Bitter News, 5-19-10

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that got beat to the punch on the whole beer-flavored vodka thing:

• “Commercial fishermen, property owners, area businesses, municipalities, seafood processors, recreational users.” That’s a list of attendees you’d expect at a Gulf region AA meeting these days given they’re all victims of this insanity of an oil spill.  BigLaw won’t be a victim however.  BP just hired Kirkland to face the growing number of plaintiffs’ lawyers seeking compensation for clients.  BigLaw gold rush!  [Chicago Tribune]

• Fast facts about Elena Kagan from her questionnaire[National Law Journal]

Her net worth is $1,762,519;

—She’s no “ivory-tower peacenik” (whatever that means);

—Weeks before her nomination, she sat down with lawyers from Skadden on at least two occasions;

—She “didn’t know” former comedian Sen. Al Franken isn’t a lawyer.

—Oh, and her favorite color??  Well, she approaches every color with an open mind.

• “Go f— yourself, you rotten c—,” are apparently not words becoming of a lawyer.  New Jersey attorney Richard Shackleton is facing ethics grievances and a criminal complaint after shouting that (hostile?) epithet at an animal rights protester when leaving a live pigeon shoot.  As you do.  [ABA Journal]

• Last weekend, Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Jamillah, 39 (but looks 22), married former State Sen. Jeremiah Joyce’s son, Michael, 42 (but looks 58), who’s a lawyer and a boxer.  So is that robbing the cradle?  [Chicago Sun-Times]

• You can rethink the law firm workplace, ergonomics and form v. function all you want—but then check out the 400,000 lux square feet that are now Proskauer Rose’s new baller digs in Manhattan. 

[The Am Law Daily]

• A law school assistant anonymously bitches about her boss who told her to serve decent wine at a law school event despite not having an official bartender license.  Dumb chick.  Choice vino trumps liability every time.  Any law school official will tell you that.  [That’s My Boss]

• A friendly reminder from a Stanford Law grad: “I’m a criminal and so are you.” And you’re ugly.  (Okay, she didn’t exactly say that last part.) [CNN]

• So mad about Campbell Brown resigning from CNN that you could just Spitzer?  Laugh now, but Eliot just might become a cable news anchor.  [Above the Law]

Hawaii Five-0!  CBS is premiering a new one-hour law show in the fall called The Defenders, which centers around two Las Vegas defense attorneys.  Now for who’s starring as the two lead lawyers: Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell.  Let it marinate a little bit.  [A+E Interactive]

• What does South Park have to do with a recent Pakistani court ruling?  Well, after “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” was declared on Facebook in response to a radical Muslim group’s death threats aimed at the show’s producers for an episode depicting Prophet Muhammad, a court in the Muslim nation ordered Internet providers to block access to the social networking site.  And you just thought your Pakistani friends were ignoring you.  [NPR]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that got beat to the punch on the whole beer-flavored vodka thing:

• “Commercial fishermen, property owners, area businesses, municipalities, seafood processors, recreational users.” That’s a list of attendees you’d expect at a Gulf region AA meeting these days given they’re all victims of this insanity of an oil spill.  BigLaw won’t be a victim however.  BP just hired Kirkland to face the growing number of plaintiffs’ lawyers seeking compensation for clients.  BigLaw gold rush!  [Chicago Tribune]

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1 Comment

  1. BL1Y

    May 19, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Proud to have been a member of Everybody Draw Mohammad Day since the (almost) start.  Been working on my cartoon for a while, hope it doesn’t suck.

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