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26
Jun

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

SCOTUS strikes down federal law that banned federal benefits to gay married couples. (ABA)

NFL TE Aaron Hernandez arrested in connection with murder investigation. (ESPN)

Are you a lawyer or law student? Check out these legal apps! (The Droid Lawyer)

NY Yankees GM Brian Cashman says, “Alex (Rodriguez) should just shut the f— up.” (ESPN)

Baltimore Ravens running back was car-jacked at gun point in Philadelphia. (CBS Philly)

Cleveland Browns LB charged with attempted murder after punching a man outside of a strip club (CBS Cleveland)

Social media sparks 200 teen brawl in a south Florida mall (CBS Miami)

Guard has her ear bitten off by inmate, other inmates come to guards rescue (News Channel 10)

24
Jun

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

The Scarlett Letter 2013- Florida man is falsely labeled a sexual predator. (Courts and Sports)

2011 murder of civil rights attorney remains unsolved (ABA Journal) For more, see our previous article, “In The Line of Fire: How Dangerous is the Legal Profession?” (Courts and Sports)

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After the Miami Heat wont the title, many of the Heat players went to Miami clubs and partied with rappers. Shane Battier went to Denny’s and ate a Grand Slam. (CBS)

Jacksonville, Fl Dad rents out movie theater so his son and his friends can play videos on a huge screen. (Gawker)

Best sports GIF of the year: Chris Bosh being extra Boshie vs. finals confetti.  (Mashable)

Here is a recap of the SCOTUS ‘s three biggest decisions in the last session. (AP)

New pill/microchip remembers all of your passwords- it can be swallowed, and then it transmits information from inside your body (Daily Mail)

Man waiting in line for the new LeBron’s (shoes) shoots man who tried to rob everybody in line, police do not press charges. (Sporting News)

Videos of LeBron and D. Wade partying in celebration of championship is annoying. So is Drake. (TMZ)

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19
Jun

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

Speeding? When police radar gets it wrong (C&S)

Does Superman have a legal duty to rescue people? (ABA Journal)

High School hockey player gets punched, parents want to file lawsuit... (Yahoo!)

Employment picture for 2012 law grads pretty much the same as 2011 class (ABA Journal)

The City of San Jose sues MLB over potential Oakland A’s Move (ESPN)

Miami Heat fans leave game early, not allowed back in to see Heat comeback to win game 6 (Yahoo!)

Police search Patriot’s TE Hernandez’s home in connection with a homicide investigation (ESPN)

Police in Wyoming respond to 911 call after exorcism goes awry (FC Radio)

Attorney charged with invading femals coworkers home, assaulting her, commits suicide in his jail cell (NBC)

A group associated with the Obama administration , OFA, holds gun control rally in CA, 3 people show up (Breitbart)

13
Jun

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler dies in a crash at a dirt car racing event (WOKV Jacksonville)

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman arrested for drag racing, (kind of) runs from cops (ESPN)

The Brooklyn Nets name former player Jason Kidd as new head coach (ESPN)

Attorney resonsible for $64 million of her firm’s business explains how she gets clients and the importance of a mentor (Careerist)

Lawyer gets 3-years for shooting at US Census worker (ABA Journal)

Former acrobat/circus performer in the nude, harasses subway commuters, performs acrobats, acts crazy (CBS San Francisco)

Man calls police on a prostitute, because she was not as good looking as she had advertised (IB Times)

 

12
Jun

The Flop: The Integral Degredation of Basketball and Soccer

FlopAgainA “Flop” is when a player intentionally falls over with little to no physichal contact from opposing players, with the intention of drawing a foul. Because flopping is deceiving and dishonest, flopping is generally considered to be unsportsmanlike, and in my opinion, soft. Regardless, many players are well practiced in the art of flopping. This includes some of the world’s top athletes. Flopping is often associated with basketball and soccer. However, there are several differences between basketball flops and soccer flops. The top two being how players react to their own flop (the actual flop itself) and how the sport handles such behavior.

In soccer the flop is so flamboyant I can’t even watch it anymore. Basketball players flop, and it is annoying, childish and in poor taste. However, when basketball players flop, they get right back up and continue playing. Soccer players on the other hand (at least a majority of them) follow up their flops by rolling around on the ground, clutching their shins in the fetal position, screaming, kicking and flailing before finally deciding that they are in fact perfectly fine, hop up, and start sprinting around. It is embarrassing and hard to watch. There are people who break bones and lose limbs that have less of a reaction to their injury. I can not and will not watch soccer games until something is done regarding the attention seeking and humiliating soccer flop. It is comparable to a two-year-old who falls over, looks around and begins screaming and crying until their mother runs to console them. As soon as the parent tends to the child, the child stops crying. This is the exact mentality of soccer players. Kick and scream until a referee acknowledges their pain.

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11
Jun

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

Homeless woman arrested for 396th time, claims she can change (Huffington Post)

Bengals Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones arrested for assault, he claims he was “protecting himself” after a woman threw a beer bottle at him and he slapped her (ESPN)

Recent Law Grad? Stay away from Mississippi, move to Wyoming: See the most over-saturated job markets for attorney’s, state-by-state (ABA Journal)

Judge who said he has never met a homosexual actually hired several gay law clerks (ABA Journal)

Fourth Amendment Update: New Mexico now allows search warrants to be obtained via phone call (New Mexican)

Man charged with DUI despite blowing a .000 during breathalyzer test (CBS Cleveland)

German Bank employee falls asleep on keyboard, transfers $293 million  (France 24)

11
Jun

Former NFL WR Chad Johnson Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad OchoCinco, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation. The six-time NFL All-Star was requesting community service and anger management classes as a plea agreement. However, Johnson’s luck took a turn for the worse. The judge asked Johnson if he was pleased with his attorney, Adam Swickle. Johnson responded by slapping Swickle on the butt, which drew laughter from the onlookers. The judge was not pleased. She criticized Johnson for his behavior, gave him 30-days in jail and added three months to his probation.

Johnson responded by tweeting, “Love me through the good and the bad because I’m gone love you regardless… See you in 30.”

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