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  • The Washington Redskins need to change their name... to The Washington Posts.

    In honor of the brave warrior spirit of The Washington Post, which is taking a bold and daring stand against printing the name "Redskins.

    7 readers - Althouse
  • Why The NCAA Didn’t Really Lose Yesterday

    Most everyone is talking about how the NCAA got crushed in the antitrust case headlined by former UCLA star Ed O'Bannon. Some have compared it to a top ranked team getting upset by a scrappy mid-major because sports analogies are obligatory when talking about sports cases. That analogy is not really apt. It's more like the NCAA was a top ranked team that narrowly eked out that win.

    7 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Morning Docket: 08.20.14

      20 Aug 2014 at 8:58 AM Biglaw, Eric Holder, Football, Law Professors, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, Police * Full, fair, and independent: In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed, Attorney General Eric Holder promised "robust action" in Ferguson, Mo., in light of Michael Brown's killing.
      2 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Non-Sequiturs: 08.14.14

      * A murder suspect grabbed his phone and asked Siri to help him dispose of a dead body. I'll bet Siri gave him s**tty directions on doing that, too. [USA Today] 8/14/14 5:16 p.m.: Hey what do you know, USA Today is overselling the story a tad! Still, someone performed this search and he seemed to approve enough to have the photo.
      1 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Labor and employment roundup

      “The tie that binds public employee unions and Wall Street” [Daniel DiSalvo] “Unions Manipulate New York City’s Public Pension Funds To Punish Their Enemies” [NYT via Jim Epstein, Reason] Illinois latest state to pass “ban the box” law restricting employers’ inquiries on criminal records [Workplace Prof] Two ex-football pros file suit claiming union conspired with owners on concussion.
      1 readers - Walter Olson/ Overlawyered
    • Non-Sequiturs: 08.20.14

      * Anna Nicole Smith's estate finally loses its effort to secure a piece of her late husband's estate. This whole thing was like Bleak House with boobs. [Jezebel] * Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage in Virginia. So there you go. [ABC News] * Our old friend the Affluenza kid is back in the news, but this time he's only a footnote to the story.
      1 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law

    The latest about Football

    • Morning Docket: 08.29.14

      …: Barney’s movie had heart, but “Football in the Groin” had a football in the groin — College football kicked off last night (or Wednesday if we cared about Georgia State), so check in with the lawyer for the USC player who pretended he injured himself saving his nephew’s life. [Deadspin] * Lionel Hutz: There’s the truth and… the truth! — Bracewell…

      Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Football Season is Almost Upon Us

      …Football season is almost upon us. How does this impact your association... probably very little BUT: Does your Association have a restriction on displaying signs or flags? If so, do the rules violate free speech protections? For Washington associations, do the rules comply with the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005? For Washington…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 08.20.14

      …* Anna Nicole Smith's estate finally loses its effort to secure a piece of her late husband's estate. This whole thing was like Bleak House with boobs. [Jezebel] * Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage in Virginia. So there you go. [ABC News] * Our old friend the Affluenza kid is back in the news, but this time he's only a footnote to the story…

      1 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Morning Docket: 08.20.14

      …20 Aug 2014 at 8:58 AM Biglaw, Eric Holder, Football, Law Professors, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, Police * Full, fair, and independent: In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed, Attorney General Eric Holder promised "robust action" in Ferguson, Mo., in light of Michael Brown's killing. [National Law Journal] * Biglaw firms have taken notice…

      2 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Non-Sequiturs: 08.19.14

      …* They're making The Devil's Advocate into a TV show. That is all. [io9] * Lingerie brand is suing its former lawyer for screwing up its patent filing. What a boob. [NY Post] * Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement to avoid potential embarrassment. Now if only they could reach settlement with the Packers for the same…

      Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Morning Docket: 08.19.14

      … Sentinel] * Charleston School of Law is starting a new academic year with even more confusion than it was in last year, considering that its InfiLaw buyout is in a state of flux. Maybe that's a good thing. [Post and Courier] * Three ex-Lingerie Football League players have filed class action suits against the club, alleging minimum wage law violations. Come on, pay these half-naked athletes a living wage. [National Law Journal]…

      Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Non-Sequiturs: 08.14.14

      …* A murder suspect grabbed his phone and asked Siri to help him dispose of a dead body. I'll bet Siri gave him s**tty directions on doing that, too. [USA Today] 8/14/14 5:16 p.m.: Hey what do you know, USA Today is overselling the story a tad! Still, someone performed this search and he seemed to approve enough to have the photo. * Criminal…

      1 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Why The NCAA Didn’t Really Lose Yesterday

      … the year before he enrolls in college. A Division I track and field recruit, however, would forfeit his athletic eligibility if he did the same. Similarly, an FBS football player may maintain his amateur status if he accepts a Pell grant that brings his total financial aid package above the cost of attendance. But the same football player would no longer…

      7 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Flashback Friday: ATL Lawyer of the Year, 1974

      …The following is an article written by Juggs in December 2010. Consider this the Hall of Fame for the ATL Lawyer Letter Bracket going on now. 1974 was a good year. The IRA bombed the Tower of London, President Nixon was forced to resign in scandal,gasoline shortages led to long lines at the pump, asmallpox epidemic ripped through India…

      1 readers - Above the Law
    • NCAA Settles Its Own Concussion Lawsuit

      … I’ve written often about the lawsuits between the NFL and former professional football players regarding their concussions.  Now, the NCAA is settling (or at least trying to settle) its own lawsuit about sports-related concussions. Under the proposed class action settlement, the NCAA will fund a $70 million pool of money to pay for former…

      11 readers - Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP
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