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    Football, Law Schools, Quote of the Day, Sports

    Quote of the Day: When Football Completely Scrambles Your Brain, Law School Sounds Like a Great Idea

    A former NFL football player is now a law school rookie. Which school is he attending?

    14 Comments / / Nov 26, 2012 at 1:20 PM
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Gay, Holidays and Seasons, Non-Sequiturs, Religion, Sports

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.12

    * I’m thankful every time an anti-gay lawyer gets arrested for child pornography. Lesbian child pornography. [Huffington Post]

    * I’m thankful for people like the lawyer who rushed to the defense of Shabazz Muhammad. [L.A. Times]

    * But I’m not thankful for the NCAA and the way it harms poor, young athletes with stupid, anachronistic rules. [Forbes]

    * I’m thankful for the separation of church and state. [Slate]

    * I’m thankful I don’t own Hewlett-Packard stock. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * I’m thankful that threatening people with umbrellas is just as stupid in real life as it is in the Batman comics. [Legal Juice]

    * Mainly, I’m just thankful it’s Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. [Atlantic Wire]

    5 Comments / / Nov 21, 2012 at 3:08 PM
  • If you pour this into a cup of coffee, it doesn't taste as bad.

    Family Law, Non-Sequiturs, Rankings, Sports, Texas

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.16.12

    * Dear New York City, you can take my caffeine when you want to become “the city that sleeps sometimes and charges rents that can be earned while working only eight hours a day.” Not a moment before. [Reason]

    * They want to put Lenny Dykstra in jail, but the Wilpons get to run around free. [Dealbreaker]

    * Fracking might never have developed without our unique “subsurface” property rights. In a different life, understanding this stuff is why I thought it’d be good to go to law school. Studying law > Practicing law > Paying for your legal studies. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Okay, hear me out. How about every owner who won’t make their building wheelchair accessible for “aesthetic” reasons has to contribute every year to help fund research in the design of a wheelchair that can also climbs steps. Then they have to contribute to the fund that will get these new “chairsteppers” out to all the people who need them. Think about it, disabled people would get a better product, and ramps would be a thing of the past. Don’t tell me the tech is beyond us, if we can make amphibious attack vehicles/tour buses, we can make a wheelchair that climbs steps. [Simple Justice]

    * Do it yourself divorces now coming to Texas for indigent clients with no children. So, to recap, when gay people want to get married in Texas, it’s an affront to God and traditional America. But when childless heterosexuals want to get divorced, it’s just a simple legal matter that shouldn’t require a lawyer. [Tex Parte Blog]

    * Thanks to Cision Blog for including us in their rankings. [Cision Blog]

    2 Comments / / Nov 16, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    9/11, Intellectual Property, Sports, Trademarks

    Sports Law, Spaw, Lorts: Johnny Football!!!

    What is the latest in terms of Johnny Football’s™ legal woes? Plus a round-up of other athletes in legal hot water.

    2 Comments / / Nov 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    Christopher Christie, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Jews, New Jersey, Politics, Racism, Sports

    Sports Law, Spaw, Lorts: Chris Christie Edition

    What’s the latest news about Gov. Chris Christie’s New Jersey sports betting law? Plus a round-up of other athletes in legal hot water.

    2 Comments / / Nov 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM
  • sports machine

    Crime, Football, Gambling, Kids, Politics, Sports, State Attorneys General

    Sports Law, Spaw, Lorts: And Politics Too

    As part of Florida’s ongoing quest to entertain us, nine men were arrested in connection with a wide-ranging gambling ring — involving youth football games. Hut, hut, hike!

    0 Comments / / Nov 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    Baseball, Crime, Guns / Firearms, Police, Sports, Videos, Violence, YouTube

    World Series Winners (Or Their Fans, At Least) Are Above the Law

    The Giants won the World Series yesterday, and San Francisco literally went up in flames. Fun!

    14 Comments / / Oct 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM
  • juggalo law sports RF

    Basketball, O.J. Simpson, Sports

    Sports Law, Spaw, Lorts: O.J. Simpson Edition

    What is the latest in terms of O.J. Simpson’s legal woes? Plus a round-up of other athletes in legal hot water.

    5 Comments / / Oct 26, 2012 at 3:10 PM
  • The 'very, very pretty' Cristina Fierro.

    Biglaw, Department of Justice, Federal Judges, Football, Insider Trading, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Patents, Politics, Sentencing Law, Sex, Sports

    Morning Docket: 10.25.12

    * Covington, Skadden, and Proskauer really like representing professional sports leagues: from 2010 to 2011, the NHL paid a combined total of $8.8M to all three, and Covington received $16.3M from the NFL over the last three years. [Am Law Daily]

    * The Department of Justice sued Bank of America yesterday for doing the “hustle.” No, not the popular disco disco dance, but rather, a supposed elaborate scheme to defraud the government out of billions of dollars. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Rajat Gupta was sentenced to a whole two years behind bars for insider trading, but my colleague Elie Mystal thinks that the more appropriate punishment would’ve been to force him to reenact the seminal 80s film, Trading Places. [HuffPost Live]

    * Unfortunately, Siri wasn’t able to be helpful with this one. A federal judge had to recuse himself in a patent case involving the Siri voice assistant app because of his “interest” in Apple (likely stock ownership). [CNET]

    * Was Wednesday the day of departing deans? NYU’s Richard Revesz said farewell, and so did Sydney Beckman of Duncan Law, but the latter flat out quit amid accreditation uncertainty. [Knoxville News Sentinel]

    * “We’ll fight another day. This is not over.” While a jury declared that Teresa Wagner wasn’t a victim of Iowa Law’s political bias, a mistrial was called as to her equal protection claim against the school. [Press Citizen]

    * Somebody really should’ve told Lawrence Taylor that when testifying in an underage sex trafficking case, it’s probably not a good idea to mention that your accuser was “very, very pretty” and “very sexy.” [Associated Press]

    2 Comments / / Oct 25, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • Is Kagan turning to the dark side?

    Antonin Scalia, Elena Kagan, Federal Judges, Guns / Firearms, SCOTUS, Sports, Supreme Court

    Now That Scalia Has Corrupted Kagan, What Progressive Pastime Should Kagan Make Scalia Do?

    Scalia now has Kagan hunting defenseless animals. Great. His victory is nearly complete…

    67 Comments / / Oct 22, 2012 at 2:15 PM
  • Lance Armstrong

    Billable Hours, Drugs, Sports

    Sports, Spaw, Lorts: Lance Armstrong Exposed!!!

    What is the latest in terms of Lance Armstrong’s legal woes? Plus a round-up of other athletes in legal hot water.

    4 Comments / / Oct 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM
  • DSK wants to know: since when is having a libido a crime?

    1st Circuit, Arlen Specter, Biglaw, Civil Rights, Deaths, Law Professors, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Politics, Running, SCOTUS, Sex, Sex Scandals, Sports, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 10.15.12

    * What effect will the Supreme Court’s ruling in Miller v. Alabama, regarding life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders, have in the real world? [New York Times]

    * Some good news on attorneys fees for civil rights lawyers. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Speaking of fees, which firms are raking them in as emerging market companies starting emerging onto the M&A scene? [American Lawyer]

    * You’ve got to fight… for your right… to teach legal writing at the University of Iowa. At least if you’re a conservative. That’s the allegation by an aspiring academic, Teresa Wagner, that hits a courtroom this week. [Houston Chronicle]

    * Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn wants to know: is enjoying the occasional orgy such a crime? [Gothamist]

    * Career alternatives: Mary Wittenberg — chief executive of New York Road Runners, which puts on the New York Marathon — is a Notre Dame law grad and former Hunton & Williams lawyer. [New York Times]

    * Former Senator Arlen Specter, an active participant in historic Supreme Court nomination battles, RIP. [Philadelphia Daily News]

    9 Comments / / Oct 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM
  • juggalo law sports RF

    Pornography, Sex Scandals, Sports

    Sports Law, Spaw, Lorts: Now With More Child Sex Scandals

    Juggalo Law didn’t want to devote another post to child sex scandals. And yet…

    1 Comment / / Oct 12, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    Bar Exams, Clerkships, Football, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Partner Issues, Sports, Supreme Court Clerks

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.04.12

    * Are associates or partners more maniacally stressed out? Science helps us answer the age-old question. [The Careerist]

    * What does it take to land a Supreme Court clerkship? Luck, reputation, and a helluva lot of patience. [ABA Journal and Supreme Ambitions]

    * And what should SCOTUS clerks do after they finish at One First Street if they want to make the most money? The answer may surprise you. [Breaking Views]

    * As the NFL faces all those concussion lawsuits, America’s other professional football league (yes, the United Football League does exist) is getting sued… for not paying its players. [Forbes]

    * An HLS student pleaded not guilty to sexual assault. What is it with all the Harvard Law folks allegedly causing trouble this week? Next thing you know, some Harvard Law grad is going to threaten to murder Big Bird. [Harvard Crimson]

    * A veteran is suing the government over his frostbitten penis, which had to be “partially amputated.” Not only is that the second-worst thing I’ve ever heard, it doesn’t even really make sense. [ABC15]

    * An ex-law student explains why she quit just a few weeks into the semester. Why? Bullying and backstabbing. Hmmm. That sounds familiar. [A Nerd Girl’s Perspective]

    * Delaware Bar Exam results are out. Congratulations to everyone who passed! [Delaware State Courts]

    3 Comments / / Oct 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Boutique Law Firms, Litigators, Plaintiffs Firms, Small Law Firms, Sports

    Which Successful Plaintiffs Attorney Moonlights at Jiu Jitsu Tournaments?

    This prominent attorney has an unusual — and awesome — hobby.

    24 Comments / / Oct 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM
  • Offensive pass interference, Seahawks!

    Contracts, Football, Labor / Employment, Quote of the Day, Sports

    Quote of the Day: Are You Ready for Some Football — Without So Many Ridiculous Calls?

    The NFL was able to reach an agreement with the NFL Referees Association to end the lockout. Hooray!

    8 Comments / / Sep 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    Crime, Drugs, Election 2012, Football, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Non-Sequiturs, Sports, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.26.12

    * Jill and Kent Easter have pleaded not guilty to charges of planting drugs on a volunteer at their son’s school. Goddamn that pusher man! [Jezebel]

    * Concussion litigation expert Paul D. Anderson discusses the nitty-gritty of all those football players suing because their job may have gave them brain damage. [Legal Blitz]

    * In unnerving lawyer news, a Seattle litigator was arrested on accusations of sexually assaulting a masseuse at knifepoint. [Komo News]

    * And on the other side of the country, a Pennsylvania attorney was specifically targeted in a home invasion that left him in the hospital with gunshot wounds. What is wrong with people this week? [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * This whole disastrous domestic dispute-turned-shooting could have been avoided by marrying a dog-lover instead of a cat lady. [Legal Juice]

    * Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson explains why he’s putting all his chips on Mitt Romney. [Huffington Post]

    * Here are some tips on acing your call-back interview. Seriously though, you really only need one item: a Trapper Keeper. [The Careerist]

    2 Comments / / Sep 26, 2012 at 6:03 PM
  • Scalia v. Posner meets Mean Girls

    Antonin Scalia, Blogging, Contracts, Food, Free Speech, Google / Search Engines, Law Professors, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Pornography, Richard Posner, Sports, Student Loans

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.24.12

    * Someone was finally able to liken the Scalia v. Posner debate to a suitable situation: bitchy mean girls fighting each other in a middle school cafeteria. Seriously, only the inclusion of “like” throughout the entirety of the dialogue could’ve made it better. [lawprofblawg]

    * Who pays your law professors’ salary? The obvious answer is law students, since professorial wallets are padded by tuition dollars. But what happens when IBR comes into play and loan debts are forgiven? Then the answer shifts to the taxpayers. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * When Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers died, everyone was expecting that a lawsuit would be filed, but no one really thought that it would be one based on contract law. [New York Law and Legal Analysis Blog]

    * What kind of case “really turn[s] on” everyone’s favorite First Amendment lawyer? Free speech cases that are riddled with challenges, of course, and questions about what does and doesn’t constitute porn. [Vegas Inc]

    * You must be wondering where Above the Law fell on this ranking of the 15 Most Influential Law Blogs. We won’t give it away, but let’s just say that we now share something in common with Cooley. [Business Insider]

    * “[S]ome dude with the munchies is getting a little legal education.” That’s what we thought when one of our top searches last week was “pictures of tacos” — and not even “duck tacos,” but regular ones. [Search Party]

    3 Comments / / Sep 24, 2012 at 5:21 PM

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