Bitter News, 2-5-10

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that should be the 21st movie law students must see:

• I know he deh-din’t!!  When Ashby Jones, editor of the Wall Street Journal Law Blog compared Cornell Law School to Lady Gaga saying, “Both are white hot, but the explanations behind each’s popularity don’t don’t fully add up,” Above the Law’s David Lat read that as a declaration of war.  No body puts his Gaga in a corner.  “Dem’s fighting words, Ashby. You’re not a bad guy, but Lady Gaga has more fabulosity in a single fake eyelash than you will ever possess. Her popularity is entirely explicable — due to her delightfully danceable music, and her genius as a performer — and richly deserved.” We’re still talking about law schools, right?  Yes.  And Yale Law = Bjork.  [WSJ Law Blog | Above the Law]

• It’s looking like JPS and RBG may soon RIP as far as SCOTUS is concerned.  With two more justices are possibly hanging up their robes, Obama better start thinking of some new nominees.  [ABC News]

News continued below video.

• Love this headline: “After it was sold for drug money, lawyer retrieved Dexter Manley’s Super Bowl ring.” Then there’s kind of a confusing story that follows.  [Washington Post]

• The federal government is seeking “applicants who are mentally ill, mentally retarded or both to work as [trial] lawyers in the Justice Department.” They have 10 spots to fill.  Too soon for this guy to apply?  [The Volokh Conspiracy via Overlawyered]

• The high and lows of Massachusetts’ legal world:

—High: 2009 was the best year ever for senior partners at Boston’s three biggest firms.  [Boston.com]

—Low:  You’re not a Boston partner. 

—Low: The new UMass public law school is for straight-up fools.  [Daily Collegian]

• Time for everyone’s favorite segment—Celebri-Law (which is just lawsuit gossip):

—“Bruce Springsteen not involved in lawsuit against NYC bar.” A tad misleading.  [EW.com]

—Robin Williams “fired blanks” and lost $6 million in court.  Also a tad misleading.  [Reuters]

—Jay-Z’s attempt at his own NYC hotel ended in “bad faith.” So he’s on to the next one[Yahoo!]

—NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin receiver-ed a Miami woman’s rape lawsuit against him.  [CBS]

• We’ve covered several aspects surrounding the beatitude of weddings as a lawyer.  (Do I invite partners even if I hate them?  What do I wear to a wedding that makes me not look like a boring lawyer?  What do I do when I’m supposed to be my best friend’s best man and a partner’s bitch in the same weekend?  Where can I go for a consensually undercover torrid affair after I wed the old ball and chain?) But how do you really plan the biggest, most funnest BigLaw wedding eva?  Don’t let your micro-bonus last year keep you from the fairy tale.  Go ahead and blow it out.  Because the moment your fellow third-years show up to see you tie the knot under “a rented wooden arbor in your parents’ back yard,” you’re an embarrassment to the firm and must be dealt with accordingly.  [The Snark]

• A South Carolina kills his ex-wife’s lawyer and then himself.  Too bad he didn’t try and do it the other way around.  [AP via The New York Times]

We mentioned Cosmo’s obsession with (who they consider to be) sexy lawyer-politicians last week.  Now the New York Post has put out their list of the Big Apple’s most eligible bachelors.  (That means they’re the most single or most desirable?  Never understood that phrasing.) Guess what?  Yep—a lawyer got a shout out!  Well, lawyer-to-be.  And it’s Matthew Moinian.  MM Pros: He throws wicked house parties and is a “real estate scion.” (Winky face.) MM Cons: He’s a Cardozzo 2L who has to study and take tests all the time and then worry about passing the bar.  (Frowny face emoticon.) [Business Insider]

• Mum’s the word on China’s missing lawyer.  But his wife has said enough is enough.  She wants him back.  [HRI China]

• Random economics lesson from rich dude: When Warren Buffett see’s a shirt he likes, he usually buys it.  Just the way he rolls when window-shopping in Omaha when he’s got some time to kill before dinner.  “Look, I’m old enough to understand that it’s okay to spend a little cash on something that makes you happy.” [The Onion]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that should be the 21st movie law students must see:

• I know he deh-din’t!!  When Ashby Jones, editor of the Wall Street Journal Law Blog compared Cornell Law School to Lady Gaga saying, “Both are white hot, but the explanations behind each’s popularity don’t don’t fully add up,” Above the Law’s David Lat read that as a declaration of war.  No body puts his Gaga in a corner.  “Dem’s fighting words, Ashby. You’re not a bad guy, but Lady Gaga has more fabulosity in a single fake eyelash than you will ever possess. Her popularity is entirely explicable — due to her delightfully danceable music, and her genius as a performer — and richly deserved.” We’re still talking about law schools, right?  Yes.  And Yale Law = Bjork.  [WSJ Law Blog | Above the Law]

• It’s looking like JPS and RBG may soon RIP as far as SCOTUS is concerned.  With two more justices are possibly hanging up their robes, Obama better start thinking of some new nominees.  [ABC News]

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