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    2nd Circuit, Celebrities, Divorce Train Wrecks, Donald Trump, Education / Schools, Gay Marriage, Morning Docket, Murder, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Texas

    Morning Docket: 08.26.13

    * Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was chatty this week. In terms of same-sex marriage, the Notorious R.B.G. thinks “[t]he court handled both of those cases just the way they should have.” [Bloomberg]

    * And just like a mean girl, Ruthie’s claws were out. After calling the Roberts Court “one of the most activist courts in history,” she offered comments on Justice Samuel Alito’s eye-rolling. [New York Times]

    * Don’t cry for Argentina, the truth is it never respected you. After losing an appeal at the Second Circuit, the country has vowed to defy any of the court’s rulings with which it doesn’t agree. [Reuters]

    * Texas takes the bull by the horns: the state’s Supreme Court will consider if it has the power and jurisdiction to grant gay divorces despite the fact that it bans gay marriage. [Houston Chronicle]

    * “I have a temperament that doesn’t adapt well to politics. It’s because I speak my mind so much.” Joaquim Barbosa, chief justice of Brazil’s highest court and one of the most influential lawyers in the world (according to Time), isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. [New York Times]

    * Since she was already acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox (fka Foxy Knoxy) will not be returning to Italy for her retrial. That would be as silly as admitting to participation in orgies. [CNN]

    * Following a settlement on undisclosed terms, the suit filed against Paula Deen has been dismissed. It’s too bad that the Baroness of Butter’s career sunk like a spoiled soufflé in the process. [Businessweek]

    * New York’s AG filed a $40M suit against Donald Trump, a rich man who can’t afford a decent hairstylist and allegedly makes students at Trump University weep with his “bait-and-switch” tactics. [NBC News]

    0 Comments / / Aug 26, 2013 at 9:04 AM
  • Notice how this is a child? Don't act like a child.

    Education / Schools, Law Schools

    What Would You Do To Avoid Doing Homework? Would You Get Kidnapped?

    Faking a kidnapping is not how adults deal with their parents…

    34 Comments / / Jul 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM
  • Airplanes / Aviation, Books, Boutique Law Firms, Guns / Firearms, LLMs, Musical Chairs, Non-Sequiturs, Partner Issues, Small Law Firms, Trials

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.19.12

    * Dressing shrinks as wizards when they testify would be an AWESOME idea. I’m serious. Why can’t we have this? And titles, too. “Your Honor, I call Dr. Freud — Ph.D in weakness management and keeper of the sacred staffs of Ivory guard — to the stand.” [Overlawyered] * iTextbooks! Could be awesome, could widen […]

    7 Comments / / Jan 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM
  • Law Schools, listserv, Ridiculousness, Travel / Vacation

    Northwestern PC Police Trying to Change the Image Of Brazil, One Email at a Time

    At Northwestern Law, the PC Police have a long and storied history. You are, of course, free to say what you want to say, but if you offend other people’s cultural sensibilities, you had best expect a reaction from other Northwestern students — whether the cultural slight was real or just perceived….

    49 Comments / / Oct 20, 2011 at 12:19 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.11.11

    * Reason No. 564,857,495,736 Why Law Graduates Are Unemployable: They don’t have good skills. You know, like social skills, networking skills, bow hunting skills. Just the usual. [Wall Street Journal] * At 91, Justice Stevens has got a virile mind, but he may have suffered a premature evacuation from the bench of the Supreme Court. […]

    16 Comments / / Jul 11, 2011 at 9:08 AM
  • Lawsuit of the Day, Masturbation, Sex

    Lawsuit of the Day: Woman Allowed To Relieve Pressures Via Masturbation At Work

    UPDATE (5:30 PM): Please note that the veracity of this story has been called into question. For more, see the note at the end of this post. (Or ignore the note and pretend that the story is real; life’s more fun that way.) Fair warning: I will not succeed in writing this post like an […]

    57 Comments / / May 18, 2011 at 3:30 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.06.11

    * The three defendants in the civil wrongful-death action brought by Robert Wone’s widow are keeping their mouths shut. [National Law Journal] * But their former house is open — and once again on the market, for the tidy sum of $1.6 million. [Who Murdered Robert Wone?] * Professor Eugene Volokh wants to know, with […]

    15 Comments / / May 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 12.23.08

    * This is one former Clintonite that Obama won’t tap for his cabinet. California lawyer Wade Rowland Sanders, a deputy assistant secretary of the Navy under Clinton, was netted in a child porn investigation, with a whopping 600 images on his computer. [CNN] * There are many reasons to object to the U.S. taxpayers bailing […]

    30 Comments / / Dec 23, 2008 at 8:20 AM