Planned Parenthood

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    Non-Sequiturs: 01.28.16

    * How Planned Parenthood’s aggressive legal strategy launched them from the defensive to the offensive. [Reuters]

    * David Boies just saved Natalie Portman’s ass. Yes, you read that correctly. [The Hollywood Reporter]

    * Don’t be cute and try and violate a restraining order via Facebook. [Associate’s Mind

    * Arizona wants out of the Ninth Circuit. Good luck with that. [AZ Governor]

    * Not recommended judicial behavior: hanging a portrait of Adolf Hitler in the courthouse’s Hall Of Heroes. Looks like Oregon’s Judge Vance Day is learning that the hard way. [Raw Story]

    * You can’t skirt defamation laws by complaining to a disciplinary committee — a doctor files a complaint against an attorney who blogged about him. [New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog]

    * Writing fiction was “liberating” for this attorney. Check out the new crime novel, A Stirring in the North Fork (affiliate link), to see what he’s talking about. [Teamster Nation]

    * Despite how sensationalized they can be, the insanity defense is really quite rare. [Huffington Post]

    * Even if you aren’t rich, you still need a prenup. [My Bank Tracker]

    14 Comments / / Jan 28, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 12.14.15

    * What is the best way to construct your Out Of Office message? And by “best” I mean “least likely to force you to respond to an email mid-Midnight Mass.” [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * When you confess to mass murders on the radio — even ones that are 40+ years old — you can expect some consequences. [Lawyers, Guns and Money]

    * Yup, female attorneys are still dinged for caring about fashion, as Ariel Colangelo explains. [Racked]

    * How can you measure the health of your practice? [Attorney at Work]

    * Color me not surprised at all — Ohio Attorney General tries to stir up a new Planned Parenthood scandal. [Slate]

    * Reminder: the deadline for our Law Firm Holiday Card Contest is almost here! [Above the Law]

    35 Comments / / Dec 14, 2015 at 5:33 PM
  • Robert Lewis Dear

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 12.10.15

    * Robert Lewis Dear, the man accused in the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting, had this outburst during a hearing yesterday: “I am guilty, there will be no trial. I am a warrior for the babies. You’ll never know the amount of blood I saw in that place.” [CBS Denver]

    * The American Bar Association has approved the merger between William Mitchell Law and Hamline Law to form Mitchell|Hamline Law. Since law school mergers now seem to be a viable option, struggling schools may be able to find a way to survive instead of closing. [Pioneer Press]

    * In yesterday’s affirmative action duel at the Supreme Court, Bert Rein of Wiley Rein and Gregory Garre of Latham & Watkins faced off for the second time in Fisher v. University of Texas: The Reckoning. Will SCOTUS kill AA this time? [WSJ Law Blog]

    * According to the Rhode Island Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline, Judge Rafael A. Ovalles brought his office into disrepute after sexually harassing a female court clerk and sitting in chambers with his hand in his underwear. [Providence Journal]

    * A settlement in the “Happy Birthday to You” copyright case has thrust the song into the public domain where it belongs. Now employees at chain restaurants across the country won’t have to sing cheesy soundalike songs to birthday diners anymore. [Reuters]

    39 Comments / / Dec 10, 2015 at 9:03 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 12.01.15

    * It seems that Dentons didn’t have its fill after fattening itself up with a Luxembourg firm over Thanksgiving, so now the megafirm is considering feasting upon two Latin American firms — Cárdenas & Cárdenas and López Velarde Heftye y Soria — for its dessert. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Election 2016 is a year away, but it’s easy to see the makeup of the Supreme Court will continue to be an issue for presidential candidates, especially since both parties know “[w]e are one justice away” from a liberal or conservative majority. [MSNBC]

    * Dean Martha Minow says Harvard Law will create a committee to investigate whether the school’s shield should be changed due to its ties to a cruel slaveowner. Send your comments, questions, and complaints to [Harvard Law Today]

    * Robert Lewis Dear, the alleged gunman behind the Colorado Planned Parenthood shootings, is expected to be charged with first-degree murder next week. It’s not yet been disclosed whether he’ll be charged with federal domestic terrorism. [Los Angeles Times]

    * This turkey won’t be pardoned: The Thanksgiving Day White House fence-jumper who draped an American flag over the fence while gripping a U.S. Constitution pocket guide in his teeth was criminally charged after ruining the Obamas holiday. [WSJ Law Blog]

    17 Comments / / Dec 1, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 10.26.15

    * More bar exam results! Which school saw its passage rate take a 15 point hit? [Bar Exam Stats]

    * This is the right way to break up a protest at Planned Parenthood: with a smiling clit cartoon. [Slate]

    * How we can rethink the history of slavery and the Constitution. [Berkeley News]

    * Maybe Judge Stevens is onto something — the Supreme Court to take on the issue of racial bias in jury selection. [Gawker]

    * Hillary wants to keep marijuana illegal — is this her version of she “didn’t inhale?” [Al-Jazeera]

    * Kickstarter class actions. What hell hath we wrought? [Associates Mind]

    * In this corner we have the Oregon Attorney General. In the other we have vitamin giant GNC. Who will win this battle royale? Not so fast — it’s a trick question since one side’s dietary supplements were laced with illegal drugs. [Vox]

    * The latest in The Atlantic’s series on the Reconstruction. [The Atlantic]

    / Oct 26, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    Criminally Yours: Babies, Criminality and Poverty

    If you need another reason to support Planned Parenthood, here it is.

    21 Comments / / Aug 31, 2015 at 4:05 PM
  • Planned Parenthood


    It’s Legal To Get Fetal Baby Parts, And Should Be Easier

    Whatever you think about abortion, what is the virtue of throwing good tissue away?

    0 Comments / / Jul 17, 2015 at 2:59 PM
  • Righteous Indignation RF

    Abortion, Barack Obama, Crime, Deaths, Drugs, Health Care / Medicine, Murder, Politics, Privacy, Trials

    Righteous Indignation: The Trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and Some Thoughts on Abortion

    The criminal trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell raises a question: What is the difference between late-term abortion and infanticide?

    79 Comments / / May 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM
  • Not the alleged hot-dog hooker.

    5th Circuit, 9/11, Abortion, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Food, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Prostitution, SCOTUS, Sex, Sex Scandals, Student Loans, Supreme Court, Texas

    Morning Docket: 05.07.12

    * While Dewey’s former culture gets roasted on a spit, and the seemingly unending drama gets turned into a montage of living lawyer jokes, we’re still waiting for the final punchline. [New York Times; Wall Street Journal]

    * Don Verrilli tried so hard, and got so far (depending on who you ask), but in the end, it doesn’t even matter. When Linkin Park lyrics apply to your oral argument skills, you know you’re kind of screwed. [New York Times]

    * The 9/11 arraignments went off without a hitch this weekend. And by that, we mean that it was a 13 hour hearing filled multiple interruptions, and grandstanding about “appropriate” courtroom fashion. [Fox News]

    * In a “re-re-reversal,” Judge Jerry Smith, on a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit, reinstated Planned Parenthood’s injunction against Texas, without even so much as a homework assignment. [Dallas Observer]

    * The It Gets Worse Project: if you thought that the Law School Transparency debt figures were scary before, then take a look at them now. Six figures of debt just got a lot harder to swallow. [National Law Journal]

    * Scalia gets busted on a case of hot-dog hooking. No, not that Scalia. A woman from Long Island has been accused, for the second time, of selling swallowing foot-longs in the back of her food truck. [New York Post]

    0 Comments / / May 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • Kim_Kardashian_Blue_Dress

    Abortion, Biglaw, Dubious Defenses, Hair, Law Schools, Media and Journalism, Morning Docket, Murder, Suicide, Texas, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 04.12.12

    * The EEOC suit against Kelley Drye was brought “for a reason.” You hear that, Biglaw? Other firms with mandatory retirement policies better take a look at their partnership agreements and make some changes. [Am Law Daily]

    * Media whore lawyers unite! Cheney Mason of Casey Anthony fame has come out of the woodwork to support George Zimmerman. Still waiting on vital impressions from Gloria Allred. Oh wait… [Naked Politics / Miami Herald]

    * Just think, maybe if Planned Parenthood of Texas had taken Tucker Max’s money, they wouldn’t be suing the state for banning their organization from the women’s health program. Nah, they’d still be suing. [Reuters]

    * Georgetown Law is planning to launch an executive education program, but don’t worry, they’re not going to be competing with Harvard. They know they’re the safety school in this scenario. [National Law Journal]

    * Love will definitely make you do some really crazy things, like watch The Expendables. Or allegedly commit a murder-suicide because your husband might’ve had an affair. Things like that. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

    * Kim Kardashian’s dubious defense of the day: “I’m Armenian and hairy.” The only-famous-for-her-sex-tape star is trying to use that as an excuse to get a lawsuit over a hair removal product dismissed. [Fox News]

    10 Comments / / Apr 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM
  • Tucker Max

    Abortion, Books, Money, Public Interest, Texas, Women's Issues

    The Trials and Tribulations of Tucker Max: Did He Try to Pull a Fast One on Planned Parenthood?

    Why did Tucker Max wait so long to start spreading the news about his Planned Parenthood donation fiasco? Maybe it’s because he was scamming us all along….

    33 Comments / / Apr 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM
  • Tucker Max

    Abortion, Money, Public Interest, Texas, Women's Issues

    Tucker Max: Too Douchey for a $500K Donation?

    Why doesn’t Planned Parenthood want Tucker Max’s money?

    57 Comments / / Apr 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.03.12

    * If you ever encounter a one-eyed, dart-throwing lawyer, for the love of God, don’t misspell his name. [LA Weekly] * WikiLeaks and Anonymous are still doing their thing. Right now, that thing is hacking into law firm websites and exposing sensitive personal information. CHECK YOU DATA SECURITY. [Gizmodo] * Our own Staci Zaretsky will […]

    8 Comments / / Feb 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM
  • Abortion, Crime, Death Penalty, Howrey LLP, In-House Counsel, Non-Sequiturs, Prisons, White-Collar Crime

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.01.11

    * A federal judge in Kansas has given Planned Parenthood’s Abortionplex a new lease on life. [WSJ Law Blog] * What? A former Supreme Court clerk who got passed over for a job at a law school? Nicholas Spaeth, who’s also the former state attorney general for North Dakota, is suing the Michigan State University […]

    6 Comments / / Aug 1, 2011 at 5:41 PM
  • Drugs, Immigration, John Paul Stevens, Marijuana, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.04.11

    * The poster state for Planned Parenthood may be picking a fight with the Obama administration over funding Planned Parenthood. [Los Angeles Times] * Yesterday, Justice John Paul Stevens delivered a speech on the need for legal representation of immigrants. Es muy importante. ¿Puedo ir al baño? Gracias. [New York Times] * Justice Stevens also […]

    4 Comments / / May 4, 2011 at 9:09 AM