Stephen Dillard

  • Wang Dong

    Copyright, Department of Justice, Football, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.20.14

    * The best part of the DOJ’s charges against the Chinese hackers is definitely the fact that we now have a “Wanted” poster for “Wang Dong.” Third graders of the world, go ahead and snicker. [What About Clients]

    * This is a literal way of sticking it to the banks — man arrested for attempting to have sex with an ATM machine. He was charged with public intoxication. And solicitation… goddamned $3.00 out of network charge. [The Smoking Gun]

    * A new NFL lawsuit alleges that the NFL illegally used painkillers to cover up injuries. This story is brought to you by the letters D, U, and H. [Sports Illustrated]

    * In an interview, the admissions dean of the University of Texas says the school “extend[s] opportunities to students who aren’t 100% perfect on paper.” No kidding. [Tipping the Scales]

    * Australian lawyers are trying to argue that their cease and desist letters are copyrighted and cannot be republished. Professor Volokh explains why that’s not a viable argument in the United States. We. Totally. Concur. [The Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post]

    * A transwoman was denied a requested name change. The judge? The former counsel to Liberty University. Of course. [GayRVA]

    * Twitter icon Judge Dillard cited Wikipedia in a decision. Didn’t Keith Lee just have an article about that? [Court of Appeals of Georgia]

    * More analysis of Gaston Kroub’s look at Biglaw’s Scarlet Letter. [Law and More]

    * The DOJ announced that LSAC will pay $7.73 million and institute systemic reforms over its ADA violations. If only the DOJ could get on top of LSAC’s problems securing your private personal information. [U.S. Department of Justice (press release)]

    4 Comments / / May 20, 2014 at 5:10 PM
  • Keith Lee RF

    Google / Search Engines, Legal Research, Lexis-Nexis, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, Small Law Firms, Technology, Westlaw, Wikipedia

    Is Wikipedia A Reliable Legal Authority?

    Small-firm columnist Keith Lee looks at how widely courts are citing Wikipedia.

    27 Comments / / May 9, 2014 at 10:47 AM
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, muse of judicial humor.

    Alex Kozinski, Celebrities, Federal Judges, Quote of the Day, State Judges, Twittering

    Best Parenthetical Ever?

    A judge’s clever homage to celebrity ridiculousness.

    9 Comments / / Mar 28, 2014 at 4:12 PM
  • Stephen Dillard small Judge Stephen Louis A Dillard

    Books, State Judges

    A Fun Little Footnote

    Don’t skip over the footnotes. That’s where all the fun is!

    7 Comments / / Oct 11, 2012 at 5:43 PM
  • Quote of the Day, Sex, State Judges, Stephen Dillard

    Quote of the Day: Dueling Definitions of ‘Dominatrix’

    See The Compact Oxford English Dictionary 486 (2d ed. 1991) (defining “dominatrix” as a “female dominator; mistress, lady”); see also Urban Dictionary (retrieved on Aug. 23, 2011) (defining “dominatrix” as, inter alia, “a woman who controls her partner mentally and physically, usually in a sexual way,” and “is stereotypically pictured as wearing stiletto boots, [a] […]

    6 Comments / / Sep 15, 2011 at 3:40 PM
  • Clarence Thomas, Non-Sequiturs, Stephen Dillard

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.10

    * Ginni Thomas cancels a radio appearance in the wake of the controversy over her phone call to Anita Hill. [The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times] * Consistent with its name, TheDirty website takes the view that you can’t keep (nude photos of) a good woman down. [The Not-So-Private Parts / Forbes] * Congratulations […]

    2 Comments / / Oct 20, 2010 at 6:33 PM