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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

A former driver has sued New York Knicks center Eddy Curry for sexual harassment and verbal abuse after allegedly asking the driver to touch his penis and calling him the “grandmaster of the KKK.” Which makes that Nixon Peabody ex-associate’s discrimination suit seem laaame.  [New York Post]

A bill was introduced yesterday that would allow same-sex marriages in Maine.  Following the introduction, the bill pertly said it prefers to go by William.  [CNN]

A small group of about 20 lawyers have been approved to serve as civilian defense counsel to detainees at Guantanamo Bay.  But if Obama closes Gitmo, that would mean 20 more out-of-work lawyers to add to the unemployment rate.  []

Sometimes it’s okay to be hot for teacher.  [The Seattle Times]

SCOTUS considered a defendant’s constitutional right to an attorney in the appeal of a Louisiana death-row prisoner.  Ruthy and the other libs heard it and were all, “That’s whack.” Meanwhile, JR, Scalia and Sammy were like, “Feel you, bro.” Which, as usual, leaves Tony the Thinker to sort-of decide.  [USA Today]

He’s obviously nowhere near as cool as Bitter Temp Guy, but Lev L. Dassin, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, is temping nonetheless.  And apparently kicking ass.  [The New York Times]

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