Bitter News, 5-11-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom perfected in an attic, just like Adams High’s moot court case:

• Arizona State’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is the No. 1-ranked party law school out of the top 102 schools in the country.  And UVA gets props for gettin’ down best in the T14.  Although, it’s reported that 100th-ranked “Where Fun Goes to Die” Brooklyn Law School screwed up their methodology surveys in another “completely inadvertent” report of data.  SugleDig will be investigating the claims with a strict shot-for-shot Motherlover tournament audit.  [Lowing the Bar]

• The law firm of Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon is experiencing some client privacy issues.  Apparently their shredder broke.  [New York Daily News]

• VP Biden got down to business in the “bowels” of the Carrier Dome locker room with fellow SU law school cohorts “for nearly a half hour” following his “power to shape history” commencement address at Syracuse Univeristy. []

• “Attorney Sheldon Sorosky accepted the rate of $110 an hour, which is the legal limit court-appointed lawyers can charge in federal cases” to represent Rod Blagojevich.  Reluctantly.  [Associated Press]

• Judges are ordering wife-beater lowjack devices for those who violate restraining orders—or saying you can GPS just about any ol’ chassis you want, for that matter.  Fourth amendment aside, without this, you would never know that I’m standing right behind you.  [The New York Times]

• If you think a lawyer/colleague is exhibiting suicide red flags as a way out of his/her fall from law firm (or law school) grace and you have 86 minutes to spare to take a CLE course for which you don’t receive credit, the ABA has released a free Audio CLE called “What Lawyers Need to Know About Suicide During a Recession: Prevention, Identity and Law Firm Responsibility.” Though there isn’t much firm responsibility after the fact, there are things that can be done in advance.  In no circumstance is suicide the right choice.  Especially when completely falling off the grid and going anti-skip tracer is still an option.  [JD Journal]

• Support staff members of the now-defunct Wolf Block law firm have been left to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.  []

• Michelle Obama eats a hamburger—uninteresting.  Where the burger news gets juicy is in the comment section where’s bigot audience demographic is revealed with insistence that the Obamas only gained admission into law school because “standards were different (lower) for them and their own kind (other blacks),” which is then used to somehow explain their waste of taxpayer money on gourmet comfort foods.  Wow.  []

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  • Brett

    Sometimes it makes me sad to admit that I’m an ASU alumni.