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Gun Threats: The Untold Story of Legos and Pop-tarts

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As you may know, if you are extremely astute and listen to politics constantly, there is a gun debate going on in this country. Liberals are upset because crazy people keep spraying the general population with bullets. Conservatives are upset because they believe that any gun control legislation at all will eventually lead to an authoritarian state where the mere …

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Angelina Jolie: Don’t Adopted Babies Count for Anything?

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Angelina Jolie’s face may be worth millions of dollars, but as far as the Brits are concerned, she can keep it to herself. At least when it’s oiled up and flaunting ammo on a movie poster.  Reports from the UK have confirmed that Britain’s media watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), has banned two posters of Jolie’s latest flick, Wanted, …

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No Happy Endings Here

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Looking for a new “SeXXXercise” class to tone your abs? Don’t look in Pennsylvania. A woman, Stephanie Babines, is suing Adams Township, Pennsylvania for refusing to allow her to open a dance and fitness studio that features pole-dancing, power lap dance, strip tease, and, of course, “SeXXXercise” classes on the grounds it’s a sexually oriented business. Babines explains in her …

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Joe Francis: Wet, Hot Justice

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If you can depend on Joe Francis to stand up for one thing, it’s justice. The founder of the always dependable “Girls Gone Wild” empire, is now demanding that a court rescind the settlement agreement he entered into last year with the families of four underage girls whom he filmed performing sex acts back in 2003. In his suit, Francis …

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Screwed Indeed

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In recent reports proving that it’s possible to take the concept of “hands on” client contact a bit too seriously, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that solo practitioner Ronald Pierce will have to pay a $1.5 million verdict against him for having an affair with a client’s wife. As the ABA Journal has reported, Pierce was hired in 1997 …

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Roy Den Hollander: Cravath Must Be So Proud

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He’s baack! Roy Den Hollander, “a Manhattan lawyer and a self-described antifeminist,” who in the past year has sued nightclubs for favoring women by offering ladies’ night discounts and has sued the federal government over a law that protects women from violence, is now targeting Columbia University. According to recent reports, Den Hollander filed a federal class-action lawsuit on Monday …

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Britney Spears: Celebrity Pro Bono?

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Say it ain’t so! Despite our initial skepticism, reports have confirmed the truly unimaginable: Britney Spears has stiffed her lawyers. Court documents have shown that the fallen pop star recently racked up almost half a million dollars’ worth of legal bills in her custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline—in addition to the quarter mil she’s already agreed to pay to …

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Shakespear Feyissa: What’s in a Name?

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Internet fame isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Seattle attorney Shakespear Feyissa, whose college paper’s online edition published allegations of his suspension for alleged attempted sexual assault back when he was a student at Seattle Pacific University in 1998. Now, as reports tearing through the legal blogosphere are explaining, the online story has been cached in …

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