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    Morning Docket: 08.13.12

    * In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate. Putting politics aside, this is a great pick, if only because Ryan is so handsome. Seriously, he’s a total stud. [Wall Street Journal]

    * “How can I be the one guy with a good degree who is going to be chronically unemployed?” Sadly, many lawyers are still looking for jobs after (multiple) layoffs, but thanks to a lack of positions, employment is just “not in the cards” for them. [New York Times]

    * Deadliest clerkship? The Washington, D.C. judge who presided over one of the most violent mass shooting cases in the nation’s capital was reportedly held up at gunpoint last week, with her law clerk in tow. [Fox DC]

    * Something is rotten in the state of Denmark Texas. Judge Sam Sparks “know[s] the smell of bad fish,” and now wants to know why the USADA waited so long to bring charges against Lance Armstrong. [Bloomberg]

    * After reversing a bankruptcy court’s decision that loan repayment would be an “undue hardship” for a law-school debtor, a judge took the time to rip law schools a new one over escalating tuition. [Oregonian]

    * class-action plaintiffs found no love in court after a federal judge ruled that the dating website hadn’t breached its user agreement. Much like their love lives, their claims aren’t getting any action. [Reuters]

    * A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client: 23% of all cases filed in the federal court for the S.D.N.Y. are brought by pro-se litigants, and the vast majority of them seem to have lost their minds. [New York Post]

    5 Comments / / Aug 13, 2012 at 9:06 AM
  • Crime, Money, Morning Docket, Pornography, Rape, Real Estate

    Morning Docket: 08.25.11

    * From one “evil” and “pathetic” woman to another: Dominique Strauss-Kahn is leaving the U.S., but he’ll say bonjour to another rape complaint when he returns to France. [Bloomberg] * Casey Anthony is probably going to owe Florida law enforcement agencies more than a quarter of a million dollars, but even porn companies won’t touch […]

    18 Comments / / Aug 25, 2011 at 9:15 AM
  • Morning Docket, Patents, Romance and Dating, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 04.19.11

    * Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tapped the brakes on the Insane Train yesterday, vetoing one measure that would allow guns at schools and another that would require presidential candidates to prove they weren’t Kenyan immigrants hellbent on the destruction of Lee Greenwood. [] * Microsoft went before the Supreme Court yesterday to argue that patents […]

    29 Comments / / Apr 19, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Romance and Dating, Sexual Harassment, Technology

    Victim of Sexual Assault Tries To Drag Down A Slippery Slope

    By now, many of you have see the story about the woman who is suing It’s been in the L.A. Times, the WSJ Law Blog (replete with a very creepy picture), and the ABA Journal. It’s a sad story. A woman alleges she was sexually assaulted while on a date with a man she […]

    78 Comments / / Apr 15, 2011 at 3:19 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.07.11

    * If you’re a famous pill-popper, you can now blame your shadiness on privacy needs. Judges will totally feel bad for you and let you off the hook. [Los Angeles Times] * wants you to know that it’s okay to look. What they don’t want you to know is that you’re looking for love […]

    1 Comment / / Jan 7, 2011 at 9:03 AM