As regular ATL readers will recall, Judge Samuel B. Kent (S.D. Texas) is currently on leave from the bench (although still collecting his $165,200 salary). The Fifth Circuit suspended him after allegations of what it described as sexual harassment. But Judge Kent’s troubles may not be over yet. From the Galveston County Daily News (via […]
Statutory interpretation is fun! Check out this wacky fact pattern, perfect fodder for a criminal law final exam, from Court TV News (via Blogonaut): In a 5-0 ruling, the [South Dakota Supreme Court] overturned the conviction of Michael James Plenty Horse for indecent exposure because he didn’t attempt to arouse others when he tried to […]
Bar exam results from around the country are beginning to trickle in and the results are far from encouraging. The results from July 2014 were the lowest in recent memory, but many had hoped that the drop would prove to be only an aberration. This does not appear to be the case.
So now the real question is: How much longer will law students continue to stick with the major bar review companies that can’t seem to get them to pass?
It seems like you can’t throw a web cam these days without hitting a lawyer trying to use the internet to sexually prey on our kids. Reference recent lawyers of the day here and here, for just a couple of examples. And remember that prosecutor in Texas that blew his head off because To Catch […]
, Perverts, Rape, Sex, Sex Scandals
Oh how the mighty have fallen. From the Miami Herald: A Boston defense attorney once dubbed one of People Magazine’s Most Eligible bachelors was arrested for allegedly drugging and raping a college student he met at a Miami Beach nightclub. Gary Zerola — already facing trial in two sexual attacks in Boston — was arrested […]
Maximilian Cordero believes the second time is a charm — with respect to (1) a gender and (2) suing rich guys. From DealBreaker: In the grand tradition of trying to turn the (real or imaginary) sexual assault you suffered at the hands of a creepy old guy into stocks and bonds, everyone knows you don’t […]
When we recently wrote about the case of Cordero v. Epstein, in which model Maximilia Cordero alleges that high-profile financier Jeffrey Epstein took advantage of her when she was underage, one of you wondered: “[H]ow many of [Cordero lawyer William] Unroch’s models do you think are really trannies?” One possible answer: at least one. Namely, […]
Our colleagues over at DealBreaker have been extensively covering one heck of a lawsuit. It’s our Lawsuit of the Day, but it really ought to be our Lawsuit of the Week — it’s that good. The defendant is wealthy New York financier Jeffrey Epstein, who already stands accused, in Florida state court, of sex crimes […]
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And we’re not talking about CSM partners working young associates to death, riding them hard and putting them away wet. We’re speaking more literally. We mentioned this story briefly at the time of his guilty plea, but his sentencing yesterday gives us the opportunity to revisit it in more depth. From the AP: A tax […]
Judge Herman Thomas — the Alabama state court judge who allegedly enjoyed spanking male prisoners, traded favorable treatment for sexual favors, and improperly interfered on behalf of a cousin in legal trouble — has resigned from the bench. We sure will miss having him to smack around. Judge Thomas resigns [Mobile Press-Register] Alabama Judge Resigns […]
Oooh boy. What is it about jurists with the surname “Thomas”? More lurid allegations are being made against Judge Herman Thomas, the Alabama state court judge who allegedly likes to spank male prisoners. From the Mobile Press-Register: In affidavits filed in support of Michael Dewayne Anderson’s 2003 federal suit against Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman […]
During his tenure as attorney general, Alberto Gonzales made it a policy priority to “keep our children safe” from creeps on the internets. As it turns out, at least one alleged creep worked for the DOJ: A U.S. Justice Department official has been arrested on suspicion of traveling to Detroit over the weekend to have […]
Remember Judge Herman Thomas, the Alabama state court judge who allegedly spanked a number of prisoners? Now there’s a theme song for the scandal, entitled “Spank Me.” Check it out here. The creator and artist, Jolene Roxbury, is a former paralegal who decided several years ago that comedy was her true calling. You can learn […]
Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas is ATL’s Judge of the Day. He takes the prize for his innovative approach to sentencing. From the Mobile Press-Register: Authorities are investigating allegations that now-suspended Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas periodically removed prisoners from Mobile County Metro Jail and spanked them in a room at the courthouse, […]
* Who needs lawyers? [WSJ Law Blog] * Take the deal, Vick. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] * Buyer’s remorse on the surveillance law? [New York Times] * I want a new drug website. [BBC] * Being the creepiest guy on earth is apparently not a crime. [CNN]
Many summer associate programs are over, but our series of SA stories is not. If you have one to share, please review our submission guidelines, and then email us. Connoisseurs of urolagnia will enjoy this latest tale: 1. Superhero name: Golden Shower 2. Special power(s): Urophilic voyeurism. 3. Summered: the Dallas office of a large […]
* How to try and pull a fast one on the entire NBA. [Slate] * AGAG testimony called “splitting hairs.” [CNN] * Vick co-defendant to have plea hearing. [Sports Illustrated] * Morning Docket’s lawyer of the day (for last Wednesday, and while you were sleeping). [Canton Repository] * Thoughts on how Democrats might approach a […]