Loose Ends, 12-11-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: $14 billion for automakers was the amount passed by the House last night.  But the bailout bill also has a cost-of-living raise for judges attached.  You know, so judges can better afford an American-made bitchin’ Camaro.  [ABA Journal] What happens when the state of California needs a bailout bail of its own?  “California now …

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Caption This! 12-11-08

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What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture? Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about this police clowning.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced tomorrow. Editors’ Pick 12-10-08 NO: What, this? No, it’s not because you’re drunk. It’s because you’re driving a …

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BigLaw Faces Grade-less JDs

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Will BigLaw embrace grade-less, high-pedigree JDs? Class rank is everything. It separates the future scholars from the posers; the potential Big Firm Partners from the 9-to-5 government slackers. If there were no grades, there’d be no way to differentiate among prospects and the entire legal hiring system would implode. Or maybe not. In the past year, Stanford and Harvard have …

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Bitter Gift Guide: Ladies

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If you’re hoping to make a certain woman feel special this year, here are six perfect gift ideas with a personal touch: 1. Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit “Red carpet” not only means celebrity treatment—it also means celebrity skin care.  For $145, give her the ingredients for an at-home facial identical to the ones used in the spa facials that …

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Loose Ends, 12-10-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: It’s Wednesday, December 10, are you calling in gay to work?  [Reuters] The weather is always a shitty and unpredictable in Chicago—and the current state of politics in the city is seemingly no different than O’Hare weather patterns.  [ABC News] Speaking of bad news from airports, Senator Larry Craig’s reputation is about as cemented …

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Caption This! 12-10-08

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What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture? Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about this walk-the-line.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced tomorrow. Editors’ Pick 12-9-08 Anonymous: “Who thought a man would show up to the big law secretary convention?”

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Loose Ends, 12-9-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: In a scandal that is sure to be worse than the time I tried to sell my brother, “Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested Tuesday morning in Chicago on two counts each of federal corruption charges stemming from allegations Blagojevich was trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s …

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Erin Andrews, Esq.

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Why is it that female lawyers feel the need to dress like asexual, feminist monks?  Seriously, what are we so afraid of, ladies?  Having men think we’re actually women? Erin Andrews (and the masturbatory outbursts she provokes in 8.5 out of 10 heterosexual male sports fans) is perhaps the best example of the unique power a (reasonably) stylish, non-overweight, attractive …

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