Mad Men

  • Cody_Wilson

    Defamation, Guns / Firearms, Harold Baer, International Law, Non-Sequiturs, O.J. Simpson, Technology, Television, Texas

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.10.13

    * Texas law student/international small-arms dealer Cody Wilson got shot down (pun!) days after revealing a fully security-proof 3D printable gun. The State Department pointed out that Wilson seems to be violating all manner of international arms agreements, which was pretty obvious when he went on video boasting about how his weapons were being used in hotbeds of civil strife. [Foreign Policy: Passport]

    * The Juice may soon be loose! But probably not. O.J. Simpson has a hearing seeking a new trial in Vegas and blaming his former lawyer, Yale Galanter. Best part? Simpson claims Galanter approved the whole “armed, threatening confrontation” plan beforehand. Oops. [FOX News]

    * Michael Arrington, a lawyer and “one of the most powerful people on the Internet,” is suing his ex-girlfriend for defamation. The complaint compiles some pretty salacious claims that she made via social media. [Valleywag]

    * Just when you thought being an unpaid intern couldn’t be sadder, Judge Baer makes it sadder. [Fashionista]

    * The “Thug’s Lawyer” got a reprieve when a judge tossed his indictment for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, theft, and perjury. [The Advocate]

    * The EEOC filed suit against a Miami company that required its employees to become Scientologists. In other news, someone actually thought they could get away with making all their employees join the Church of Scientology. [Lowering the Bar]

    * The history of the Madison Avenue IPOs alluded to in last week’s Mad Men. [DealBook]

    7 Comments / / May 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM
  • Death Penalty, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.05.12

    * Dear readers, legal pundits, regular pundits, and the public at large: Please stop with this nonsense of how Sandra Fluke should sue Rush Limbaugh. Because I swear to God, if you guys make me indirectly defend Limbaugh, I will wear you guys out like the dirty little sluts you are. [Politico]

    * Which founding partner of a major law firm has abs of steel? [Dealbreaker]

    * A ranking of top moot court programs. I wouldn’t be surprised if the schools that are best at moot court are the schools that spend the most time lying to their students about how there’s a single goddamn employer out there who cares about moot court. [TaxProf Blog]

    * People think I hate cops, but I have nothing on Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives. Those guys are such cop haters that they want to pass a law to make it okay to kill them if they enter your house. All I want is to be able to get away with saying “yo’ mama” if they try to falsely arrest you in your own home. [Recess Appointments]

    * This legal assistant reminds me of what Lane Pryce might have said if he had been sacked for a job as a legal assistant. [Roll on Friday]

    * Really, it’s the pro-death penalty crowd that wants us to be more like Communist China. [A Public Defender]

    * Congratulations to the new leaders at Ms. JD. [Ms. JD]

    * Michigan man sues movie theater for overpriced snacks. He’s not suing for amount they charge to see movies over the past atrocious season, he just wants to spend less while he’s sucking down Goobers and watching them. (One quick side note on the Oscars ’cause I was sick last week: F*** you, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Maybe they should re-release Margin Call with Zach Quinto replaced by a French mime so you guys might notice something at least 1% of this country cares about.) [Huffington Post]

    15 Comments / / Mar 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM
  • Small Law Firms

    Small Firms, Big Lawyers: Beware the Uberclient

    Ed. note: This is the latest installment of Small Firms, Big Lawyers, one of Above the Law’s new columns for small-firm lawyers. As with love affairs, all lawyer-client relationships must eventually end. If you’re lucky, they won’t end until retirement or death (not the untimely kind; that would be unlucky). More often though, they will […]

    51 Comments / / Mar 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM
  • Gender, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants, Shoes, Women's Issues

    When Your Firm’s Secretaries Could Be Cast in Mad Men, Your Firm Has Some Problems

    Don’t worry, I’m not going to ruin the season finale of Mad Men for those who still have it sitting in their DVRs. Instead, I’m here to remind people that Mad Men is a television show set in a time long since past. Much to the disappointment of white males everywhere, those days are gone […]

    79 Comments / / Oct 18, 2010 at 2:28 PM

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