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By Rachel Konieczny

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October 2016

I’m not boring or serious

Remember this quote? "Sweetheart, you don't need law school. Law school is for people who are boring and ugly and serious." - Mr. Woods, Legally Blonde Well I'm none of those things.   Thank you to Amelia Kibbe for this idea.... Continue Reading →

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On United Nations Day, one of these is not like the other

Today is United Nations Day. But did you know that the UN cannot be prosecuted in domestic courts? When the UN had its first General Assembly in 1946, one of its first official acts included granting itself legal immunity by way of a... Continue Reading →

#TrumpCaseNotes deliver sarcasm

Legal pun hashtags are to a lawyer as Saturday Night Live is to the television viewer. Both are entirely necessary. Recently, #TrumpCaseNotes began trending on Twitter, mocking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views on specific past legal cases. From one legal geek to another,... Continue Reading →

When a retraction letter is too good not to post…

Sometimes, (sarcasm) lawyers can speak for themselves. Below is Donald Trump's attorney's letter demanding a retraction for the New York Times report on two women claiming Trump inappropriately touched them. Below is the New York Times response to Trump's attorney's retraction letter, thanks to... Continue Reading →

How MNF interpreted the First Amendment

Before Monday Night Football (MNF) used British composer Johnny Pearson's song "Heavy Action" as the official theme song, American songwriter Hank Williams Jr.'s "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" could be heard on Monday evening's ESPN football broadcasts.... Continue Reading →

The role of the court…

"The role of the court is to apply law to the facts of the case before it... not to legislate, not to arrogate to itself the executive power, not to hand down advisory opinion on the issues of the day."... Continue Reading →

A disgrace: Supreme Court bench vacancy displays political divide

Usually, an open seat next to you means extra elbow room—and with that can come an increased chance for your voice to be acknowledged. The vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court bench is a different story. With the Feb. 13... Continue Reading →

Leif Eriksson Day: Costume Viking helmets violate the Fair Use doctrine

You may or may not know Oct. 9 is Leif Eriksson Day. You may or may not know Eriksson, a Viking, may have been the first to land in North America (sorry, Columbus). You may or may not know the Viking... Continue Reading →

IP cartoons ARE funny

  Credit: Knife Source: http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/i/intellectual_property_law.asp

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