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  • Ohio Judge Sentences Lawyer To 5 Days In The Slammer For Wearing BLACK LIVES MATTER PIN

    07/26/2016 6:24:13 AM PDT · by orchestra · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/25/2016 | Eric Owens
    A municipal court judge in Ohio ordered his bailiff to take a black attorney into custody and sentenced her to five days in jail because she refused to remove a Black Lives Matter pin in the judgeís courtroom. The incident occurred on Friday in the Youngstown, Ohio courtroom of Judge Robert Milich, reports local CBS affiliate WKBN-TV. Judge Milich cited the attorney, Andrea Burton, for contempt of court over the button brouhaha. Milich then sentenced Burton to five days in jail.
  • Attorney refuses to remove Black Lives Matter pin, taken into custody

    07/24/2016 2:43:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 65 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Amanda smith
    An attorney was removed from court and taken into custody after a judge declared her in contempt for refusing to take off a Black Lives Matter pin. Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Milich said Attorney Andrea Burton was in contempt of court for refusing to remove the pin in his courtroom as instructed. Burton was sentenced to five days in jail, but she has been released on a stay while an appeal is underway. Burton will stay out of jail during the appeals process as long as she obeys Milichís order not to wear items that make a political statement...
  • What Kind of Fool am I?

    03/24/2014 7:56:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | Mark Steyn
    Ever since I ended my joint representation with National Review and fired my lawyers on Boxing Day, the endlessly reprised refrain has been that "Mark Steyn has a fool for a client". As I wrote here: That's an old English joke, of course. Circa 18th century, I believe, when English life was very lightly lawyered. Whether it applies a quarter-millennium on in a sclerotic dungheap of a system that, as my old boss Conrad Black likes to point out, employs as many lawyers as the rest of the planet combined, who between them invoice ten per cent of GDP is...
  • Airbnb hires Eric Holder to tackle discrimination [ Just lost my business]

    07/21/2016 4:53:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Channel 4000 ^ | 7/20/16 | Seth Fiegerman
    Airbnb is bringing on a big name to show its commitment to tackling discrimination. The company announced Wednesday that it has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to develop a "world-class anti-discrimination policy." The high-profile appointment follows....
  • Dem Congressional Candidate Thinks 9/11 Was 'One of the Greatest Events in Human Historyí

    07/15/2016 4:07:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    There are always long-shot candidates in any political race, but Democrat Scott Fenstermaker may take it to a whole new level, and I¬ím not talking about in a ¬ďthe rent is too damn high¬Ē kind of way. Fenstermaker, a criminal defense and tax litigation attorney, made recent comments about 9/11 in a ¬ďHumans of New York¬Ē profile that has the New York Daily News referring to him as ¬ďderanged.¬Ē In the profile piece, Fenstermaker argued that the U.S. ¬ďgot what it deserved¬Ē on September 11. "I think the people in those towers died as representatives for the rest of us,...
  • How State Bars Are Taking Down Conservative Attorneys

    07/05/2016 7:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    State bars across the country have become havens for the left in recent years, increasingly used to target conservative attorneys. With deep pockets ‚ÄĒ due to the exorbitant amount of dues they charge attorneys in order to practice law ‚ÄĒ it is impossible to fight back once targeted. More than half of state bars are mandatory, which means they are unavoidable if you want to practice law. This is very disturbing, considering many of these states have right-to-work laws. Why are attorneys required to join a union? Arizona has one of the most corrupt state bars in the country. Many...
  • Ex-State Dept. Official May Have Lied To Congress About Hillaryís Email Setup

    07/01/2016 6:07:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 28 | Chuck Ross
    The recent release of House Benghazi Committee interview transcripts includes one from a now-retired State Department official who appears to have given inconsistent statements about his knowledge of Hillary Clintonís email practices. During an interview with the committee last year, John Bentel, the former director of the Executive Secretariatís information resource management division, which manages records and communications for State Departmentís leadership, claimed he had no knowledge of Clintonís use of personal email account or private server. But emails recently released by Judicial Watch ó as well as findings laid out in a recent State Department inspector generalís report ó...
  • Senators roll out bipartisan gun proposal

    06/21/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Tuesday rolled out a bipartisan bill aimed at stopping suspected terrorists from buying a gun, as lawmakers try to overcome a stalemate on the issue. "Essentially we believe that if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters. The legislation would allow the attorney general to block the sale of a gun if an individual is on the "no-fly" list or the so-called "selectee" list, which requires additional screening at an airport. Collins said the two lists affect approximately 109,000 people, most...
  • Chicago man arrested for murder just after suing police

    06/09/2016 1:14:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 5 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Fiona Ortiz
    Chicago man arrested for murder just after suing police Reuters By Fiona Ortiz June 8, 2016 By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of murder, shortly after he left his own news conference where he announced he was suing the city for $15 million over an incident two years ago when he alleged being shot seven times by a police officer. Dominiq Greer was arrested after he and his attorney, Eugene Hollander, announced the federal lawsuit, which alleges excessive force by police who shot Greer on July 4, 2014, as he ran from...
  • Falling birth rates could spell end of the West - [Rabbi] Lord Sacks

    06/07/2016 1:51:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6 June 2016 | John Bingham
    Western civilisation is on the brink of a collapse like that of ancient Rome because the modern generation does not want the responsibility of bringing up children, the former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has warned. ... ultimately, he said, European society as we know it ďwill dieĒ because of the demographic crisis. And mass immigration is not a solution because of problems integrating new arrivals into existing society. "Europe is going to die because of this because Europe can only maintain its population by unprecedented levels of immigration" - Lord Sacks This makes him one of only a handful of...
  • Justice Sotomayor's Very Bad, No Good Idea For Lawyers (mandatory pro bono work)

    05/24/2016 8:41:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 24, 2016 | George Leef
    On May 16 at an American Law Institute meeting, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor declared that she was in favor of forced labor Ė at least to the extent of compelling lawyers to do enough pro bono work so that poor people in America can have legal representation when they need it. Many lower income Americans are unable to afford legal assistance when they need it. The legal establishment has known that for a long time, and often indulges in hand-wringing over it. Some law firms require their attorneys to engage in pro bono work, donating their time to help...
  • Sotomayor Urges Mandatory Pro Bono for All Lawyers

    05/19/2016 11:10:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tony Mauro
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that all lawyers should be required to provide pro bono legal services. "I believe in forced labor" when it comes to improving access to justice for the poor, she said during an appearance at the American Law Institute's annual meeting in Washington. "If I had my way, I would make pro bono service a requirement."
  • Army goes all-in on Bowe Bergdahlís defense, assigns four military lawyers

    05/17/2016 4:40:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/17/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has no less than four military defense lawyers, plus his civilian lawyer, to try to beat the Army charge of desertion on the battlefield in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, which will conduct Sgt. Bergdahlís court martial, announced Tuesday that the military had concluded a brief pretrial hearing that morning and scheduled future hearings. Listed as the sergeantís judge advocates were Lt. Col. Franklin D. Rosenblatt, Maj. Jason Thomas, Maj. Oren Gleich and Capt. Nina Banks. Asked whether he requested a large defense team, Sgt. Bergdahlís lead civilian counsel, Eugene Fidell, said in an...
  • Justice and Mercy Are Alike for God

    05/11/2016 8:35:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-10-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Justice and Mercy Are Alike for God Msgr. Charles Pope ‚ÄĘ May 10, 2016 ‚ÄĘ I recently prepared a talk to present to a group of lawyers on the relationship between justice and mercy. The following is a summary of the basic points: I. Distinctions ‚Äď From our perspective as humans, we tend to distinguish sharply between justice and mercy.For us, justice is the rendering to each person what is due to him or her. There is a kind of ¬ďYou did it, you get it¬Ē mentality (whether praise or rebuke, reward or punishment). For us, justice is about...
  • Citadel rejects hijab for Muslim student; family considers lawsuit (

    05/10/2016 11:25:30 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2016
    The Citadel military college has decided a newly accepted Muslim student cannot wear her traditional Muslim headscarf if she enrolls. The South Carolina school announced ....... allowing the student to wear the head covering known as a hijab wouldn't be consistent with the school's policy of having cadets look similar. The school in Charleston is known for its buttoned-up uniforms and close-cropped haircuts that represent the sacrifice of one's self for the greater goals of the unit. "Uniformity is the cornerstone of this four-year leader development model. The standardization of cadets in apparel, overall appearance, actions and privileges is essential...
  • Leninist Liberalism On The Bench

    05/07/2016 11:03:45 AM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 05-07-2016 | Rod Dreher
    What is to be done? Comrade Tushnet explains it all (Everett Historical/Shutterstock) ďTo be successful, insurrection must rely not upon conspiracy and not upon a party, but upon the advanced class.Ē ó Lenin.You really have to read this post by Harvard Law professor Mark Tushnet, in which he advises his fellow legal liberals to take the gloves off and hit conservatives with bare-knuckle force. Excerpts: Several generations of law students and their teachers grew up with federal courts dominated by conservatives. Not surprisingly, they found themselves wandering in the wilderness, looking for any sign of hope. The result: Defensive-crouch...
  • Lawyer Lied About Black Rapists to Win Roe v. Wade

    03/31/2016 5:37:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Michael Voris, S.T.B.
    Lawyer Lied About Black Rapists to Win Roe v. Wade ***VIDEO ONLY ON LINK*****
  • George Mason University Renames Law School The "Antonin Scalia School of Law"

    03/31/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    George Mason University will rename their law school "The Antonin Scalia School of Law" after receiving two donations totaling $30 million. These gifts are the largest in school history. While the name change isn't official yet, everything is expected to be switched to the new name by July. (To avoid the awkward acronym that many pointed out was formed by the new name, the school will probably be referred to as "Scalia Law School.") The change still needs a final go-ahead from Virginiaís higher education oversight agency, which is expected to give its blessing. The schoolís dean expects that people...
  • Well-respected professor predicts a top law school will close soon, and 'we may never see it coming'

    03/19/2016 7:51:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2016 | Jeremy Berke
    A well-respected law professor is predicting that a top law school will close in the next few years. "In 2 to 4 years, a university administration will shut down a top law school and we may never see it coming," Dorothy A. Brown, a professor of tax law at Emory University School of Law, wrote in a column for Forbes on Thursday. Brown previously predicted the demise of law schools last year, citing a declining legal job market. Now Brown is doubling down on her predictions. Because law school is no longer a safe bet to landing a lucrative legal...
  • Colin Powell never thought terrorists should get POW status

    03/15/2016 8:10:09 AM PDT · by HarborSentry · 16 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | Rand Koch
    I've written before about Trump following the law. There's never been any doubt in my mind. And, as we've seen, the U.S. military would not follow an illegal order. Rosa Brooks thinks they would. She's a former Pentagon official under the Obama administration with a full assortment of left-wing credentials before that. She writes: Think back to the first few years after the 9/11 attacks. The Pentagon initially planned to treat Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners in accordance with the rules laid out in the Geneva Conventions, but the White House considered this inconvenient. (Under those rules, prisoners can't be detained...
  • I just had a thought (vanity)

    02/07/2016 7:00:41 PM PST · by Baynative · 108 replies
    mental ^ | 2/7/16 | Yours truly
    I have been a consistent nay sayer when ever the idea of Hillary Clinton facing justice comes up. I have been harshly critical of the house committees and their inability to bring about any action on the email server or Benghazi. I am down to my last nerve on this whole affair taking so damn long. BUT...
  • Oh, by the way: The San Bernardino jihadi got a visa to enter the U.S. by providing a fake address

    12/04/2015 7:30:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A fine end to a fine week for federal law enforcement. Someone, either the NSA or the FBI, obviously dropped the ball on sniffing these two degenerates out before they made their move. Then the FBI declared Farook‚Äôs apartment clear despite the fact that it was still ‚Äústuffed full of documents, notebooks, photos, business cards, IDs,‚ÄĚ which freed the media to go trampling through the crime scene. Now this. It‚Äôs a good day for Donald Trump and his message that we‚Äôre governed by imbeciles, particularly on immigration, says Ross Douthat. And so it is. Malik came to the U.S. on...
  • Scared Man Who Sued Over ‚ÄėHaunted House‚Äô Loses in Court

    11/26/2015 12:38:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    Scared man who sued over 'haunted house' loses in court People who go to "haunted house" attractions to be scared shouldn't be surprised when they're scared, a state court of appeals has ruled. A state appeals court has given precedent-setting status to a ruling that gave the scary mansions the same legal status as ski lodges, bumper cars and other commercial recreational facilities: They're not responsible for injuries caused by an "inherent risk" of the activity. In this case, the court said, that risk was the terror Scott Griffin experienced after leaving what he thought was the exit gate of...
  • Before Osama Bin Laden Raid, Obama Administrationís Secret Legal Deliberations

    10/28/2015 9:34:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Oct 2015 | Charlie Savage
    Weeks before President Obama ordered the raid on Osama bin Ladenís compound in May 2011, four administration lawyers hammered out rationales intended to overcome any legal obstacles ó and made it all but inevitable that Navy SEALs would kill the fugitive Qaeda leader, not capture him. Stretching sparse precedents, the lawyers worked in intense secrecy. Fearing leaks, the White House would not let them consult aides or even the administrationís top lawyer, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. They did their own research, wrote memos on highly secure laptops and traded drafts hand-delivered by trusted couriers. Just days before the...
  • Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs

    10/24/2015 7:33:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | October 23, 2015 | Travis Akin
    Friday, October 23, 2015 Akin: Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs By Travis Akin - The University of Illinois football team is struggling once again this year, mired at the bottom of the Big Ten and near the bottom of numerous national rankings. Similarly, the State of Illinois is stuck near the bottom of another set of rankings, only these rankings reflect not just lost games but lost jobs and thus are important to every person living in Illinois. These important but depressing rankings come from a new national study that confirms Illinoisí status as a lawsuit haven,...
  • HRC and the Left Loathe Businesses Ė Why Are Republicans Helping Undermine Them?

    10/21/2015 8:15:21 AM PDT · by 100American · 9 replies
    http://humanevents.com/ ^ | Tuesday Oct 20, 2015 12:09 PM | Seton Motley
    So why are Republicans sponsoring this? Under consideration in Washington, D.C. is legislation that will fundamentally transform our patent system. It will render this Constitutionally protected intellectual property product Ė dramatically less protected. The bills to which I refer are the Innovation Act (House) and the Patent Act (Senate)Ö. These ďreformersĒ areÖconsidering another really, REALLY TERRIBLE idea. That sets the stage for near-limitless government-caused damage to not just patents Ė but the entire private economyÖ.They want to ďpierce the corporate veil.Ē ď(A) legal decision to treat the rights or duties of a corporation as the rights or liabilities of its...
  • LBJ's Granddaughter Sworn in to Supreme Court Bar

    10/14/2015 1:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Blog of Legal Times ^ | October 14, 2015 | Tony Mauro, Legal Times
    It was a throwback moment at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday when Catherine Robb, the granddaughter of the late president Lyndon Johnson, was admitted to the court's bar. Her father Charles Robb, the former governor and U.S. senator from Virginia, moved her admission. It appeared that several justices recognized the presidential connection as she was sworn in to the bar. "It's something my father and I talked about years ago," Catherine Robb said afterward. "It was an opportunity for my father to move my admissionóa special bond between us." Catherine Robb, 45, is counsel to Haynes and Boone in...
  • A Documentary You NEED to watch - "Divorce Corp"

    10/13/2015 5:58:34 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 30 replies
    Short and sweet. If you have an hour and a half and want to watch something incredibly disturbing, go out on netflix or solarmovies.com and watch an excellently-done documentary, "Divorce Corp". We all see the articles posted here periodically about the atrocities and oxymorons of "family court". This shows just how bad things really are in family court in America, and both men (usually men) and women too, can be royally screwed by this system. Family court is a money racket for the judges, the lawyers, and the often-demanded to be hired "experts". Sobering enough to make you not want...
  • Email from Alliance Defending Freedom

    10/13/2015 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Mercat · 4 replies
    email | 10/13/2015 | Kaydee Wilson
    Friends: It has come to our attention that the American Bar Association is currently considering amending Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in a way that will threaten the ability of conscientious Christian attorneys to participate in the legal profession. If you are unfamiliar with this issue, you may view my webinar ĖThe Coming Collision Between Attorney Conscience & Anti-Discrimination Provisions (04/17/2014) Ė on the ADF Allied Attorney website. In response to the ABAís actions, we are preparing a Comment on the proposed amendments, which we intend to file with the ABA Standing Committee On Ethics And...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks

    01/23/2012 6:42:19 PM PST · by oldernittany · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    Kiriakou, 47, was a source for stories by The New York Times and other news organizations in 2008 and 2009 about some of the agencyís most sensitive operations after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ......... that the information Kiriakou supplied to journalists ... enabling defense attorneys there to obtain photographs of CIA operatives suspected of being involved in harsh interrogations. Some of the pictures were subsequently discovered in the cells of high-value detainees.
  • Texas Sees Boom in Lawyer Population

    09/28/2015 6:41:55 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/28/2015 | Jacob Gershman
    The number of attorneys in Texas grew by nearly 20,000 over the last decade, outpacing growth in the stateís general population, according to a report by the State Bar of Texas. Between 2004 and 2014, Texasís active attorney population grew by 28%, from 67,764 to 86,494. The number of Texans increased by 20% in that time. There were 20,378 attorneys in the Dallas-Forth Worth area in 2004. In 2014, the number was 26,364, a jump of 29%. In the Midland metropolitan area in western Texas, the attorney population nearly doubled. The state bar estimates thereís now one Texas attorney for...
  • Rapper 2 Chainz sued by Oklahoma City lawyer

    09/21/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 8 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 9-21-2015 | Nolan Clay
    Rapper 2 Chainz sued by Oklahoma City lawyer Oklahoma City attorney Kent Bridge is seeking "in excess of $10,000" from the Atlanta-based artist, 2 Chaniz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps. by Nolan Clay Modified: September 21, 2015 at 10:00 am ē Published: September 20, 2015 An Oklahoma City attorney is suing 2 Chainz, saying he was never paid for legal work that possibly saved the rapper's life in 2013. Attorney Kent Bridge is seeking "in excess of $10,000" from the Atlanta-based artist, whose real name is Tauheed Epps. "He did a good job, and he deserves to be paid,"...
  • WildEarth Guardians' natural habitat is a courtroom ( NM & Colorado )

    07/23/2015 7:16:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | July 21, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Though a relatively small organization with only 26 people on staff, WildEarth Guardiansí litigious nature has established the environmental advocacy group as a dominant voice in the national debate about environmental policy. From 2010 to present, Guardians have initiated a total of 152 cases in federal district courts and 55 in the Circuit Court of Appeals for a total of 207 cases. In 2010 alone they filed 61 claims ó an average of about one per week. However, Guardiansí pervasiveness in the courts has not gone without criticism. In a 2012 analysis of WildEarth Guardians' legal activity, the conservative group...
  • Courting Ashley Madison Cases? Some Plaintiffs Lawyers Demur

    08/20/2015 4:21:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katelyn Polantz and Amanda Bronstad
    The AshleyMadison.com hack, which unleashed onto the Internet yesterday nearly 40 million names and email addresses of possible users who sought extramarital affairs, isnít sexy enough for many plaintiffs lawyers. Reason No. 1: Itís a matter of taste. ďEvery one of your clients is from day one on record being a liar and a cheat,Ē said Thomas Loeser of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro. ďI canít think of a less desirable client.Ē After most online data hacks, class action suits materialize within days from plaintiffs firms that carry the cause. That hasnít happened in the Ashley Madison hack. To some prominent...
  • California Bar Exam Cut From Three Days To Two

    07/27/2015 10:07:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Rejoice, future California lawyers! The CA State Bar Board of Trustees just voted to scale back the stateís onerous three-day exam, said by some to be the hardest bar exam in the country, to a more comfortable two-day affair. ... California was weighing a proposal to alter the test format to include one day of essays (5 one-hour essays and a 90-minute performance test) and one day of the MBE, with both days weighed equally. As noted in that post, this scales back the performance test from its previous 3-hour length ... Meanwhile, every California lawyer should start working on...
  • The Left Disbars Another Conservative Prosecutor

    06/15/2015 1:50:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Realizing they control the judiciary and state bar associations, as well as much of the complicit media, the left is going after conservatives with a vengeance using the legal system. Any conservative is at risk of being sued, but conservative attorneys and judges are getting hit the hardest because state bars can take away their license to practice law, destroying their reputations and careers. Once theyíve been disciplined by the state bar, it is easy for aggrieved ďvictimsĒ to sue and get a large judgment awarded against them from a sympathetic judiciary. Several years ago, society was concerned about renegade...
  • Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

    05/31/2015 8:59:23 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    A gruesome suicide, a likely murder, a tragic plane crash, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story, giving them a frightening perspective on justice and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. Licensed to Lie is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.
  • IRS Hires $1,000-An-Hour Lawyers And It Might Have Violated Federal Law

    05/28/2015 10:39:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is paying a Washington law firm $1,000 an hour in taxpayer money to perform a corporate audit, despite its claim of being severely underfunded.The IRSí $2.2 million contract with big-money firm Quinn Emanuel has sparked a Senate Finance Committee investigation, with the committeeís chairman saying that the IRS ďappears to violate federal law.ĒSenate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote a letter this month to IRS commissioner John Koskinen stating his concerns relating to the contact, which pays Quinn Emanuel $1,000 an hour to perform an audit of Microsoft.Hatch said that the contract appears to...
  • Law journal publishes special issue examining ĎBreaking Badí

    05/20/2015 3:35:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 19, 2015 | Mike Bush
    The New Mexico Law Review is devoting its entire spring issue to eight contemporary legal issues Ė as seen through the entertaining but nonetheless very serious lens of a ďBreaking BadĒ perspective. Eight articles and essays include analyses of criminal procedure, a hypothetical arrest of Walter White, attorney-client communications, police practices, the war on drugs, and morality and the law. The Law Review, edited by University of New Mexico School of Law students, is due out Friday. An electronic version already has been posted online at lawschool.unm.edu/nmlr/current-issue.php. The Law Reviewís faculty adviser, Professor Dave Sidhu, described the issue as creative...
  • Obama Slides Taliban Lawyer Into Top Spot At Justice Department

    09/20/2012 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Sept. 19, 2012
    A lawyer who came to prominence for his full-throated defense of a subsequently convicted terrorist was quietly promoted to the No. 3 slot at the Department of Justice last month, a post that puts him in charge of the administrationís policy regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees. The move has raised red flags on Capitol Hill and elsewhere among national security stalwarts who argue that the promotion could imperil the countryís longstanding war on terrorism.
  • Lawyers Behaving Badly: 3 Accused Of Luring Rival Into DUI With 'Flirtatious' Paralegal

    05/16/2015 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 51 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 15, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT | Tamara Lush
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) ó Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal. A Florida judge will soon decide if three well-known Tampa attorneys tricked a rival lawyer into getting a DUI in an attempt to derail opposing counsel on a defamation case. The ethics trial began this week and it has riveted Tampa's legal community with its salacious details of scheming and flirtation, of prior drunk driving arrests and extramarital affairs. On one side is the Florida Bar, which supports the version of events told by lawyer Phil Campbell. He was charged with DUI two years ago. The Bar alleges...
  • Malik Shabazz: Police Officers That Are Killing Us Are The Real Thugs

    05/12/2015 3:48:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 12,2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on Newsmax TVís ďThe Steve Malzberg Show,Ē the former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice Malik Zulu Shabazz said ďpolice officers are the real thugs.Ē
  • Well, This Sheds A New Light On Things (Movie theater lawsuit/brady bunch LuckyGunner)

    04/28/2015 8:16:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | Unknown
    The Phillips were not just grieving parents when they brought suit against Lucky Gunner, Sportsman's Guide, and the other defendants. They were paid employees of the Brady Campaign!
  • Those Annoying, Stunningly Stupid Warning Labels

    04/26/2015 6:54:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    spectator.org ^ | April 24, 2015 | Gerald D. Skoning
    Legal clutter from our litigious society. It¬ís everywhere. The legalese. The lawyers¬í gobbledygook. The hocus‚ÄĎpocus and mumbo‚ÄĎjumbo from a generation dominated by the legal profession. It¬ís the fallout from our litigious society. The warning labels and messages are everywhere: on ladders, cigarettes, and lawnmowers, on prescription drugs and alcoholic beverages. Most of these warnings are expected. We hardly recognize them any more. We¬íve become jaded and mesmerized by them. Manufacturers go to laughable lengths to protect their customers from harm, bombarding them with ridiculous warning labels or stunningly obvious explanations of how their products work. Why else would a...
  • Anti-Israel sentiments force Virginia Bar to cancel trip to Jerusalem

    03/29/2015 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Prominent liberal lawyers accuse Obama of fanning anti-Israel fervor By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, March 28, 2015 The Virginia State Bar Association has canceled a trip for its members to learn in Jerusalem later this year after some members campaigned against it, accusing Israel of ďunacceptable discriminatory policies and practicesĒ in how it ensures its border security. The episode, confirmed in an email from Bar President Kevin Martingayle that was obtained by The Washington Times, is the latest example of the impact of an anti-Israel fervor that has swept across some parts of America in recent...
  • Anti-Israel sentiments force Virginia (State) Bar to cancel trip to Jerusalem

    03/29/2015 5:36:22 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Virginia State Bar Association has canceled a trip for its members to learn in Jerusalem later this year after some members campaigned against it, accusing Israel of ďunacceptable discriminatory policies and practicesĒ in how it ensures its border security. The episode, confirmed in an email from Bar President Kevin Martingayle that was obtained by The Washington Times, is the latest example of the impact of an anti-Israel fervor that has swept across some parts of America in recent months as President Obama has feuded with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ďCertain members of the Virginia State Bar and other...
  • Judge OKs punitive damages in California gender bias case

    03/21/2015 7:26:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ó A California trial judge ruled Saturday that a woman suing a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile gender bias case may seek punitive damages that could add tens of millions of dollars to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn denied a request by lawyers for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to have Ellen Pao's demand for unspecified punitive damages thrown out. Pao, the interim CEO of the news and social networking site Reddit, claims she was passed over for a promotion at...
  • Denver company's tests on wine triggers lawsuit (Arsenic in CA wines)

    03/19/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2015 | Staff, DBJ
    A lawsuit is expected to be filed in California today over the amount of arsenic in some of the best-selling wines in the country. CBS News reports laboratory testing by Denver's BeverageGrades found some wines have as much as time times the maximum level of arsenic the Environmental Protection Agency allows for drinking water. The EPA doesn't regulate wine as it does water, and there are no federal labeling requirements to disclose what's in wine.
  • US group: Chen Guangcheng's nephew arrested (Chinese dissident Hillary turned over to Chinese govt)

    05/12/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 11 replies
    NHK (Japan) ^ | 5/12/2012
    Video at link. A US-based human rights group says the nephew of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It says the arrest was made in revenge for Chen's actions. ChinaAid Association on Friday revealed the photo of a notification of arrest issued by police authorities in Shandong Province. The notice says the arrest took place on Wednesday. The group quoted the nephew's lawyer as saying that he wounded 3 intruders with a knife at his home in Shandong Province on April 26th after noticing that his parents had been beaten up. More than 20 people...
  • Lawyers for Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Demand Charges Be Dropped [semi-satire]

    03/03/2015 8:43:06 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the person accused of complicity in the Boston Marathon bombing, are demanding that charges against their client be dropped. ďThe law guarantees every person accused of a crime will be judged by a jury of his peers,Ē said Judith Mizner, lead attorney for the defense. ďMr. Tsarnaevís peers are his fellow jihadis. None of them can set foot in the courtroom without fear of being arrested. Consequently, Mr. Tsarnaevís fundamental civil right to a jury of his peers cannot be fulfilled. His indictment should be dismissed.Ē The federal appeals court in Massachusetts, though, denied Miznerís request....