Maybe we shouldn’t condemn this picture as much as ask if it casts light on deeper issues.
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the criminal charges against their attorney general.
With its critical impact on the world economy and global trade, privacy legislation in Asia has been extremely active in the last several years. A recently released report, Privacy Laws in Asia, written by Cynthia Rich of Morrison & Foerster LLP for Bloomberg BNA, analyzes commonalities and differences in the privacy and data security requirements in countries including Australia, India, Hong Kong and more.
This report gives you at-a-glance access to a side-by-side chart comparing four key compliance areas, a country-by-country review of the differences and special characteristics in the law, and explanations of the common elements of the privacy laws in 11 jurisdictions.
Judge swats down the latest arguments in the legal drama surrounding this legal trifecta of a love triangle.
* Does the Supreme Court need an ethics code? And yes, yes it does. [The Faculty Lounge]
* James Woods is suing a Twitter troll for claiming the actor is a “cocaine addict.” They probably just misspelled “hypersensitive blowhard.” [Gawker]
* In baseball, does the “tie go to the runner”? Are you sure? [PrawfsBlawg]
* Tom Brady provides that rare opportunity for sports fans to care about forum selection clauses. But the best part of this story is the comment: “Out of habit, the NRA filed an amicus brief on behalf of the NFL when they heard ‘Clinton’ & ‘Brady’ in the same sentence.” It’s refreshing when commenters are funny. [Deadspin]
* If you think academia can be a cushy job, you should see what retiring from academia looks like? [TaxProf Blog]
* A comprehensive snapshot of the business record of the Roberts Court. [Constitutional Accountability Center]
* Judge uses hearing to take out lost luggage irritation on airline appearing before him. [Legal Cheek]
* Law schools should teach entrepreneurship, because students should be learning something they can apply when the job market turns up empty. [Tax Prof Blog]
* Meet Dylann Roof’s defense counsel, David Bruck. [The Marshall Project]
* Lawyer quits law and opens a brewery. Good idea. [Click on Detroit]
* Making “patently offensive racial, ethnic, homophobic, sexist, and other derogatory remarks to attorneys” nets a three-month suspension in New York. [Legal Profession Blog]
* After Bruce MacEwen expressed doubts over the usefulness of the Am Law 200 as “a conceptual category,” Kimberly Kleman, editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer, responds to the criticism. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]
If you think something like this can’t happen to you, maybe you’re right — but maybe you’re wrong….
* Autozone settles $185 million suit over firing a pregnant worker. [Jezebel]
* Once Donald Trump shuts up about illegal immigrants, maybe the adults in the room can start talking about the horrific conditions facing legal migrants, specifically those with H-2 visas. [BuzzFeed News]
* It sounds like this guy deserved more than a 30-month license suspension. [Legal Profession Blog]
* Things you can’t tell your employees: that they look “quite f**kable.” [Legal Cheek]
* A new report focuses on disabilities in the legal profession. [BWB Solutions]
* If you write off “trigger warnings” as an assault on academic freedom, you might be missing the point. [TaxProf Blog]
* Kaye Scholer’s Michael Solow discusses his experiences with the real-life Professor Kingsfield. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]
* Remember The Spread Love Band? They’re the street band that played near Skadden’s D.C. office. Skadden hated them so much they tried to convince the Secret Service to shoo them. Now they’re playing the Kennedy Center. It’s like the old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” except instead of “practice,” the answer is “enrage a bunch of uptight lawyers.” [Washingtonian]
* Important request of the ABA: just say no to your task force on legal education financing, chaired by a member of the Infilaw board. [The Lawyer Bubble]
* What’s the best big city for law school grads? [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]
* Aaaand what’s the best small city for law school grads? [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]
* Rental car companies tried to deduct collision damage on their taxes. That didn’t work out for them. [Tax Prof Blog]
* Justice Willett discusses social media and the judiciary. [Washington Times]
* Judge tried to interfere in the kitty abusing case against his son. Some real-life Itchy the Mouse stuff. [Law360 (sub. req.)]
* R.I.P. Professor and Associate Dean Christopher M. Fairman. [Ohio State Law]
It has long been the case in Hong Kong that most UK law firms and a very small minority of US law firms have three month notice periods for their US associates built into their employment contracts. But until about 18 months ago it was not common for any firm to enforce a three month notice period when a US associate left solo[…]
* How much of a dick is this guy? At his federal criminal trial his sole character witness admitted, “we’re not friends.” [NY Post]
* Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to practice in Florida without taking the bar exam. [South Florida Lawyers]
* The Eighth Circuit just terminated the country’s most restrictive abortion ban. [Jezebel]
* Dewey witness breaks down on the stand. Let’s just be excited that I managed to get that blurb written without being cajoled into making a “Dewey know…” joke. [Law360]
* Negotiating salary and benefits for you folks not on lock-step. [Corporette]
* Do you want a free copy of an LSAT Logic Games guide? Then act now… offer expires Friday. [Blueprint For LSAT]
* A reminder that there are some crazies out there and sometimes you need to put in writing that you’re not going to represent them. [What About Clients?]
Amid reports that the prosecutor in charge of the Charleston shooting case earned disciplinary action, a FOIA request seeks all prior complaints and actions against her.
You don’t need an elaborate system to resolve conflict. It’s as simple as, “Hey, aren’t we already working on that matter for somebody else?”
In a bizarre case of kidnapping that police initially called a hoax, a Harvard Law grad is charged with the crime.
This lawyer reportedly tried to go above and beyond for his imprisoned client.
Enjoy the schadenfreude when a judge finds himself at the mercy of a court — when he is accused of abusing his judicial authority.
Skadden argues that it made innocent mistakes, but the bottom line is that the firm should never have found itself in this position in the first place.
The adage is “quitters never win,” but maybe these folks should have quit when they were ahead.