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Bitter News, 3-24-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that, like National Puppy Day, are so cute you can’t beat ‘um off with an eyebrow trimmer: Gay rights are making inroads in New England, with Vermont looking to join Massachusetts and Connecticut in approving same-sex marriages, but what about the whole country?  I guess it depends on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s alleged …

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Bitter News, 3-23-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom sweeter than the Sweet 16: “Bankers, blech!” Remember when you used to be seethingly jealous of your banker wanker friends on Wall Street?  Now, aside from movies, they’re the real-life villains who’ve fleeced America and kept the profits.  People want to “Eat the Bankers” in no small portions, and the media is currently serving …

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Bitter News, 3-20-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are the perfect distraction for legal burnouts: Go in peace and serve the public.  Amen.  Firms are offering up to $75,000 for associates who go out and do some form of public-interest law for a year.  Or how about getting a dream offer to explore “personal or professional interests” for a year with …

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Voltaire once said, “There are men who can think no deeper than a fact.” Prove him wrong. $60,000 Amount Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is offering current attorneys to participate in a yearlong public interest fellowship, which was designed as an alternative to greater layoffs, according to CNN. 18 Number of years in prison Mulji Patel could face for using a …

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Bitter News, 3-19-09

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Quick last-day-of-winter headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are still chilling: What do Bernie Madoff and Johnny Depp have in common?  They’rrrr both pirates on the syllabus of “Intensive Study of a Culture: Pirates,” the most popular course at the University of Chicago.  [Chicago Tribune] Lawyer, meet Hooker.  Hooker, this is Lawyer.  Oh, I see you two already know each …

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Bitter News, 3-18-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that will make you surrender quicker than Madoff’s accountant: Is Jim Cramer getting an unfair shake in this Daily Show/CNBC feud? (Funny that Jeff Zucker thinks so.) There may be a backlash. And a couple interesting facts: Jon Stewarts real surname is Leibowitz, and his brother is head of US Markets & Global Technology at …

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