Morning Docket

  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.16.10

    * In Russia, TV watches jury. Did I do that right? [New York Times] * Charlie don’t surf, but Charlie does walk. Looks like the House needs a Rangel wrangler. [Washington Post] * A California woman was charged with conspiring to aid Somali terrorists. I just listened to that Katy Perry song, looking for a […]

    22 Comments / / Nov 16, 2010 at 8:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.15.10

    * College presidents have no problem putting food on their families. [Bloomberg] * Legal aid in Florida in need of financial aid. This blurb has aids. [Palm Beach Post] * Lawsuits are the new synthetic collateralized debt obligations. Amirite? [New York Times] * A dead son, an unusual sentence, and the most riveting thing you’ll […]

    12 Comments / / Nov 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.12.10

    * French parents have sued to spare their kids the embarrassment of sharing a name with a car. Hey, Zoe Renault, need an underbody lube? [New York Daily News] * Ladies, having your jaw fall off is just a small price to pay to fix your brittle bones. At least your husbands will be happy […]

    13 Comments / / Nov 12, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.11.10

    * Things just got real for Judge Judy wannabe DeAnn Salcido. With 39 counts of judicial misconduct, this über benchslap has got to sting. [San Diego Union Tribune] * The ABA Journal is asking readers to submit haikus about life in the law. My entry: Just graduated. My class is totally screwed. Waahh, soul-crushing debt. […]

    16 Comments / / Nov 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.10.10

    * The CIA may have destroyed interrogation tapes, but the DOJ isn’t pressing charges. Government bros before terrorist hoes. [Washington Post] * Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee Bimbo Bakeries. Cleary Gottlieb, Morgan Lewis, and White & Case are helping to close this mega-bakery deal. [Am Law Daily] * DOMA made GLAD mad, so GLAD joined […]

    32 Comments / / Nov 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.09.10

    * The Canadian Supreme Court is debating whether a woman can give prior consent for unconscious anal sex. When it’s that cold, I guess you do really freaky things to stay warm. [Vancouver Sun] * Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court is just plain being anal. Yesterday, the Court rejected the first of the Obamacare lawsuits, […]

    32 Comments / / Nov 9, 2010 at 8:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.08.10

    * Minorities get stopped and frisked more often in Philly, and not because they commit more crimes, but because the police are racist. So sayeth the ACLU. [Philadelphia Inquirer] * It’s the end of class action litigation as we know it — and the Supreme Court feels fine. [San Francisco Chronicle] * Joe Miller is […]

    37 Comments / / Nov 8, 2010 at 10:01 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.05.10

    * David J. Stern continues being awesome. [Reuters] * What the legal landscape looks like for the Rutgers Two. [NPR] * Statistics suggest that the economic downturn has led to less diversity in law firms. Because looking carefully over your shoulder before you tell a racist joke at lunch is a luxury that few firms […]

    5 Comments / / Nov 5, 2010 at 9:11 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.04.10

    * The Republicans’ strategy to roll back Obamacare will resemble “death by a thousand cuts.” Sounds painful, but it’s much gentler than the other strategy they considered, “death by uninsured syphilis.” [BusinessWeek] * An assistant general counsel at the CIA asserts in a new law review article that U.S. law does not forbid rendition. I […]

    22 Comments / / Nov 4, 2010 at 9:12 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.03.10

    * Proposition 19 lost in California. Your revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski. Condolences. The bums lost. [Associated Press] * Would law school warning labels make any difference? Let me go snag another pack of delicious Parliament Lights and get back to you on that one. [The National Law Journal] * Why is David Boies such […]

    19 Comments / / Nov 3, 2010 at 9:07 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.02.10

    * The Iranian lawyer defending the American hikers accused of espionage practices. Call it Bignutslaw. [Los Angeles Times] * Charlie Sheen has filed for divorce from his wife, Brooke Mueller, and seeks joint custody of their twin sons. Any divorce lawyers want to chime in on this one? [People Magazine] * Google is suing the […]

    12 Comments / / Nov 2, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.01.10

    * The Washington Post has a hot scoop on how law school might not be the brightest choice for people interested in money. [Washington Post] * Of course, if you’re the fat kid from Stand by Me, does it really matter what the brightest choice is? [New York Post] * The Supreme Court will hear […]

    19 Comments / / Nov 1, 2010 at 9:03 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.29.10

    * Haliburton — already responsible for a cartoonish level of evil — knew the cement used in the BP Deepwater Horizon well was flawed. [American Lawyer] * Four-year-old girl can be sued for racing her bike — and killing an elderly woman. [ABA Journal] * FCC tells Verizon exactly how much they owe the government. […]

    20 Comments / / Oct 29, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.28.10

    * This potential closet case probably would have been more excited if Chris Armstrong had dropped his pants instead of his request for an order of protection. [Associated Press] * Comcast tried, but grandma still died. Grandpa is now suing the cable company for allegedly mishandling emergency calls, resulting in his wife bleeding to death […]

    6 Comments / / Oct 28, 2010 at 9:13 AM
  • 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