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  • johnny manziel RF

    Cars, Facebook, Football, Quote of the Day, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Texas

    Quote of the Day: Johnny Football’s Speeding Ticket Is Totally Real… Trust Us

    A municipal judge knocks a Heisman trophy winner down a peg or two by outing him as the recipient of a speeding ticket.

    1 Comment / / Jan 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM
  • mexico flag

    10th Circuit, Barack Obama, Cars, Confirmations, Federal Judges, Guns / Firearms, Health Care / Medicine, Kids, Masturbation, Morning Docket, Politics, Reader Polls, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Television, Travel / Vacation

    Morning Docket: 12.27.12

    * Justice Sonia Sotomayor just ruined Hobby Lobby’s new year by refusing to block the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptives mandate. All of the members of the company’s legal team will have to scrapbook and crochet for hours to get over this loss. [Reuters]

    * Harvard Law graduate Barack Obama is being feted as CNN’s “Most Intriguing Person of 2012,” but he’s currently trailing in fourth place in the most important year-end poll of all: Above the Law’s Lawyer of the Year competition. Get out there and vote! [CNN]

    * Federal district court judges aren’t being confirmed as quickly as they once were, and it’s partly because our president isn’t submitting nominees as quickly as those who came before him. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * But even if the president nominated judges more quickly, he’d continue to face harsh opposition from the NRA, which matters because the gun group has an entire party in its pocket. [Opinionator / New York Times]

    * A legal problem and a journalism problem wrapped up in a little pretty bow: David Gregory of NBC’s “Meet the Press” is being investigated for displaying an alleged 30-round magazine on the air. [Washington Post]

    * One of New York’s most prestigious private schools agreed to settle the sex abuse suit brought against it by former students. Simpson Thacher partner Phil Culhane must be doing a victory dance. [New York Daily News]

    * You got a fast car, and now this case will pay all our bills. Toyota settled a class action suit over unintended acceleration, and it’s touted as one of the largest product-liability settlements in history. [New York Times]

    * Ay dios mio! You know that you’re never going to enjoy another vacation when you catch a hotel employee spreading his seed all over your clothes. But what did you expect? It’s Mexico. [Courthouse News Service]

    2 Comments / / Dec 27, 2012 at 9:15 AM
  • Parking is so hard. :(

    Biglaw, Bonuses, California, Cars, Education / Schools, Federal Judges, Gender, Holidays and Seasons, Hotties, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Sexism, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.07.12

    * “Biglaw Bonuses for Dummies: A Reference for the Rest of Us!” By Elie Mystal. [Businessweek]

    * Just how quickly will state-by-state legal education be able to respond to changing market conditions? Thus far, both New York and California have proven themselves to be pretty damn nimble. [Legal Ethics Forum]

    * Here’s a cute docket sheet entry from Judge Marcia Cooke in the Southern District of Florida. Thanks for not being a grinch this holiday season, Your Honor! [Southern District of Florida Blog]

    * A town in Germany has started using “female friendly” parking spaces, because parking a car is just so hard for we womenfolk to do when we’re supposed to be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. :( [Telegraph]

    * Hiram Chodosh, once named as a law dean hottie, has been named the fifth president of Claremont McKenna College. Of course, the former title is cooler than the latter, don’t you think? [Sacramento Bee]

    0 Comments / / Dec 7, 2012 at 5:39 PM
  • There's no gay bar  at the Supreme Court right now.

    Bar Exams, Cars, Football, Gay, Guns / Firearms, Non-Sequiturs, Sports

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.03.12

    * I’m not sure that it’s legal to tag the cars of people who park poorly, but it’s certainly satisfying. Honestly, every time I see one of those commercials where the dude needs freaking birds to park his “I’ve given up on life” minivan-SUV, I want to scream, “You could act like a man!” [Legal Blog Watch]

    * SCOTUS is acting like an old college roommate who just came out is inviting them to a gay bar, and they’re trying to politely decline without looking like raging homophobes. [SCOTUSblog]

    * To all the people who didn’t pass the California bar exam, here’s a guy who did it while only studying for 100 hours. Yeah. So… umm, I didn’t really think this blurb through. [Blake Masters]

    * Do lawyers need to “love” their clients? Come on, isn’t loving the money they give you enough? [Underdog]

    * Jason Whitlock took the Jovan Belcher and put the focus exactly where it should be, on our gun laws. Then Bob Costas blew a big megaphone on Sunday Night Football. [Fox Sports]

    * It’s funny, I’m against sex offender registries because even though sex crimes are heinous, registries are bad things that create second-class citizens and tend to unfairly lump people who didn’t commit the worst stuff in with disgusting humans. That means I should probably be against animal abuse registries too, but man I don’t think animal abusers suffer nearly enough. So, whatever, I’m a hypocrite. I’m a hypocrite who cares more about dogs than children. [Simple Justice]

    4 Comments / / Dec 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM
  • Rob Lowe

    Cars, Football, In-House Counsel, Marijuana, Movies, Murder, Non-Sequiturs, Sports, Tax Law, Television

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.29.12

    * Wait, did other people know this Casey Anthony movie was happening and not tell me? With Rob Lowe? How much would you pay to get drunk and watch it with Nancy Grace? [Lifetime]

    * In America, poorly parked cars get tickets. In Soviet Russia, poorly parked cars get douches. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * Sometimes you can evade consequences associated with evading taxes, and sometimes you can’t. [Going Concern]

    * The George Zimmerman defense fund seems to be alive and well… unlike Trayvon Martin. [NPR]

    * I feel like it would be great if the NFL took marijuana off of its banned substance list. It’s not like the drug is performance enhancing. [The Nation]

    * A leading organization for in-house lawyers weighs in against the sanctions imposed on TD Bank. [Association of Corporate Counsel]

    * Don’t forget to add your résumé to the flood for our open positions on Above the Law. At this point, you might want to send a picture to get our attention. Not of yourself, but you know, Twinkies, peep-toed shoes, something that we actually care about. [Above the Law]

    5 Comments / / Nov 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM
  • waiting-in-line

    Cars, Crime, Election 2012, Non-Sequiturs, Police, Privacy, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.06.12

    * If you’re sick of waiting in line to vote, just become a SCOTUS justice. NBD. [DCist]

    * Now cops are even being awarded massive privacy invasion settlements — against other cops. [Threat Level / Wired]

    * If you simply have to steal a car, you should probably jack one that works. [Legal Juice]

    * As election day winds down, here’s more scary s**t to maybe be worried about. [Salon]

    * Lat talks to the WSJ about the uneasy rise of virtual law firms. [Wall Street Journal]

    0 Comments / / Nov 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM
  • Don't mess with the bus driver.

    Cars, Judge of the Day, Kids, Rank Stupidity, Videos

    Judge of the Day: Calling An Idiot An Idiot

    This is what happens when you don’t wait patiently for a school bus.

    6 Comments / / Nov 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM
  • Tons-of-Parking-Tickets-3

    Antonin Scalia, Cars, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Which Supreme Court Justice Got In A Little Trouble With Law Parking Enforcement?

    A look at one of America’s most colorful trial lawyers and his lavish lifestyle — as well as the recent hard times he has fallen upon.

    29 Comments / / Oct 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM
  • megaupload-song-hits-big-on-the-web-umg-tries-to-take-it-down-300x1761111

    Copyright, Cyberlaw, Department of Justice, Entertainment Law, Technology

    MegaMeltdown: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Apologizes to Kim Dotcom

    Kim Dotcom strikes another victory, this time in the form of a personal apology from New Zealand’s prime minister.

    14 Comments / / Sep 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM
  • The future of arrest record expungement?

    Cars, Eric Holder, Gay Marriage, Non-Sequiturs, Religion, Sex, Videos

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.19.12

    * Contra Costa County prosecutors haven’t gone on strike yet. But they’re still considering it. Are they gonna do something, or just stand there and litigate? [CBS]

    * This George Mason law prof really doesn’t want gays to be able to get married. As the ATL CommentBot will undoubtedly note, I disagree with him. But you gotta give Professor Nelson Lund credit for writing a hell of an opening line though. [SCOTUSblog]

    * Feminists took back the word “c**t, so why can’t creationists take back dinosaurs? It’s exactly the same… well, not exactly the same thing, but they’re totally similar. [Althouse]

    * Successful scapegoat is successful? [Instapundit]

    * Why don’t we just do it in the road, driving down the interstate? Someone will be watching us, so we’ll just run them off the road — and threaten them with our pistols! [Legal Juice]

    * Yes, but would it be libel if the Men in Black had erased everyone’s memory of the arrest except for the one guy who escaped and is telling the truth but no one else knows or believes it? [Overlawyered]

    * After the jump, Professor John Corvino, who was recently interviewed by Lat regarding his new book on same-sex marriage (affiliate link), discusses the definition of marriage (and eats lawyer-flavored guacamole)….

    6 Comments / / Sep 19, 2012 at 5:38 PM
  • Oh no you didn't!

    Biglaw, Cars, Cass Sunstein, Kids, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.18.12

    * Cass Sunstein provides a calm, well-reasoned discussion about how much personal opinions about sources matter in shifting people’s beliefs. Whatever, I hate that pinko commie. [New York Times]

    * So you know that whole “NYC hires big scary Proskauer to evict old, folk-hero newspaper vendor”? Yeah, well, maybe let’s replace “folk-hero” with alleged “back-door dealer” and “scary Proskauer lawyer” with “former NYC attorney trying to help her city out pro bono.” [New York Magazine]

    * This Ohio inmate says he’s too fat to be executed. That’s nuts: his extreme obesity might actually save his life. Eat your heart out, American Heart Association.[Columbus Dispatch]

    * “Don’t tase me bro!” Then don’t act all crazy and try to enter the courtroom with a camera… bro. [Jonathan Turley via Legal Blog Watch]

    * Oh snap! The Winklevii are back, and they’re investing in a new social network… for investors. Hmmm… was kind of hoping after such an extended absence they’d have come up with something with a little more pizazz. On the upside, they still look creepily identical! [SF Weekly]

    * Big government is completely out of control! First they try to kill grandma, and now they won’t even let two-year-olds drive cars! I can’t take this socialist nonsense anymore; I’m moving to Canada. [Legal Juice]

    2 Comments / / Sep 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM
  • Gavel, Alcoholic Drink & Car Keys on a Gradating to White Background - Drinking and Driving Concept.

    Cars, Drinking, DUI / DWI, Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer of the Day: DUI Attorney Tackled, Then Arrested For DUI

    DUI attorney arrested for, you guessed it, DUI…

    21 Comments / / Sep 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM
  • Hate crime fist

    Cars, Crime, Gay, Hate Crimes, Law Professors, Law Schools

    Florida Law Professor Allegedly Victimized In Hate Crime

    Alleged hate crime takes place at Florida’s Levin College of Law, and the dean comes out strong…

    79 Comments / / Sep 11, 2012 at 6:48 PM
  • livery car

    Biglaw, Cars, Technology

    Is Uber Against The Law?

    Is Uber legal? Or is it so awesome that you don’t really care if it is?

    89 Comments / / Sep 6, 2012 at 10:13 AM
  • megaupload-song-hits-big-on-the-web-umg-tries-to-take-it-down-300x176111

    Cars, Cyberlaw, Department of Justice, Federal Government, Intellectual Property, Technology

    Kim Dotcom Can Finally Pay His Lawyers; And There Will Be Much Rejoicing

    A New Zealand Court allowed the Megaupload leader to have access his money so his lawyers can finally get paid…

    7 Comments / / Aug 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM
  • megaupload-song-hits-big-on-the-web-umg-tries-to-take-it-down-300x176111

    Cars, Cyberlaw, Department of Justice, Entertainment Law, Federal Government, Intellectual Property, Technology

    The DOJ Wishes Megaupload Would Just Die Already

    What’s happening these days in the DOJ’s case against Megaupload?

    14 Comments / / Aug 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM
  • Progressive Insurance girl

    Blogging, Cars, Cheapness, Deaths, Insurance, Money, Reader Polls, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Traffic Accidents, Twittering

    Progressive Professes the Insurance Company Creed

    After being attacked for allegedly defending the driver who killed one of its insureds, what does Progressive Insurance have to say for itself? Here is their statement.

    25 Comments / / Aug 16, 2012 at 5:18 PM