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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

Should junior associates pay law firms for “training”? The Legal Blog Watch is reporting that this guy seems to think so. As he argues, “If associates get all the benefits of training at my law firm in the first three years, and can’t really add much value anyway, why don’t they pay us?” Funny, that’s what we thought those 100-hour weeks were doing.  [Legal Blog Watch]

Is that a hard drive in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? A Fordham University student is sitting in jail after being caught stealing over $10,000 in computers from the school’s campus over the past five months, including three laptops and four 19-inch monitors—and then trying to sell them on Craigslist. [NY Post]

Your street meat is safe, Los Angeles. For now.  [WSJ Law Blog]

Have we learned nothing from Miss Tatum? If you’re Mackenzie Phillips, the answer, apparently, is: well, sort of, but mostly no.  The 48-year-old former One Day At a Time actress was busted yesterday for trying to bring heroin and cocaine through metal detectors at Los Angeles International Airport. It remains unclear whether it was stored in a container weighing 3 oz or less. [People]

Ex-convict and founder of the now-bankrupt Death Row Records, Marion “Suge” Knight, was jailed Wednesday on assault and drug charges after he was accused of beating his girlfriend while brandishing a knife near the Las Vegas Strip, police are reporting. I know, we can hardly believe it, too. [HuffPost]

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