Bitter News, 1-30-09

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom.

Time.  Money.  And maybe too much of a correlation between the two.  It seems as if the billable hour is as good as dead, and law firms just need to learn how to deal.  [The New York Times]

Blagojevich lost his job by a smidge.  A huge, gaping, massive, unanimous smidge.  The Illinois Sentate voted 59-0 “to remove Rod R. Blagojevich and impose a ‘political death penalty’ that bars him from ever holding public office in the state.” Dead man walking.  [Los Angeles Times]

Bush’s legal nemeses are now serving in the newly Democratic White House.  And Obama has lawyered-up with more than twice the number of legal staffers as the previous administration.  [Washington Post]

Barry Bonds could practically ‘roid rage all over the courtroom, and a lawyer could still make it difficult to prove perjury.  []

Missouri bill SB 273 would penalize littering rednecks with the death penalty.  And the floor of the state senate now has a two-drink minimum.  []