Nazis

  • Mad-men-title-card

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.07.15

    * For Mad Men fans: Have you wondered how the show is getting away with making real-life ad agency McCann Erickson sound like a hellhole? [The Legal Artist]

    * The hell? An aide to California AG Kamala Harris was arrested for serving as “chief deputy director” of a rogue police department. That claims to be descended from the Knights Templar. And run by the Freemasons. The conspiracy is real, my friends. [Slate]

    * Catholic priest dubbed “Monsignor Meth” sentenced to 5 years for running a drug ring. This may be an obvious point, but in the grand scheme of “crimes committed by Roman Catholic priests” this really isn’t so bad. Unless kids were paying for meth the way… well, they sometimes pay for meth. [NBC Connecticut]

    * A prickly question: should you buy your assistant a wedding gift even if you’re not invited? Assuming you still have your own assistant — looking in your direction, Proskauer. [Corporette]

    * Nobody wants to throw children to the wolves, but current child support laws are less about helping kids and more about throwing poor parents in jail when they can’t afford to pay money they don’t have. [LFC 360]

    * The Goebbels estate is seeking royalties for biographies about the Nazi propagandist, giving new meaning to the term “IP Troll.” [Inside Higher Ed]

    * Fascinating. All the cool stuff you can do now that the U.S. Code is published as structured data. If you like your statutes in cool graphs, this is for you. [Concurring Opinions]

    * RIP Richard Bartlett, who helped bring the New York courts into unity. He was 89. [New York Law Journal]

    11 Comments / / May 7, 2015 at 5:33 PM
  • Crushing-Debt-Obligations2

    Crime, Education / Schools, Money, Sex, Student Loans

    Nazis! Sex Slaves! Debt!

    To debt is human, to forgive is how we stopped the Nazis.

    13 Comments / / Apr 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM
  • 41GrnPg_1

    Non-Sequiturs, Old People, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.19.12

    * There’s a lot going on here: an Iowa Law prof suing over alleged discrimination for her conservative views, inexplicable sexual noises at work, strange unnamed health problems… just read the damn article. [ABC News]

    * An 80-year-old woman was arrested for taking down posters comparing Obama to Hitler, because she lived through WWII and was “angry that someone would portray the president as a Nazi.” What a great use of law enforcement resources. [Yahoo!]

    * I am never buying soda again. Ever. [Kansas City Star via Legal Blog Watch]

    * Could the secret to upholding the Defense of Marriage Act lie in… the Obamacare ruling? Paul Clement, are you listening? [Tumblr / John Carney]

    * A former district attorney in Texas (who is now a judge) could get disbarred for intentionally withholding favorable evidence from a man who spent 25 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Errbody in the club put your hands up and scream, “Brady violation!” [Austin American-Statesman]

    * A Malaysian law student is in trouble for putting his sexy times on a public blog. I strongly recommend you resist the urge to look up the NSFW blog on Google. If you just can’t help yourself, don’t say I didn’t warn you. And you will probably need this, too. [Roll On Friday]

    7 Comments / / Oct 19, 2012 at 5:11 PM
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abortion, Election 2012, Election Law, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.18.12

    * For the first time in history, both major party presidential candidates are graduates of Harvard Law School. When reached for comment, Yale Law School said, “President, that’s one of those jobs that you don’t get for life, right?” [Harvard Law Bulletin]

    * Please tell me our election technology has at least caught up with 1996 by now. [Election Law Blog]

    * Uruguay legalizes abortion — subject to a panel review, a five-day waiting period, and getting the father’s opinion on the matter. Yay? [Salon]

    * Twitter censors a user! But it was a Nazi group, so nobody is going to freak out too much. [Slate]

    * If this freaking idiot makes it even harder for young, intelligent students to come here on student visas, then his thwarted attack will have caused real damage to American interests. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Abraham Lincoln would have gotten tort reform done. [Futility Closet]

    1 Comment / / Oct 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM
  • Drinking, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Letter from London, Media and Journalism, Racism, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: Port, Nazis, and In-House Lawyers

    To qualify as a lawyer in the U.K., you first have to eat 12 dinners. Seriously. OK, it’s only barristers (British trial lawyers) who must meet this requirement. And they have to pass legal exams as well as eat. But the essence of my slightly sensationalised opening sentence is true: no dinners, no qualification. Here’s […]

    27 Comments / / Nov 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM
  • Media and Journalism, Privacy, Prostitution, Sex, Sex Scandals, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Max Mosley Fights for Right to Be Told About Nazi-Orgy News Stories in Advance

    Max Mosley, former head of international motorsports organization FIA, has been fighting with British tabloid News of the World for almost three years. In 2008, News of the World published a story about Mosley’s raunchy role-playing rendezvous with five sex workers, in which they played prison guards to his naughty prisoner. One of the sex […]

    22 Comments / / Jan 11, 2011 at 5:12 PM
  • Dubious Defenses, Media and Journalism, Parties, Privacy, Sex, Sex Scandals, Technology, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    ATL International: ‘We were just role-playing a German prison, not a Nazi German prison.’

    British barrister Max Mosley is the president of the International Automobile Federation (F.I.A.). When he’s not overseeing Formula One, he’s allegedly into sadomasochistic sex play. Unfortunately for him, a $5,000 “party” that he arranged was caught on hidden cameras by News of the World, a British tabloid. The encounter, now on YouTube, involved German prison […]

    23 Comments / / Jul 14, 2008 at 9:10 AM