Loose Ends, 1-20-09

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

A judge rejected a claim yesterday that Vice President Cheney intended to illegally discard some of his official records that are required for national archiving.  Which is why, I guess, he’ll be in a wheelchair at today’s inauguration ceremony.  Hurt his back.  Moving boxes.  Of documents.  To the dumpster.  [Washington Post]

You heard it here first, folks.  Former Sidley Austin summer associate Barack Obama will make history today as he’s sworn in as America’s first black president.  [Reuters]

American investors have lost enough money to really get pissed off, so they’re turning to class-action lawsuits in record numbers.  As if gang activity wasn’t taxing enough on the courts already.  [Los Angeles Times]

Can a lawyer be a leading economist and bring resilience into a system that has collapsed and keeps on deteriorating?  Good luck, Obama.  [Business24|7]

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