Fictional Lawyer Madness

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    Non-Sequiturs: 03.18.13

    * A former general counsel has settled a case with the SEC alleging a slew of backdated options. It was suspicious when all the options were backdated to October 30, 1929. [ABA Journal via The Recorder]

    * “If Microsoft Shuts Down Google Maps In Germany, How Does That Benefit The Public?” Um, it makes it harder for them to find Poland! Duh. [TechDirt]

    * Senator Ted Cruz is having a rough go of it in the Senate. He’s already been publicly ripped by fellow Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Then he raised the ire of Senator Diane Feinstein, who has exactly zero patience for his crap. [Jezebel]

    * Based on the description, HLN is licking its chops. [Craigslist]

    * Supreme Court bobbleheads! I’m particularly impressed by Justice Brandeis riding the railroad. [Justices For Sale]

    * To get yourself wound up for March Madness, here’s a fictional lawyer bracket from Constitutional Daily. Jack McCoy didn’t even make the field so this won’t be a repeat of the Above the Law winner. [Constitutional Daily]

    * Lifting the amazing disappearing cloak over merit scholarships. [TaxProf Blog via National Jurist]

    * Lawyer cited as the good guy in a punchline. Hurray! [OMFG Meme]

    * Video after the jump of Lindsay Lohan showing up late for court, and getting a surprise gift from the crowd…

    9 Comments / / Mar 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    Fictional Lawyer Madness: The Winner

    You, the readers, have spoken. Who is the most popular fictional lawyer of the past 30 years?

    27 Comments / / Jul 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Fictional Lawyer Madness: The Final

    Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier! And by “Frazier,” clearly I mean Lionel Hutz. From my perspective, Lionel Hutz losing in the semifinal round was a huge upset. I don’t want to take anything away from Jack McCoy — whose face is probably next to the word “lawyer” in the dictionary for a generation of […]

    40 Comments / / Jul 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Fictional Lawyer Madness: The Final Four

    If you haven’t been following our Fictional Lawyer Madness competition, the time has come to vote on the Final Four. We started with 32 lawyer characters, but the top four shouldn’t really surprise anybody. Polls don’t close until Sunday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m., so you have ample time to get your vote on.

    30 Comments / / Jul 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    Fictional Lawyer Madness: Regional Finals Part Two

    I want the record to show that I tried. In our Fictional Lawyer Madness contest, I really tried to find a lot of female legal characters to put into the bracket. Of the 32 lawyers in the bracket, eight were female. One fourth is not a lot, but given the preponderance of male lawyer characters […]

    16 Comments / / Jun 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Fictional Lawyer Madness: The Regional Finals, Part One

    And now our Fictional Lawyers Tournament gets serious. We are into the regional finals. The Elite Eight. People have handicapped the tournament. I’ve bet on the tournament (at least I would have if gambling were legal). And now we are here. Powerhouse v. Powerhouse. As usual today we’ll vote on the left side, Thursday we’ll […]

    17 Comments / / Jun 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    Fictional Lawyer Madness: Sweet Sixteen Part Two

    At this stage in our Fictional Lawyer Madness bracket, the very, very young ATL summer intern has a perfect bracket so far, and mine is tanking. I picked based on who I thought you crazy readers would vote for. The fetus picked based on the lawyers he had actually heard of. The lesson, as always, […]

    17 Comments / / Jun 23, 2011 at 7:22 PM

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