Election 2012

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    Election 2012, Election Law, Politics, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: But Isn’t Voter Fraud a Myth?

    One can argue about its prevalence, but voter fraud does happen, at least some of the time….

    35 Comments / / Nov 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Advertising, Bad Ideas, Election 2012, Music, Politics, State Judges, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Videos

    Politics Gangnam Style, Or Why Lawyers Shouldn’t Dance

    Lawyers and political candidates are milking the “Gangnam Style” craze for all its worth.

    7 Comments / / Nov 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    Election 2012, Morning Docket, Politics

    Morning Docket: 11.02.12.

    * The media doesn’t have a liberal bias or a conservative bias, it has a sadness bias. If it’s negative, it’s on. [Talking Points Memo] * New York suspends the statute of limitations in the wake of the hurricane. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * I’m getting robocalls and I live on the upper […]

    7 Comments / / Nov 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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    Barack Obama, Christopher Christie, Disasters / Emergencies, Election 2012, Hurricane Katrina, Politics

    How Lawyers Would Botch The Zombie Apocalypse

    When we suffer the zombie apocalypse, if we continue to place executive power in the hands of lawyers, we’re all screwed….

    5 Comments / / Oct 31, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    Biglaw, Election 2012, Headhunters / Recruiters, In-House Counsel, Job Searches, Politics

    House Rules: Happy Halloween

    It’s Halloween, and there are lots of things to be frightened about in the world of law…..

    9 Comments / / Oct 31, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    Biglaw, Election 2012, Partner Issues, Politics

    Buying In: Partner Meetings (Part 2) – What Should Happen

    Wherein the Anonymous Partner offers a few suggestions to make partner meetings more informative and productive.

    18 Comments / / Oct 31, 2012 at 10:25 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.31.12.

    * Shashank Tripathi appears to be behind the fake tweets about the flooding of the New York Stock Exchange. Is that protected speech or (wait for it) DID HE JUST SAY “FIRE” IN A CROWDED THEATER??????? [Gigaom] * But to be clear, Romney is free to lie as much as he wants. Political speech, even […]

    15 Comments / / Oct 31, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    Advertising, Barack Obama, Election 2012, Politics, Privacy, Technology

    How Obama and Romney Both Rock Stalk the Vote

    Both presidential campaigns dig up electronic information about voters using data-mining techniques pioneered by everyone’s favorite American institutions: online retailers.

    4 Comments / / Oct 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM
  • Attorney Misconduct, Barack Obama, Depositions, Election 2012, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, SCOTUS

    Morning Docket: 10.30.12

    * People realize that the next President will probably get to appoint a couple of SCOTUS justices, right? [Slate]

    * That’s some costly attorney misconduct: a lawyer who got slapped with a $10,000 sanction for “egregious conduct” at a deposition now has to pay an additional $36,274 in legal fees. [New York Law Journal]

    * The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau better hope for Obama wins. [National Law Journal]

    * Fun legal times at the Village Voice. [Corporate Counsel]

    * When Sandy got real for people in Manhattan. [New Yorker]

    5 Comments / / Oct 30, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    9th Circuit, Death Penalty, Election 2012, Election Law, Gay, Gay Marriage, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.29.12

    * A Hurricane Sandy survival guide. Key components? Food, water, booze, and prophylactics. Who’s ready for a hurricane Halloween party? [FindLaw]

    * California’s longest serving death-row inmate just got his sentence set aside by the Ninth Circuit. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * A few days before Thanksgiving, SCOTUS will decide whether to hear the Prop. 8 and DOMA cases. Happy holidays? [American Foundation for Equal Rights]

    * Sometimes the most effective self-defense weapon isn’t a gun, it’s a pot of soup. [Consumerist]

    * Harold Koh, former Yale Law School dean and current legal adviser to the State Department, sits down for a Legally Speaking interview at UC Hastings. [California Lawyer]

    * Additional thoughts, this time from Professor Eugene Volokh, on employers urging employees to vote a certain way. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    2 Comments / / Oct 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM
  • Money politics

    Election 2012, Money, Politics

    Corporate Executives Trying Their Best To Make Anthony Kennedy Even More Wrong About Citizens United

    Bosses are people — people who can now tell you who to vote for…

    19 Comments / / Oct 29, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    Biglaw, Defamation, Disasters / Emergencies, Divorce Train Wrecks, Election 2012, Family Law, Inappropriate Venue, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Real Estate, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 10.29.12

    * Hurricane Sandy is set to arrive today, so batten down the hatches, folks! Everything’s closing down for the storm, but please feel free to email us if your law school or law firm is encouraging you to work. [Washington Post]

    * Thanks to the SCOTUS decision in Citizens United, companies can now recommend how their employees should vote, which is “no different from telling your children: ‘Eat your spinach. It’s good for you.’” [New York Times]

    * Biglaw firms are re-negotiating their office space leases in an effort to save money. While some firms have already sealed their new real estate deals, others are still on the prowl — but which ones? [Am Law Daily]

    * The University of St. Thomas School of Law has a new dean, and it certainly seems like he’s willing to make some waves to help his students. The first step for Robert Vischer? Reducing tuition. [National Law Journal]

    * “I don’t think her popularity has improved since the [murder] verdict.” That’s probably why Casey Anthony’s lawyers are desperately trying to get a new venue for Zenaida Gonzalez’s defamation case. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * A man divorced his formerly fugly wife (she had $100K in plastic surgery to correct her looks), sued her for luring him into marriage her under false pretenses, and won. Don’t worry, girls, this happened in China. [FOX]

    4 Comments / / Oct 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    Biglaw, Divorce Train Wrecks, Election 2012, Election Law, Gloria Allred, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Politics, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants

    Morning Docket: 10.26.12

    * Gloria Allred’s “October Surprise” for Mitt Romney didn’t exactly go according to plan, but that’s probably because she never filed the appropriate motions related to the gag order in this decades old divorce case wherein Mitt Romney testified. [Bloomberg]

    * This Election Day, 16 Biglaw firms in offices across the country will be manning an Election Protection hotline to field questions, because despite the bad jokes about the legal profession, “lawyers can play a really valuable civic role.” [Am Law Daily]

    * “We never make decisions to eliminate positions with any discriminatory conduct.” In other news from the CYA Department, Paul Hastings really doesn’t like getting sued by former legal secretaries who were laid off. [JD Journal]

    * The assistant dean of academic support at TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law claims the school discriminated against her based on her skin color. Did we mention she’s white? [Courthouse News Service]

    * Apparently the allegations of false reporting levied against TJSL are a “crock of crap” because the school claims the ex-employee who told on them never alerted the dean. Hmm… [Thomas Jefferson School of Law]

    * A nice pipe dream: now that “the twilight of the generalist law degree is here,” perhaps law schools will move to a two-year model, with an optional third year for specialization purposes. [DealBook / New York Times]

    0 Comments / / Oct 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    5th Circuit, Barack Obama, Crime, Election 2012, Fashion, Gay, Gay Marriage, Guns / Firearms, Nauseating Things, Non-Sequiturs, Police, Politics

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.25.12

    * The Fifth Circuit upheld a federal law banning gun sales to people under 21 years old. Oh! The humanity! What will the nation’s teenagers do without booze or their own guns? [WSJ Law Blog]

    * A New York cop is charged with planning to kidnap, cook, and eat 100 women. Gross. I wonder if this will tarnish the NYPD’s sterling reputation. [Daily Intel / New York Magazine]

    * Scratching your nuts in public is gross, but it’s not the same as, uh, some other grosser, more illegal activities. It would behoove this woman to learn to recognize the difference. [Legal Juice]

    * Should wearing “personality” glasses count against a criminal defendant? I dunno, but as a guy who has to wear glasses I find it bizarre that people choose to wear them as fashion accessories. Might as well wear a useless prosthetic arm too; I hear they’re the next hip trend. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * Another intra-family lawsuit: Geoffrey Richards, who teaches at Northwestern Law School, has been sued by his 95-year-old grandfather over a family financial dispute. The grandfather is also calling Richards a “scoundrel” and the “greatest disappointment” in his life. Ouch. [DealBreaker]

    * President Obama has endorsed several same-sex marriage ballot proposals. Nice work, Barry. [BuzzFeed]

    * Insights and advice for people interested in fashion law (from Ron Coleman and others). [Likelihood of Confusion]

    4 Comments / / Oct 25, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Abortion, Election 2012, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Privacy, Rape, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.24.12

    * Thomas Jefferson School of Law dean Rudy Hasl responded to those serious allegations of employment stat falsification by calling them a “crock of crap.” OK then! [ABA Journal]

    * All the Republicans claiming their flagrantly sexist, diabolically anachronistic comments were simply “misinterpreted” need to stop misinterpreting the word “misinterpret.” [The Fix / Washington Post]

    * BC Law appointed a professor specifically to help students deal with the “real world.” Not sure whether this is exciting or unbearably depressing. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * A judge who gets caught sending shirtless photos of himself to other government employees is serious business. Not taking said business seriously is even more serious business. [Detroit Free Press]

    * This new fashion blog is so offensive and it violates your privacy and it’s bad for America and I’m totally going to start reading it. [Not-So Private Parts / Forbes]

    * This man’s lawsuit claims Justin Bieber stole his credit card and used it to buy a penis enlargement, among several other weird purchases. No, ATLCommentBot, I am not the plaintiff in this case. Sorry to disappoint. [Consumerist]

    * A Seton Hall University Law School student saved an elderly woman’s life in dramatic fashion. Well done, sir. [Jersey Journal]

    4 Comments / / Oct 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    Election 2012, Genocide, International Law, Politics

    Wait…We’re Going To Indict Ahmadinejad?

    Anyone voting for Romney in order see the Ahmadinejad trial will be sorely disappointed.

    6 Comments / / Oct 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    Barack Obama, Biglaw, Donald Trump, Election 2012, Gay Marriage, Gloria Allred, Insider Trading, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, White-Collar Crime

    Morning Docket: 10.24.12

    * While the mainstream media may claim the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is neck-and-neck in a dead heat, the majority of Am Law 200 managing partners are predicting the incumbent will be reelected for another four years. [Am Law Daily]

    * In the meantime, infamous media whores Donald Trump and Gloria Allred have both promised “October surprises” for our presidential candidates. Guess we’ll finally find out what they’re yapping about later today after Allred gets back from court and the Don tweets. [ABC News]

    * “These [lawyers] are my kind of scum. Fearless and inventive.” Raj Rajaratnam’s attorneys plan to appeal his insider trading conviction later this week on claims that the government improperly wiretapped him. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * There’s no way this statute is going to be pushed back into the closet. New York’s Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to the state’s gay marriage law on the basis of a violation of open-meeting laws. [Bloomberg]

    * Lindsay Lohan’s father wants a judge to place the fading star under a conservatorship. Hey, it worked for Britney Spears, right? And on the plus side, it’s a great way to get her name back into the news. [CNN]

    1 Comment / / Oct 24, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Screen

    Allen Matkins, Bad Ideas, Election 2012, Music, Politics, Videos, Weirdness, YouTube

    Hey I Just Met You, and This Is Crazy, But Your Lawyerly Music Videos Are Not Good

    Some attorneys seriously need to not produce “comedic” music videos.

    12 Comments / / Oct 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM

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