Tag Archive: legal news

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The Legal Mess of the Fyre Fest

I recently transitioned from a clerkship to a job at a law firm, so my free time has declined precipitously of late. The other day, I was checking Twitter before going to bed, and I saw a post from Chrissy Teigen (who I am still mad at for not retweeting my picture of the banana bread I baked using her recipe). She mentioned something about a Fyre Fest documentary. Little did I realize, the documentary (or, more aptly, documentaries — both Netflix and Hulu released their own versions) would become a viral discussion topic.


The Real Housewives and the Bottomless Cesspit that is American Pop Culture

As the Bard once said, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Lucky for William Shakespeare, he died centuries before the debut of reality show/unmistakable sign of the impending Apocalypse, The Real Housewives.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.20.15

Democratic candidate, Jim Webb, drops out of the Presidential race. Huffington Post

This may be the most obscene Appellate Opinion ever written. Above the Law

Examining constitutional violations at the New Orleans’ district attorney’s office. New York Times

Necessary reading about law school’s Gainful Employment initiative. Huffington Post

A Friends spinoff is finally here; starring hamsters. Mashable


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A Breakdown of Sports Law

Having hashed out the intricacies of furry and cuddly animal law last week, we turn in the second installment of our practice-area series to sports law — the pragmatic option for all the nerdy types hoping to salvage a distant cousin of their childhood pro athlete aspirations.

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Watch a Compilation of Fallacies From the 10/13 Democratic Debate

Check out Democratic Presidential candidates’ most memorable fallacious statements from October 13th’s Democratic Debate on CNN. Just so you know — These videos a part of our continuous series where we will analyze fallacies in both Republican and Democratic debates. For a detailed explanation about our methodologies, thought process, and fallacy definitions check out our

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Logical Reasonings / 7.29.15

A) Bill Cosby’s legal team is changing tactics in light of the volume of recent allegations against him. CNN

B) It sucks to be (alleged) lion-killer Walter Palmer right now. Slate

C) Citizens United lost a bid to prevent the New York Attorney General from requiring charities to disclose the names of people who have donated more than $5,000. WSJ

D) The Arizona Cardinals have hired what may be the first female coach in the NFL. Associated Press

E) Need an afternoon pick-me-up? These Pixar short films will brighten your day. BuzzFeed


Logical Reasonings / 7.13.15

A) Reddit’s interim CEO Ellen Pao announced that she is stepping down. No, she did not make her announcement by meme. Time

B) Eric Holder is returning to his old firm, Covington & Burling, where they reportedly kept his office empty for him while he was doing that whole Attorney General thing. Nope, no conflict of interest there. Rolling Stone

C) Still looking for a summer vacation destination? President Obama just named three new national monuments. The New York Times

D) This guy needs to go back to elementary school and learn that losing a game of “rock, paper, scissors” is typically not a good justification for stabbing someone. Legal Juice

E) For those moments you’re hungry but don’t know what to eat, Buzzfeed has your back with Food Roulette. Buzzfeed


The Case of the Devious Defecator

Today’s story from the legal world begins with piles of human excrement – and yes, we mean that literally. The piles in question were mysteriously left around a warehouse in Atlanta. The case of the “devious defecator” (the judge deserves endless credit for that name) ends with a lawsuit and a jury awarding a judgment of $2.25 million to the plaintiffs. That’s a pretty big pile of, uh, cash. But don’t let that scare you away from your next workplace prank – the company is the one that’s going to have to pay.

Atlas Logistics supplies products to grocery stores. In 2012, someone repeatedly defecated in one of the company’s warehouses near Atlanta. For some reason, management fingered two employees as their number two suspects.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.8.14

A) A Yankees fan caught on ESPN taking a nap at a game sues for defamation. Deadspin.

B) A naked man. A hotel window. A courtyard wedding. A lawsuit. Can you see where this is going? Courthouse News.

C) A colorful lawsuit regarding a sexual scandal at Case Western has ended in a settlement. Above the Law.

D) Madonna makes headlines by showing up for jury duty. New York Daily News.

E) Jon Stewart is on vacation, so to alleviate your withdrawal pangs, check out 16 of his best insults. Alternet.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.27.13

A) Read this article to learn the essential steps in choosing your legal practice area and how to land a legal job. Above the Law.

B) Apparently, the collection of data on nearly every phone call made in the United States is legal, and as you can imagine, ACLU is p.o.’d. CNN.

C) Check out the ten most popular news headlines in all of 2013 for ABA Journal. ABA Journal.

D) Lowest enrollment in law schools since 1975. Hallelujah for current law school applicants! National Law Journal.

E) Most popular bars in 2013. Continue to drink up ‘Merica! BuzzFeed.