Loose Ends, 1-19-09

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

The lawyer for the Iraqi reporter who threw a shoe at President Bush says his client is seeking asylum in Switzerland.  Well played.  I’m sure if the Swiss are finally going to take a stand on something, they’ll want this will be the issue. [AP via MSNBC]

In remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr., President-elect Obama has issued a call today—the National Day of Service.  And if lawyers actually hero-ed up and volunteered a few billables, it could be significantly cooler than February 10th’s National Bankruptcy Day[Washington Post]

Cuts in federal interest rates are leaving legal aid un-aided during peak demand.  As they say, always leave ‘um wanting more.  [The New York Times]

You’re never going to believe this, but a lawyer has found God.  And the ex-attorney pastor says his law school training helps him understand Biblical texts.  Amen.  [Daily Herald]

Notably pardoned Marc Rich lost his former lawyer on Wednesday. Peter E. Fleming Jr., a prominent criminal defense lawyer who defended attorney generals and served as Senate special counsel in the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas proceedings, died at 79.  [Sun-Sentinel.com]

Gitmo war court is back today for what may be its final session… [Associated Press]

And that means one hell of a liquidation sale:

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