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    Drugs, iPhone, Law Schools, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Patents, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.05.13

    * Washington is facing an unexpected issue with its new marijuana laws: training all the drug-sniffing dogs not to go crazy over pot. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Maryland v. King, but with more Betty Draper. [Eff Yeah SCOTUS]

    * The International Trade Commission has banned the importation of older iPhones and iPads for patent infringement based on a standard-essential patent. Don’t know what that means? Well, it’s kind of a big deal. [FOSS Patents]

    * A federal judge likens herself to the Hulk because she lengthens sentences over the objections of prosecutors. When we first wrote about Judge Rose, Staci felt the one Senator voting against her confirmation needed a good reason. This is that reason. [Des Moines Register]

    * Student trolls law professor to get grades posted before she can finish the professor’s book. The race is on! [Josh Blackman’s Blog]

    * As previously mentioned, THE Ohio State University President Gordon Gee was in hot water. Now he’s been s**tcanned retiring. Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino declared Gee a “pompous ass.” One tipster noted, “Pitino Rick is an expert on the subject of pompous. Restaurant Sex too.” [CBS Sports]

    * Lots of lawyers are former debaters. If you are looking to give back, there’s a new organization trying to raise money for high school debate in Kalamazoo. I mention this partly because I care about the cause, but mostly because I like writing Kalamazoo. [Go Fund Me]

    * After reviewing the mindblowingly crazy BARBRI lecturer vid yesterday, Themis sent us a couple of their bar prep vids. Enjoy after the jump…

    4 Comments / / Jun 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    Musical Chairs: Dean Chen To Step Down at Louisville Law

    Dean Jim Chen is stepping down at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. What prompted the move, and what will he be doing next?

    25 Comments / / Apr 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Clerkships, Crime, Drinking, Lawyer of the Day, Police, Rudeness, Violence

    Lawyer of the Day: Ex-Clerk Accused in Bizarre Break-In

    Our hot-blooded lawyer of the day allegedly drank too much and tried to break into a judge’s house…

    30 Comments / / Apr 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    January Lawyer of the Month: The Queen of Mean

    It’s time to announce the winner of January’s Lawyer of the Month competition. The first month of the new year brought us new legal controversies of all varieties, from all kinds of places. In a month where some of our competitors included those involved in an alleged Biglaw ménage à trois and a lawyerly leader who allegedly made the most out-of-touch statement imaginable, the voters were swayed by someone else’s alleged statements (and perhaps her beauty, as well). Let’s take a look at January’s Lawyer of the Month. This time, you don’t even have to Google her….

    7 Comments / / Feb 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    Biglaw, Lawyer of the Day, Police, Racism, Reader Polls, Rudeness

    Google Me, B***h: The Real Deal on Courtney King’s Arrest

    The blogosphere has been buzzing since we first wrote about Ice Miller attorney Courtney King’s alleged criminal activity. People have quibbled over King’s attractiveness, but more importantly, they’ve speculated as to whether there was, in fact, any actual violence on King’s part leading up to her arrest. Was King overcharged? Was race a factor in her arrest? Is she on “possible probation” with the firm, or was she fired? All of this, and more, after the jump….

    61 Comments / / Jan 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    Biglaw, Drinking, Lawyer of the Day, Police, Rudeness

    Lawyer of the Day: Alleged Death Threats Put Attorney on Ice

    If you truly value your job as an attorney, it’s best not to mouth off to the cops, or to threaten them in any way, shape, or form. But Courtney King, a rather attractive attorney with Ice Miller, apparently didn’t get the memo. Last week, after allegedly downing a few too many shots of liquid courage, King got into a stand off with police that may have iced her nascent legal career….

    84 Comments / / Jan 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM