Let’s get drunk again and talk politics and Spinal Tap.
* Sonia Sotomayor talks about feeling like an outsider on the court… aaaaaaaand this is what white privilege means. [Slate]
* Vehicles you can still get a DUI while driving: Barbie Jeep, Zamboni, wheelchair, inflatable raft, motorized beer cooler. [Lowering the Bar]
* Step into the political slime and see how the halted campaign finance investigation into Scott Walker is being used to undermine regulations. [PR Watch]
* Fascinating speculation on who should be Donald Trump’s running mate — assuming, arguendo, the end times are upon us and he wins the Republican nomination. [Law and More]
* Debating Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig’s theories about the presidency. [Pacific Standard]
* Yes, Ohio, a man’s family does include his wife. [Volokh Conspiracy]
* Perverse incentives dominate Chinese victim compensation laws and drivers try to kill any pedestrians they may hit. [Slate]
You didn’t want to watch tonight’s festivities sober, did you?
* As I noted yesterday over at Redline, the defense in the NCAA trial is putting up some terrible witnesses. Here’s another example. The NCAA’s expert wrote a textbook. The NCAA might have wanted to check it out before bringing him on to help defend themselves IN AN ANTITRUST CASE. [Twitter / Stewart Mandel]
* Elie and I got in a spirited discussion with Slate’s Jordan Weissmann over my edits to his piece on law schools. And it looks like some outside observers took notice. [Law and More]
* The case for grade inflation. [The Atlantic]
* In Wisconsin, a Scott Walker supporter allegedly voted for his boy 5 times. His defense is ripped from a Days of Our Lives script. [CBS News]
* Our mates at Legal Cheek have the ideal follow-up to our World Cup guide: Which last 16 World Cup team is your law firm? As a QPR fan, I’ll tip my hat to their Harry Redknapp quote. [Legal Cheeks]
* Overpreparing for a simple meeting. [What Should Law Bros Call Me]
* An 11th Circuit PIP nightmare. [South Florida Lawyers]
* Hong Kong lawyers protesting what they see as China meddling. Honestly can you blame China? Ever since Hong Kong let Batman just swoop in and grab that guy, you can’t really trust the Hong Kong legal system. [Reuters]
Scott Walker got a subpoena in the case of his former deputy chief of staff. This is not the only case where Scott Walker might need to testify.
* 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 […]
Is there a huge difference between living in a North African country and living in the state of Wisconsin right now? Can somebody please send in Richard Engel to conduct an interview with a bearded lumberjack making a barricade out of cheese? In case you haven’t been following along (and I understand that it’s not […]