Katie Holmes

  • 'They showed me the money, Xenu!'

    Alston & Bird, Biglaw, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, Celebrities, Crime, D.C. Circuit, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Federal Judges, Guns / Firearms, Heller Ehrman, Howrey LLP, Money, Morning Docket, Murder, New Jersey, Real Estate, Silicon Valley, Sports, Violence

    Morning Docket: 12.23.13

    * Judge Richard Leon’s decision in the NSA surveillance case is ripe for review by the D.C. Circuit, and given the court’s new make-up, we could see a very interesting result. Oh, to be an NSA agent listening in on those calls. [National Law Journal]

    * With seven business days left until 2014, law firms all around the country are still desperately trying to get paid. Lawyers are working hard for the money — 83.5 cents to the dollar — so you better treat them right. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * Who you gonna call? Your local bankruptcy attorney. Alston & Bird, currently housed in Heller’s old digs in Silicon Valley, will head to a new office whose former occupants include Dewey, and Howrey, and Brobeck, oh my! [Am Law Daily]

    * Four were arrested in the tragic murder of attorney Dustin Friedland, and each is being held on $2 million bond. One of the alleged assailants has a history of putting guns to other people’s heads. [NJ Star-Ledger]

    * “I think it would be wise for the NCAA to settle this now.” Thanks to the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit, the world of college sports will be forever changed, so all those video games you’ve got are now antiques. [CNBC]

    * Tom Cruise settled his defamation lawsuit against a tabloid publisher over claims that he’d abandoned his daughter during the pendency of his divorce proceedings. Xenu is pleased by this announcement. [CNN]

    3 Comments / / Dec 23, 2013 at 9:20 AM
  • Katie Holmes

    Celebrities, Hotties, Law Schools

    Is Katie Holmes Going to Law School?

    When not divorcing the spawn of Xenu, Katie Holmes is apparently considering law school.

    15 Comments / / Jan 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    Barack Obama, Divorce Train Wrecks, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.09.12

    * The Obama campaign is going to court to fight for their big ‘O’ trademark. I guess their claim that Romney’s centrist pragmatism was infringing on Obama’s reputation as a practical moderate fell through once Romney started pandering to his base. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Cruise and Holmes have reached a divorce settlement already. I really think they’ve lost that loving feeling. [Ministry of Gossip / Los Angeles Times]

    * After a major blackout, you just know lawyers who work for power companies are going to be busy. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * British judge tells Arab man “to depart on his flying carpet” to escape paying costs. In other news: even a magic carpet wouldn’t help Brits win their own tennis tournament. [Legal Juice]

    * The bad judgment isn’t necessarily that a Brooklyn ADA took these pictures of himself, it’s that he didn’t scrub them from Facebook after he became an ADA. [Gothamist]

    * I-bankers suck at managing their own 401Ks. Maybe that’s the corollary to lawyers being bad at representing themselves. [Dealbreaker]

    * This is a brilliant look back at everything that happened with the Roberts Affordable Care Act decision, minute-by-minute. [SCOTUSblog]

    9 Comments / / Jul 9, 2012 at 5:26 PM
  • scientology small

    Celebrities, Divorce Train Wrecks, Religion

    Xenu Expresses His Displeasure With Divorcing Scientologists, Encourages Use of In-House Lawyers

    If you’re a Scientologist interesting in splitting up with your spouse, you may be referred to an in-house divorce attorney.

    43 Comments / / Jul 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM
  • Comment-of-the-week

    Celebrities, Comment of the Day, Divorce Train Wrecks

    Comment of the Week: Praise Be to Xenu

    Who won the prize for Comment of the Week?

    35 Comments / / Jul 6, 2012 at 2:46 PM
  • TomKat wedding

    Divorce Train Wrecks, Fame Brief

    Fame Brief: Katie Holmes Ascends the Bridge to Total Freedom

    Did Katie Holmes do it for Suri?

    50 Comments / / Jul 3, 2012 at 11:05 AM
  • You're out of the woods, You're out of the dark, You're out of the night. Step into the sun, Step into the light.

    Non-Sequiturs, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.29.12.

    * Katie Holmes… is free. FREEDOM. [ABC News]

    * The Marbury v. Madison interpretation of the Roberts health care ruling (which I noted yesterday morning) is gaining a lot of traction. [Daily Beast]

    * Killing me softly with taxes, killing me softly, with taxes, taking my whole life, with levies, killing me softly, with these taxes. [Going Concern]

    * Texas GOP Platform says that they oppose teaching critical thinking skills to children. The party says it was a typo, but given how many people can’t think themselves above 150 on the LSAT, I don’t think they have anything to worry about. [Talking Points Memo]

    * So, does this mean that Republicans don’t think the government can mandate ultrasounds, or what? [Huffington Post]

    * I was on the radio yesterday talking Obamacare with Northwestern Law professor Tonja Jacobi and SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe. [The Afternoon Shift / WBEZ]

    * After the jump there is a spoken word poem about Law and Technology. That’s not a typo. Spoken. Word. Law & Tech. Don’t say I never did anything for you….

    I hesitate to characterize it, other than to say I couldn’t believe that I was watching it:

    13 Comments / / Jun 29, 2012 at 4:47 PM
  • Celebrities, Goldman Sachs, Insider Trading, Morning Docket, Religion

    Morning Docket: 03.02.11

    * He might be a “litigious little man,” but I still dig Prince. Patterson Belknap just wants his billable time and his [insert guitar riff here] kiss. [New York Daily News] * Star Magazine says that Katie Holmes is a drug addict. Which drug? Scientology. She might win the libel lawsuit, but her ultimate judge […]

    10 Comments / / Mar 2, 2011 at 9:15 AM

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