Penelope Soto

  • Penelope soto

    Courthouses, Rudeness, State Judges

    Woman Who Flipped Off A Judge Now Receives Applause From The Bench (And An Apology From Me)

    Penelope Soto has “reformed,” but maybe she shouldn’t have been put in that position in the first place.

    38 Comments / / Mar 1, 2013 at 9:59 AM
  • Gay Marriage, Law School Deans, Law Schools, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.08.13

    * Same-sex couple says their Eagle Scout badges helped prepare them for marriage. I don’t remember badges for nagging incessantly and dealing with your goddamned mother-in-law. [The Atlantic]

    * The British legal system: Now with more farting! [Legal Cheek]

    * #wheninlawschool and the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia comment on the 3L job market. [#wheninlawschool]

    * Out in Michigan, Judge Wade McCree is suspended with pay in escrow. Say it ain’t so? He’s had such a sterling reputation before this. [My Fox Detroit]

    * Because “You’ve Barely Gotten Anywhere” doesn’t have the same ring of female empowerment. [The Careerist]

    * You may think there wasn’t more to say about University of Denver dean Martin Katz’s bogus plea for more students. But you’d be wrong. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * A pretty good description of American reactions to the drone strike memo. [The Onion]

    * The woman who flipped off a judge has apologized. [NBC Miami]

    * And Elie just sent me this one: “Sometimes, illegal hackers reveal something so beautiful they cannot be charged with a crime.” [Free Beacon]

    2 Comments / / Feb 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM
  • Handcuffs RF

    Courthouses, Crime, Reader Polls, Rudeness

    Punk Defendant Potpourri: Punching and Cursing in Court Will Get You Held in Contempt

    Take our poll and tell us which defendant was more contemptuous.

    15 Comments / / Feb 5, 2013 at 5:33 PM