February 2014

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Today’s Huffington Post Segment

If you're interested, here's this week's edition of "Legalese It," the Friday panel discussion of random legal issues hosted by Mike Sacks and (this week) featuring me, Elie Mystal of ATL and Jessica Mederson of e-Discovery Matters on the panel. We discussed…


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Rubber-Duck-Race Bill Expected to Pass in Wisconsin

Well, thanks to the Wisconsin Department of Justice's decision last year to crack down on rubber-duck racing in the village of Mishicot, having concluded said event amounted to illegal gambling, the Wisconsin legislature has had to intervene. The state constitution prohibits…


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Correction of the Day (A Few Days Ago)

From the Feb. 9 edition of the Newark Star-Ledger: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated [Gov. Christie's spokesman Michael] Drewniak referred to the Port Authority's executive director as a "piece of crap." While Drewniak did call him a "piece…



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Government Bravely Prosecutes Nun for Embarrassing It

On January 28, unexpected snow postponed the sentencing of 83-year-old Sister Megan Rice and two fellow activists in Knoxville, Tennessee. They face up to 30 years in prison for "willfully damaging federal property" (which they did) and "sabotaging national defense material" (which…


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Sasquatch in the Emergency Room

Keith Lee, who writes the Associate's Mind blog, posted this on Twitter yesterday: If you're concerned about the patients she's not treating, don't be too worried. All the chapters in the book are very short, so it will never take too long…



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Some Words About That Badass Lawyer Ad [Updated]

It is, in fact, totally badass. With that out of the way, here are a few minor criticisms. First of all, lawyer advertising of course has to be true and not misleading. Beyond that, lawyers have a First Amendment right…



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FAA Nixes Beer Delivery by Drone

With everything this country is using drones for, they crack down on beer delivery. The video below is a commercial for Lakemaid Beer, brewed in Minnesota, and it shows a small drone being used to deliver a 12-pack of beer…