• liar

    Trivia Question of the Day

    When A Liar Takes Center Stage

    The heart of this story is a trial where not everyone is being truthful.

    22 Comments / / Nov 5, 2015 at 3:32 PM
  • Hillary Clinton RF

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.02.15

    * Not everyone can lead a glamorous life before going to law school. Take, for example, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. After graduating from college, she traveled to Alaska where she gutted fish with some “gentlemen from Japan.” Eww, that sounds… slimy. [JD Journal]

    * Law schools have been forced to hike up a rocky road in terms of admissions for quite some time, but admissions officers recently decided to put on their rose-colored glasses. Everything will be okay next year! Things are looking up! [Inside Counsel]

    * Corrales Municipal Judge Luis Quintana of New Mexico may have been disbarred, but he has no plans to resign from his position on the bench; after all, municipal judges in his state don’t have to be lawyers. How terribly convenient for him. [Albuquerque Journal]

    * Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is now facing additional charges — including a new perjury charge — related to her grand jury testimony. She better find a way to blame this on her evil twin, because this doesn’t look good. [Times-Tribune]

    * Warren Watson, a man who was convicted of robbing, raping, and murdering 66-year-old attorney Claudia Miller in her office in 2013, was recently sentenced to life in prison, plus 334 years on top of that for all of his dastardly deeds. [Denver Post]

    37 Comments / / Oct 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM
  • The U.S. Attorney's Office slips on a rare banana peel.


    Benchslap All-Star Survives Perjury Prosecution

    Oft-troubled lawyer faced 21 federal criminal counts… and won.

    13 Comments / / Sep 1, 2015 at 1:06 PM
  • Rear view shot of a businesswoman with her fingers crossed behind her back in studio

    Attorney Misconduct, Biglaw, Legal Ethics

    Biglaw Partner And Associate Destroyed Evidence, Suborned Perjury

    What Biglaw firm is in hot water for ordering the destruction of dox?

    49 Comments / / Jun 24, 2015 at 3:02 PM
  • 220px-Anthonyweiner

    6th Circuit, Eliot Spitzer, ERISA, Non-Sequiturs, Patents, Survivor, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.13

    * For everyone at the midway point of a bar exam: Here… [Dinmoney]

    * Naked selfies: Not just for Carlos Danger anymore. A female police officer uses her workday to post naked pictures of herself. [Legal Juice]

    * Speaking of NYC politics and placing Weiners where they don’t belong, Professor Lawrence Cunningham argues that Eliot Spitzer would be a horrible Comptroller based on his record as New York Attorney General. Cunningham then lists every reason Eliot Spitzer was an awesome Attorney General. [Concurring Opinions]

    * An appeals court has upheld the ruling that killed Mayor Bloomberg’s large sugary soda ban. Drink up, fatasses! It’s your right as an American. In the meantime, check out this argument over whether the decision contains a curious paradox [PrawfsBlawg]

    * The Sixth Circuit affirmed an earlier decision dismissing a suit brought by Cooley grads. But they did not repeat the classic, “an ordinary prudent person would not have relied on [Cooley’s] statistics to decide to spend $100,000 or more.” [ABA Journal]

    * After winning Survivor, Cochran has decided to turn his law degree into the most expensive TV screenwriting degree ever. He’ll be penning a sitcom this Fall. [St. Louis Today]

    * Susan Westerberg Prager, the incoming dean of Southwestern Law School, is the first female dean of a law school… again. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * One doctor. Four different signatures “under penalty of perjury.” I think we’re underestimating the evil quadruplet theory. [New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog]

    * As someone without kids, I find this fascinating. Popehat has a poll asking readers their thoughts on monitoring the electronic communication of their middle schoolers. As a parent, are you more Edward Snowden or J. Edgar Hoover? [Popehat]

    1 Comment / / Jul 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM
  • lance armstrong sad RF

    Crime, Drugs, Sports, Texas

    Lance Armstrong: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

    Straight from the glue factory, a special guest makes an appearance to discuss all of the lawsuits Lance Armstrong is currently facing.

    14 Comments / / Jan 16, 2013 at 10:03 AM
  • Mrs. Zimmerman, I presume.

    American Constitution Society (ACS), Bar Exams, Football, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.12.12

    * What price can you put on freedom (or lack thereof)? Jeffrey Deskovic, who served 16 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit, sued a whole host of defendants after his exoneration — and won more than $5 million. [Cruel and Unusual]

    * One way of dealing with opposing counsel is to grope them and expose yourself to them. I didn’t say it was a “good” was to deal with opposing counsel. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog]

    * George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested for perjury. Good thing she wasn’t wearing a hoodie while she allegedly lied, ’cause you know how that goes. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * When studying for the bar, you have to at least pretend that there’s going to be a job afterwards. Don’t torture yourself with reality. [Law Riot]

    * As a boy with a girl’s name, I’m always worried that something like this will happen to me. Trust me, my son will not have this problem. I’ll call the kid Mars Glock The Penismightier Mystal or something. [The Daily Dolt]

    * Is the NFL going to end up like Big Tobacco? [Forbes]

    * I’ll be moderating a panel at this year’s American Constitution Society National Convention. That means I’m coming to D.C.! If you want to hang out, I’ll be drinking with Marin at Off the Record — which is downstairs at the Hay-Adams — starting at about 8:30 tomorrow night. [American Constitution Society]

    10 Comments / / Jun 12, 2012 at 6:15 PM
  • Roger Clemens

    Baseball, Jury Duty, Law Professors, Quote of the Day, Sports, Trials

    Quote of the Day: And Steroids Are Obviously a Critical Tool of the American Baseball System

    Coffee is essential during trials — how else are the jurors supposed to stay awake?

    8 Comments / / May 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM
  • Susan Cole isn't crazy, but her hair kinda is.

    Jury Duty, Screw-Ups

    When an ‘Innocent’ Attempt to Avoid Jury Duty Goes Horribly Wrong

    When you call in to the radio to tell the story of jury duty shenanigans, you never know who is listening…

    20 Comments / / Mar 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM
  • Antitrust, Baseball, Biglaw, California, Canada, Crime, Department of Justice, Law Schools, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Paul Bergrin, Pornography, Utah

    Morning Docket: 09.01.11

    * Paul Bergrin wants to represent himself in his racketeering case. They say that a man who represents himself has a fool for a client, but that’s not the case when you’re considered the Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey. [Philadelphia Inquirer] * Hordes of Biglaw lawyers couldn’t stop the DOJ from trying to […]

    11 Comments / / Sep 1, 2011 at 9:32 AM
  • Barry Bonds, Baseball, Crime, Sports, Trials

    Breaking: Barry Bonds Found Guilty of Obstructing Justice; Mistrial Declared On Other Counts

    After four days of deliberating over whether or not former baseball great Barry Bonds lied about his use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, the jury could not reach agreement on a number of charges the government made against Bonds. But the feds nailed him on the obstruction of justice count. From ESPN: The guilty […]

    29 Comments / / Apr 13, 2011 at 5:39 PM