Rape

  • I wonder if Todd Akin has some way of shutting this whole thing down, or is it that he secrety wants this?

    Abortion, Election 2012, Law Schools, Rape

    The Legal Definition of ‘Legitimate’ Rape

    A second-year law student is credited with the definition of “legitimate rape.” Where does he go to school, and what does his definition look like?

    76 Comments / / Aug 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM
  • DipSqueeze_WaffleFries

    Abortion, Biglaw, Books, Career Alternatives, Copyright, Food, Money, Morning Docket, Patents, Politics, Rape, Real Estate

    Morning Docket: 08.21.12

    * That’s one hell of a “rainy day fund.” Greenberg Traurig is asking for $24M over the next two years, and has no plans to do it again in the near future. [Daily Business Review]

    * Lots of law firms have been listening to that Petula Clark song about how great things are downtown, because that’s where their offices are headed. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Republicans are begging Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin to quit, but he’s vowed to stay the course. “[A]bortion is never an option,” not even for his campaign. [New York Times]

    * Dipping and squeezing is serious business in the condiment world, and that’s why there’s a patent lawsuit over this innovative ketchup packet. [Huffington Post]

    * Career alternatives for attorneys: sci-fi salvaging savior? This entertainment lawyer is taking out-of-print fantasy novels and turning them into e-books. Sometimes being a nerd is pretty cool. [New York Daily News]

    3 Comments / / Aug 21, 2012 at 9:20 AM
  • Rage against the machine

    Drugs, Law Schools, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Pornography, Rape, Sam Sparks, Sports, State Judges

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.20.12

    * So now the judge accused of watching porn from a courthouse computer admits to watching porn on a courthouse computer. Let me just get this out of the way: if I’ve used your computer, it was probably to watch porn. [Chicago Sun-Times]

    * Too soon for Aurora jokes? I think it’s weird that more people believe in waiting periods for zingers than for handguns. [Tax Prof Blog]

    * Lance Armstrong’s suit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks. How come the only athlete that seemed to get his day in court was Roger Clemens? [Bloomberg]

    * Another kid is packing in his sports dreams to go to law school. Though, in fairness, one of the few things worse than the law graduate economy is probably the NHL economy. [North Dakota Inforum]

    * I think Republican political candidates should know by now that they only bands they are allowed to like are country music bands. If they want to like non-country music, they should get the artist’s approval, in writing. Meanwhile, liberals are allowed like all kinds of music, even music performed by people who don’t know what they are talking about. [What About Clients?]

    * Attorney and rape victim Shauna Prewitt has some facts about rape that apparently Todd Akin didn’t know. [xoJane]

    12 Comments / / Aug 20, 2012 at 6:14 PM
  • Louboutin

    Alston & Bird, B for Beauty, Barack Obama, Biglaw, Clerkships, Divorce Train Wrecks, Federal Judges, Hair, Judicial Nominations, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Patton Boggs, Politics, Pregnancy / Paternity, Rape, SCOTUS, Shoes, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Clerks

    Morning Docket: 08.20.12

    * What happens if a Supreme Court clerk violates the Code of Conduct and leaks information to the press at the behest of a justice? At worst, he’d probably be forced to wash dirty socks from the SCOTUS morning exercise class. [National Law Journal]

    * “[T]he great expectations when he was elected have not come to fruition.” Making judicial nominations wasn’t a high political priority, so President Barack Obama will be ending his term with just 125 lower-court appointments in the federal judiciary. [New York Times]

    * If there’s anything that Paul Ryan’s good at, it’s soliciting money from lawyers and Biglaw firms. Alston & Bird tops the list of legal campaign contributors, with Patton Boggs in a close second. [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * Apparently the female reproduction system shuts down to prevent conception upon rape. This improbable tidbit from a man who sits on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. [Los Angeles Times]

    * But a great way to take some of the heat off of the “legitimate rape” dude is to break news about another Congressman’s nude swim in the Sea of Galilee while in Israel. Excellent work on this distraction. [POLITICO]

    * What crisis? Despite a steep decline in applicants, the average law school’s tuition will climb by more than double the rate of inflation this fall. It’s really heartwarming how they put students first. [National Law Journal]

    * Customs agents in Los Angeles seized 20,457 pairs of faux Christian Louboutins that would’ve been worth approximately $18M. For this heinous crime of fashion, the offending shoes will undergo a trial by fire. [CNN]

    * Karma sure is a Blitsch. Matthew Couloute, the alleged lawyerly Lothario who got slammed by his exes on LiarsCheatersRUs.com, is now being slammed by someone else: his soon-to-be ex-wife. [New York Post]

    * Beauty school dropout, no pube hair trimming days for you! Seventeen female plaintiffs have alleged that a cosmetology instructor subjected them to less-than-sanitary lessons in a federal suit. [New York Daily News]

    7 Comments / / Aug 20, 2012 at 9:12 AM
  • This brings new meaning to 'cigarette butt'

    Drinking, Non-Sequiturs, Rank Stupidity, Rape, Tobacco / Smoking

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.08.12

    * This guy gets an A for imagination, but he fails the whole “How do you not realize that emergency dispatch will not send you a ride to go on a beer run, even if you call 911 nine times” test. [WCTI12]

    * You know you’re addicted to cigarettes when you’ll smoke cigarettes that were hidden in a baby’s diaper. Then again, smoking already involves inhaling something covered in s**t. [Legal Juice]

    * If you think tenants should get screwed because of a landlord who can’t pay his bills, you’re probably a horrible landlord. [The Consumerist]

    * A 49-year-old attorney is charged with sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman in her room at the Chicago W Hotel. Bad news Bears. Seriously, ugh. [Chicago Tribune]

    * Just give me all the foreclosed homes you have. Wait, wait. I worry what you just heard was ‘give me a lot of foreclosed homes.’ What I said was: Give me all the foreclosed homes you have. Do you understand? [My Fox Detroit via Legal Blog Watch]

    * Whoever produces public-service announcements forgot that not only are drugs bad but so is a propensity toward violent anger. One could argue the latter is more likely to land you in jail. Either way, hilarious. [Buzz Feed]

    0 Comments / / Aug 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM
  • chick-fil-A

    Erwin Chemerinsky, Fast Food, Food, Gay Marriage, Law Professors, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Rape

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.26.12

    * When thinking of the Penn State situation (the alleged cover-up, not Jerry Sandusky’s crimes), I am reminded of how critically important due process is to the proper administration of justice. You really notice due process when it’s gone. [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * I haven’t eaten at Chick-fil-A since college. Nohomo. [Fox News]

    * It’s funny to think of law professors getting their pieces rejected by law reviews. Funny insofar as there are people who actually care about what ends up in a law review. [lawprofblog]

    * I’m not inclined to believe things coming out of Nigeria, but if this is true, it’s crazy. [Gawker]

    * The bright side of losing your job because of the LIBOR scandal. [Dealbreaker]

    * Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law, thinks that you can’t cut faculty salaries enough to achieve substantial reductions in tuition without losing your top faculty. But in this market, I bet a law school that said, “We hire only cheap professors and pass the savings on to you,” would have a lot of appeal. [National Law Journal]

    7 Comments / / Jul 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM
  • sandusky small

    Football, Kids, Quote of the Day, Rape, Suicide

    Quote of the Day: Sorry, But No One Feels Bad For You

    How has Jerry Sandusky been faring while on suicide watch?

    20 Comments / / Jun 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM
  • Jerry Sandusky

    Football, Rape, Sex Scandals, Sports, Trials

    Breaking: Verdict Reached in the Jerry Sandusky Case

    A verdict has been reached in the sexual abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky…

    34 Comments / / Jun 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM
  • This community service stinks.

    Crime, Drinking, Drugs, Lawyer of the Day, Marijuana, Nauseating Things, Rape

    ‘Sh*t Law’ Attorney Sentenced to Perform Community Service at Sewage Treatment Plant

    A former Lawyer of the Day has been sentenced to some rather stinky community service.

    8 Comments / / Jun 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM
  • Blogging, Defamation, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Prisons, Rape

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.21.12

    * There’s a war on prison rape. I’m excited about this. I can’t wait to bang prison rape in the ass. [Simple Justice]

    * Meanwhile, there’s more rape probing on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn front from a French prosecutor. [Fox News]

    * On the eve of his law school graduation, a student reflects on “the most colossal f*** up of [his] life.” [Shady Nation]

    * Jamie Dimon has had better months. [Dealbreaker]

    * Defamation by half-truth. [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * There are a lot of bones to pick with this week’s Blawg Review. [Cyberlaw Central via Blawg Review]

    4 Comments / / May 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM
  • LunchMoney

    Abortion, Biglaw, Chadbourne & Parke, Education / Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Police, Rape

    Morning Docket: 03.21.12

    * Here’s a reason why Proskauer Rose and Chadbourne & Parke might skip out on spring bonuses this year: millions of dollars worth of blowback from Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * And speaking of spring bonuses, a lot of people noticed that Sullivan & Cromwell seems to have misled associates. “Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it won’t.” Yeah, right. [Am Law Daily]

    * Next up in the war on women: a senator from Idaho thinks that women are such strumpets that they might be lying their way into abortions by claiming rape. Because that’s not incredibly insensitive. [Washington Post]

    * Apparently George Zimmerman, the man accused of fatally shooting a boy armed with a pack of Skittles, wanted to become a police officer. Looks like it’s time to kiss that dream goodbye. [Los Angeles Times]

    * Give me your lunch money, kid! Teachers aren’t supposed to be bullying students, but that’s what one Baltimore mother is alleging in a $200K lawsuit against the city’s school board. [New York Daily News]

    8 Comments / / Mar 21, 2012 at 9:09 AM
  • 6a00d8341c9cc153ef01156fe599e1970c-500wi

    Crime, Drinking, Drugs, Hotties, Lawyer of the Day, Marijuana, Rape

    Lawyer of the Day: Non-Consensual Sex, Drugs, and a Smokin’ Ex-Wife

    For our Lawyer of the Day, we bring you yet another sordid story, this time about a prominent personal injury attorney; his young, gorgeous, allegedly abusive ex-wife; and the criminal charges they currently face for allegedly drugging and assaulting a young woman….

    26 Comments / / Mar 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM
  • Ex-judge of the day, David E. Barrett.

    Guns / Firearms, Judge of the Day, Rank Stupidity, Rape, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns

    Ex-Judge of the Day: Yes, Flashing Your Piece in Court Is a ‘Poor Rhetorical Point’

    Last week, a now ex-judge in Georgia pulled out a handgun during a bond hearing, pretended to hand it to an alleged rape victim who was testifying, and said she was “killing her case” and “might as well shoot” her lawyer. What?

    20 Comments / / Feb 29, 2012 at 5:27 PM
  • Why don't jurors listen to directions?

    Crime, Jury Duty, Rape, Technology

    Child Sexual Assault Conviction Tossed Because of Juror’s ‘Online Cultural Research’

    Juror misconduct by internet can lead to mistrials, and it’s becoming increasingly (and unfortunately) more common. Last month the Vermont Supreme Court overturned an unsettling child sexual abuse conviction because the juror conducted his own research about the Somali Bantu culture central to the parties in the case. What a mess…

    31 Comments / / Feb 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM
  • 2nd Circuit, Admin, Cocaine / Crack, Deaths, Federal Judges, Holidays and Seasons, Law Schools, listserv, Morning Docket, Rape, SCOTUS, Sports, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket 02.20.12

    In today’s Morning Docket: updates on the Justice Breyer robbery, security for the Supreme Court justices, and the Stolen Valor Act goes to SCOTUS.

    5 Comments / / Feb 20, 2012 at 9:25 AM
  • Pornography, Rank Stupidity, Rape, Texas

    How to Destroy Your Career As a Court Employee: Watch Porn During a Rape Trial and/or Fall Asleep on the Bench

    At any job, there are various levels of misconduct that an employee can usually get away with or at least occasionally pull off without repercussions. Then there are things you cannot do. Period. Things that any competent employee should simply know are unacceptable. Included in this category of utterly verboten workplace activities are watching porn during a rape trial when you’re the on-duty court clerk. The list would also include falling asleep during a youth justice hearing — when you’re the judge running the proceeding….

    10 Comments / / Feb 13, 2012 at 4:21 PM
  • Greg Kelly small

    Crime, Drinking, Midsize Firms / Regional Firms, Paralegals, Police, Pregnancy / Paternity, Rape, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Greg Kelly Won’t Be Charged with Rape, But Who Is His Accuser? Where Did It All Go Down?

    Greg Kelly, the popular television host, has been cleared of his rape allegations — he won’t even face charges. When word of the rape accusation first hit the presses, all we knew was that it had allegedly taken place at a “lower Manhattan law firm.” Well, now we know the name of the accuser, and the name of the “downtown law firm” where the alleged rape occurred….

    94 Comments / / Feb 8, 2012 at 10:17 AM
  • stupid criminal small

    Crime, Facebook, Police, Rank Stupidity, Rape, Social Media, Social Networking Websites

    He Trolled the Law, and the Law Won

    It’s always tempting to call people like the guy in this story the stupidest (alleged) criminal ever. But, somehow, the bar for getting arrested via internet idiocy keeps getting set lower and lower. Until yesterday, we’d never heard of a wanted man posting on his local sheriff’s Facebook wall, commenting on a story about the fact that police were looking for him. Wait, did we say commenting? This dude started a whole thread. You can’t make this stuff up….

    18 Comments / / Feb 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM