Loose Ends, 10-20-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Lawyers will be watchdogs at the polls on November 4th as part of an election process that’s already riddled with lawsuits in several battleground states.  Both parties have teams and litigation plans in place in anticipation of voting crises.  Because the festive anticipation is half the fun.  [Bloomberg] Clients are the ones who seem …

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Loose Ends, 10-19-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Leading up to the election, a San Francisco-based law firm is trying to prohibit the amount of political chatter that goes on within the firm.  With the presidential race being so heated, they’re hoping to keep the workplace “safe” and free of hostile opinions.  So lawyers can focus on the things they get paid …

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Loose Ends, 10-18-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Republican Senator Ted Stevens, an HLS grad, “sparred with a top Justice Department attorney Friday” at his corruption trial.  He then pulled her off to the side and offered to remodel her house for practically nothing if she would lay off saying, “I know a guy…” [Los Angeles Times] In a very uncool move, …

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Loose Ends, 10-17-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: In their last appearance together before the election, McCain and Obama both gave speeches at a fundraiser and stirred up some serious laughs.  It makes you wonder: Why can’t politics always be this funny?  I think you’d agree that all this superfluous talk about issues, credentials, voting records, economic plans, clean-carbon technology and all …

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Loose Ends, 10-16-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Is a three-month jail sentence for publicly having sex with someone you met at an all-you-can-eat buffet an entirely bad idea?  A Dubai court sentenced a British couple on Thursday to three months in jail for having sex on a public beach.  They had been charged with having sex outside of marriage, public indecency …

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Loose Ends, 10-15-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: So maybe that’s why she’s charging $350 face value for a concert ticket.  Just start paying Fiona Shackleton boatloads of British pounds already and get this divorce over with, Madonna.  [Reuters] So, let’s see—so far this year, the sweeping trends for law schools have been to admit undergraduate students without taking the LSAT, completely …

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