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  • Alan Dershowitz, Bar Exams, Gloria Allred, Jeffrey Toobin, New Jersey, Non-Sequiturs, Pets, Violence, Wall Street

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.20.12

    * Better late than never: congratulations to everyone who passed the New Jersey bar exam. You’re just in time to get in on some Sandy class-action litigation. [New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners]

    * Congratulations to all the honorees from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association conference in D.C. last weekend — including, but not limited to, the Best Lawyers Under 40 awardees. [NAPABA]

    * And congrats to Professor Sherrilyn Ifill, incoming president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. [Concurring Opinions]

    * Does every bra made in America have Gloria Allred’s phone number sewn into it? [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Who is “Portfolio Manager A” in the latest major insider-trading scandal? [Dealbreaker]

    * You don’t need to be a dog lover to find these allegations abhorrent. [Alabama Live]

    * Want to avoid dating Democrats (or Republicans)? There’s an app — okay, two websites — for that. [Jezebel]

    * After the jump, Jeffrey Toobin and Alan Dershowitz discuss Obamacare….

    Toobin is the author of The Oath (affiliate link). Dersowitz is the new owner of a $1.7 million Manhattan apartment. Their conversation took place last Friday, November 16, at the 92nd Street Y.

    1 Comment / / Nov 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM
  • American Red Cross

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.01.12.

    * This seems like a high profile time to be named general counsel of the Red Cross. [Corporate Counsel]

    * JPMorgan sues whale. [Bloombereg Businessweek]

    * I cannot wait for the lawsuit this T-shirt cannon inspires. [Yahoo Sports]

    * A dog day at the Supreme Court. [National Law Journal]

    * The pledge of allegiance is under attack. Well, not the pledge exactly, they’re just going after God. [Boston Globe]

    * You know, I get that the people without power are feeling like they’re in a episode of Revolution right now, but Manhattan has ALWAYS been two cities: the haves and the people we haves step over on our way to having more. I feel bad for people living in Lower Manhattan who have been without their muffin cart for a couple of days… but not as bad as I feel for the poor schlep who will drag the muffin cart around for 12 hours a day every day until death. [Time]

    3 Comments / / Nov 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • Supreme Court SCOTUS small

    Crime, Drugs, Pets, Police, Privacy, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Dog Day At The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court is going to the dogs. Today the justices spent their time discussing how and when police can use drug-sniffing canines.

    9 Comments / / Oct 31, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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  • Housekeeping

  • Stewart Pattinson

    Animal Law, Fame Brief, Family Law, Pets

    Fame Brief: The Dogs of Twilight

    Who will get custody of the Stewart/Pattinson dog?

    21 Comments / / Aug 2, 2012 at 2:31 PM
  • Is, is, ... is that a baby?

    Animal Law, Crime, Deaths, Kids

    ‘Dingo Ate My Baby’ Defense Actually Works!

    An Australian coroner concludes that a dingo really did eat this woman’s baby.

    27 Comments / / Jun 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM
  • A brothel babe from down under?

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Cars, Cellphones, Department of Justice, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Drugs, Facebook, Health Care / Medicine, Immigration, Law Schools, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Pets, Plaintiffs Firms, Politics, Prostitution, SCOTUS, Securities Law, Sentencing Law, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 05.29.12

    * Dewey have some novel issues for our bankruptcy lawyers, or what? As we noted last night, now that D&L has filed for Chapter 11, they’ll have to deal with bank debt, and bondholders, and possible criminal proceedings, oh my! [New York Law Journal]

    * And did we mention that Dewey’s defectors and their new firms might get screwed out of millions thanks to the recent Coudert decision? You really should’ve tried to finish up your business before the firm flopped. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Our SCOTUS justices’ summer plans don’t include debating the results of their landmark health care and immigration cases. They’ll be off to fabulous destinations to teach by the first week of July. [Associated Press]

    * A federal judge in Brooklyn doesn’t like what seems to be happening in the “game of grams” when it comes to mandatory minimum drug sentencing. Perhaps the DOJ will heed his call for reform. [New York Times]

    * Facebook’s IPO was an epic fail, but it’s been great business for plaintiffs lawyers. Twelve securities class action firms are gathering leads and getting ready to sue, and two have already sued. [National Law Journal]

    * This wasn’t exactly well planned: if you’re involved in state politics, it’s probably not a good idea to fake a legal internship with a state representative so that you can graduate from law school. [Concord Monitor]

    * In happier news, a New York Law School graduate walked across the stage to receive her diploma with the help of her seeing-eye dog. The pooch hasn’t lifted a leg on her law degree… yet. [New York Daily News]

    * “Brothels are never going to be a vote winner.” But even so, if you’re looking to get it in down under, a plan to build Australia’s largest cathouse may soon gain approval if lawyers are able to do their work quick and dirty. [Bloomberg]

    * Thanks to this case, stupid teenagers in New Jersey who send texts to others that they know are driving can now revel in the fact that they can’t be held liable for injuries that may occur thanks to careless driving. [New Jersey Law Journal]

    2 Comments / / May 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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  • Adriana Ferreyr

    American Bar Association / ABA, Animal Law, Deaths, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Pro Bono, Real Estate, Trendspotting

    Morning Docket: 05.02.12

    * Starting next year, if you want to be a lawyer in New York, you’re going to have to work for free. Because nothing says “we care” like indentured servitude. Thank God for law school clinic hours… maybe. [New York Times]

    * Mo’ law schools, mo’ problems? That’s what Dean Wu thinks. Here’s a new trend to watch: UC Hastings will be joining forces with lower ranked law schools in an effort to reduce its incoming class sizes. [USA Today]

    * MOAR TRANSPARENCY! Support has been shown for the ABA’s proposed changes to law school disclosure requirements. All the better for those “sophisticated consumers,” eh, Judge Schweitzer? [ABA Journal]

    * “Dogs are always happy to see you, no matter how you do on your Evidence exam.” Only real bitches would throw shade. Emory has joined the therapy dog pack for finals. [11 Alive News]

    * In trying to dismiss a $50M suit against billionaire George Soros, his lawyer claimed that his ex would have had to suffer an “unconscionable injury.” Dude, she did. She banged an octogenarian. [New York Daily News]

    * Ann Richardson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the UDC School of Law, RIP. [Washington Post]

    13 Comments / / May 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM
  • Nooooooooo!

    Animal Law, Food, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Technology, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.18.12

    * I will never feel bad about making a typo ever again. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Hey law school students, get your hack on! [Huffington Post]

    * Ann Romney doesn’t want to hear it, but there is a difference between working and working a paying job. [The Careerist]

    * Should lawyers try journalism? I mean, sure. The job market in the industry is similarly crummy, and journalists make way less money than everyone except baristas and document reviewers. But it is a fun time, and it seems like most lawyers were journalism majors anyway. Go for it… [ Law and More]

    * The Romney camp drops a bomb: Obama had a dog as a kid. Oh, wait. I misread that. Obama ate dog as a kid. Clearly, people who didn’t have the moral fortitude at six years old to reject the food their parents gave them are unfit to be president. [New York Post]

    * Man, the presidential race is just at an apex of intellectualism today. Voters in Iowa just received a fundraising letter from Rick Santorum (who dropped out of the race, in case you just got out of prison), in which he wrote that Mitt Romney “truly frightens” him. Congratulations Rick, now you know how the rest of us felt about you. [ABC News]

    * If you haven’t reserved your .xxx domain name yet, there is still time. They ain’t cheap, but I’m pretty sure ElieMystal.xxx is still available. Hell, who am I kidding. BikeDudeRomance.xxx probably is too. [Law Technology News]

    14 Comments / / Apr 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM
  • Casey Anthony small 2

    Crime, Hotties, Murder, Nancy Grace, Trials, Videos, YouTube

    What’s Casey Anthony Up to These Days?

    Casey Anthony was forced into hiding after her sentencing. But last week, a purported video of the alleged child killer appeared on YouTube. Shortly thereafter, NBC News confirmed that the woman featured was, in fact, the real Casey Anthony. She’s sporting a completely new look that’s reminiscent of a hot librarian. How does it compare to her old look, and what does she have to say for herself?

    36 Comments / / Jan 6, 2012 at 10:02 AM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Animal Law, Election 2012, Election Law, Morning Docket, Politics, Prostitution, Scott Rothstein, Sex, Student Loans, Unemployment

    Morning Docket: 01.05.12

    * Rick Santorum and the Sweater Vests can join Rick Perry’s ballot access lawsuit in Virginia. It’s funny, because at this rate, Perry will have dropped out before the first hearing. [Washington Post] * If you’re an unemployed law grad drowning in debt, you should’ve known that you’d be screwed. Warning! Danger, Will Robinson! Opinion […]

    9 Comments / / Jan 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM
  • Attorney Misconduct, Drinking, Insider Trading, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Prostitution, Sentencing Law

    Morning Docket: 12.02.11

    * Three days after arguing that an alleged Sandusky victim’s lawsuit lacked any factual basis, Second Mile decided to settle. Better strike while the iron is hot (and the wallet is open), lawyers. [Bloomberg] * So much for that “real shot,” huh? After a failed bid for bail, Galleon Group’s Raj Rajaratnam will begin serving […]

    13 Comments / / Dec 2, 2011 at 9:05 AM
  • cute_golden_retriever

    Animal Law, Guns / Firearms, Police, Solo Practitioners

    All Bets Are Off When You Kill a Lawyer’s Dog

    Police in Florida shot and killed a solo practitioner’s dog in October. Did they really think that they could just kill a lawyer’s dog and get away with it? If this personal injury attorney could’ve brought a wrongful death claim for his dog, we’re sure he would’ve. But here’s what happened because the attorney wouldn’t sit and lie down after his dog’s death….

    54 Comments / / Nov 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM
  • 6th Circuit, Animal Law, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Throw the Court a Bone

    This is perhaps the dog-gonest case ever to reach a federal appellate court. – Judge Ronald Lee Gilman, writing for Sixth Circuit in O’Neill v. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, a case that involved the forcible implanting of microchips in a family’s dogs without consent.

    4 Comments / / Nov 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM
  • Animal Law, Law Schools

    All Dogs Go to Law School?

    Has law school gotten so bad that law students really need therapy dogs as standard issue on campus? Therapy dogs are for disabled people or old people who need some company before they die. Is the mental beating that people take in law school really so bad that they need a furry friend to soothe them?

    54 Comments / / Nov 2, 2011 at 2:43 PM
  • 11th Circuit, American Constitution Society (ACS), Canada, Guns / Firearms, Non-Sequiturs, Pets, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.06.11

    * Saying your dog ate something isn’t a creative enough excuse these days. Try this instead: “I kept the clients’ missing money in my car, which I left running in the parking lot to keep my dead dog’s ashes from freezing. Someone then stole the car, and now the missing client money is gone forever!” […]

    15 Comments / / Oct 6, 2011 at 6:41 PM

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