* #tbt to The Onion’s glorious take on the average American’s understanding of the Constitution — it’s sad because it is still so very true. [The Onion]
* Forget all those stories about hitting kids with rulers — nuns are so badass. Here’s a group of nuns that work undercover to rescue women from human trafficking. [Huffington Post]
* Remember Judge Olu Stevens? He’s the judge that took to dismissing all white juries for black defendants. One commentator thinks he should be right — even if he isn’t. [Louisville Constitution-Journal]
* You shouldn’t let the sh*tstorm that your job creates for you make you a terrible person. Rise above. [Katz Justice]
* Evaluating the potential legal claims of Charlie Sheen’s former paramours. [Personal Injury Law Blog]
* Attention law students: start networking now. Yes, even if it makes you look like a B-school tool. [Law and More]
Using 3D printing can be a costly proposition, but it’s one that often pays off in the end.
* Paul Walker’s daughter, 16-year-old Meadow Walker, filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche, alleging the automaker was negligent and strictly liable because the car her father died in had several design defects, namely that it was too fast, too furious. [CNN]
* The jury on the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial is having a really difficult time this week. Yesterday, on the eighth day of deliberations, jury members asked for the definition of the word “deliberation” and clarification on what their jobs were as jurors. [Am Law Daily]
* If you’d like to know why Hughes Hubbard likely conducted layoffs last week, then look no further than the commentary of this City Private Bank Law Firm Group analyst. Times have officially changed for litigators at large law firms. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]
* In news that no one should find particularly shocking, Albany Law School has announced an affiliation with the University at Albany. Both schools are struggling with enrollment and hungry for cash, so it’s a match made in heaven. [Albany Times Union]
* “There are 35,000 museums in the U.S. … [b]ut the great legal profession hasn’t gotten around to establishing one.” Spoke too soon: Say hello to the American Museum of Tort Law, Ralph Nader’s house of personal injury horrors. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]
* Personal assistant claims Stan Lee less Mr. Fantastic, more Dr. Doom. Jesus, this kid wouldn’t last five minutes in Biglaw. [Courthouse News Service]
* Hot buns make customer very cross. [Lowering the Bar]
* Future generations are suing Obama over climate change. In Oregon. Of course it’s in Oregon. [MSNBC]
* Judge sets murder defendant free citing double jeopardy after first judge declares a mistrial. [Baltimore Suns]
* Woman’s terrorist conviction disbarment-worthy. That sounds open-and-shut, but it’s a lot more confusing than that sentence makes it appear. [Legal Profession Blog]
* And congratulations to Elie! Yesterday (or maybe early, early this morning), he welcomed little Max.
* After two laid-off professors sued Charleston School of Law, a judge has issued an injunction reinstating professor Nancy Zisk. Things really aren’t going Charleston’s way, but remember to look on the bright side: they may get a Starbucks! [SC Lawyers Weekly]
* Attorney’s hit and run did not constitute a crime of moral turpitude because he was blackout drunk. One more reason to stay thirsty, my friends! [Legal Profession Blog]
* Lawyers can’t speak English good. [Lawyerist]
* What should be required to vote on a Supreme Court decision? [Concurring Opinions]
* There’s never really a good excuse for handcuffing an 8-year-old like this school rent-a-cop did. Also, did you know the only way to handcuff an 8-year-old is to cuff his upper arms? You do after reading this. [Daily Mail]
* As we hear more about the labor conditions building stadiums in Qatar, this white paper focuses on the unfortunately still modern challenge for in-house lawyers with an international reach: expanding due diligence to uncover slavery rings. [Thomson Reuters]
* Douglas Kennedy’s lawyers were disqualified for trying some funny business with their medical experts. [New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog]
* Cravath partner turned screenwriter and playwright. As the play says, “the first thing we do, let’s give giant bonuses to all the lawyers.” [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]
* Useful practice tip: strive for excellence, not perfection. [What About Clients?]
* Richard Hsu chats with Mark Cuban about something other than how terrible the NBA refs are. [Hsu Untied]
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Which famous lawyer just laid down the snark on a porn star threatening to sue a millionaire?
* The Fortune 500′s top women lawyers have a message for you. There is a ton of female talent out there, and you’ll probably have a woman at the head of your legal department very, very soon — whether you like it or not. [Corporate Counsel]
* Cornell Law’s new dean would definitely be a contender if we still ran those Law School Dean Hotties contests. Welcome, Eduardo Peñalver. First task: resolve the tie at #13 in the latest U.S. News law school rankings. [Cornell Chronicle]
* Cleveland-Marshall Law has a new “risk-free” degree. Just go for one year. If you hate it, you can drop out, but you’ll have a master of legal studies — which is better than one-third of a J.D. [National Law Journal]
* Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man who has emphatically and repeatedly denied that he’s Bitcoin’s creator, hired a law firm to continue to spread his denials across the globe. Wow. Such lawyer. [Newsmax]
* This catfight could use some mud: A lawyer for Sarah Grimes, the sorority girl who came to blows with Nick Saban’s daughter and sued, pledged to take his client’s case to the state’s highest court. [AL.com]