Perhaps legal writing instructors should provided students with examples of Bruce Carton's legal writing. The man knows how to make a point with just a few words, such as a new post that nails the TSA for ongoing silliness in new rules for items allowed on planes.
AmLaw has the story of a young Jones Day lawyer who had some good success on Jeopardy, the television show. Hint: he won three rounds and thus some cash.
Compilation of Lawyers on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, Including a Peabody Award for a Series on Campaign Finance Laws
Brian Baxter at American Lawyer has provided an article aggregating information on lawyers appearing on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. The other night, Thomas Goldstein of Scotusblog was quite good on the Daily Show as he spoke about the healthcare cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the recent U.S. Supreme Court case he lost - the rapidly infamous and much ridiculed 5-4 decision opinion deferring to police decisions to strip search anyone who is arrested for anything. (Perhaps we can all look forward to watching youtube videos of strip searches, as happened in Canada.)
Trevor Potter, however, has been the best of all. He formerly ran the Federal Election Commission, and today is at Caplin & Drysdale. He and Stephen Colbert have done a wonderful series of short, easy to grasp interviews and vignettes which brilliantly explain - and skewer - the absurdity of campaign finance laws in the US. The series recently won a Peabody Award, as explained by Stephen.
The April Fool's (Law Day) issue has arrived. Enjoy this article on corporations seeking to abolish the Delaware Chancery court, and related "right to life" issues for corporate citizens.
Here's the link to Volume 14 of "Things You Cannot Do on a Plane." It's from Bruce Carton's wonderful blog/articles on Law.com.
All the rules are reminders of the saying "be careful out there," a phrase used to good effect on Hill Street Blues, one of the first "real life" shows about law and order. As third year law students, we used to RUN out of a night class to see the show. Apparently some airplane passengers never received the message.
Courtesy of this post on the Legal Blog Watch, which reposted work by Bloomberg Law ...
"Selecting the '10 Greatest Legal Movie Lines'
Last week, Bloomberg Law put together an interesting series of video clips in an effort to collect the "10 funniest, most moving, or most inspiring legal movie lines." The full video ("The 10 Greatest Legal Movie Lines") ... is a lot of fun to watch."