The Wire

  • Wire

    State Judges, Television

    Appellate Court Cites ‘The Wire’ To Make Its Point

    When you think about it, why aren’t judges citing “The Wire” all the time?

    4 Comments / / Jul 28, 2015 at 3:08 PM
  • Wire

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.30.15

    * David Simon, the creator of The Wire, weighs in on Baltimore. He points blame at a police force rooted in “a culture that taught them not the hard job of policing, but simply how to roam the city, jack everyone up, and call for the wagon.” F**k. [Talking Points Memo]

    * In Colorado, marriage is defined as one man and… well, that’s all you need actually. [Business Insider Law & Order]

    * No sooner did I tweet Chief Justice Roberts for his cynical inconsistencies than Brianne Gorod offers a more charitable theory about the jurist. [New Republic]

    * Hull takes a stab at explaining his problem with the parlance of email. [What About Clients?]

    * A fly on the wall at the post-Obergefell chambers conference. [Law Prof Blawg]

    * Professor Hasen examines Williams-Yulee. [Election Law Blog]

    * Another reality TV legal run-in: the restaurant from “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” settles a discrimination suit over an employee claiming she was fired for refusing to join a prayer session. I think the important question here is: there’s really a show called “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”? [Missouri Lawyers Weekly]

    * Did you follow that child custody hearing over letting an 11-year-old attend a P!nk (is this how we write that now?) concert? Because it was crazypants. [Bronzino Law]

    * Could the Uber class action suit spell relief for contract attorneys? [Law and More]

    * Ballard Spahr’s Chair Mark Stewart talks about the competition between law firms and the distribution of… oh, face it, you just want to hear him talk about hiring Rogers Stevens of Blind Melon as an associate. [Bloomberg BNA / Big Law Business]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzXBlzvxuMs

    2 Comments / / Apr 30, 2015 at 5:42 PM
  • Orly Taitz

    Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Rape, Religion, Social Media, Social Networking Websites

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.24.13

    * Twitter ordered to out anti-Semitic users by a French court. France wants to know the names of the anti-Semites so they can surrender to them. [Thomson Reuters News & Insights]

    * How are you feeling, Vermont Law School? Right now, you don’t look so good. [Constitutional Daily]

    * Now you too can see why AIG decided to not sue the government that bailed them out. [Dealbreaker]

    * Seems like these Catholic hospitals aren’t so strident about when life begins when there’s a malpractice lawsuit on the line. [Raw Story]

    * Though, according to some Republicans, fetuses might still be evidence — evidence that rape victims should not be allowed to “tamper” with (what a wonderful little party the GOP has going there). [Gawker]

    * Orly Taitz: Still Bats**t crazy. [Huffington Post]

    * The Maryland State Police have to turn over racial profiling complaints to the NAACP. Man, wouldn’t that have made a good season of The Wire? “The Staties.” Carcetti would be Governor. McNulty would be getting away from it all by tending bar in the D.C. area, only to get sucked back in when he passes a state trooper arresting Bubs for driving while black through Takoma Park. [Baltimore Sun]

    1 Comment / / Jan 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM
  • Celebrities, Drugs, Facebook, Morning Docket, Sex, Weddings

    Morning Docket: 08.10.11

    * With a $10 million donation, it looks like UCLA School of Law can afford to stop playing it fast and loose with its employment statistics. [New York Times] * In light of Facebook’s “smoking gun” evidence of fraud, Paul Ceglia didn’t skip town. He skipped the entire country. [Los Angeles Times] * You can […]

    10 Comments / / Aug 10, 2011 at 9:08 AM
  • Education / Schools, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Money, Student Loans

    University of Baltimore Tries To Keep The Devil Way Down In The Hole

    The University of Baltimore Law School’s former dean blew the lid off the way the University has been making money off the back of the law school, despite the down legal economy. On Monday, UB President Bogomolny disputed the claims. These kinds of “juking the stats” discussions are usually handled behind closed doors, but now we all get to see it….

    68 Comments / / Aug 2, 2011 at 10:48 AM
  • Law Schools, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Sports, Student Loans

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.09.11

    * Hey Elie, check this out: “Money Tips for Young Lawyers.” The top tip: “Get on top of student loans.” [Alpha Consumer / U.S. News & World Report] * What matters more, experience or grades? [Lawyerist] * Who should use a legal recruiter — and who shouldn’t? Recruiter Dan Binstock explains. [The Careerist] * Sports […]

    13 Comments / / Feb 9, 2011 at 6:29 PM