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    Non-Sequiturs: 10.19.15

    * A must-have for all those Biglaw overachievers gunning for partner. [Next Shark]

    * Racists don’t even know how to racist right. [Wonkette]

    * To recap acceptable responses to tickets: writing on the ticket “FUCK YOUR SHITTY TOWN BITCHES” = totally fine; wiping your butt with the ticket and throwing it at the police officer = not okay. [The Smoking Gun]

    * Welp, this is an interesting clause to stick into a settlement agreement. [Deadspin]

    * Maybe, just maybe, the Supreme Court will weigh in on the student debt crisis. [Bloomberg Business]

    * Is it possible to make your writing benchslap-proof? [Legal Writing Pro]

    * It’s best to be vague yet forceful when trying to escape new Biglaw work. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    20 Comments / / Oct 19, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 07.17.15

    * Former law student and old school ATL star Kumari Fulbright is getting the MTV treatment. [MTV]

    * A protest over art? Well, the Florida courthouse mural does depict heroic KKK members, so that makes sense. [Slate]

    * “[P]rotective impulses toward his female clients” get one lawyer suspended. [Legal Profession Blog]

    * Did Maine’s governor just try to veto something that was already law? [Talking Points Memo]

    * “I own a dog so I can understand how to be patient with associates.” More on the best of Partner Emeritus. [What About Paris?]

    * Police are now looking for a Prius in connection with the murder of Dan Markel. [Tallahassee Democrat]

    * Covington partner Mark Mosier’s son, Michael, passed away at age 6 from DIPG, a rare brain tumor. Consider supporting the Michael Mosier Foundation. [Defeat DIPG]

    12 Comments / / Jul 17, 2015 at 5:05 PM
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    Animal Law, Canada, Disasters / Emergencies, Quote of the Day

    Lawyer Gets Attacked By Polar Bear And Lives To Tell About It

    There’s no warding off a polar bear attack. Trust this guy, he would know.

    23 Comments / / Aug 13, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 05.09.13

    * An analysis of Vijay Singh’s suit against the PGA. Any legal analysis that requires that much use of the phrase “deer antler spray” is worth it. [Sports Law Blog]

    * The highest paid state employee by state. If you’re a lawyer, you want to live in Maine. [Deadspin]

    * A visual representation of every Federalist Society event. [UChiLawGo]

    * Cheez-Its are really, really good. [Legal Juice]

    * “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a bear cub with a gun. Or something.” [Bear Lawyer]

    * Professor Nick Rosenkranz wonders if a 50/50 quota is appropriate to generate intellectual diversity at law schools since Harvard Law seems to think that gender diversity merits a 50/50 quota. The answer is no. Thanks for playing. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Our own rankings guru Brian Dalton sat down for an interview about the new ATL Top 50 Law Schools rankings. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * And Elie went on Bloomberg to discuss our inaugural rankings, too….

    2 Comments / / May 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    Biglaw, Blank Rome, Books, California, Confirmations, Defamation, Lateral Moves, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Musical Chairs, New York Times, Partner Issues, Privacy, Prostitution, SCOTUS, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 01.30.13

    * Justice Sotomayor’s memoir made the NYT’s best-seller list, and in terms of sales, she’s officially beating the pants off other Supreme Court justices who’ve released books of a similar nature. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * In case you were sleeping under a rock yesterday when this happened, John Kerry was confirmed by the Senate as secretary of state. Don’t think we’ll be getting a Texts From John Tumblr, though. [New York Times]

    * Despite having a “pretty spectacular” year, Blank Rome’s legal secretaries may soon find themselves blankly roaming in search of new employment. Better hurry up, the buyout offer expires on Friday! [Legal Intelligencer]

    * Straight up now tell me, do you really wanna sue me forever? Corey Clark once claimed he had an affair with American Idol judge Paula Abdul, and now he claims MoFo and Gibson Dunn defamed him. [Am Law Daily]

    * In this round of musical chairs, we learn that Orrick hoovered up three energy and project finance partners from Bingham, one of whom will co-chair the firm’s U.S. energy group. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Remember the Zumba prostitution ring? Now we know you can’t be prosecuted for secretly filming Johns in the act in Maine, because there’s no expectation of privacy in “bordellos, whorehouses, and the like.”[Wired]

    * Energy drink makers are facing class action suits over claims made about their products. Fine, Red Bull may not give you wings, but it tastes like piss, and that’s gotta count for something, dammit. [National Law Journal]

    * Much like herpes, Lindsay Lohan’s legal drama is the gift that just keeps on giving. Her longtime lawyer Shawn Holley wants out, and her new lawyer, Mark Heller, isn’t even licensed to practice in California. [CNN]

    5 Comments / / Jan 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM
  • Zumba: it's orgasmic! (Allegedly.)

    Crime, Exercise, Hotties, Privacy, Prostitution, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Some Legal Angles on the ‘Zumba Prostitute’

    The high-profile case of the alleged “Zumba prostitution” has a number of legal angles. They include litigation over privacy rights, as well as a lawyer on the list of alleged clients.

    18 Comments / / Oct 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    The ‘Redneck Olympics’ Try to Jump the Hurdle of Law

    Over the weekend, a quaint little festival took place up in Hebron, Maine: the Redneck Olympics. Don’t ask me why this event happened in Maine. I didn’t think that rednecks were allowed to cross the Mason-Dixon line. The event featured typical redneck fare, including a greased watermelon haul, a wife-carrying race, toilet seat horseshoes, and […]

    65 Comments / / Aug 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM
  • Crime, Prisons, State Judges, Technology, Trials, Videos

    Video Arraignments Save Money and Make Judges Feel Safer

    Maybe I’m just naive, but I find the concept of conducting any courtroom business via video enthralling but also a bit unnerving. It seems so inconsistent with the mythical and timeless ideals of the hallowed halls of justice, yadda yadda yadda. Whether we like it or not, however, video conferencing is creeping into courthouses across […]

    13 Comments / / Jun 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM