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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.16.15

    * Never give up the lie: LAPD swears they caught Robert Durst on their own with no help whatsoever from the extensive six-part documentary. The Ferguson police to the LAPD: Dude, you’ve got a credibility problem. [Gawker]

    * It’s been almost a year since we wrote about a group of UC Davis law students fighting to get a law degree for a Chinese immigrant screwed over by the courts 100 years ago on the grounds that “persons of the Mongolian race” couldn’t be citizens, much less lawyers. On Monday the California Supreme Court agreed with the students. [Los Angeles Times]

    * As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, here’s a reminder (from your pocketbook) not to drink and drive . [Nerdwallet]

    * Faced with an ever-growing justice gap, a jurisdiction basically gives in on requiring a law degree to practice law. Which, depending on your feelings on InfiLaw, has been happening for years. [Washington Post]

    * The Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s announcement of the 2015 Employer of Choice Awards honor companies for demonstrating commitment to and success at creating and maintaining inclusive corporate legal departments. The national home office of SAE is disappointed at the slight. [Corporate Counsel]

    * A roundup of ridiculous laws still on the books. Missouri bans driving with an uncaged bear in your car. Sounds like good advice. [The Reeves Law Group]

    * In addition to speaking with us, John B. Quinn is making the rounds of legal media to discuss Quinn Emanuel’s new marketing program. [Bloomberg BNA/ Big Law Business]

    * Speaking of Quinn Emanuel’s new program, here’s what someone with public relations expertise has to say about it. [Law and More]

    * On Thursday, March 26, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Lex Machina is hosting a webcast to discuss its Year In Review 2014 Patent Litigation Report. [Lex Machina]

    17 Comments / / Mar 16, 2015 at 5:19 PM
  • Clerkships, Football, General Counsel, Harvard, Non-Sequiturs, Rank Stupidity, Rankings, State Judges

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.12.13

    * BREAKING: Law enforcement appears to have cornered Chris Dorner in Big Bear. Two injured in a shootout. [NBC News]

    * Ranking the rankings? Who’s a bigger joke: National Jurist or Cooley? If only we had a ranking system for rankings. Hmm, that gives me an idea… [Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports]

    * A 2009 Harvard Law grad and Proskauer associate Megha Parekh just took over as the General Counsel of the Jacksonville Jaguars. She’s a much better hire than Blaine Gabbert. [Big Cat Country]

    * Looking for a clerkship in the present state of anarchy in the post-Clerkship Scramble world? This new website can help. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * Call 911 for a sexy emergency! [Legal Juice]

    * Papal resignation is a little more complex than you’d think. But what’s all this stuff about Benedict XVI having to “take the Black” and move somewhere called “The Wall?” [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * When is a blogger a journalist? This question becomes pretty important when a state boasts a shield law for journalists. [Simple Justice]

    * The profiled study here asks whether judges prefer plain language or legalese? Unfortunately, it doesn’t consider the fact that some judges prefer neither. [Associate’s Mind]

    * After the jump, watch some video of what happened when hackers hit the Montana emergency alert system and said zombies were taking over….

    1 Comment / / Feb 12, 2013 at 5:32 PM
  • Department of Justice, Minority Issues, Police, Racism

    DOJ to Police: Racial Profiling Is Still Wrong and You Still Need to Stop Doing It

    It seems like such a simple proposition: if a police officer stops you, he has to have a reason. He doesn’t have to have to be right. He doesn’t even need a particularly good reason. He just needs a legitimate reason. And the reason can’t be based on the color of a person’s skin. Why […]

    88 Comments / / Nov 16, 2010 at 6:23 PM