Which caption best captures the role of God in a Bar Exam room?
* According to Justice Jeanette Theriot Knoll of the Louisiana Supreme Court, the SCOTUS decision in Obergefell was not only “horrific,” but it was also “a complete and unnecessary insult to the people of Louisiana.” Gee, tell us how you really feel. [Slate]
* The First Church of Cannabis filed a discrimination suit against Indiana and Indianapolis, claiming laws against marijuana use and possession are infringing upon its members’ beliefs. We’re sTOKEd to see the outcome here. [Indianapolis Star]
* In case you missed it yesterday, a federal judge upheld the TTAB’s prior ruling on the Washington Redskins’ name, and ordered that the team’s trademark registrations be canceled. The team is going for a Hail Mary at the Fourth Circuit. [Washington Post]
* Ex-associate Elina Chechelnitsky’s sexual harassment and gender bias lawsuit against McElroy Deutsch, filled with allegations of better bonuses for men and creepy flirtations, was settled out of court. You go, girl. [New Jersey Law Journal via ABA Journal]
* Crowell & Moring recently dropped a suit against a former client that had allegedly failed to pay almost one million dollars in legal fees. There’s no word on whether the conflict was ever resolved, but if it wasn’t, it’s nice to see the firm isn’t hurting for cash. [Legal Times]
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* Is Apple Music an antitrust violation, a second-rate streaming music provider, or both. Probably both. [Dorf on Law]
* Landmark cases reimagined as movie posters. [Res Ipsa Law Poster]
* If you missed it, here’s the New York Times Editorial about the “Activist Roberts Court” that everyone was talking about over the weekend. [New York Times]
* In her defense, Sarah Palin may not be the dumbest person from Wasilla. [Legal Juice]
* In the wake of Obergefell, will some holdout religious schools lose their tax-exempt status? [Tax Prof Blog]
* Susman Godfrey’s Steve Susman chats with Richard Hsu about distance cycling. [Hsu Untied]
* Just days after a hard-fought reelection campaign, Sepp Blatter is resigning his post as President of FIFA. I wonder whose indictment is coming out next… [The Guardian]
* The ABA is going to investigate the much-maligned Charleston School of Law. [SC Lawyers Weekly]
* A New Jersey judge gagged the Bergen Dispatch, leading to this incisive response from the paper and the judge quietly vacating her own order. As Walter Sobchak taught us, “The Supreme Court has roundly rejected prior restraint.” [Boing Boing]
* Not to diminish the serious electoral problems of the U.S., but check out how out of whack representation is in the United Kingdom. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]
* If you’re seeking a prosanity fix, a parent filed a federal lawsuit against local, state and federal education officials contending that the theory of evolution is functionally a religion and therefore teaching it is a violation of his kid’s rights. [Charleston Daily Mail]
* Seyfarth Shaw’s Stephen Poor explains why he joined Twitter. He talks about innovation and leadership, but it was all about following @aplusk. [Bloomberg BNA / Big Law Business]
The always entertaining Judge Richard Kopf opines on the biggest case in his local courthouse.
The case of Driskell v. Homosexuals that went viral this week is now over.
If you sue all the homosexuals, how exactly do you effect service?
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A pro se litigant pens a 7-page handwritten complaint against gay folks everywhere for being, you know, sinful.
* If you think the federal government is preparing a military takeover of Texas… you might be a redneck. And you might also be Governor Greg Abbott. [Forbes]
* Elie says it’s time to end the expansive powers of arrest, for the good of everyone. [New York Daily News]
* Most of the 2016 presidential hopefuls are breaking the law. It’s good practice for if they win. [LFC 360]
* Not to dismiss the important point made in this article about substandard housing and the dangers of lead paint, but I think there may be other lessons to learn from Freddie Gray. [Washington Post]
* Satanic Temples are taking this RFRA thing and running with it. [Jezebel]
* Over in the EU, Louis Vuitton failed to win back the trademark it claims on its checkerboard pattern. [Fashionista]
* I’ve not read this yet, but here’s a collection of Legal Notices To Superheroes. Per the description, “A Letter to Superman from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services” has a lot of promise. [Amazon (affiliate link)]
* And remember to vote for the winner of the 2015 ATL Law Revue contest. Voting concludes Sunday at 11:59 p.m. EST. [Above the Law]
* Authorities have cleared the robot built specifically to buy illegal stuff off the dark web. In related news, officer, all that panda meat was bought by my robot… for an art project. [Hopes and Fears]
* Laurence Tribe’s arguments are getting closer and closer to Homer Simpson’s. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]
* In case you weren’t counting, there’ve been 95 Senate roll call votes while Loretta Lynch has been waiting… [People For The American Way]
* Lawyer suspended for handing out ecstasy to drug women into sex. I don’t disagree with the outcome, but there’s one pretty troubling aspect of the opinion: “The OLR noted… that his victim was much younger.” She was 22! At a certain point can we just admit women are adults? Focus on the drugging predatory behavior instead of constructing her as an addled-brained ingenue. [Legal Profession Blog]
* Daredevil’s courtroom antics evaluated by New York Judge Matthew Sciarrino. [The Legal Geeks]
* If you’re interested in the legal landscape of marijuana, here’s a cool infographic summing up where we are and how we got here. [Diego Criminal Defense]
* If you’re interested in February bar exam results from across the country, Bar Exam Stats is keeping a running tally complete with a nice map. [Bar Exam Stats]
Confined terrorist suspect was just trying to get some fly women out of their religious coverings…
A map of the various states’ religious freedom laws in light of the recent uproar over Indiana’s version.
* The Supreme Court decided that government-issued GPS trackers violate 4th Amendment. My GPS device is my phone — can we get on protecting that? [Gizmodo]
* More on the subtle differences between the Indiana RFRA and the post-Hobby Lobby landscape. Specifically, the Indiana Act’s provision on private suits, which are the subject of a circuit split at the federal level. [Washington Post]
* Professor Jonathan Lipson reviews what ATL’s Converge conference had to say about the future of law. [The Temple 10-Q]
* The Supreme Court doesn’t want to hear from ever lawyer under the sun on the marriage equality cases. The parties just announced their picks to make the argument. [Lyldennews]
* Another day, another law student busted for sex with a minor. Maybe crim law needs to move up that age of consent lecture to day 1. [The Columbus Dispatch]
* Up and coming Supreme Court challenges to Obamacare for everyone still raging against the dying of the light. [Washington Post / The Volokh Conspiracy]
* Congratulations to Steven J. Harper, who is finally headed home from the hospital after a lengthy stay under apparently Kafka-esque conditions. [The Lawyer Bubble]
* WMU Cooley Law School wants you to know the legal job market is BOOMING! Never change, Cooley. [Cooley Law School Blog]
* The NCAA expressed its concerns with Indiana’s new religious discrimination bill. Somehow the NCAA has the moral high ground. Huh. How did that happen? [Washington Post]
* Judge grants motion to extend time… in verse. [Western District of Texas]
* Do you love pre-1972 rock? So does satellite radio! Because it’s all about love and rebellion and not paying copyright royalties. [Managing IP]
* Did this really need to be a CLE? Are we really abusing the “business casual” regime this much? This is why we can’t have nice things. [ABA]
* Congressperson caught on tape executing the worst parking job ever. Lat’s take on this story: “Guess they don’t teach parking at Yale Law School.” [Roll Call]
* Picking apart Better Call Saul’s take on RICO. [Foster PC]
* If you’re looking for a hot tip for your Fantasy SCOTUS league, then scour confirmation hearing transcripts. Because Chief Justice Roberts either gave away his thoughts on the marriage equality cases. Or he coyly misled the Senate, but that never happens. [Slate]
* People are dogging this, but I wholeheartedly approve. Kids need to learn that Republicans will kill any idea no matter how benign while somehow making it about abortion. It’s an important life lesson. [NH1]
* Sometimes the help of a friend actually makes the situation worse. That’s why I make it my policy not to help. [Science of Relationships]
* A second suspect picked up in the triple murder involving America’s Next Top Model Mirjana Puhar. Investigators plan to give him a hot mic and wait for him to take a bathroom break. [Gawker]
* When you think about it, contract lawyers are living out the white-collar version of the Industrial Revolution. And doing about as well as the first Proletariat did. [Law and More]
* Someone thinks the country doesn’t have to be run by lawyers. This is a dangerous idea that could take down the empire we’ve all built. Thankfully it’s coming from the Transhumanist Party presidential candidate. So I think we’re safe. [Motherboard / Vice]
* That’s not how you use Swiss cheese… [Legal Juice]
* A new podcast discusses religious liberty bills with Professor Marci Hamilton, Verkuli Chair in Public Law at Cardozo. [RJ Court Watch]
* Another call to do something nice and simple so you aren’t the kind of lawyer people joke about. [What About Clients?]
* On that note, here’s a cavalcade of lawyer jokes explained. Until things get too real. [LFC360]
There’s a fine line between supporting freedom and officially supporting hate. Where is the line in this case?