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    Non-Sequiturs

    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
  • Miley Cyrus LF

    Celebrities, FCC, Music, Nude Dancing, Rudeness, Sex, Television

    ‘God Help This Nation': The FCC’s Best Miley Cyrus Complaints

    Here are five of the best complaints made to an agency that has no legal authority over Miley Cyrus and her twerktastic performances.

    28 Comments / / Sep 16, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    Copyright, Depositions, FCC, Intellectual Property, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Caron, Racism, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.27.13

    * Mike Brown, the man at the center of the would-be South Carolina restaurant racial discrimination suit, has a post over at xoJane telling his story. [xoJane]

    * Time for a Team Prenda update! Now they are making really embarrassingly terrible “your mom” jokes. [Popehat]

    * Contrary to Elie’s tweet, there is kind of a legal angle to the debacle at the VMAs that was Miley Cyrus dancing with an aging Michael Keaton dressed as Beetlejuice Robin Thicke. MuckRock has submitted a FOIA request to find out how many complaints were filed with the FCC. Unfortunately, my bet is that the number is more than zero, despite the FCC having no legal authority over indecency on MTV. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, here’s a collection of GIFs. [MuckRock]

    * Shots fired! Law Librarian Blog snarks on Law Professor Blogs 2.0 re-design. Palace Intrigue: Blogger Edition. [Law Librarian Blog]

    * A new website provides an online course in general deposition prep for witnesses. Will this work? Pro: Deposition prep involves haphazard application of life lessons from a lawyer’s individual career and a professionalized course is beneficial. Con: Why would a firm forfeit all those billable hours to a third-party? [The Perfect Witness]

    * Not every law school is cutting back. San Joaquin College of Law is expanding its enrollment. It’s not ABA-accredited, so all these students are sure to land on their feet. [KFSN]

    * Since we’re likely to be at war with Syria by the end of the week, here’s a thoughtful piece on the legality of intervention in light of the UN charter and moral obligations. [Boston Review]

    13 Comments / / Aug 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM
  • Biglaw, Edwards Wildman, Election 2012, Facebook, Jersey Shore, Lateral Moves, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Partner Issues, Politics

    Morning Docket: 02.01.12

    * Florida: a place where people don’t care about your income tax returns. Mitt Romney dominated the state’s primary, grabbing all 50 of the delegates needed for the Republican nomination. [New York Times] * Entry-level hiring might be down, but lateral hiring is being approached like an NFL draft. Biglaw firms want the best of […]

    19 Comments / / Feb 1, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • Biglaw, George Bush, Letter from London, Litigators, O.J. Simpson, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: Barristers Behaving Badly

    Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the day a little-known heroin addict called Russell Brand turned up for work dressed as Osama Bin Laden, and was promptly fired by his then-employer, MTV. After some ensuing years knocking around the lower echelons of British light entertainment, Brand got himself together and landed a role presenting the […]

    18 Comments / / Sep 13, 2011 at 11:34 AM
  • Fame Brief, Kids, Nude Dancing, Pornography, Television

    Fame Brief: Is MTV’s ‘Skins’ Child Porn?

    By now you’ve probably watched or seen an ad for MTV Skins, a fictional show about, well… I’ll let MTV explain this gem: Skins is a wild ride through the lives of a group of high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence… and stepping on most of the mines as they go…. […]

    70 Comments / / Jan 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM