are a hot […]

    26 Comments / / Feb 12, 2010 at 5:57 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.12.10

    * Dr. Dre is suing Death Row Records. I wish Eazy-E were alive to see this. [Pitchfork] * Lanny Davis, who recently moved from Orrick to McDermott Will & Emery, has started a crisis management blog. I have a question: “Dear Lanny: There’s an intern here at the Above the Law offices, and, well … […]

    5 Comments / / Feb 12, 2010 at 5:20 PM
  • New York Times, Reader Polls, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: Couple of the Year Finals

    Semifinal voting for Legal Eagle Couple of the Year is over, and we’re frankly stunned by the couples you picked to move on to the finals. In Pool One, two Harvard Law grads — the number-three seed — beat two sets of Yale Law grads, one with twin Supreme Court clerkships. In Pool Two, you […]

    / Feb 12, 2010 at 3:56 PM