* Even JFK had mommy issues. Unfortunately, his came with possible nuclear armageddon. [Lowering the Bar]
* Washington, D.C. is a horrible back-biting hellhole. Except for the D.C. Circuit, where Judge Tatel and Chief Judge Sentelle apparently hold weekly kumbaya circles and talk about their feelings. [Concurring Opinions]
* Prosecutors file motions to keep George Zimmerman’s lawyers from bringing up Trayvon Martin’s past in the trial. Probably because “getting into school fights” is not particularly probative of “deserved to get murdered.” [WKMG]
* Another look at the DOJ/AP scandal from a unique perspective: a privacy lawyer who used to be a journalist. [Inside Privacy]
* Jones Day landed the plum job as restructuring counsel for Detroit by one “point.” [AmLaw Daily]
* When you’re choosing an expert witness, you should really look for that elusive “part-Don Draper, part-Lois Griffin” type. [The Expert Institute]
* This was an actual problem I encountered when I had to edit the bills of some of my colleagues. [First World Lawyer Problems]
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