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TSA: Fourth Amendment = Terrorism

Via The Legal Satyricon, here's another tale involving our heroes at the Trouser Search Administration. Aaron Tobey, a 21-year-old student is suing the TSA and other officials, alleging that he was unconstitutionally and illegally detained after he took his shirt…


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Study: Lawyers Under Stress Are Critical, Cautious and Distant

According to a study reported in the ABA Journal, lawyers under stress are tense, overly critical, cautious and emotionally distant. In a related story, lawyers not under stress are tense, overly critical, cautious and emotionally distant. The data for the study…


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New York, Florida, Whatever

The ad to the right appeared in a Law360 newsletter that was circulated today. Phillips Lytle is a New York firm, and so possibly the intended message is that even if you are in, let's say, Florida, Phillips Lytle can help you…



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2010 Ig Nobel Prize Winners Announced

I'm a big fan of the Ig Nobel Prize(s), awarded every year by the editors of the magazine Annals of Improbable Research. At least a few of this year's winners conducted research that might be of some distant relevance to the…


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Pirate Loose in Law Firm

Or at least that's what I infer from this email, forwarded to me today from a Midwestern law firm by one who wishes to remain anonymous: From:    [redacted]Sent:     Tuesday, October 05, 2010 11:02 AMTo:         [redacted]Subject: Found – Skull & Crossbones Eye…



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Must-Have Item for Sleep-Deprived Lawyers: the Pillow Tie

A Utah company has developed a product that may revolutionize conference calls for the bored associate (or, occasionally, partner, although they are usually doing most of the talking), so long as he is taking the call from the privacy of…


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Study Links Long Hours to Death

How many reasons do you need to not work 10 or more hours a day?  How about one death-related reason? In a study published in the European Heart Journal this week, British researchers who conducted an 11-year study of 6,000 civil…


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If Darth Vader Were a Senior Partner

He'd have this desk in his office: "Join me, and I will complete your training." According to the designer, Tom Spina, this is a "one-of-a-kind" item that is not for sale (unless you are in fact Darth Vader or possibly…