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7
Mar

Legal Links: Weird, Sports and Legal News

Woman arrested after attempting to have her lawyer-boyfriend murdered (ABA)

Angry UCSB basketball fan storms court, confronts Hawaii’s coach, arrested (ESPN)

Logically, taking pictures up random peoples skirts is found to be illegal (CNN)

Man loses 56 pounds after eating nothing but McDonalds for six months (Today)
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20
Aug

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

Australian man playing baseball at an Oklahoma college is shot and killed by ‘bored’ teens (ESPN)
Freedom of Speech? Pastor to burn nearly 3,000 Koran’s on 9/11 (CBS Tampa)

Law student application drop 18%, how does that help current students? (ABA Journal)

Lawsuit against for profit schools who inflated post-grad employment numbers settle lawsuit (Wall Street Journal)

Now this is a Chinese law I can get on board with: Public bathroom users to be fined for missing the toilet, bad aim (China Morning Post)
Big Brother: Google Glass app allows police to view live feed from nearby surveillance cameras (Tech Crunch)
Man strangles girlfriend… because she deleted all of his numbers out of his phone (Jakarta Globe)

Watch out for prank phone calls: Large amount of fake phone calls being made, telling people to show up for jury duty, want personal info (ABA Journal)

14
Aug

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

Dez Bryant will be really mad if Manziel does not get suspended for signing autos (ESPN)
The 18 best worst bad guys in sports movies (Bleacher Report)
The worst of the worst lawyer commercials… Ever (Courts and Sports)
New courthouse dress code bans sleeveless shirts, halter tops (ABA)
Stare DE J.J. Watt wants to play offense, too (ESPN)
Boy and his friend kill great-grandmother with a hatchet, because they wanted pizza (ABA)

Big Brother: NJ city has watch towers, microphones and over 120 cameras installed on streets (My9NJ)
Citizens who do not speak english can still be jurors, New MExico Supreme Court says (ABA)

11
Jul

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

Freedom of Speech? No thanks: 7 people who have been arrested because of something they wrote on Facebook (Business Insider)

If the SCOTUS/Anthony Kennedy do not intervene, California will release 10,000 prison inmates (Business Insider)

Lawyer abandons his $200k Ferrari to get to court on time (Above the Law)

Attorney John M. Phillips gives his case for a conviction of manslaughter of George Zimmerman (Know The Lawyer)

Death Valley is so hot you can fry an egg- literally…And it is becoming a problem [Video] (Yahoo! News)

Here is one of the better summaries of the Aaron Hernandez situation (US News)

A second Denver Broncos executive is facing DUI charges (CBS Sports)

A woman was caught trying to to hire an undercover cop to kill her husband, because “divorce” and “breaking his heart” were not options (YouTube)

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due in court today, makes first public appearance (Chicago Tribune)

World’s largest debt collection agency agrees to pay record settlement of $3.2 million for harassing individuals with phone calls (ABA Journal)

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)

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)

28
Feb

Legal Links 2/28

A zip line rider has filed a negligence lawsuit against Zoom Air Daytona Beach (Daytona News-Journal)

5 takeaways from SCOTUS Voting Rights discussion, Justice Scalia is fired up (Politico)

Lying in an online dating site profile could come back to bite you, in a divorce (ABA Journal)

Four ‘Bama football players dismissed from team after being arrested for two robberies (Yahoo!)

Man accused of killing and dismembering mother appears in court wearing trash bag (AP)

If you have read the news recently, you might be wondering, what is sequestration? (Politico)

Not all lawyers are bad: 3L who wants to save the world, help children, given $20k towards student loans by Ellen. (ABA Journal)

21
Feb

Legal Links 2/21

‘Blad Runner’ trial update: lead detective dropped, faces 7 charges of attempted murder (news.com)

NFL combine watch (ESPN)

Attorney held in contempt, fined $1,000 for being ‘disrespectful’ said, bond amount was ‘ridiculous’ (ABA Journal)

‘TWITTER FIGHT!” The NFL’s Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis exchange tweet-jabs  (ESPN)

Parents file suit, claim grade school yoga classes are inherently religious (ABA Journal)

I Can’t find my ball!” Match play in AZ postponed after snow storm on golf course (Reuters)

Rotting corpse found in hotel’s water supply, guests used, drank water for up to two weeks (CNN)

Carnival Cruise victims, file class action lawsuit (Breitbart) John Phillips weighs in (C&S)

15
Feb

In the Line of Fire: How Dangerous is the Legal Profession?

A majority of people do not realize how dangerous the legal profession is. As an aspiring attorney and legal blogger, I stay current on legal news and in effect I am more conscious of reports and situations in which attorneys and judges are threatened, injured or killed.

The following is a compilation of a few of the most recent tragedies involving the legal profession. This is only a small sample of the reported attacks and killings of attorneys and judges:

  • On February 3, the 28-year-old daughter of an attorney was murdered by one of his former clients, an  ex-Los Angeles police officer.
  • Then again on January 30 2013, an Oklahoma man facing assault charges attacked his lawyer, Larry Monard, in court. He punched, kicked and choked Monard.
  • On January 22 2013, two attorneys, who should have known better, got into a fight in which attorney Scott Radman was severely beaten by fellow attorney, Sean Murphy, inside of a courthouse.

In result of the January 30, 2013 murder of Mark Hummels in Arizona, the State Bar of Arizona released a statement regarding the danger of being an attorney as well as the senseless murder that should have never taken place.  Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the State Bar of Arizona, John F. Phelps, issued this statement in response to the death of Hummels:

“The death of our colleague, Mark Hummels, is heartbreaking on so many levels. The loss of any life is tragic. But in this case, Mark was killed as a result of simply trying to do his job. We all know that attorneys are Read more »

31
Jan

Texas Prosecutor Fatally Shot Outside Courthouse

WFAA-TV in Dallas has reported that a Kaufman County assistant district attorney was fatally shot in the courthouse parking lot Thursday by two masked men. The two suspects have not been arrested or identified. According to WFAA, the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said the suspects ambushed the victim and shot him multiple times on his way in to court, WFAA reported. Read More… 

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