Bitter News, 2-19-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

Words like “lower starting salaries,” “delayed start dates,” and “sharply reduced summer classes” can help dial up the resent, but perhaps the only thing more severe than being a Bitter Lawyer is no longer being a lawyer at all.  Here are some layoff tactics.  Act cool.  [The National Law Journal]

Even a Harvard Law professor suggests using some laymen talk and leaving the legalese elsewhere when it comes to Facebook.  That is how you rule the world’s sixth-largest non-existent country.  Put that in your Cyberlaw Clinic and smoke it.  [The New York Times]

I certainly don’t mean to imply that the law firm in question is affiliated with, but how did Jones Day ( get such an absurd settlement?  It seems they found the one judge that isn’t hip to the glories of the internet[The Consumerist]

“The Justice Department and the Bush administration were relatively quiet on the issue of race and its place within the social fabric of America.” And now attorney general Eric Holder is coming out swinging by calling America “a nation of cowards” on race.  Maybe feeling a little too white for the room, former AG Michael Mukasey has decided to join the social fabric of Debevoise & Plimpton as a partner.  [Chicago Tribune]

The Massachusetts School of Law blew a gasket and canceled class.  Ohhh, the punch lines.  [Andover Townsman]

Italy has a Teflon prime minister who can’t seems to get stuck with any of the number of corruption charges aimed at him.  Which is somewhat easy to do when you have a super-sexy English lawyer taking your bullets.  [The New York Times]

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