Staten Island

  • Just when you thought practicing law was boring -- trial by combat!


    Is Trial By Combat Coming To NYC?

    Is this a fever dream caused by a dangerous combination of limoncello and binge watching Game of Thrones? Nope. It is an honest to goodness, real-life court filing requesting a trial by combat.

    17 Comments / / Aug 5, 2015 at 2:15 PM
  • Charles Fried, D.C. Circuit, Law Professors, Lindsay Lohan, Non-Sequiturs, Politics

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.22.13

    * In the E.D.N.Y., Pitbull prevailed over lovable, legal loser Lindsay Lohan. Lohan’s knack for the epic legal fail carried over to her attorney, Stephanie Ovadia, who was fined $750 for plagiarism by Judge Denis Hurley. [Billboard]

    * Charles Fried is pretty sure Senator Ted Cruz is crazy for saying there was only one Republican on the Harvard Law faculty. But the joke’s on Fried… no one considers a Reagan appointee a Republican anymore, you silly goose! [New Yorker]

    * Here are some outtakes from Michelle Olsen’s coverage of the D.C. Circuit (the main event, if you will, was published here). Sadly, unlike some outtake reels, the D.C. panel did not address the problem of snow blindness in cats. [Appellate Daily]

    * Brian Leiter and Paul Campos had a little dispute. This article sums it up and has some interesting thoughts on just how little law professors care now about their own teaching methods. Don’t read this if you’re averse to honesty. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * Fisticuffs erupt over messing with the thermostat. This is an official warning to the other ATL editors if that office is too hot next week… [LegalJuice]

    * The whole “publish or perish” racket is rough. Bill Araiza needs a hug. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * The ideological center of the U.S. House of Representatives is Staten Island. Woe to the Republic. [New York Daily News]

    9 Comments / / Feb 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM
  • baby names

    Religion, State Judges, Weirdness

    Heyzeus Christo

    Wherein Juggalo Law opines on the stupidity of baby names and the people who obsess over them, especially state judges.

    10 Comments / / Oct 17, 2012 at 10:18 AM
  • Family Law, Kids, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: You Wagered Eleventy Billion Dollars?

    There may be a case, which is for a court of law to decide, but that’s a made-up number. — Kate O’Brien Ahlers, a spokesperson for the New York City Law Department, commenting on the $900 trillion lawsuit filed against the city by Fausat Ogunbayo, a mother whose children were placed in foster care in […]

    8 Comments / / Feb 7, 2012 at 4:24 PM