Sneaking in to a Security Conference
Hacker Group Anonymous turns sights on Law Firms →
Included in a New York Times article on the posting of audio from an FBI conference call, is a more disturbing report - the group took responsibility for hacking the Web site of a law firm that had represented Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, who was accused of leading a group of Marines responsible for killing 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha, Iraq, in 2005. The group said it would soon make public...
Couert ordered relief in temporary restraining... →
“The relief granted by the court is extraordinary in its scope, and includes: - an injunction against the defendants prohibiting them from using any Chanel marks or selling any Chanel products; - an injunction against the top-level domain name registry, directing it to change the registrar of record for the domain names to GoDaddy (!); - an injunction telling GoDaddy to change the DNS...
Two new bios on America's first celebrity lawyer... →
“He was Jefferson’s heir, his time’s foremost champion of personal liberty, raging against the concentration of wealth and power that had accompanied the nation’s industrialization. But Darrow also thought of the law as blood sport. He shamelessly seduced juries with his common man routine — the rumpled suits and suspenders, the gentle country drawl — and his extraordinary closing statements,...
Onion: Houston Scrambling To Figure Out How To Get... →
Not the way to land a job: Hungarian man pleads to... →
“According to the plea agreement, Nemeth admitted that by using malware sent via email to specific employees at Marriott, he was able install malware on Marriott’s systems, giving him “backdoor” access to Marriott company information. To further prove his identity as the, Nemeth demonstrated exactly how he accessed the Marriott network; his continued ability to access the Marriott network;...
Supreme Court Argument recap: Disaster at the... →
There may be many ways for a lawyer to realize that an argument before the Supreme Court is falling flat, but none can top this: a Justice asking if the counsel had ever considered simply forfeiting the case. That is what happened on Tuesday to Donna R. Andrieu, an assistant district attorney in New Orleans, as her argument lay all about her, in shambles. It is a heavy burden for a lawyer from...
Stiglitz on the globalization of protest →
Interesting though under-explored insight on commonalities between 99% movements
Haitian Justice System Put to the Test in Trial of... →
Not so Moneyball: odds of the Red Sox collapse was... →
Five Things Angry Birds will Teach You About Life →
My lawyer died last week. His name was Michael Nussbaum, of Washington, D.C. He...– Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker, http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/10/a-reporters-lawyer.html
Peter Thonemann on Children in the Roman Empire →
Facinating to imagine our “instincts” were not always so instinctual in Roman times.
Blackberry outage causes law firm to consider... →
and the band played on…
Consent to battery as a defense to murder as bet... →
Annual debate of northern Maine's potato harvest... →
NY Times asks Can Anybody Be a Designer? →
“The first definition of “design” in the Oxford English Dictionary is dated 1548, as a verb meaning to “indicate” or “designate.” Nearly a century later, “design” was identified in a professional context as “a preliminary sketch for a work of art: the plan of a building, or part of it.” Since the start of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s, design’s professional role has expanded...
Adam Liptak, In New Term, Supreme Court Shifts...
The New York Times’ Adam Liptak previews an unusually interesting upcoming docket for the U.S. Supreme Court. The highlights for me - Hosanna-Tabor Church v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 10-553, the court will consider whether a Michigan school run by a Lutheran church is subject to a federal law banning discrimination based on a disability. The church fired a teacher...
My old barber, Dwight Helstrom, makes the Bangor Daily News article on the opening of Maine’s Moose Hunt in Aroostook County.