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Hobby Lobby: Doing God’s Work For Swingers And Stoners

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Sane people across the country were righteously pissed when Justice Alito enthusiastically used Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius to toss a steaming turd of a majority opinion into the calm pool of free exercise precedent. That case saw the legal recognition of a corporation’s right to freely exercise sincerely held religious beliefs (such as Hobby Lobby’s sanctified tax evasion). The broad, …

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Lawyers, Don’t Do This: SCOTUS Pile Of Words Edition

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Back in December, everyone was all a-twitter when SCOTUS threatened to sanction a lawyer, which basically never happens. It probably should happen more, but you know what a big softie Scalia can be. In the grand tradition of uninformative Supreme Court orders since the beginning of time, the order didn’t really make clear what it was about. Howard Neil Shipley, …

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Bitter Brief 11: Sexism, Parenting, and Clarence Thomas Bobbleheads

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[powerpress] In this week’s installment of the Bitter Brief, our perennial punching bag, Mr. Law School, gives us networking “advice” with which we, naturally, take issue. We take umbrage at the sexist undertones of Law Firm 10’s latest musings on marriage and parenting and Matthew Richardson’s equating the declining value of mid-level associates with the declining hotness of women. And, on the lighter side, Clarence …

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Bitter News, Week of July 4th, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we don’t leave our $100m ATM receipts lying around: The Supreme Court cut through the crap and stated, unequivocally, that video games are art and subject to full First Amendment protection. We in the Newsroom applaud this decision for a number of reasons: Now a violent action game like Doom can …

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Bitter News, 10-6-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that beg the question if you could care less—but we’ll table it: • Hate to perpetuate that whole “lawyers are good at poker” stereotype more, but it’s true—and we think you can do it.  Plus, in this economy, it’s better than being a hostess trying to pay off loans (more on that later).  We’ve seen …

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Bitter News, 9-10-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as racist as selling skin whiteners to an Indian: • Hamline University law professor Robin Magee has been charged with 11 felony charges of state income-tax evasion, “including failure to pay taxes, failure to file tax returns and filing a false or fraudulent tax return, during the tax years 2004-2007.” Too bad her online Hamline …

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Bitter News, 9-4-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: • When not rocking and rolling all night, Gene Simmons has found time to play an ambulance-chasing lawyer in the new movie Extract from Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge, premiering this weekend.  And, for the record, Simmons loves his own lawyer, but he hates yours.  [New York Post] • Pills: The new stimulus package …

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Bitter News, 9-3-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom who, like some celebs, have done awful shit—but you’ll forget: • We’re busting at the seams.  No more law schools.  No more law students.  You’re clearly not welcome here.  Don’t think you’re going to be the exception.  The writing is on the wall, people.  Move along.  Because guess what!  The better the law school means …

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