Racism

  • Leave those porn stars ALONE!

    Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Pornography, Racism, Texas, Wal-Mart

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.17.12

    * Wal-Mart allegedly ripped up a woman’s hundos because a cashier thought they were fake. The bills were, in fact, real, and now the woman, who just wanted to do some Christmas shopping, is suing. Beat that, Ebenezer Scrooge! [Daily Mail]

    * A few weeks back, we challenged law professors to come up with 50 Shades of Grey-based hypos. This fellow took us up on it. So here you go: 50 Shades of Admin Law. [Lawprawfblog]

    * Hey Romney, you can take our lives health care, but you’ll never take our pornography! [Forbes]

    * “Now enterng the Klu Klux Klan Memorial Highway.” Yeah, I agree, that really doesn’t have such a great ring to it. [Thomson Reuters News and Insight]

    * If you just started your 1L year and are already thinking, “I’ve made a huge mistake,” you may still have time to escape with your bank account intact. [Texas Lawyer]

    * Speaking of, a recent Delaware Supreme Court opinion worked out to $35,000 per hour for winning attorneys in the case. Now the losers, Grupo Mexico, have appealed by arguing, “You guys made a huge mistake!” [WSJ Deal Journal]

    * Remember that HLS grad and former prosecutor who went a little bonkers in an airport Peet’s Coffee? Yeah, well, this time, the bar threw her out. [State Bar of California via Daily Journal (subs. req.)]

    8 Comments / / Sep 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM
  • SCOTUS on a motherf**king boat?

    Drinking, Non-Sequiturs, Nude Dancing, Racism, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.14.12

    * If you want to go to law school, but you hate reading, just buy the Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law. And don’t go to law school. [Boing Boing]

    * Analyzing an upcoming SCOTUS case though the Lonely Island’s I’m on a Boat. Andy Samberg seriously needs to recruit some justices for one of his videos. You know the Wise Latina could throw down. [FindLaw]

    * Something about politics and booze and a bar being forced to change an allegedly racist drink name. Probably for the best, if for no other reason “Marion Berry’s Dirty Asian Summer Punch” is a crummy drink name anyway. [Huffington Post]

    * This guy is so bad at being a criminal, I almost feel sorry for him. Worst part is he knows it, too. [LegalJuice]

    * Speaking of ineffective criminals, if you’re dating a wanted man, you might want to reconsider adding the local sheriff as a Facebook friend. [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]

    * Should lap dancing be classified as an art form for tax purposes? If curling is an Olympic sport, naked hip gyrations is clearly art. [Overlawyered]

    * You know those weird vaporless cigarettes that were kind of popular for a while? Well, now they have them for weed too. In other news, marijuana is still illegal. [East Bay Express]

    5 Comments / / Sep 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM
  • Better than jail...

    Abortion, Airplanes / Aviation, Defamation, Job Searches, Jury Duty, Law Professors, Law Schools, Minority Issues, Morning Docket, Politics, Racism, Rape, Texas, Travel / Vacation, Unemployment, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 08.29.12

    * “He’s stupid. I wouldn’t even count him as a Republican.” Many Republican women at the RNC wish that the men like Rep. Todd Akin would just shut up about abortion, rape, and contraception. [Reuters]

    * Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the discrimination against minorities. A panel of judges on a D.C. federal court shot down the state’s redistricting plans for lack of compliance with the VRA. [Washington Post]

    * A disgruntled Stanford Law graduate’s defamation and retaliation suit against the school was dismissed. Sorry, but it’s highly doubtful that a law professor blacklisted you from getting a job. [National Law Journal]

    * “[T]here’s a surplus of attorneys and not enough jobs for it.” Lincoln Memorial’s president admits amid accreditation issues that perhaps it wasn’t the best time to open the Duncan Law. [Knoxville News Sentinel]

    * “I don’t know if this was worth it, but I did have a good time in Cancun.” Skipping deliberations to go on vacation is a great way to earn yourself a trip to jail, but this girl got lucky. [Proof & Hearsay / Journal Sentinel]

    * Continental faces a lawsuit after baggage handlers allegedly removed a sex toy from a passenger’s luggage and taped it outside the bag for the world to see. At least it wasn’t the TSA. [Courthouse News Service]

    10 Comments / / Aug 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Fifty Shades of Ropes and Gray

    Affirmative Action, Biglaw, Defamation, Labor / Employment, Lawsuit of the Day, Minority Issues, Partner Issues, Privacy, Racism

    Lawsuit of the Day: Fifty Shades of Ropes & Gray

    Let’s take a closer look at former Ropes & Grey associate John H. Ray III’s newest complaint against his old firm— as well as an interesting Above the Law shout-out featured within the document…

    22 Comments / / Aug 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM
  • Early Voting

    Election 2012, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Racism

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.17.12

    * Don’t you wish there was some way to have a destructive Sharpie Party all over your student loan debt? [CNBC]

    * Should Romney be on the ballot in Washington State? Some people say “no.” Other people say “Obama is a Kenyan Muslo-fascist who wants to turn America into a communist hunter-gatherer economy.” I say “The jury’s still out on Steve Sarkisian, that is why we’re talking about Washington State, correct?” [The Stranger]

    * I’m really at peace with the Pennsylvania voter ID decision. Bottom line, it shows that instead of focusing on outreach towards other groups, the GOP is committed to riding this white thing out a little bit more. [Recess Appointment]

    * Meanwhile, early voting is still a go in Florida. I know it’s the kind of thing that turns Federalists white(r), but would it be so wrong if there was like, one set of voting laws instead of 50? It just feels, I think the technical phrase is f**king stupid, to have 50 different set of laws governing the most fundamental civic activity in a democracy. [Election Law Blog]

    * The personal injury attorney picked to be the new dean of Saint Louis Law School, Tom Keefe, will “donate” his salary back to the university. In a similar show of good faith, SLU Law students have promised to donate their debts back to Keefe. [St. Louis Business Journal]

    * I feel like I need a full Brain Tannebaum article explaining how this lawyer doesn’t deserve to live. [California Appellate Report]

    * Man claims it’s against his “creed” to allow black people to bag his groceries. I sure hope this guy has kids because I want to find out how his religion feels about black people bagging his daughter. [Longview News-Journal]

    24 Comments / / Aug 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM
  • I'm not the guy you kill. I'm the guy you buy!

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Breasts, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Movies, Non-Sequiturs, Partner Issues, Privacy, Racism, Screw-Ups, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.16.12

    * A St. Louis plastic surgeon has been sued for allegedly posting topless photos of her breast augmentation patients online — with their names attached to the photos. It’s just more evidence that sooner or later everyone will be naked on the internet. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

    * Dewey have enough partners to make the Partner Contribution Plan viable? It seems that we do! [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Wow, the miracles of technology. Now if you have a paternity dispute that you need to clear up, you don’t need to go on Jerry Springer. All you need to do is visit your local taco truck DNA testing van. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * You know that scary feeling when it seems you have forgotten something but you can’t figure out what it is? Well, you forgot your toddler — at the grocery store. There, fixed it for you. [Legal Juice]

    * Oh boy, another misbehaving state judge. This one, from Georgia, allegedly pre-signed arrest warrants and hit on a woman who appeared before him in court. Sounds like quite the stand-up dude. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

    * What are the top five movies all law students should watch? Let the arguing over this list begin… [Greedy Associates]

    * I’m sure there must have been a legitimate reason for a federal judge to compare the civil liberties of Muslim Americans to a “hideous sea monster,” but c’mon, really? [Chicago Tribune]

    4 Comments / / Aug 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM
  • malori wampler RF

    Football, Minority Issues, Nude Dancing, Pictures, Racism

    Ex-NFL Cheerleader Who Posed for Pictures Clad Only in Body Paint Gets Her Bias Claim Against the Colts Tossed

    Is it possible for a cheerleader to be fired for being too sexy? A recent ruling by a federal judge addresses this question.

    17 Comments / / Aug 15, 2012 at 2:06 PM
  • Juggalo Washington hybrid gang FBI

    Civil Rights, Crime, Minority Issues, Music, Racism, Weirdness

    Insane Clown… Plaintiffs? Juggalos Consider Suing the FBI

    The hip-hop duo, Insane Clown Posse, objects to its fans, aka “Juggalos,” being classified as a “a loosely-organized hybrid gang.”

    16 Comments / / Aug 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM
  • Raise your hand if you want to do some doc review!

  • This little girl seems to be able to count better than some members of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

    Racism, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns

    When Trying To Determine The Most Senior Judge, Even Counting Can Be A Racial Issue

    Louisiana Supreme Court thinks one judge’s tenure doesn’t count as much as the others…

    63 Comments / / Jul 10, 2012 at 2:17 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
  • pen_stand

    Cocaine / Crack, Crime, Drugs, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Racism, Rudeness, Trials, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.11.12

    * Stab your lawyer with a pencil once, shame on you. Stab him a second time, shame on me. Stab him a third time, they will strap you to your chair with a “stun cuff” so it doesn’t happen a fourth time. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * (Crack) cocaine is a hell of a drug. [Legal Juice]

    * A first-person account of why you don’t ever, ever want to end up in central booking. [The Crown]

    * Telling opposing counsel you hope she “sleep[s] with the fishes” is mean and inappropriate. But on top of that, what the heck do you even stand to gain from saying that sort of thing? [Minneapolis StarTribune]

    * If you want to complain about racial profiling at airports, there’s an app for that! [Prawfsblawg]

    * To catch (an alleged) law school predator. Icky. [Delaware Online]

    * Seriously? This “Is it Kanye or the LSAT?” quiz is surprisingly tricky. [LSAT Blog]

    6 Comments / / May 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM
  • Omara law group logo

    Minority Issues, Racism, Trials

    George Zimmerman’s Lawyers Take Their Case Online

    George Zimmerman’s lawyers have started a website to be the voice of Zimmerman. And, you know, get paid…

    22 Comments / / Apr 30, 2012 at 5:15 PM
  • Fat_Albert

    Fat People, Lawsuit of the Day, Minority Issues, Racism

    You Can Sue People For Making Fat Jokes About Black People? WHY WASN’T I INFORMED OF THIS???

    Hey, hey, hey! Earl Brown, a former AIG lawyer, claims he was discriminated against because his boss kept making Fat Albert jokes about him.

    25 Comments / / Apr 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM
  • Trayvon-Martin-Zimmerman1

    Crime, Racism

    George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Connection With The Death Of Trayvon Martin

    Of course, charging Zimmerman and finding him are two completely different things…

    143 Comments / / Apr 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM
  • affirmative action

    Affirmative Action, Law Schools, LSAT, Minority Issues, Privacy, Racism, Screw-Ups, Ted Frank

    Another Perspective on the Baylor Law Admissions Data and Affirmative Action

    Could the Baylor Law admissions data be used to argue AGAINST affirmative action? Ted Frank makes the case.

    53 Comments / / Apr 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM
  • affirmative-action

    Affirmative Action, Law Schools, LSAT, Minority Issues, Privacy, Racism, Screw-Ups

    The Baylor Law Data Dump, Now With Race and Scholarships

    If we look at the Baylor Law raw data, we can really see what this affirmative action debate is all about…

    278 Comments / / Apr 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM
  • cruise passengers

    Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, Politics, Racism, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Travel / Vacation

    Morning Docket: 04.06.12

    * “We can’t engage the public in a seminar about health law.” Justice Sonia Sotomayor informed the public at Penn Law that she would not be taking up a post as a Wise Latina civics instructor. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Next on Meltdown with Keith Olbermann: this liberal commentator has sued Current TV over getting fired. It is clearly the most irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, tea-bagging network ever. [Businessweek]

    * George Zimmerman has added another lawyer to his soon-to-be defense team — a “veteran criminal defense” lawyer. Why did he need to hire such a hot shot if what he did to Trayvon Martin was legal? [Reuters]

    * Step aside TSA: what kinds of rights do cruise passengers have at sea? How about the right not to be interrogated, strip searched, and then forced to pee in front of security guards? [Overhead Bin / MSNBC]

    * Jordan Wallick has been convicted of second degree murder in the shooting death of James Wallmuth III, a University of Pittsburgh law student. Wallick is now looking at life behind bars for his crime. [CBS 21 News]

    29 Comments / / Apr 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM