Catholics

  • Pope Francis I RF

    Crime, Religion

    From Pope Francis: How Is Jesus Like A Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    How did the Holy Father compare Jesus to a defense attorney in a recent homily?

    13 Comments / / Jun 4, 2014 at 2:25 PM
  • Jesus Happy Jesus

    Ave Maria School of Law, Cardozo Law School, Jews, Law Schools, Rankings, Religion

    ‘Religious’ Law School Rankings: Does Your Law School Make Jesus Happy?

    Which law schools are the best for the faithful? Or is that the dumbest question you’ve heard today?

    103 Comments / / Jan 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM
  • Pope Gregory XIII RF

  • zzgratianblogbest

    Celebrities, Copyright, Federal Government, Lindsay Lohan, Non-Sequiturs, Nude Dancing, Pets, Rape, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.26.13

    * For any Catholics hitting up PaddyPower to lay down money on the conclave, you’ve probably had some restless nights wondering if Pope Gregory XIV’s edict per the Ius Decretalium still applies. It doesn’t. That’s a load off. [Canon Law Blog]

    * A number of strip clubs are challenging San Antonio’s new regulations. One key to their argument: “the presentation of expressive dance performances is a beneficial social activity which creates an improved self image for the dancer….” Yeah, good luck with that argument. [KEGL]

    * If you’re looking for emotional distress damages, maybe lay off the “I’m just embarrassed to be seen with him now” arguments. [Lowering the Bar]

    * To challenge the law letting the government tap your communications in secret, you need to have full knowledge that the secret recording is happening. Thanks Joseph Heller. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Lindsay Lohan can’t catch a break with her legal counsel. Hey, LiLo! Next time check Avvo to find a higher rated lawyer. [Perez Hilton]

    * The new Copyright Alert System goes into effect, allowing copyright holders to make your service provider slow your Internet to a crawl if you’re identified as a repeat violator. I don’t see what the big deal is, but then again, I’m still using a Prodigy account. [Gawker]

    * MC Hammer is softening, but still a tad miffed after police booked him for an expired registration after he told them, “U Can’t Touch This.” [Los Angeles Times]

    * Are you kidding? University of North Carolina’s “Honor Court” is threatening to expel a student for “intimidating” her attacker by discussing that she was raped — without identifying her attacker. This is why North Carolina can’t have nice things. [Feministing]

    6 Comments / / Feb 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM
  • Art, Deaths, Morning Docket, Movies, Real Estate, Sex Scandals, Student Loans, Suicide

    Morning Docket: 02.27.12

    * It’s hard to get a mortgage if you have a lot of student debt, even if you make a lot of money. Who needs a house anyway? Your advanced degree will keep you warm. [BusinessWeek]

    * A civil trial over BP’s Gulf Oil spill was supposed to start today, but it was postponed at the last minute. Is it just me or does it smell like settlement in here? [New York Times]

    * As if anyone needed another reason to never take a Carnival Cruise… [CNN]

    * The Catholic Church just couldn’t handle sharing its ignominious spotlight with Penn State any longer. Attorneys allege that the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, former Archbishop of Philadelphia, destroyed a list of 35 active priests accused of child sexual abuse. [Washington Post]

    * Some movie with no sound, color, explosions, or giant robots won a bunch of Academy Awards last night. I can’t say I care too much. Here’s a rundown of some classic cine con lawyers instead. [ABA Journal]

    * Advice for art collectors: CHECK YOU PROVENANCE. [New York Times]

    * Michael Rothenberg, executive director of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, RIP. [New York Law Journal]

    3 Comments / / Feb 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM
  • The power to thwart God's will is at your local drugstore.

    Email Scandals, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Politics, Prostitution, Religion, Rudeness, Women's Issues

    A Contraception Controversy — and an ATL Debate

    Getting upset over inadequate access to contraception is one thing. What about getting upset — at a Catholic law school, mind you — over a discussion of birth control? Can you imagine what kind of comments about contraception could cause a law school community to get all riled up? Let’s look at — and argue about — the email that caused students at one top-ranked Catholic law school to get their diaphragms all scrunched up proverbial panties in a wad. Even the dean had to get involved….

    91 Comments / / Feb 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM
  • Bankruptcy, Religion

    Deadbeat Debtor Warns of Great Catholic Conspiracy

    There are some debtors who go to such lengths to escape their obligations that you have to wonder what kind of person lent them money in the first place. Today we’ve got an expedited motion to vacate. It’s filed by an attorney, representing the debtor, who seems mad — both mad as in “angry,” and […]

    61 Comments / / Dec 1, 2011 at 12:43 PM
  • Law Schools, Religion, Women's Issues

    Which Law School Needs to Give Thanks for Birth Control?

    Word on the street is that people have been saying that I’m “anti-woman.” Apparently, I might as well get in touch with Al Bundy and join NO MA’AM. And while sitting around drinking booze and going to strip clubs would be fun, it’s just not my thing. I’m sorry to disappoint our readers, but I’m […]

    92 Comments / / Nov 16, 2011 at 12:32 PM
  • Civil Rights, In-House Counsel, Letter from London, Politics, Religion, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: What Would Jesus Do?

    It’s been a bad few days for the Church of England. First, it gets slammed for siding with the bankers, rather than the protesters, after its flagship venue, St Paul’s Cathedral, finds itself at the heart of Occupy London. Second, a change to the U.K.’s ancient royal succession laws strikes a blow for its great […]

    38 Comments / / Nov 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM
  • Canada, Education / Schools, Gay, Politics, Religion

    Apparently, God Hates Rainbows Now

    I was a very good student in Catholic school (except for the Catholic bits). But a quick Google search reveals that God explained rainbows to Noah as follows: “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I […]

    79 Comments / / Jun 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM