Bitter News, 5-7-10

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom to be added to your tea party checklist:

• Lawyers who’ve behaved badly…twice?  Doing the same thing??  Let’s discuss:

—Attorney is charged with setting fires at her law firm twice in one year.  [The Herald-Mail]

—Sioux Falls lawyer Mary Ann Giebink is on the ballot for the District 10 House seat for the second time—but she was also arrested this morning for taking police on a 100-mph high-speed chase that ended up with her being charged with a DUI and marijuana possession…FOR THE SECOND TIME.  [Argus Leader]

• Kagan?  Will it be Kagan?  When will we know?  Pins and needles!  It’s Kagan, right?  Early buzz = yes.  Afternoon buzz = suckers!  It’s just speculation. So drink yourself silly til we really find out, which will likely be early Monday morn.  [USA Today]

• Bitter Lawyer just won an actual Webby, but who are the new “Big Law Webbies” winners?  The intrepid quest for a large firm that best captures its essence and style online isn’t easy, but when you stumble upon “furniture law” blogs, lay your ears on quotes like “We drink the Kool-Aid…” and discover the pen-wielding “triple-threat action photos” of Boies Schiller, it’s easy to crown some real winners.  [The Snark, Fulton County Daily Report]

• Those law school rankings are a dangerous game, but Yale is still #1.  On three different lists.  So suck it, Wisconsin[ABA Journal]

• Speaking of Yale Law—here’s an alumnus who recently became famous: Kris Kobach.  He’s the former Bush administration lawyer who helped draft the legislation for Arizona’s new hotly contested immigration law.  Here are his deets.  [Mother Jones]

• Don’t let those 290,000 new jobs fool you into false hope, the legal sector still lost 1,100 jobs in April.  [The Am Law Daily]

• An airport TSA worker beat the crap out of a co-worker, officially proving to the world that his penis is literally pretty small.  And also alerting you the fact that TSA screeners are laughing at your manhood too.  [The Legal Satyricon]

• The boon of Bernie Madoff: “A law firm employing the trustee winding down Bernard Madoff’s investment firm has won court approval to be paid $20.3 million of additional fees, pushing its total to $50.9 million for 13-1/2 months of work.” [Reuters]

• “Sorry I tripped and ripped your $130 million Picasso.” A three-part series.  [Legal Blog Watch]

• “Going solo” and “You are your best partner” mean something different to Fox News than they do to most lawyers.  Fox is talking about masturbation.  Funny how this permission to pleasure yourself gets published the same day “the pill” turns 50.  Masturbation may increase euphoria, but the pill is credited with helping women increase their earning potential.  [Fox News]

• Have fun at Iron Man 2 this weekend.  It’s supposed to be mega.  [Newsweek]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom to be added to your tea party checklist:

• Lawyers who’ve behaved badly…twice?  Doing the same thing??  Let’s discuss:

—Attorney is charged with setting fires at her law firm twice in one year.  [The Herald-Mail]

—Sioux Falls lawyer Mary Ann Giebink is on the ballot for the District 10 House seat for the second time—but she was also arrested this morning for taking police on a 100-mph high-speed chase that ended up with her being charged with a DUI and marijuana possession…FOR THE SECOND TIME.  [Argus Leader]

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1 Comment

  1. SFlawyer

    May 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Congrats on your win!

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