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[caption id="attachment_10591" align="alignright" width="105" caption="But not when it comes to attacking porn companies."][/caption] By Randazza & DeVoy Over the years, we've been keenly aware of the *Chan websites' user base and their exploits.  From 4Chan, 7Chan, 7-11Chan, 420Chan and especially /b/ and /i/, we've laughed and cheered as a teeming mass of...

By J. DeVoy "What I want, what I want, is just your children." - Marilyn Manson; New York's personal injury bar Much has been made of the New York Supreme Court's recent decision to allow a negligence suit to proceed against four-year-old Juliet "Juliette" Breitman.  Unlike most outlets, we have the court's non-final...

By J. DeVoy On Tuesday, October 19, John Roberts visited his home in Buffalo, New York, and gave an uncommonly intimate talk at Canisius College.  Rather than a lecture with a specific topic, Roberts sat down with Canisius alumnus and trustee (and Harvard Law grad) Joseph Hassett to discuss pre-selected questions...

The ABA has hired its first "Chief Marketing Officer." (source). The ABA has been bleeding 2,000 and 4,000 members per year since 2008, when membership stood at 408,000. ABA membership isn't growing at the same rate as the profession, said former ABA President Carolyn Lamm,>> a partner in the Washington...

Talmadge Littlejohn, a Mississippi Chancery Court Judge, held attorney Danny Lampley in contempt of court and sent him to jail because Lampley declined to recite the Pledge of Allegiance when ordered. (source) The judge's order says: BE IT REMEMBERED, this date, the Court having ordered all present in the courtroom to...

The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state's "diploma privilege" granted to graduates of the University of Wisconsin and Marquette law schools. (source) For those of you not in the know, if you graduate from UW or Marquette, you don't need to take the Wisconsin Bar exam: Just pass...

By J. DeVoy Today, in a unanimous decision authored by Justice Tom Chambers, the Washington Supreme Court dealt a blow to online gambling.   Internet Community & Entertainment Corporation, doing business as Betcha.com ("Betcha"), has been under the scrutiny of the  Washington State Gambling Commission since shortly after its 2007 launch....

Popehat is a blog that I think was born in the same litter of puppies as the Satyricon. We love them. Reason #1 -- constant Dr. Who references. Reason #2 -- ethics lessons. In this piece, Patrick provides us with a fantsays letter (based on a...

JD Hull's "What About Clients?" blog could kick Chuck Norris' ass. Evidence: Read this little passage he writes about law professor Peter Friedman. This man can help you. He deferred teaching full-time until after more than, say, an 18-month law prof-law firm stint before joining the ranks...