Legal Profession

Breaking: Professional Fabulist Denied License to Practice Law

The California Supreme Court has held unanimously that Stephen Glass (they call him "Stephen Randall Glass" in the first sentence, so you know he's in trouble) cannot have a license to practice law in California. As you may recall, Glass worked…


England’s Clowns Are Furious

So says Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing, and he appears to be correct. According to this article in The Guardian, they are mad about a recent wave of incidents involving clowns or people dressed as clowns running around and trying…


O.J. Simpson Set Free

…from having to worry about how Judge Linda Bell would rule on his state habeas petition, because she just denied it. So the waiting is over. Oh, he'll probably die in prison. Sorry, I should have been more clear. Yes,…


May a Magistrate Judge Ethically “Dance With the Stars”?

Yes, according to South Carolina's Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct: FACTS A full-time magistrate inquires as to the propriety of dancing in a fund-raising event that is similar to a popular television show ("Dancing with the Stars"), in…



Law School to Remove Fraudster’s Name From Atrium

He did donate a bunch of money to Indiana's law school in exchange for this: Photo: The Indiana Lawyer.com But now that he's pleaded guilty to ponzischeming $4.5 million from his clients, having his name on the atrium would not…


Orly Taitz Tried to Sue the Electoral College

In the unlikely event anyone else is unclear on this, here is some information: The "Electoral College" is not an actual college. Nor is it a university or school or, in fact, a learning institution of any kind. It is…


Judge Orders Prenda Law Group Beamed Out Into Space

For full coverage of the Prenda Law debacle, let me refer you to Popehat, where Ken has been following it closely for a while now and has written many excellent posts on the saga (with help from, among others, Cathy Gellis). As a…



Client: Attorney Gave Me Bad Advice, Tried to Kill Me

This lead-in by Courthouse News Service caught my eye: WOODSTOCK, Ill. (CN) – The attorney a man hired to represent him in a child custody dispute had an affair with the mother of the client's child, then tried to hire hit men…