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  • hot dog RF

    Baseball, Fast Food, Food, Quote of the Day, Sports, State Judges

    Quote of the Day: Watch Out for Batted Balls Wieners

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  • no-bully-zone

    8th Circuit, Education / Schools

    Bullying Is Now What Happens Whenever Teachers Can’t Keep Control Of Their Classrooms

    Bullying is what happens when teachers lose control…

    30 Comments / / Oct 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM
  • Killer cups?

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Blank Rome, Breasts, Deaths, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Howrey LLP, Litigators, Money, Morning Docket, Murder, Rape

    Morning Docket: 08.22.12

    * Dewey know how much it costs to keep this failed firm on life support while its remaining partners try to collect D&L’s unpaid bills? A little more than $2M a month, according to the latest reports. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Former Missouri senators — including two Am Law 200 partners — are asking begging Rep. Todd Akin to step aside so the Republicans chances of securing the Senate seat aren’t legitimately raped. [Am Law Daily]

    * Howrey going to explain this one to the judge? The defunct firm is blaming a deadly forklift accident at a document-storage warehouse for hindering its wind-down process. [Bankruptcy Beat / Wall Street Journal]

    * “No matter what they said, it’s not material? Is that what you’re alleging?” It figures that a Skadden partner argued that employment statistics were irrelevant in the fraud class action suit against Brooklyn Law School, but at least the judge attempted to set him straight. [National Law Journal]

    * Alaska is suing to overturn federal oversight of its elections, because the portions of the VRA aimed at protecting African Americans aren’t applicable if you can see Russia from your house. [Chicago Tribune]

    * An official at ICE is suing because his boss, a woman, allegedly “created a frat house-type atmosphere that is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees.” Pledging totally sucks, bro. [New York Times]

    * Psst, we think we know what Victoria’s secret is, and she’s no angel. According to police, she’s got a very bad temper, and if you deny her money for booze, she may strangle you to death with her bra. [Daily Mail]

    * Jerome Richter, former Blank Rome litigation department chairman, RIP. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    15 Comments / / Aug 22, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • DipSqueeze_WaffleFries

    Abortion, Biglaw, Books, Career Alternatives, Copyright, Food, Money, Morning Docket, Patents, Politics, Rape, Real Estate

    Morning Docket: 08.21.12

    * That’s one hell of a “rainy day fund.” Greenberg Traurig is asking for $24M over the next two years, and has no plans to do it again in the near future. [Daily Business Review]

    * Lots of law firms have been listening to that Petula Clark song about how great things are downtown, because that’s where their offices are headed. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Republicans are begging Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin to quit, but he’s vowed to stay the course. “[A]bortion is never an option,” not even for his campaign. [New York Times]

    * Dipping and squeezing is serious business in the condiment world, and that’s why there’s a patent lawsuit over this innovative ketchup packet. [Huffington Post]

    * Career alternatives for attorneys: sci-fi salvaging savior? This entertainment lawyer is taking out-of-print fantasy novels and turning them into e-books. Sometimes being a nerd is pretty cool. [New York Daily News]

    3 Comments / / Aug 21, 2012 at 9:20 AM
  • Louboutin

    Alston & Bird, B for Beauty, Barack Obama, Biglaw, Clerkships, Divorce Train Wrecks, Federal Judges, Hair, Judicial Nominations, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Patton Boggs, Politics, Pregnancy / Paternity, Rape, SCOTUS, Shoes, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Clerks

    Morning Docket: 08.20.12

    * What happens if a Supreme Court clerk violates the Code of Conduct and leaks information to the press at the behest of a justice? At worst, he’d probably be forced to wash dirty socks from the SCOTUS morning exercise class. [National Law Journal]

    * “[T]he great expectations when he was elected have not come to fruition.” Making judicial nominations wasn’t a high political priority, so President Barack Obama will be ending his term with just 125 lower-court appointments in the federal judiciary. [New York Times]

    * If there’s anything that Paul Ryan’s good at, it’s soliciting money from lawyers and Biglaw firms. Alston & Bird tops the list of legal campaign contributors, with Patton Boggs in a close second. [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * Apparently the female reproduction system shuts down to prevent conception upon rape. This improbable tidbit from a man who sits on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. [Los Angeles Times]

    * But a great way to take some of the heat off of the “legitimate rape” dude is to break news about another Congressman’s nude swim in the Sea of Galilee while in Israel. Excellent work on this distraction. [POLITICO]

    * What crisis? Despite a steep decline in applicants, the average law school’s tuition will climb by more than double the rate of inflation this fall. It’s really heartwarming how they put students first. [National Law Journal]

    * Customs agents in Los Angeles seized 20,457 pairs of faux Christian Louboutins that would’ve been worth approximately $18M. For this heinous crime of fashion, the offending shoes will undergo a trial by fire. [CNN]

    * Karma sure is a Blitsch. Matthew Couloute, the alleged lawyerly Lothario who got slammed by his exes on LiarsCheatersRUs.com, is now being slammed by someone else: his soon-to-be ex-wife. [New York Post]

    * Beauty school dropout, no pube hair trimming days for you! Seventeen female plaintiffs have alleged that a cosmetology instructor subjected them to less-than-sanitary lessons in a federal suit. [New York Daily News]

    7 Comments / / Aug 20, 2012 at 9:12 AM
  • Kevin-Bacon-All-is-well-remain-calm-300x273

    Law Schools, listserv, Rudeness

    Even During Finals, Some Law Students and Professors Manage to Act Like Adults

    Finals week is stressful for everybody, and it leads to lots of screw-ups. But some law students and professors manage to rise above their mistakes…

    16 Comments / / May 11, 2012 at 2:23 PM
  • success

    Caption Contests, Contests, Pictures, Small Law Firms

    Caption Contest Winner: Successful Troll Is Successful?

    How do you define success? Check out the winner of our latest caption contest….

    10 Comments / / Apr 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM
  • Demotion

    Biglaw, Husch Blackwell, Partner Issues, Partner Profits

    Yes Virginia, Partners Get Demoted Too

    We’ve heard many stories about partners without sufficient business quietly being “pushed out” or de-equitized. But we rarely see an entire group of partners publicly “demoted” en masse. Well, on Monday a Biglaw firm did just that…

    14 Comments / / Mar 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM
  • Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Election 2012, Kasowitz Benson, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Morning Docket: 02.08.12

    * Extra frothy: Santorum’s trifecta of wins in Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri has made Mitt Romney angry. Because even a guy who wins nonbinding primaries can be dangerous to a man’s campaign. [New York Times] * Richard Holwell, the judge who presided over Rajabba the Hut’s case, will be resigning and starting a boutique firm […]

    1 Comment / / Feb 8, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • Crime, Law Schools

    Law School: A Den of Thieves

    It’s exam time. Kids are living in the library and generally oblivious. This is high season for thieves! But we’ve got an email from a law student who is determined to take action. He had his textbooks stolen, and he’s mad as hell. He wants to do away with his law school’s honor code and go with more medieval punishments should they apprehend the thief….

    56 Comments / / Dec 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM
  • Law Schools

    How Can Law Students Win the War Against Their Lockers?

    It’s the beginning of a new school year, and starting fresh at law school is hard. So, if you think walking is tough, just imagine the anxiety that law students across the country were confronted with when they received their locker assignments. These kids must have so much pent up post-traumatic stress from getting shoved into their lockers in high school that they repressed the ability to use combination locks. Where do these students go to law school, and what is the school doing to assist them?

    41 Comments / / Sep 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM
  • Football, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Texas, Trademarks, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Morning Docket: 08.24.11

    * A law firm in England, Edwards Duthie, believes that everyone is entitled to legal representation, even those who don’t believe in the rule of law. Have fun with Gaddafi; he should be a model client. [Guardian] * An appeals court has ruled that Casey Anthony must serve her probation in Florida. It’s time for […]

    15 Comments / / Aug 24, 2011 at 9:18 AM
  • Law School Deans, Law Schools, Media and Journalism, New York Times, Student Loans

    Law Schools Head To The Bunker To Avoid New York Times Fallout

    In the wake of the latest New York Times exposé on law schools, deans and administrators are spinning, spinning, spinning.

    197 Comments / / Jul 19, 2011 at 3:35 PM
  • Bar Exams

    Recent Bar Exam Results: Open Thread
    (And: Is the New York Board of Law Examiners Threatening Me?)

    I don’t know where Ray Wolfe goes to law school, and I don’t want to know. This guy seems unhinged and dangerous. You don’t have to take my word for it; you can look at the letters this guy sent to judges in Missouri. According to court documents, Wolfe was a law student in Massachusetts, […]

    93 Comments / / Jan 27, 2011 at 12:34 PM
  • Career Alternatives, Job Searches, Layoffs, Small Law Firms, Solo Practitioners

    Can’t find work? Start your own firm.

    The number of attorneys looking for jobs continues to grow each month. And we can’t help running into them in New York, ground zero for attorney layoffs. We asked one Thacher refugee whether he had thought about banding together with other jobless legal eagles to start their own venture. “Too junior, not interested,” he replied. […]

    221 Comments / / Feb 3, 2009 at 2:58 PM