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Caption This! October 17-23

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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 LOLdog in the law library.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, October 24th. Editors’ Pick (October 10-16): Carmine: “Yeah, thatz right. I TOLD you …

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Bitter News, 10-16-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as hot, steamy and trendy as a cougar and her man-boy: • And you thought gays were having all the forbidden-from-marriage fun: Louisiana justice of peace Keith Bardwell is being urged by the NAACP to resign after denying marriages license to interracial couples.  Quick to be the first on the scene blurting out is Law …

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Bitter News, 10-15-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are subliminally obsessed with Balloon Boy: • Powerful people alert: Raise your lists in the air, and wave ‘um like you just don’t care.  Loving rankings and lists like lawyers do, three publications have their new stack-ups on regional power out for consumption.  What lawyers rule (or look good trying to rule)?  Let’s explore—and …

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Bitter News, 10-14-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are sort of like “too fat” Ralph Lauren models: • Sometimes in court, a great legal defense isn’t the best a man can get—a Gilette shave is.  The Shit, Shave and Shower Strangler, a man on trial for chocking a corrections officer to death, was allowed by a judge to clean up his appearance …

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Pro Bono Thief

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The last two years of my life have been stolen from me. For almost 24 months, I’ve been handling a pro bono case that nobody else in our mid-sized firm wanted. I thought it would be a good way to stand out.  It was a 1983 case on behalf of an inmate locked away in a prison 100 miles from …

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Bitter News, 10-13-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, on the list of things more fun than reading Sarah Palin’s memoir: • It’s rumored that Prince Harry and his lawyer are in bed together again…literally.  “Prince Harry and girlfriend Chelsy Davy gave the surest sign yet that they are back on when they were spotted out on the town over the weekend.” Davy is …

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Gerald Posner: Unveil Miami’s Underworld

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[Ed. Note: Back in June, we interviewed former Cravath associate Gerald Posner. Like a lot of former lawyers, Posner left the BigLaw “sweat shop” and became a journalist and author. Posner’s fearless quest to take on controversial topics—from writing what many call the definitive book on the JFK assassination, for which he became a Pulitzer Prize-finalist, to tracking down former …

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Bitter News, 10-12-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, which are not like other lame cancers”>hot like breast cancer—and not like other lame cancers: • “Law student judged the most beautiful.” Yes, that’s right, 23-year-old Kuala Lumpur law student Thanuja Ananthan was crowned Miss World Malaysia 2009.  And that wasn’t even the beauty competition Rush Limbaugh is scheduled to judge.  [New Straights Times Online] …

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