“This is known as the ‘Canadian girlfriend’ school of legal argumentation.” [Popehat, on the unwillingness of the British government to cite specific legal authority backing up its threats against NearlyFreeSpeech.net, a U.S.-based website]
…had a great career in litigation after his fall [Pearls Before Swine cartoon, Sept. 23]
Satire by Kyle Graham about some high-level legal-literary feuding.
Among them, The Randy Barnett: “Activity tonight, inactivity tomorrow!” [Tristyn Bloom]
A well-worn figure of speech among legal advocates is a literal tradition in some New England coastal communities, especially on Boston’s North Shore. [Ben Zimmer, Boston Globe]
When I wished for there to be less power in Washington, I think you misunderstood.
More: This is looking like my most popular Tweet ever, thanks @chucktodd and many others.
“I would say that Judge Kozinski doesn’t have an ideology so much as a Dungeons & Dragons alignment: Chaotic Neutral.” [Kyle Graham]
Kyle Graham kicked off the meme with examples that include “Guido Calabresi” = “Discourage Bail,” “Elizabeth Warren” = “Brazen Wealthier” and “Cass Sunstein” = “Insanest Cuss.” My contributions include “Randy Barnett” = “Nab Red Tyrant” and “Dale Carpenter” = “Parade Lectern.” If you’re wondering about rearrangements of my own name, by the way, the best one seems to be “Wastrel Loon.”
P.S. “Stephen Breyer” = “Hereby Repents” and more Supreme Court Justice anagram names.
He had previously faced charges of, yes, failure to appear [Lowering the Bar]
For the intersection of tort buffs and Edward Gorey fans — I can’t be the only such one — don’t miss this from Kyle Graham at his excellent new blog Non Curat Lex:
…C is for Carter who slipped on some ice
D is for Dillon who might have died twice
E is for Escola nicked by some pop
F is for Fletcher whose mine needed a mop…
Original reference here.
“When someone dies you’re only supposed to say something good. Kim Jong-Il just died. Good.” (with apologies to Bette Davis; this seems on the way to becoming one of my most popular Twitter posts ever, even getting a mention in the Hollywood Reporter)
A humorous take on the news that supermarkets in the United Kingdom may soon be freed to enter the legal services market [NewsThump]:
…there are fears that the income of Britain’s lawyers could be slightly affected.
“Our members are already feeling the pinch, and in some cases we’ve had to not quite bleed people dry”, claimed Claude Darkus of the Law Society….
Consumers have already formed several support groups for struggling lawyers, with drop-in centres where they can have a quick money shower and kick some puppies.