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Bitter News, 6-30-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that make Joe Paterno proud by standing tall like Aeneas: • It’s hard to get on SCOTUS for a Texas pimp.  It’s all about the Ivy League hustle and flow.  Not even firefighters can keep a Yalie down.  [Outribune.com] • The Madoff ruling still has victims and the legal community lashing out. “Rot in hell” …

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Bitter News, 6-29-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as viral and web-only as a porn-addict beer commercial: • Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the SCOTUS gang were gellin’ on their final week—now the last day of their “wacky” term.  And the flat refusal to take on the Cablevision case shows just how shoulder-to-shoulder they are.  [Chicago Tribune] • And just when …

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Michael Jackson’s Top-10 Legal Representations

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In all the MJ hoopla, it would be a crime to overlook those JDs who kept the King of Pop out of trouble—and in some cases—out of prison. “Two child-molestation investigations (no convictions), two divorces, myriad civil lawsuits over concerts, special performances and soured business deals, near-bankruptcy and the threatened foreclosure of his Neverland ranch kept teams of lawyers busy.” …

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Caption This! June 27-July 3

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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 firm flirt.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, July 4th. Editors’ Pick (June 20-26): Magic Circle Jerk: “The first-year associates at Pantera Sepultura & …

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Bitter News, 6-26-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom with a slight, recession-impacted $145K real estate profit: The legal world still spins and rust still refuses to sleep, but it doesn’t mean we all don’t stop to engage in one of the biggest swells of popular culture headlines we seen in some time—and its convergence with the law, of course.  The death of Michael …

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Bitter News, 6-25-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, and the secret is out—they’re offensive like Brϋno: • Larry Wilder, the Indiana lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor’s trash can after a night of drinking, has resigned as the Jeffersonville City Council’s attorney.  He said he’s not angry with whoever leaked the photo that ended this phase of his career (for …

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No Exit

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I’ve come to accept the yearning and melancholy that arises whenever I wake up late and ride the El after 8 AM—that’s rush hour for all the girls with fun, interesting (and ostensibly low-paying) jobs.  They’re all so freaking happy and healthy looking, with their Equinox memberships that they actually use and the kind of tastefully applied makeup and deliberately …

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Bitter News, 6-24-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom—and for the record, this is not an advertisement for marijuana:  • Things to investigate before dropping $38K on an online law degree: Will you be allowed to take the bar and actually be a lawyer after receiving it?  You get what you pay for much?  [Boston Herald] • Gerald Posner says he’ll see your “Cravath …

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Top Lawyers of the Obama Administration

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During the eight years of the Bush administration, 13 lawyers served in the president’s cabinet. That makes 13 lawyers out of 47 total people who held cabinet-level posts. (The number actually drops to ten, if you subtract the three Attorneys General—John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, and Michael Mukasey.) Of course, Bush wasn’t a lawyer, but that got us to wondering how …

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Bitter News, 6-23-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, fitting in perfectly with how the “average man” spends his day: • So, 2009 has obviously proved there isn’t enough room in BigLaw for everyone.  But in 2010, there literally may not be enough room.  Manhattan has some significant office leases coming up next year—20 million square feet just in Midtown.  Of those, which type …

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