Bitter News, 12-28-09

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are jealous of JFK’s naked Mediterranean boat trip:

• Dr. Buchanan, a visiting scholar at Cornell Law and associate professor at George Washington Law has a brilliant idea: Let’s tax bankers’ bonuses!  I didn’t think we needed a Ph.D. in economics to figure that out, but sure enough, I guess we do.  [CNN Opinion]

• Per Mayor Bloomberg, flags on New York City buildings will be lowered in honor of Percy Sutton, the “pioneering civil rights attorney” whose Harlem law office represented Malcolm X, who died at 89.  [Detroit Free Press]

• The recession.  Heard of it?  Well, courthouses are starting to really hear about it.  All the financial crumbling and other legal ramifications of the economic downtown are starting to bombard to the U.S. court system.  New York State’s courts are closing 2009 with the largest number of cases ever—4.7 million.  “Society’s problems come to us,” New York’s chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, said. “We are the emergency room for society.” [The New York Times]

• With flooded court systems, it only makes sense that a Philadelphia judge pressed attorneys to push their cases through swiftly in a letter to about 300 court-appointed defense lawyers.  Let’s get a move on, boys and girls.  [Philly.com]

• What the hell is a nice, handsome Jewish boy doing at a Midwest Catholic law school??  Next you’re going to tell me he’ll probably end up being one of the school’s biggest donors.  [The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle]

• You only have four more days to do the vote thing for Bitter Lawyer.  [ABA Journal]

• Finally, a bunch of lawyers who are fingering, blowing and banging around…without getting in trouble for a sex scandal.  A group of attorneys are toting their cellos and formed an orchestra to play at the opening of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s new downtown office.  [ABC News]

• Man does not live by Ponzi alone.  Here’s how jailed billionaire R. Allen Stanford bribed and paid his way into lawmakers’ hearts.  [New York Post]

• SCOTUS over the last 30 years.  New justices.  Same split.  What gives?  [STLtoday]

• The 50 best careers in 2010.  “Lawyer” is not on there.  Shocker.  [U.S. News & World Report]

• Zachary Wilson is the Teflon defendant.  Murder convictions just don’t stick to him.  A judge recently overturned his second.  [WSJ Law Blog]

• A BigLaw partner gave Bitter Lawyer his resolutions for 2010.  What are yours?  Should you even bother making any?  Are you going to tweet them? Avoid the bizarre, stop hoping for a miracle and just take 2009 for what it was.  (Below.) Deep breath.  Move on.  [Lawyerist.com]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are jealous of JFK’s naked Mediterranean boat trip:

• Dr. Buchanan, a visiting scholar at Cornell Law and associate professor at George Washington Law has a brilliant idea: Let’s tax bankers’ bonuses!  I didn’t think we needed a Ph.D. in economics to figure that out, but sure enough, I guess we do.  [CNN Opinion]

• Per Mayor Bloomberg, flags on New York City buildings will be lowered in honor of Percy Sutton, the “pioneering civil rights attorney” whose Harlem law office represented Malcolm X, who died at 89.  [Detroit Free Press]

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1 Comment

  1. Lady lawyer

    December 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks I needed some light reading today and also to be informed

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