Charlie Sheen

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    Associate Advice, Copyright, Jersey Shore, Jury Duty, Law Schools, Lawrence Lessig, Movies, Non-Sequiturs, Television

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.01.13

    * A California judge sentenced a man to 53 years in prison and then officiated his wedding. So she gave him 53 years followed by a life sentence? Hey ho! [CBS News]

    * Jersey Shore’s The Situation suffers the indignity of a legal defeat. I mean, if he has dignity left. [South Florida Lawyers]

    * Who would make a better juror: a non-citizen or Charlie Sheen? I’d prefer to have Sheen… I don’t know if there are many crimes he wouldn’t understand. [The Atlantic]

    * The results are in from Kaplan’s just completed 2013 survey of law school admissions officers. The headline is that 54 percent of law school admissions officers report cutting their entering law school classes for 2013-2014 and 25 percent plan to do so again next year. Time to build another law school! [Kaplan Test Prep]

    * A comprehensive list of the crimes committed by Batman in Batman Begins. And I’m not entirely sure everything he did in his hostile takeover of Wayne Enterprises was on the up-and-up either. [Salt Lake Tribune]

    * Here’s a list of online resources for new attorneys. Here’s another helpful one. [Associate's Mind]

    * An attorney bit his 3-year-old son. Hurray for bath salts! [KRQE]

    * A record label threatened to sue a guy. Unfortunately for them they threatened to sue Professor Lawrence Lessig. [NPR]

    * Student loan default rates are at the highest level in 20 years. Seems like a sustainable model. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * The recycling of policy debaters into litigators brings good and bad habits to the legal profession. On the plus side, there’s the refined research skills. On the other hand, stenographers have a hard time keeping up. [Houston Law Review]

    * The new song “Lady Justice” by lawyer-artist DNA (featuring Zoha). He’s already figured out that all the good songs these days have to be “featuring” someone. Song after the jump…

    0 Comments / / Oct 1, 2013 at 4:58 PM
  • Remember Ecce Homo?

    Craigslist, Football, iPhone, Jury Duty, Law Schools, Lawrence Lessig, Non-Sequiturs, Pro Se Litigants, Technology, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.25.13

    * Apple gave the iPhone 5 fingerprint database to the NSA. This would be a gross invasion of privacy but Tim Cook masterminded this, so the NSA got the Ecce Homo of fingerprint image captures. [Hackers News Bulletin]

    * Charlie Sheen got dismissed from jury duty after only one day. #winning [TMZ]

    * Gordon from Sesame Street lost his palimony case. That’s because he was trying to duck out on the woman who mothered his “1… 2… 3… 4 kids! [thunderclap] Ah… ah… ah!” [Jezebel]

    * Remember the early days of Twitter? Legal Cheek went back and found some of the earliest Tweets from British legal luminaries. It’s just funnier when you imagine an English accent saying, “I appear to be on Twitter… why, I have no idea.” [Legal Cheek]

    * If you saw last week’s post on crazy people who claim that no court can try them because of maritime law, check out this epic opinion from Canada. Identifying those folks, like the maritime gang from last week, as Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument (“OPCA”) litigants, the opinion is 180 pages seeking “to uncover, expose, collate, and publish the tactics employed by the OPCA community.” [Alberta Courts]

    * Police crack down on a motorized bar stool. That’s fair, because if there’s one motor vehicle that you’re likely to fall off… [Lowering the Bar]

    * Professor Ilya Somin is touring the country and coming to a law school near you promoting his new book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter (affiliate link). Small government does usually smart, as in “cause a sharp, stinging pain.” [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * An HLS grad working for the World Bank was rescued from the Kenyan mall hostage crisis. We wish her the best. [Daily Mail]

    * Senator Elizabeth Warren and Professor Lawrence Lessig are going to be speaking at an event called “The Founders v. The Roberts Court: Corruption, Campaign Finance, and McCutcheon v. FEC” tomorrow at noon Eastern. The event will be livestreamed at the link. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * Craigslist is suing Craigstruck, a company that specializes in delivering items ordered off of Craigslist. It’s how all those $5/hour attorneys get from place to place. Anyway, the owner of Craigstruck proposed to settle the legal dispute via football wager with Craigslist. If only all disputes could be settled this way. Video wager after the jump…

    6 Comments / / Sep 25, 2013 at 5:01 PM
  • 'We're not Case Western Reserve Law.'

    Sports, Tax Law

    Cleveland Rocks… Potential IRS Fraud From The Owner Of Their Football Team

    As Bill Simmons would say, God hates Cleveland…

    0 Comments / / Apr 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM
  • Peter Kalis RF

    Ask the Experts, Biglaw, Books, Movies, Partner Issues

    The ATL Interrogatories: 10 Questions with Peter Kalis of K&L Gates

    K&L Gates managing partner Peter Kalis shares insights and experiences about the legal profession and careers in law, as well as about himself.

    2 Comments / / Feb 6, 2013 at 1:31 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
  • Wouldn't have minded seeing more of this judge.

    Attorney Misconduct, Baseball, Fast Food, Food, Legal Ethics, LSAT, Money, Morning Docket, New Orleans, Sex, Television, Trials

    Morning Docket: 04.19.12

    * Judge Jessica Recksiedler has disqualified herself from overseeing George Zimmerman’s murder trial. Stepping up to fill in as ringmaster for this media circus is Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. [Washington Post]

    * Oh joy, new fee hikes associated with law school! Administrations of the LSAT are going down, down, down, so of course the price to take the test no one wants to take anymore is going up, up, up. [National Law Journal]

    * Trying to win at all costs has its consequences. Just ask the New Orleans prosecutors who are now facing bar complaints for allegedly railroading defendants into harsh convictions. [Slate Magazine]

    * Hopefully this lawsuit’s descriptions of the rotten chicken that was allegedly served to customers are enough to make you never eat at Kentucky Fried Salmonella again. [Huffington Post]

    * “Housekeeping, you want me jerk you off?” Ex-MLB player and housekeeper aficionado Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to 270 days in jail after a conviction for lewd conduct and assault. [Bloomberg]

    * Instead of gold, everything Charlie Sheen touches turns into a lawsuit. The producer for his FX comeback series, “Anger Management,” has been sued by another show producer for $50M. [New York Daily News]

    * G’day, mates! This just in: if you’re on a business trip down under, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation for any sexual injuries that may occur “during the course of employment.” [Daily Telegraph]

    7 Comments / / Apr 19, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Cars, Celebrities, Drugs, Federal Government, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Oral Sex / Blow Jobs, Politics, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 09.27.11

    * How lucky for us that the Senate decided to avoid a government shutdown, but the third time is not the charm when it comes to the taxpayers’ money. [New York Times] * Did DSK get a blowie in his official capacity as Managing Director of the IMF? That might be what he has to […]

    9 Comments / / Sep 27, 2011 at 9:15 AM
  • Celebrities, Copyright, Department of Justice, Immigration, Morning Docket, Pornography, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 08.02.11

    * The DOJ is suing Alabama because of its immigration law, saying it interferes with federal law. To the extent that federal law won’t prosecute illegal aliens, they’re spot on. [Bloomberg] * Floridians, grab your pitchforks, torches, and chloroform, because Casey Anthony has to return to Orlando for a year’s worth of probation on check […]

    9 Comments / / Aug 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM
  • Boutique Law Firms, Defamation, Entertainment Law, Litigators, Martin Garbus, Small Law Firms

    Size Matters: Hollywood Pit Bull Is Just Like Us

    It has been said that one has truly arrived as a small-firm superstar when he appears in this column. Who said that? Someone, I am sure. While I simply cannot confer that honor to all small-firm attorneys, there is a second place honor: a feature in the New York Times. Martin Singer — the “guard […]

    10 Comments / / May 24, 2011 at 8:56 PM
  • Celebrities, Fame Brief, Intellectual Property, Trademarks

    Fame Brief: Charlie Sheen Bi-Winning™ Crap Merchandise Coming Soon?

    You’re tired of him. I’m tired of him. Even Juggalo is tired of him. I get it. Believe me, if Liam Neeson’s second cousin’s dogwalker so much as had gotten a parking ticket this week, I would have snapped that juicy news item up for Fame Brief. But alas, as your faithful celebrity news correspondent, […]

    5 Comments / / Apr 7, 2011 at 3:53 PM
  • 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit, Animal Law, Barack Obama, Bernie Madoff, Crime, Free Speech, Insider Trading, Jeffrey Skilling, Morning Docket, Pets, Politics, Trials, Wall Street, White-Collar Crime

    Morning Docket: 04.07.11

    * Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling’s appeal was denied by the Fifth Circuit. While he remains the smartest guy in the room, the room consists of him and a half-wit cellmate whose only discernible talent is making Prune-o. [WSJ Law Blog] * Bruce Fein, an attorney who worked on Clinton’s impeachment and called for Bush’s […]

    12 Comments / / Apr 7, 2011 at 9:09 AM
  • Celebrities, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Insider Trading, Libraries / Librarians, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.22.11

    * Former New York assistant AG Simone Levine is attempting to reverse the assistant AG jinx, accepting a job with the police monitor’s office in New Orleans. I have nothing to add here other than to say Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans owned. [NOLA.com] * Brooke Mueller is allowing the restraining order against […]

    12 Comments / / Mar 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM
  • Antonin Scalia, Biglaw, FDA, Linda Greenhouse, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Texas

    Morning Docket: 03.11.11

    * Johnson & Johnson will have to fix several factories after an agreement with the FDA prompted by massive product recalls. This still doesn’t explain why my bottle of Tylenol may contain tree nuts. [Bloomberg] * Charlie Sheen hammered out a custody agreement With Brooke Mueller. That’s nice. [People Magazine] * Texas may consider a […]

    4 Comments / / Mar 11, 2011 at 8:58 AM
  • Celebrities, Entertainment Law, Lunacy, Munger Tolles & Olson, Television

    Lawsuit of the Day: Charlie Sheen’s WINNING Case?

    Watch out, Warner Bros. and Munger Tolles: the machete-wielding, tiger-blood-fueled Charlie Sheen is coming after you. The seemingly deranged actor, who was recently fired from the CBS hit show “Two and a Half Men,” has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre, the studio and executive producer of the show, respectively. […]

    28 Comments / / Mar 10, 2011 at 3:14 PM
  • Akin Gump, Blogging, Google / Search Engines, Insider Trading, John Dowd, Kenneth Starr, Non-Sequiturs, Privacy, S.D.N.Y., Technology, Trials, White-Collar Crime, Yolanda Young

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.09.11

    * Is concern for “privacy” simply a justification for censorship on the internet? Some thoughts from a lawyer for Google. [Peter Fleischer: Privacy...? via Kashmir Hill / Forbes] * What’s the secret to lawyer happiness? And no, it doesn’t involve illegal drugs or porn stars (Charlie Sheen isn’t a lawyer). [Slaw via Legal Blog Watch] […]

    8 Comments / / Mar 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM
  • Celebrities, Entertainment Law, Fame Brief, Lunacy, Munger Tolles & Olson, Television

    Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Charlie Sheen’s Bitchin’ Termination Letter

    You don’t have to be a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars to have predicted that Warner Bros. — the company that produces Two and a Half Angry Men and, not un-coincidentally, Looney Tunes — would fire Charlie Sheen from the show. And on Monday, that’s exactly what happened. Writing on behalf of Warner Bros., […]

    102 Comments / / Mar 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM
  • Copyright, Crime, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Law Schools, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Rankings, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, U.S. News, War on Terror

    Morning Docket: 03.08.11

    * Obama has created an indefinite detention system for prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. Because he’s too soft on terrorism to make it definite. [Washington Post] * Utah’s new immigration laws will create a legal storm. El Niño! Spanish for The… Niño! [USA Today] * Lilo finally starred in another movie, and former wet poodle […]

    15 Comments / / Mar 8, 2011 at 9:03 AM
  • Crime, Education / Schools, Jeffrey Epstein, Judicial Nominations, Morning Docket, Munger Tolles & Olson

    Morning Docket: 03.07.11

    * Doing hood rat stuff with your friends is less likely to land you in the adult court system now. [New York Times] * The Quinnipiac Law School registrar might be headed to the pokey on mortgage fraud charges. Add/Drop is now… CLOSED!!!!! No idea what that means. [Hartford Courant] * Law prof Liu lingers […]

    17 Comments / / Mar 7, 2011 at 9:16 AM

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