Roger Clemens

  • Court Reporters / Stenographers, New York Times, Non-Sequiturs, Parties, Prostitution, Public Interest, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.18.12

    * Roger Clemens was found not guilty on charges of lying to Congress about using steroids. [New York Times]

    * Why did the ABA Journal kill a feature story on mentoring by Dan Hull and Scott Greenfield? The world may never know, and the world may never see the story. [Simple Justice]

    * Q: What does a male lawyer do when his female secretary gives him a nice little Father’s Day gift? A: Freak out because random acts of kindness are so unusual, and then write a letter to a New York Times advice columnist. [New York Times]

    * If you’ll be in D.C. this Thursday, June 21, check out this battle of the law firm bands — a fun event that we’ve covered before, as well as a fundraiser for a worthy cause. [Banding Together 2012]

    * ATL readers are awesome. You guys have already been a huge help to this court reporter who almost died when he fell into the Chicago River. The family is still taking donations, and now there’s a PayPal link, so it’s even easier to lend a hand to Andrew Pitts and his family. [Kruse Reporters Blog]

    * A closer look at the continuing rapid progress of predictive coding (or, as skeptics would say, our new computer overlords) in legal discovery. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * New York’s “hot dog hooker,” Ms. Catherine Scalia (no, not that Scalia), was sentenced to jail. Maybe she should have deigned to sell chocolate milkshakes instead. [Gothamist]

    4 Comments / / Jun 18, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Anthony Kennedy, Guns / Firearms, Non-Sequiturs, Trials

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.11.12

    * Really, Prometheus was the kind of movie that allows you to think “putting in some lawyers couldn’t have hurt.” [Point of Law]

    * Republicans are just better at naming laws than Democrats. I don’t know why that is, but it is. [Recess Appointment]

    * Stand your ground laws increase homicides. Tomorrow, the gun lobby will tell us that we need to arm ourselves because of the epidemic of people standing their ground and killing innocent, unarmed Americans who weren’t able to buy a gun. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * I almost feel bad for Anthony Kennedy. Every objective indicator proves that he was wrong about what the impact of Citizens United would be, and every month brings a new opportunity to shame Kennedy again. [Election Law Blog]

    * Do you take the Metro North home every day? Like Pete Campbell, you might need an apartment in the city. [Dealbreaker]

    * Defense rests in Roger Clemens trial. I guess the jurors will have to go back to counting sheep in order to get their rest in. [NPR]

    * A judge who meditated would freak me out. Especially if the judge meditated about how you shouldn’t judge people. [Underdog]

    4 Comments / / Jun 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM
  • Which firm will be next?

    Alan Dershowitz, Antitrust, Baseball, Biglaw, Bill Clinton, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Football, Heller Ehrman, Howrey LLP, Law Professors, Morning Docket, Paul Clement, S.D.N.Y., State Judges, Texas, Trials

    Morning Docket: 06.07.12

    * You know what’s really got to suck hard? Turning down a Supreme Court nomination to be governor, and then losing your gubernatorial re-election bid. Mario Cuomo is the Bad Luck Brian of our time. [New York Daily News]

    * And speaking of bad luck, this prominent antitrust lawyer is like the harbinger of Biglaw doom. In the last four years, Marc Schildkraut has bounced from Heller to Howrey to Dewey. Good luck to his new firm, Cooley LLP. [Washingtonian]

    * Another judge — this time from the S.D.N.Y. — has found that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Paul Clement, the patron saint of conservative causes, is probably facepalming right now. [Reuters]

    * Judge Jed Rakoff “politely” benchslapped a Cardozo Law student for playing pen pal over his evidentiary rulings in the Rajat Gupta insider trading trial. Time to get a new hobby, girl. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * “I don’t know how you all practice law in Texas.” It looks like the judge presiding over the Roger Clemens case hasn’t been keeping up with all of our crazy stories from the Lone Star state. [Wall Street Journal]

    * “[T]he epitome of unprofessionalism”: State Attorney Angela Corey couldn’t take the heat from Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, so she threatened to sue the school and get him disbarred. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * “What did you guys do to deserve me? How did you guys get stuck with this? Ay yi yi.” At least Jerry Sandusky’s got a sense of humor about a potential 500 year sentence. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * The election outlook for birthers may not be so bleak after all. Sure, Orly Taitz lost her bid to be a senator, but Gary Kreep might get to be a judge in San Diego County. We’ll find out later today. [North County Times]

    10 Comments / / Jun 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • A hacked Romney is a sad Romney.

    Baseball, Election 2012, Email Scandals, Jury Duty, Morning Docket, Texas

    Morning Docket: 06.06.12

    * Scott Walker, the not-exactly-beloved governor of Wisconsin who cut collective bargaining rights for most public workers, is still popular enough to survive a state recall election. In related news, the nation’s Republicans wish to report that, yes, they feel great this morning. [New York Times] * If they keep dismissing jurors in the Roger […]

    16 Comments / / Jun 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM
  • Roger Clemens

    Baseball, Jury Duty, Law Professors, Quote of the Day, Sports, Trials

    Quote of the Day: And Steroids Are Obviously a Critical Tool of the American Baseball System

    Coffee is essential during trials — how else are the jurors supposed to stay awake?

    8 Comments / / May 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM
  • Admin, Announcements, Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Baseball, Benchslaps, Biglaw, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, Department of Justice, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Federal Government, Heller Ehrman, Holidays and Seasons, Morning Docket, Sports, State Judges, Trials

    Morning Docket: 09.05.11

    Ed. note: Due to the Labor Day holiday, we’ll be on a reduced publication schedule today. We’ll be back to normal tomorrow. A restful and happy Labor Day to all! * More about the Delaware benchslap that we covered last week (including the news that Judge Peggy Ableman’s pajama party did not go forward as […]

    21 Comments / / Sep 5, 2011 at 9:44 AM
  • 9th Circuit, Cocaine / Crack, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Drugs, Free Speech, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.19.11

    * Urging people to kill the president is protected speech, according to the Ninth Circuit. So if you are playing along at home, judges think that talking about killing judges is wrong, but they don’t care if you threaten the executive branch. [Wired] * Did anyone start Dewey & LeBoeuf in their Dodger lawyers fantasy […]

    10 Comments / / Jul 19, 2011 at 5:30 PM
  • Baseball, Sports

    Breaking: Mistrial Declared In Roger Clemens Trial

    Is it me, or do government lawyers kind of suck? First Casey Anthony gets off, now there’s been a mistrial declared in the Roger Clemens Congressional perjury case just days after the trial started. Why? Because the government violated a pretrial order. Updates after the jump….

    63 Comments / / Jul 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM
  • Baseball, Canada, Guns / Firearms, Insider Trading, Morning Docket, Sports, Weddings

    Morning Docket: 04.22.11

    * Attorney Jason Goldfarb pleaded guilty to securities fraud and conspiracy yesterday in a case that originated with the Rajabba investigation. Here’s his firm website photo. [WSJ Law Blog] * Harvard Law is being investigated for violating Title IX. As someone who did not attend Harvard, I assume IX rhymes with sticks. Which brings me […]

    10 Comments / / Apr 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM
  • Baseball, Crime, Sports

    Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Roger Clemens

    I can’t remember the last time I was this happy about an indictment. From NPR (gavel bang: Going Concern): Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, who testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in 2008, with his former trainer, Brian McNamee, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington, […]

    44 Comments / / Aug 19, 2010 at 2:57 PM