Bitter News, 3-5-09

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, as you prepare for new, New Facebook:

Fire up the grill.  In what he predicts will be a political barbecue, Karl Rove and Harriet Miers have apparently agreed to discuss the firing of nine U.S. Attorneys with the House Judiciary Committee after months of ignoring congressional subpoenas to testify.  And Rove might be enough pork to be in hog heaven.  [Fox News]

“Here’s £10,000.  Scram.  Don’t come to work.  Go travel.  Learn a language.  Whatever you do, just don’t step foot into this friggin’ law firm.” Leading London firms are offering good cash to defer new hire start dates.  [Times Online]

Take your FDA approval and shove it, drug makers.  The Supremes decision means a deluge of lawsuits may be coming for you.  [US News and World Report]

Prop. 8 take eight.  The constitutionality of the same-sex marriage ban goes before the California Supreme Court today—as well as the fate of the 18,000 same-sex marriages that took place pre-ban.  And given the state’s financial drought, can they really continue to ban love too?  []

The “wholesale loss of professional jobs” is bad news, which, unless you’re illiterate, you know has been affecting lawyers at historic rates.  And if you’re laid off, can anyone hear you scream?  They can in the blogosphere.  The cut-down, cut-out, jobless, white-collar masses are making their mark online for like-minded others to read.  [The New York Times]

Speaking of Facebook, an NY teen is suing the site after being cyber-bullied in a chat group.  It’s rumored that when Facebook heard of the suit, they called the plaintiff an ugly, stupid little slut without a legal merit leg to stand on.  [Information Week]