* Are lawyers for Officer William Porter, on trial for charges in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, using a “color blind” term that is actually a dog whistle for racist tendencies to get their client off? [Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle]
* Yesterday’s SCOTUS decisions in haiku! [Supreme Court Haiku Blog]
* Hey, you guys, Jeb! is apparently seething with anger towards Trump. Maybe this will spice up tonight’s debate. [Politico]
* Greeeaaaat, it might get even harder to sue airlines. [American Bar Litigation News]
* Can a single photo ruin your life (assuming it isn’t a nudie)? The answer is yes if ISIS is involved. [Houston Chronicle]
* Unless you’re a gigolo, you don’t get paid for passion. Something worth remembering if you’re considering a post-legal career. [Daily Lawyer Tips]
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* Adoption, probate, and Elf. You know what child welfare really needs to look into is leaving kids to be raised in a sweatshop; that seems like a much bigger problem than an intestate parent. [The Legal Geeks]
* Were you looking for analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision in Kansas v. Cheever, but don’t have time to commit to a full article? Here it is in Haiku. [Supreme Court Haiku]
* Man declared a “quarrelsome litigant.” What’s the threshold for that moniker? Well, he filed a case against the Dominican Republic for “bad weather.” [Lowering the Bar]
* The Top 5 arrests of guys dressed as Santa. [Legally Weird]
* Professor Barry Sullivan of Loyola-Chicago explains how A Christmas Carol shaped his legal philosophy. And yet, if one were to pick one Dickens book to prepare a young lawyer for the profession, a better bet would be Bleak House (affiliate link). [TaxProf Blog]
* Happy anniversary to the Curt Flood case! [Lawyers, Guns & Money]
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