Morning Docket

  • Morning Docket, Sacha Baron Cohen

    Morning Docket: 10.27.10

    * Let’s just be honest… if your boobs have been on Girls Gone Wild, no one really cares about your good name — apparently not even you. [Washington Post] * The Supreme Court is more pro-business than it used to be. Did I just step out of a DeLorean? We knew this last January (or […]

    34 Comments / / Oct 27, 2010 at 8:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.26.10

    * We covered David J. Stern’s layoffs earlier, but now there have been more. As our Count von Count would say: “Three hundred! Three hundred layoffs! Ah! Ah! Ah!” [South Florida Business Journal] * All things considered, a first degree felony murder charge is just a little hiccup for Jennifer Mee. [CNN] * A shortage […]

    8 Comments / / Oct 26, 2010 at 9:00 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.25.10

    * A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, except in Jersey. Nothing smells sweet there, not even being a name partner. [New Jersey Law Journal] * I’m not sure which is sadder – the fact that these stars are playing law firm Christmas parties, or that clients are the ones actually […]

    11 Comments / / Oct 25, 2010 at 9:06 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.22.10

    * Robert Gates has now issued a memo saying only the heads of the Army, Navy, and Air Force may approve discharges under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Gates’ predecessor was right. Democracy is messy. [CNN] * Ginni Thomas did not intend to call Obamacare unconstitutional. But if the health care law would like to apologize, […]

    22 Comments / / Oct 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.21.10

    * A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit spells justice, P-S-Y-C-H-E. [New York Times] * The Arizona Supreme Court refused to order the state to disclose where they got the lethal mixture that will put Jeffrey Landrigan to death, even though it likely came from a foreign source. While Landrigan […]

    27 Comments / / Oct 21, 2010 at 9:03 AM
  • Clarence Thomas, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.20.10

    * Virginia Thomas, the politically active wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, called Anita Hill and suggested she apologize to Clarence in order to get “passed” the whole ugliness. Does that blow your mind, Anita? That JUST happened! [ABC News; New York Times] * Foreclosed homeowners smell blood, and K&L Gates… well, they probably smell a […]

    53 Comments / / Oct 20, 2010 at 8:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.19.10

    * Bank of America is petitioning courts to get that sweet sweet foreclosure gravy train moving again. [Washington Post] * Practically speaking, the Fox-Cablevision dispute means Lat missed the Wendy Williams Show last night. Legally speaking, well… this post sorts that out. [Am Law Daily] * As President Obama plays Mythbuster, his Justice Department plays […]

    23 Comments / / Oct 19, 2010 at 8:56 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.18.10

    * Defending horn dog senators is not unlike the banana stand. There’s always money in both. [Las Vegas Review-Journal] * The trial of the man alleged to have killed Chandra Levy is starting today. I hope they throw the book at Condit. [Washington Post] * Justin Bieber. Laser Tag. Allegations of assault. News. [New York […]

    17 Comments / / Oct 18, 2010 at 9:01 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.15.10

    * Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, you can’t get fooled again. Well, apparently ICE can, because they tried to deport a U.S. citizen to Mexico… twice. [Associated Press] * This attorney probably needed a stiff drink after the Second Circuit affirmed an even stiffer $95,000 fine against him. [New York Law […]

    8 Comments / / Oct 15, 2010 at 9:08 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.14.10

    * Who needs a more experienced co-pilot to fly an airplane when you can just hire a rookie on the cheap? It’s not like tort lawsuits are expensive or anything. [Washington Post] * A major FLSA lawsuit is cooking in Chef Mario Batali’s 4-star Del Posto kitchen. [Wall Street Journal] * Washingtonian women have a […]

    16 Comments / / Oct 14, 2010 at 8:59 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.13.10

    * These laptop webcam spies aren’t facing criminal prosecution; instead, they’re settling to make the problem go away. [CNN] * The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether your jealous wife is a terrorist or just a crazy bitch. [Washington Post] * And speaking of crazy bitches, the Supreme Court’s decision in this childhood vaccination […]

    19 Comments / / Oct 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.12.10

    * The road to hell foreclosure is paved with good intentions… and fraudulent paperwork. [Wall Street Journal; DealBook / New York Times] * A 9/11 first responder is the first to sue the Park51 mosque’s imam, citing ties to terrorism. [New York Post] * Thanks to the First Amendment, you soon might be able to […]

    20 Comments / / Oct 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.11.10

    * The Bureau of Labor Statistics says legal jobs are on the rise. Looks like the BLS has been smoking some of the good sh*t. [Am Law Daily] * Your case might not be right for the Supreme Court, but it’ll look great on your lawyer’s resume. [New York Times] * In Connecticut, those too […]

    29 Comments / / Oct 11, 2010 at 8:58 AM
  • 9/11, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.08.10

    * Sh*t just got real. Real canceled. [New York Daily News] * Some activist judge in Michigan refused to strike down Obamacare. [Los Angeles Times] * Aaah, burqa burqa burqa. [CNN] * Guys at Elie’s law school burned 9/11 memorials all the time, it was no big deal. Until prosecutors got tough. [New York Post] […]

    29 Comments / / Oct 8, 2010 at 9:02 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.07.10

    * The Phelps clan brought their classy roadshow to the Supreme Court yesterday. [Washington Post] * What would I do with a million dollars? Two chicks at the same time, man. Then I’d hire Jonathan Turley. [TMZ] * Alright, stop. Collaborate and listen. ICE is stealing all the illegals out the kitchen. [Los Angeles Times] […]

    28 Comments / / Oct 7, 2010 at 9:01 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.06.10

    * There isn’t a defense attorney on earth who could spare Steven Hayes from the death penalty. [CBS News] * The Times Square “bomber” warned against more failures like him at his sentencing. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid. [Associated Press] * For homeowners living near wind turbines, the future’s so loud, they gotta wear earplugs. […]

    22 Comments / / Oct 6, 2010 at 8:49 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.05.10

    * Sacrebleu! The Société Générale trader who lost billions for the bank was convicted and sentenced to at least three years in prison today. [New York Times] * Justice Kagan made her presence felt on her first day on the Supreme Court bench. Meanwhile, Justice Thomas was one Breyer away from filling his Gunner Bingo […]

    23 Comments / / Oct 5, 2010 at 9:00 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.04.10

    * A new Supreme Court term begins today and the Court has plenty of juicy issues to address. Like how to haze that noob, Kagan. [New York Times] * Speaking of Kagan, she’s recused herself from nearly half the cases accepted for the new term so far. Because women are lazy. [Washington Post] * There […]

    22 Comments / / Oct 4, 2010 at 8:58 AM