Wednesday Writs for 8/14
L1: Due to time constraints, I don’t have a “case of the week” for you today. Instead, have a read through this list of the 5 most “awesomely sarcastic” opinions in SCOTUS history. I’m partial to this RBG quote from #3 on the list:
“Notwithstanding nightmarish images of out-of-control flatware, livestock run amok, and colliding tubas disturbing the peace and quiet of Tecumseh…”
L2: Trump has set his sites on legal immigrants now in his newest volley in the immigration debate, with a regulation targeting the poorest immigrants.
L3: The first law suit challenging the new immigration rule is already underway.
L4: A 23 year old set up a law practice website and started charging clients for services, despite not actually being a lawyer. Gotta hand it to him for the moxie.
L5: Now that the scourge that is Jeffrey Epstein has been removed from the earth, what happens next, from a legal standpoint?
L6: A Florida man is accusing CNN’s Don Lemon of an assault, saying the journalist grabbed his genitals at a New York bar last year. Lemon denies the claims.
L7: The parents from a reality TV family I have never heard of are facing tax evasion charges.
L8: The Jehovah’s Witnesses give the Catholic Church a run for its money in sex abuse cover-ups.
L9: The head jerk at Barstool Sports, an organization full of jerks, continued to be a jerk online yesterday and in doing so, may have broken labor laws. David Portnoy, infamous for misogyny, online harassment and intellectual property theft, tweeted that if any Barstool employee DMed a union organizer, they would be fired on the spot. Threatening employees to dissuade unionization is a no-no.
L10: In a classic case of pot and kettle, an insurance giant accuses a pharmaceutical giant of charging too much.
L11: Our dumb criminal of the week is an Amazon delivery man who has apparently never heard of porch cameras and decided to steal a little girl’s bicycle. Kid’s bike thieves have a special place in hell.