Television

  • mike bloomberg nanny

    Cars, Death Penalty, Depositions, Drinking, Guns / Firearms, Kids, Murder, Non-Sequiturs, Paralegals, Police, Sex, Television, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.24.12

    * Will consultation with victims’ families determine whether James Holmes deserves the death penalty? You could probably consult with a wall to make that determination and get the same result. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * Just like that, with incredible ninja-like speed, someone has already filed a negligence suit against the Aurora Century 16 Theater where the shootings took place. [Gawker]

    * And no, sorry to disappoint you, but notwithstanding his self-admitted teeny peeny, we don’t think that James Holmes decided to go on a shooting spree because he got rejected by a few women on Adult Friend Finder. [Jezebel]

    * While we’re talking about gun violence, Mike Bloomberg has got a great idea: all police officers should go on strike until legislators push through stricter gun laws. How is a nanny state supposed to work properly when all the governesses are off duty? [Gothamist]

    * Knowledge is power in the hands of a client, especially when the knowledge you’ve given them is just another tool to piss off opposing counsel during a deposition. [Popehat]

    * Personal responsibility fail: allowing your 13-year-old to drive you home because you’re wasted. Fathering fail: believing that was a good idea in the first place. [Legal Juice]

    * A fake TV show starring a wheelchair-bound paraplegic paralegal? You know you’d watch this. [The Onion]

    2 Comments / / Jul 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM
  • Accreditation Appeal²

    American Bar Association / ABA, Antonin Scalia, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, California, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Food, Health Care / Medicine, Immigration, Law Professors, Law Schools, Lawyerly Lairs, Morning Docket, Real Estate, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Television

    Morning Docket: 07.19.12

    * How many of Above the Law’s Scalia groupies tuned in to watch the opinionated Supreme Court justice on Piers Morgan last night? Now we all know what Justice Scalia’s favorite pasta dish is! [CNN]

    * In other news, the Supreme Court’s approval rating has dropped even lower in the wake of the Affordable Care Act decision — just 41% of Americans are satisfied with SCOTUS. [New York Times]

    * Dewey know if D&L is going to be able to pay out bonuses and retention fees? Not if the U.S. Trustee can help it. They’re not “cost effective or economically feasible” — go figure. [Bloomberg]

    * City records for Boaz Weinstein’s and Tali Farhadian Weinstein’s $25.5M lawyerly lair have officially hit the books. Not too shabby for a federal prosecutor. [New York Observer]

    * “I am not a racist. I am not a murderer.” George Zimmerman sat down for an interview with Sean Hannity to tell his side of the story. Prosecutors must be thanking Zimmerman’s attorney for this gift. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * Duncan Law is appealing its accreditation appeal before the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. This must be the three strikes approach to accreditation. [ABA Journal]

    * Give this undocumented immigrant one of the documents he’s earned. Immigration law professors are lining up to support Sergio Garcia’s attempt to win admission to the California bar. [National Law Journal]

    * California’s foie gras ban will remain in effect due to the lack of a “satisfactory explanation” as to why a TRO should be granted. Sorry, but wanting to eat classy French food isn’t a good enough reason. [Businessweek]

    17 Comments / / Jul 19, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Aaron-Sorkin

  • Everyone knows it's Butters!

    7th Circuit, Anal Sex / Butt Sex, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Quote of the Day, Television

    Quote of the Day: What What (In the Court’s Butt)

    I wonder if Judge Cudahy actually had to watch the South Park episode at the center of this case.

    14 Comments / / Jun 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM
  • burning-money-100s

    Biglaw, California, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Facebook, Football, Law Professors, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Prostitution, Reality TV, Social Networking Websites, Television, Trials

    Morning Docket: 06.13.12

    * Dewey even care if we spent money like it was going out of print? A new D&L bankruptcy court filing states that the failed firm used $43M of secured lenders’ funds in less than a month in an attempt to save the ship from sinking. [Bloomberg]

    * The Jerry Sandusky trial continues: Mike McQueary’s testimony in the former football coach’s case was pretty disgusting, but then again, most things are going to be pretty disgusting when you’re dealing with an alleged child predator. [Daily Item]

    * A few ways you can tell this isn’t England: 1) our dental hygiene is generally better; 2) our royalty is entirely made up of reality TV stars; and 3) you still can’t serve people via social networking sites like Facebook. [paidContent]

    * Foul ball(s)! Remember Clark Calvin Griffith, the former William Mitchell adjunct sports law professor who was accused of unsportsmanlike penile conduct? He pleaded guilty to indecent exposure. [Pioneer Press]

    * “Do I have to read the whole settlement?” Yup! UC Irvine Law’s consumer protection clinic will work to see if banks are keeping their end of the bargain in a $25B foreclosure-abuse settlement. [Los Angeles Times]

    * Anna Gristina, the accused “Millionaire Madam,” claims in a motion to dismiss that police tried to make her name her johns, one of whom is apparently “a prominent Manhattan lawyer.” But which one? [New York Post]

    * CBS claims that ABC’s “Glass House” is a rip off of “Big Brother,” and the network is trying to block the show from airing. OMG, please let it air so we can see this law school dropout in action. [Celebrity Justice / FindLaw]

    8 Comments / / Jun 13, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • tomato chopped

    Career Alternatives, Food, Law Schools, Reality TV, Solo Practitioners, Television

    A Lawyer Attempts to Slice, Dice, and Julienne Fry All of the Competition on ‘MasterChef’

    Yet another attorney has decided to make a foray into the wonderful world of reality TV. Meet Jason Maur, a lawyer appearing on this season of MasterChef.

    3 Comments / / Jun 4, 2012 at 11:15 AM
  • Casey Anthony: Who you gonna call?

    Crime, Deaths, Jury Duty, Kids, Media and Journalism, Nancy Grace, Television, Trials

    Trials and Error: The Casey Anthony Case

    So what was that Casey Anthony case all about anyway? Here’s a short primer.

    71 Comments / / Jun 1, 2012 at 6:36 PM
  • Wouldn't have minded seeing more of this judge.

    Attorney Misconduct, Baseball, Fast Food, Food, Legal Ethics, LSAT, Money, Morning Docket, New Orleans, Sex, Television, Trials

    Morning Docket: 04.19.12

    * Judge Jessica Recksiedler has disqualified herself from overseeing George Zimmerman’s murder trial. Stepping up to fill in as ringmaster for this media circus is Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. [Washington Post]

    * Oh joy, new fee hikes associated with law school! Administrations of the LSAT are going down, down, down, so of course the price to take the test no one wants to take anymore is going up, up, up. [National Law Journal]

    * Trying to win at all costs has its consequences. Just ask the New Orleans prosecutors who are now facing bar complaints for allegedly railroading defendants into harsh convictions. [Slate Magazine]

    * Hopefully this lawsuit’s descriptions of the rotten chicken that was allegedly served to customers are enough to make you never eat at Kentucky Fried Salmonella again. [Huffington Post]

    * “Housekeeping, you want me jerk you off?” Ex-MLB player and housekeeper aficionado Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to 270 days in jail after a conviction for lewd conduct and assault. [Bloomberg]

    * Instead of gold, everything Charlie Sheen touches turns into a lawsuit. The producer for his FX comeback series, “Anger Management,” has been sued by another show producer for $50M. [New York Daily News]

    * G’day, mates! This just in: if you’re on a business trip down under, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation for any sexual injuries that may occur “during the course of employment.” [Daily Telegraph]

    7 Comments / / Apr 19, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Yul Kwon small

    Asians, Election 2012, Eugene Volokh, Law Reviews, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, SCOTUS, Shameless Plugs, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Television, Trademarks, Videos, YouTube, Yul Kwon

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.09.12

    * Professor Eugene Volokh wonders if Justice Sonia Sotomayor is truly the first disabled justice. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Speaking of SCOTUS, should President Obama turn it into a campaign issue? First Amendment lawyer Marvin Ammori thinks so. [The Atlantic]

    * We recently mentioned Keith Olbermann’s lawsuit against his former employer, Current TV. Now Current is turning the tables with a countersuit. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Threatening federal financial regulators: not a wise idea. Trader Vincent McCrudden learned that the hard way. [Dealbreaker]

    * “Get High, Get Mauled By Bear, Get Workers’ Compensation?” [Legal Juice]

    Yul Kwon: coming to a television near you.

    * Adventures in trademark law — starring model, socialite, and reality TV star Olivia Palermo. [Fashionista]

    * When is the best time to submit articles to law reviews? Professor Shima Baradaran is collecting data. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * One of ATL’s favorite celebrities — Yale Law School grad Yul Kwon, the first Asian-American winner of Survivor (as well as a former Second Circuit clerk and McKinsey consultant) — is returning to television, hosting a new show.

    What’s the show about? Find out, after the jump.

    1 Comment / / Apr 9, 2012 at 6:09 PM
  • Tom Goldstein

    Quote of the Day, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Television, Thomas Goldstein

    Quote of the Day: Strip Searches Are Funny on Cable TV

    Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog goes on the Daily Show to discuss goings-on at the Supreme Court. What does he predict will happen in the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare case?

    2 Comments / / Apr 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM
  • tv-shack-140111

    Copyright, Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property, Movies, Technology, Television, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Since When Is Merely Linking to Copyrighted Content an Extraditable Offense?

    The U.S. is extraditing a 23-year-old software engineering student from the UK who ran the website TVShack, a site which linked to streaming video files. The kid has never been to the U.S. He did not even break any British laws, but OMG piracy, and woe to all who get caught anywhere near the crosshairs of the American entertainment industry…

    12 Comments / / Mar 23, 2012 at 1:23 PM
  • Nicollette Sheridan

    6th Circuit, Biglaw, Defamation, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Television, Tobacco / Smoking

    Morning Docket: 03.20.12

    * It’s time for the Supreme Court to sound off on the battle over women’s wombs, and you know it’s bad when even a sitting justice calls it “a mess.” Can a child conceived after a parent’s death receive survivor benefits? [CNN]

    * Disgusting health warning pictures on cigarette packaging and advertising: now constitutional according to the Sixth Circuit. Maybe this will inspire people to quit a habit that’s almost equally as disgusting. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * When Biglaw is involved, so is big money. Say “aloha” to the largest personal injury settlement in Hawaii’s history. The state will pay $15.4M over the hiking death of Gibson Dunn partner Elizabeth Brem. [Am Law Daily]

    * A lawsuit filed against fashionista Alexander Wang over his alleged “sweatshop” has been discontinued, and not because there isn’t a case, but because the lawyers on either side have major beef. [New York Magazine]

    * The Better Business Bureau has moved to dismiss a Florida law firm’s suit over its “F” grade. Because sometimes the truth hurts, but that doesn’t mean you can sue over it if you don’t like it. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * The biggest bimbo from Wisteria Lane gets screwed again, but this time in court. A mistrial has been declared in Nicollette Sheridan’s lawsuit against the producers of “Desperate Housewives.” [Reuters]

    9 Comments / / Mar 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM
  • shitstorm-flyer

    California, Gender, Gloria Allred, Hotties, Television

    Legal Forecast: Gloria Allred Sues Over Sexy Weather Babes

    Gloria Allred’s latest client, a weatherman, believes that a record heatwave over his competitions’ Grand Tetons is the cause of his unemployment. In simpler terms, Allred’s client is suing because he is not an “attractive young female”….

    15 Comments / / Mar 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM
  • Size-Matters-Valerie-Katz1

    Job Searches, Small Law Firms, Television

    Size Matters: Bachelor Ben Teaches Small Firms How to Pick a New Hire

    Like many other Bachelor fans, Valerie Katz devoted approximately 14 hours last night to finding out who Bachelor Ben chose as his future wife. After much soul-searching and a pensive walk through Switzerland, Ben picked Courtney, the model who everyone hated. Ben’s path to “true love” is a lesson not just for pathetic women but also for small-firm hiring partners. Here are the top five takeaways….

    20 Comments / / Mar 13, 2012 at 4:09 PM
  • Hip-Measurement-406x270

    B for Beauty, Fat People, Hotties, Reality TV, Television

    A Model’s ‘Fat Ass’ Gets Her Fired, But Earns Her a Win in Court

    What happens when your run-of-the-mill model, a woman who has been called “very skinny, almost anorexically skinny,” is deemed too fat to model by her own agency? This is apparently what happened to the winner of Holland’s Next Top Model, but she decided to sue over it….

    36 Comments / / Mar 8, 2012 at 2:10 PM
  • Breitbart

    Blogging, Deaths, Politics, Television

    In Re: Andrew Breitbart

    Four weeks ago, Andrew Breitbart would have been in the running for people Elie Mystal would be least concerned about if they happened to die. And it’s not like Mystal had any kind of political conversion, and he doesn’t have a particular soft spot for saying nice things about dead people just because they died. So why in the hell is he about to say something nice-ish about Andrew Breitbart?

    57 Comments / / Mar 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM
  • Star Jones thinks some of you are whiners.

    Job Searches, Law Schools, Star Jones, Television, Unemployment, Videos

    Are Disgruntled Law School Graduates a Bunch of ‘Whiners’?

    Are disgruntled law school graduates a bunch of whiners? Lawyer turned television personality Star Jones seems to think so….

    99 Comments / / Feb 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM
  • debt small student loans educational debt

    Bankruptcy, Law Professors, Law Schools, Money, Student Loans, Television, Videos, YouTube

    Lawyers & Economics: Student Debt

    Welcome to the latest installment of Lawyers & Economics, our occasional video series on financial topics by Professor William Birdthistle of Chicago-Kent College of Law. Today’s topic isn’t going away anytime soon. If you have — or are thinking of taking on — student loans, keep reading….

    31 Comments / / Feb 28, 2012 at 7:20 PM