Bitter News, 2-3-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

Good morning!  Did you get your free Denny’s Grand Slam yet, cheapskate? 

The U.S. News & World Report Law School rankings are a punishing mistress.  According to a sociological review, the dominatrix-like rankings create a riding crop-and-leather situation “perfectly suited for generating anxiety, uncertainty, meticulous monitoring, and discipline.” [U.S. News & World Report]

If you’re going to go after the Chief Justice, VP Biden, you best not flub oaths yourself.  [Fox News]

“Girls Gone Wild” producer Joe Francis has the flu.  “Get Well Soon” cards can be routed to him via the U.S. Marshall’s office.  [MSNBC]

There’s no place like home.  As long as you don’t “assault, stalk, harass, menace, intimidate or threaten” your wife.  A federal bankruptcy judge overseeing the breakup of Lehman Brothers was charged with being a wife beater.  [New York Daily News]

75: Director Roman Polanksi’s age.  13: The age of the girl he pleaded guilty to statutorily raping in 1973.  600: The number of L.A. County Superior Court judges his lawyers tried to disqualify from hearing the dismissal request on account of bias.  3: The number of judges that said it’s all B.S., and if Roman wants back in, then he needs to haul his ass into court and ask.  [Los Angeles Times]

Not fulfilling her client’s wishes is a career highlight for attorney Laurie Levin!  Her sports-deal inexperience may have prevented Hersch Klaff from buying the Chicago Cubs, but it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a fun deal to work on.  [Chicago Tribune]

Lawyer gets shot through his town square office window.  City officials assure that gunplay is “pretty rare” and “very unusual” in the town square.  So, I guess the town isn’t 1800’s Deadwood.  Super.  []

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  • superdawg

    I got into BU law yea!!