Bitter News, 1-23-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Harvard and Yale are apparently the two newest signs of the political Zodiac.  And what does your Ivy League sign say about you?  It represents your law school socialization and different theories of governing.  President Clinton, like most born under the YLS sign, was “creative, deep-thinking, [and] engrossed by public policy.” While Obama’s analytically …

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Bitter News, 1-22-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: David Iglesias will be re-handling the truth.  In some sort of bizarre real-life sequel, the former U.S. attorney who was fired in 2006 by the Bush administration BUT inspired Tom Cruise’s character in A Few Good Men got a job prosecuting Gitmo terror suspects again.  [Associated Press] Lab tests of a white powder mailed …

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Loose Ends, 1-21-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Hopefully Obama listens to the people better than he did Chief Justice Roberts.  And maybe Roberts shouldn’t be afraid to bring the script next time.  And stick to it.  I’ve heard that all the specific words and their arrangement in the constitution are pretty important.  Do over! [The New York Times Blogs] It’s the …

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Loose Ends, 1-20-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: A judge rejected a claim yesterday that Vice President Cheney intended to illegally discard some of his official records that are required for national archiving.  Which is why, I guess, he’ll be in a wheelchair at today’s inauguration ceremony.  Hurt his back.  Moving boxes.  Of documents.  To the dumpster.  [Washington Post] You heard it …

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Loose Ends, 1-17-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: It’s a three-day weekend.  Not for you, but for some.  And many are observing it by celebrating civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. with inspirational comparisons to the President-elect.  While others think “King’s birthday celebrations should probably acknowledge the unpleasant reality of his marital infidelity so that the criminal behavior of the Federal …

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Loose Ends, 1-16-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: A 22-year-old woman (with a suspicious resemblance to Spitzer’s Ashley Dupre) has a $3.7 million online bid for her “priceless” virginity, and it’s all more-than-barely legal.  “The FBI isn’t interested. The U.S. attorney doesn’t care. Everything is fine by local police, and she isn’t breaking any laws.” So do I hear $3.8?  [Fox News] …

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Loose Ends, 1-15-09

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http://bitterlawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/oldimages/news_09.01_.15_le_promo_.jpg Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: President-elect Obama had a meet-and-greet at the Supreme Court with a fireside chat with Chief Justice Roberts, but Justice Alito was a no-show.  [Los Angeles Times] The world’s largest law firm has a new bestie.  David Childs, Clifford Chance global managing partner, said the firm had signed a “best friends” relationship by which …

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Loose Ends, 1-14-09

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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 …

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Loose Ends, 1-13-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Amy Winehouse’s husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, will be seeking a divorce based on the British singer-songwriter’s alleged infidelity.  Fielder-Civil will reportedly go after Winehouse’s $15 million fortune.  Which reminds me:  How in the hell is a 25-year-old major drug abuser with one hit song sitting on $15 million dollars?  [New York Daily News] Madoff’s bail …

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