In Reluctant Defense of the Curmudgeon Malcontents.
A Baltimore-area attorney explains how online marketing is hurting the legal profession: There is for the conscientious ethical attorney a balance between eremitic life in a Byzantine-era monastery and nonsense online carney barking, but none of these non-attorney folks deserve a seat at the table in that discussion. And the more you see of the online marketing nonsense that's out there, the more sympathetic you become to people with poor home training who reject that nonsense in language you wouldn't want uttered aloud in your grandmother’s house of worship.
The Fake-Pot Industry Is Coming Down From a Three-Year High
- a fascinating read on the multibillion-dollar "herbal incense" business and its latest legal woes after the introduction of more severe legislation on synthetic cannabinoids. Featuring the rise and downfall of Mr. Nice Guy, rogue chemists, warehouses exploding, DEA undercover operations and "the Saul Goodman
s of synthetic cannabinoids" - two attorneys specialized in providing "Cutting Edge In Incense Testing and Compliance"
services to manufacturers to help them "stay one step ahead of the law". (via longform
) [more inside]
New York city in the 19th century was famous for it's corruption, criminals and "Gangs of New York."
All of them knew exactly who to call when they were in trouble, the law firm of Howe and Hummel
. [more inside]
Let the Eagle Soar [mp3]
John Ashcroft has resigned as attorney general, saying "the objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved." He leaves behind a legacy of DOJ Accomplishments in the War on Terror
(many of which seem to have been accomplished by non-DOJ parties) despite not actually convicting anyone of terrorism
. I feel safer already.
Hiring a private criminal defense lawyer
--the legal implications and ramifications of our President's (and veep's) move--by John Dean
Court agrees to hear appeal over restrictions on Jehovah's Witnesses.
Not sure if this is a repost, but it seems like an interesting discussion topic. The Supremes are "weighing the First Amendment rights of canvassers against the right of homeowners to security, privacy and peacefulness in their homes," says the city of Stratton. But as the Jehovah's Witnesses attorneys ask, "are religious ministers...communicating their religious beliefs from door to door constitutionally equivalent to peddlers of merchandise ...?"
Page 33 of the latest Red Herring is a full-page ad for Morrison and Forrestor, attorrneys at law. What's great is that in big, yellow print is the firm's URL: mofo.com
. Now, they have
to be aware of the multiple meanings here, but they appear to be playing it straight, and the site is full of MoFo news
and MoFo history