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. [SI.com]
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. [STLToday.com]