The War on Drugs is Collapsing
After almost a hundred years and upwards of a trillion dollars spent, the War on Drugs is collapsing under the weight of its complete failure.
Sanctions for Prenda, None for Rakofsky. What Gives?
Prenda nailed to the wall. Rakofsky gets off scot free. Why the difference in punishment for lawyer misconduct?
Gideon: 50 Years of a Half-Hearted Right to Counsel
The US Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision Gideon v. Wainwright 50 years ago today, on March 18, 1963. In its decision, the Court decided that the federal right to counsel must be extended to state prosecutions: any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a […]
Bankruptcy Court Thinks its Recordings Are More Valuable Than Justin Bieber’s
The Minnesota bankruptcy court just announced (pdf) that it will be making digital audio files of court proceedings available to the public through PACER for $2.40 each. That’s substantially more than Bieber’s singles go for, and probably no better for dancing. What I really wonder, however, is whether the court system is making a profit […]
Justice Thomas Breaks Silence for Witty Ivy League Remark
After nearly seven years of silence on the bench, Justice Clarence Thomas asked his first question, and it was a joke about his alma mater.
More Than One Way to Skin the Legal Writing Cat
Is there a place for cartoons in legal writing?
Male Jurors More Likely to Find Overweight Women Guilty
A recent study by Yale University psychologists finds a bias by male jurors against obese women. What does this mean for attorneys?
Is the Constitution the Real Problem?
Is our Constitution making it impossible for us to govern ourselves? Shoud we question its validity in the modern age?
Law School Applications Down 24.6% Since Last Year
Law school applications in academic year 2012 are down sharply from last year. Will the trend continue, and what does this mean for current lawyers?
National Jurist Lists 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education in 2012
See who made National Jurist's list of the most influential people in legal education in 2012.
Top 10 Legal Stories of 2012
Check out The Atlantic's list of the Top 10 Legal News Stories of 2012.
LA Lawyer Suspended for Charging Legal Fees for Non-Legal Work
Katherine Guste was suspended from practice for two years for charging legal fees for non-legal services. Would you have done the same thing?
Marc Randazza v. Crystal Cox, Round 1
A while back, I advised you to buy yourname.com so someone else doesn’t. Case in point: when Marc Randazza got in extortionist blogger Crystal Cox’s way, that’s what she did. And the domains of his wife and child. Then, she posted all sorts of horrible stuff. And then, she offered to “fix” Randazza’s online reputation […]
Office Lottery Pools Creating New Body of Case Law
According to a University of Louisville law professor, lottery office pools are creating their own body of case law.
Law Dean: Law School is Worth the Money
Lawrence Mitchell of Case Western Reserve University's School of Law argues that law school is assuredly worth the price. Is he right?