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  • Brown paper bag beer

    Drinking, Law Schools, Police

    Interview With Brooklyn Law Student Fighting For His Right To Drink On His Own Stoop

    A Brooklyn Law student shows the NYPD that he knows his rights…

    80 Comments / / Jul 13, 2012 at 9:57 AM
  • Jay-Z-Shawn-Carter-Shawn-Corey-Carter-260x260

    Crime, Drugs, Music, Police, Quote of the Day, Rap

    Quote of the Day: I Got 99 Problems and the Fourth Amendment is One

    Have you ever wanted a legitimate legal analysis of Jay-Z’s smash hit “99 problems”? Well, your wait is over.

    24 Comments / / Jul 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM
  • footloose

    American Bar Association / ABA, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Gay Marriage, Health Care / Medicine, Insurance, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Police, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Unemployment

    Morning Docket: 07.09.12

    * Vicious infighting, “arm twisting,” and discord at the Supreme Court? It almost sounds like the justices are in a sorority. According to this report, there hasn’t been so much bitterness and tension at the high court in almost 70 years. [CBS News]

    * The Supreme Court might have issued a ruling on the Affordable Care Act, but the battle is far from over. With a repeal vote coming this week in the House, critics are now on the offensive about interpretations of insurance subsidy provisions. [New York Times]

    * Dewey have a bankruptcy filing potpourri for you! With countless objections from the U.S. Trustee and many D&L motions on tap, advisers for the failed firm may be in for a long, bumpy ride at this afternoon’s hearing before Judge Martin Glenn. [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * Noting that legislators hadn’t violated the New York Open Meetings Law, an appellate court overturned a trial court decision and refused to push the Empire State’s gay marriage law back into the closet. [Bloomberg]

    * Lincoln Memorial’s Duncan School of Law has again been denied ABA accreditation. Seeing as the ABA would likely accredit a shoe, maybe the administration should throw in the towel. [Knoxville News Sentinel]

    * If you’re having trouble getting a job as a scientist, you might want to consider going to law school instead. Many schools have near-perfect employment rates nine months after graduation. /trolling [Washington Post]

    * Footloose in NYC: a middle-aged couple was arrested for dancing on a subway platform, and now they’re suing. We shudder to think what would would have happened if the pair was drinking soda. [New York Post]

    7 Comments / / Jul 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • Screen Shot 2012-06-26 at 1.42.12 PM

    Police, Texas, Videos, YouTube

    Motorcyclist Roughly Arrested After Refusing to Give up His Helmet Cam; Camera Films the Whole Thing

    Motorcyclist gets pulled over, cop demands his helmet camera, the cyclist says no, then gets arrested. Camera records the whole thing. Now we all get to watch the video. Fun times.

    63 Comments / / Jun 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM
  • Flo Rida

    Drugs, Guns / Firearms, Media and Journalism, Morning Docket, Musical Chairs, Police, Violence

    Morning Docket: 06.26.12

    * Congratulations to Justice Keith Blackwell, the newest member of the Georgia Supreme Court! [Associated Press]

    * Is News Corp. going to divide itself in two? [Dealbook / New York Times]

    * Speaking of job changes, Patrick Fitzgerald, the outgoing U.S. Attorney for Chicago, will be replaced by long-time prosecutor Gary S. Shapiro on July 1. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * I admit, when I first saw the words “heroin burrito” I thought: that sounds delicious. Not because of the heroin, necessarily. Burritos are simply very tasty. [New York Daily News]

    * Flo Rida was caught lying to a judge in the “slave wages” case filed by his former assistant, who claims he paid her only $3.08 an hour. Now he has been ordered to cough up $7,000. Not cool, Flo. [Inquisitr]

    * Defense attorneys for a man on trial for assaulting a priest who allegedly abused him as a child are now claiming prosecutorial misconduct. Can you spell M-E-S-S? [Mercury News]

    * A police officer in Carteret, N.J. saved Ellen Shane’s life by shooting and killing the man who held her hostage at knife point. But apparently that wasn’t enough, and now she has sued the city for $5 million. If she wins, she might want to consider donating the money to her lucky stars. [Newark Star-Ledger]

    17 Comments / / Jun 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM
  • kpcb_logo_400x400

    Biglaw, California, Deaths, Football, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Police, Silicon Valley, Texas, Trials, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 06.14.12

    * Kleiner Perkins responded to Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination suit, and it’s not pretty. Not only does the firm’s answer deny her allegations, but it also calls into question her work product. [San Jose Mercury News]

    * Joe Amendola’s preferred strategy at the Jerry Sandusky trial seems to be the use of the “tried and tested technique” of ignoring all of the alleged accusers’ tears and making them cry all over again. [New York Times]

    * Who in their right mind would attempt to fake being a lawyer these days? Michelle Fyfe, a 43-year-old woman from Texas, is accused of forging a law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law. [Dallas Morning News (sub. req.)]

    * Say hello to Baltimore Law’s new dean, Ronald Weich, the former assistant attorney general who penned the notorious false gun letter to Congress. Surely this ex-DOJ official will stand up to Bogomolny. [The Hill]

    * This must be like getting it caught in your zipper — but much, much worse. A Brooklyn man claims that members of the NYPD “strangled his penis,” so he’s suing. [Huffington Post via Courthouse News Service]

    * Reuben G. Clark Jr., a founding partner of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (Wilmer­Hale), RIP. [Washington Post]

    4 Comments / / Jun 14, 2012 at 9:02 AM
  • Law Schools, National Association for Law Placement (NALP), Non-Sequiturs, Police

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.08.12

    * How many cops does it take to kill a man? [Simple Justice]

    * Professor Paul Campos has been having fun with the NALP numbers. Well, fun for him, and for me. Less fun for anybody unlucky enough to have been part of the class of 2011. [Inside the Law School Scam]

    * And if you don’t like to read, here’s some video about how bad the job market is for the class of 2011. ARE YOU LISTENING, PROSPECTIVE LAW STUDENTS? CAN YOU TAKE IN AND PROCESS INFORMATION? [Bloomberg Law]

    * How come my anonymous readers don’t drop $25 million on me? I’d name a whole wing of my new house after them. And give them a T-shirt. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * In the recession, we cling to what we have instead of striking out into the unknown. In related news: if you leave your law job, there’ll be a stampede of people happy to take your spot. [What About Clients?]

    * I don’t even think you should be allowed to defend yourself pro se. [Underdog]

    * Southwestern Law’s Dean Bryant Garth is stepping down. One of these days, somebody will let me run a law school. [Southwestern Law School]

    3 Comments / / Jun 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM
  • nypdpatch

    Police, Rank Stupidity, State Judges, Violence

    Memo to NYPD: Please Don’t Judo-Chop the Judge

    A New York City police officer allegedly chose the wrong bystander to pick on during a street fight…

    30 Comments / / Jun 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM
  • unfare-to-stoopid-criminals-150x226

    Crime, Facebook, Police, Privacy, Rank Stupidity, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    This Is Why You Never, Ever Accept Facebook Friend Requests From People You Don’t Know

    Facebook privacy should be a priority, especially if you discuss criminal activities on your wall…

    16 Comments / / Jun 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM
  • Really, judge? Really?

    9th Circuit, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Canada, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dissolution, Football, John Edwards, JPMorgan Chase, Kids, Morning Docket, Police, Politics, Pregnancy / Paternity, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Trials

    Morning Docket: 05.30.12

    * Dewey have any cash to pay the people helping to wind down our firm’s business? Nope! Even though JPMorgan backed D&L’s $8.6M motion to fund the firm’s ongoing operations, Judge Glenn insisted that the bank “[r]oll [its] truck up and start collecting accounts receivable.” [Am Law Daily (reg. req.)]

    * “Don’t tase my baby, bro!” SCOTUS has declined to review a case where the Ninth Circuit ruled that the use of a Taser on a seven-month pregnant woman constituted excessive force. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * “The jury has sent a note that they’ve reached… [dramatic pause] … a good stopping point.” Judicial humor lightened the mood after the seventh day of deliberations without a verdict in the John Edwards trial. [ABC News]

    * Dharun Ravi finally issued an apology for his “stupid and childish” behavior, and he’ll be heading off to serve his 30-day jail sentence on Thursday. And you know, that jail sentence is joke enough for this blurb. [CNN]

    * “Dumb Blonde” isn’t a name that Elizabeth Warren takes too kindly to being called. She much prefers the name that her Native American ancestors bestowed upon her: “Running Joke.” [San Francisco Chronicle]

    * Four of the alleged victims in the Jerry Sandusky case have asked the court to protect their identities. It’s kind of like the Michael Jackson case, but everyone cares more because this one involves football. [Bloomberg]

    * Hundreds of lawyers, notaries, and other legal professionals took to the streets in Montreal earlier this week to publicly protest Bill 78, a law that limits public protests. That’s so meta, eh Canadians? [Montreal Gazette]

    5 Comments / / May 30, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • Ronald Reagan

    Drinking, DUI / DWI, Harvard, iPhone, Non-Sequiturs, Police, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.24.12

    * And then Reagan said, “Take this, all of you, and drink from it: for this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be auctioned off for you, by PFC Auctions, right after I sign this legislation outlawing Russia forever.” [WSJ Law Blog]

    * It’s time for another “If Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies, I’m Gonna Kill Her” article. Man, you never know. Ginsburg could end up out living Antonin Scalia with the right mix of ham sandwiches and cybernetic technology. [Daily Beast]

    * Will being hot help this cop who was arrested for driving while drunk when she was on duty? Honestly, I’ve forgotten what she’s accused of already. [Explorer News]

    * A new definition of piracy could cause any man who loves the freedom of the sea, the rolling of the surf, and the bounty of unprotected U.S. cargo ships to be branded a pirate. [CBS News]

    * Every Harvard student tries to identify the Ted Kaczynski of their class. [Huffington Post]

    * How to protect your iProducts at the beach this weekend. We wouldn’t want you to be without Above the Law. [Legal Blog Watch]

    12 Comments / / May 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM
  • headlights

    Cars, Free Speech, Police

    Free Speech Potpourri: Begging Might Not Be Speech, But Flashing Your ‘Headlights’ Certainly Is!

    Begging might not be free speech, but flashing your headlights is…

    3 Comments / / May 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM
  • 'I'll eat my placenta beans with some fava beans and a nice chianti.'

    9th Circuit, Cars, Police, Pregnancy / Paternity, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Violence, Women's Issues

    How Many Times Can You Tase a Pregnant Woman Before Your Case Winds Up Before the Supreme Court?

    Can you use a Taser on a pregnant woman? How many times can you do it? Once? Twice? Three times?

    39 Comments / / May 16, 2012 at 12:33 PM
  • NYPD

    Minority Issues, Police, Racism

    Lawyer Couple Wins Settlement For Allegedly Getting Punched By NYPD

    Would you get out of your car to scold the cops?

    29 Comments / / May 15, 2012 at 12:06 PM
  • lamborghini

    American Bar Association / ABA, Cars, Disasters / Emergencies, Immigration, Law Schools, Morning Docket, New Jersey, New York Times, Police, SCOTUS, Student Loans, Supreme Court, Wal-Mart

    Morning Docket: 04.25.12

    * Arizona’s immigration law is heading to the Supreme Court today. Meanwhile, former Senator Dennis DeConcini lobbed the worst insult ever against his state. How embarrassing for you, Arizona. [New York Times]

    * Will Wal-Mart regret not disclosing its bribery investigation sooner? Not when the delay saved millions in criminal fines. What Wal-Mart will regret is being forced into disclosure by the NYT narcs. [Corporate Counsel]

    * Delete all the oil from ocean, and then maybe we’ll care about this. A former BP employee was charged with obstruction of justice for deleting texts having to do with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. [Bloomberg]

    * The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has granted Duncan Law an extension on its bid for ABA accreditation. Woohoo, five more years of allowing students to “negligently enroll.” [Knoxville News Sentinel]

    * “Once you cross the six-figure mark, you think, what’s a few thousand dollars more?” You’re doing it wrong: you’re supposed to be bragging about a six-figure salary, not a six-figure debt obligation. [Baltimore Sun]

    * New Jersey residents don’t always have the great pleasure of nearly being killed by two high-speed Lamborghinis, but when they do, they prefer that police officers be suspended and sue over it. [ABC News]

    2 Comments / / Apr 25, 2012 at 9:02 AM
  • cat burglar

    Clerkships, Crime, Drinking, Lawyer of the Day, Police, Rudeness, Violence

    Lawyer of the Day: Ex-Clerk Accused in Bizarre Break-In

    Our hot-blooded lawyer of the day allegedly drank too much and tried to break into a judge’s house…

    30 Comments / / Apr 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM
  • University of Florida 2 gator alligator

    Crime, Law Schools, Lawyer of the Day, Police

    Law Students of the Day: Two Gators Take a Bite Out of Crime

    Two Florida law students recently helped apprehend a fugitive from justice. How did they do it?

    17 Comments / / Apr 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM
  • Which one looks more suspicious to you?

    Animal Law, Police, Racism

    More Evidence That Shooting Dogs Is A Way Bigger Deal Than Shooting Black People

    The price for shooting a dog is going up…

    69 Comments / / Apr 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM