Loose Ends, 12-16-08


Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

You got served, poked and tagged in a photo—and that’s just your morning on Facebook.  Oh, and you can go ahead and update your status to “…is homeless.” [Times Online]

BREAKING NEWS: The economic crisis is sort of being felt at Harvard.  With such staggering cutbacks as no pass-around hors d’oeuvres, a stricter open bar, and no face painter—and that’s just the law school holiday party!—Crimson revelers really “get” the concept of sacrifice and what these tough economic times really mean.  [TheCrimson.com]

There’s one less ruthless lawyer/art thief on the streets.  A retired 74-year-old lawyer suffering from early-stage dementia was sentenced to seven years in federal prison yesterday for possessing six stolen Impressionist paintings.  And make a mental Impressionist painting of your own, attys considering an art heist, possession of hot works will not be tolerated.  “[US District Court Chief Judge] Wolf said it was crucial to send a message to other lawyers to resist the temptations of crime.” [Boston.com]

Y2BK—bankruptcy filings have jumped by 34%.  [ABA Journal]

On the legal red carpet, the buzz question remains: “Who are you repping right now?” And one breath of “Detainees of Guantanamo Bay” makes you the sexiest, hippest habeas corpus lawyer in town.  [Wall Street Journal]

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    December 16, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Fewer poinsettia and no chocolate fountain—how can they print this stuff with a straight face—does Harvard take themselves THAT seriously????  Or am I just jealous that my T2 school never had a fountain, chocolate or otherwise, to begin with?

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