Monday, August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder RIP.

Your Judge Was Endorsed by Donald Trump!

How would that make some citizens feel?

Elated, surely.

But maybe others not so much.

Even though it was just a two-line email:
"Dear Rick: A friend of mine recommended this gentleman for a judgeship in Broward County. From what I understand, he is very well-respected in the legal community. Thank you. Sincerely, Donald," read the May 10 email, to which a two-page biography of Izquierdo was attached.
Thirteen days after Trump's recommendation, Scott appointed the attorney as a Broward circuit judge.
Should this matter at all? 

Or is it just a meaningless but weird by-product of our current Trump national....whatever?

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bubba the Love Sponge Fallout -- Don't Be That Lawyer.

Kids, there's a cautionary tale in here somewhere, but if you don't know that already you have no business practicing law let alone reading this crappy blog.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

3d DCA Watch -- Two Can Be As Bad As One.

Yes kids after much anticipation the bunker has readied its shiny new #writtenutterances (see, we can keep up with the youngsters!) but alas there are only two.

Two, which we all know can be as bad as one.

Indeed, at least wagster wryly noted that "it's the loneliest number since the number one."

Abukasis v. MTM Finest:

Judge Shepherd in da' house, invoking the "magic words" for your entertainment and legally binding pleasure!

Perez v. FNMA:

A concession of error!

And it's not even a "confession" of error or anything.

In fact, it's a "commendable and appropriate" one at that!

See you next bunker!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Roy Black Has a "Wild Reputation"????

Hmm.  Ahh hum.

Let me try that again:

Roy Black (allegedly) has a "wild reputation"!!


Don't see it.

In fact, it's just bizarre.

Sure he represented Rush, but that's more degenerate than wild.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Joe Carollo Lives Again!

He's not going to let some pesky job termination slow him down:
We therefore conclude that Carollo has pled a plausible First Amendment claim under Iqbal and Twombly that he spoke as a citizen and not pursuant to his ordinary job duties as City Manager when he made reports to law enforcement and other agencies about Boria and Ruiz’s violations of Florida’s campaign finance laws.
Gotta love Miami!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Yes, There Is Such a Thing as "Anti-Slip-Resistant" Technology!

And, like Spence, I've always believed corporate evil-doers apply said "anti-slip-resistant" coatings to door handles, floors, and even ottomans and envelope openers, all for their cruel amusement.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Donald Trump (Black Version)

Prince may have left us this year, but not with out chiming in on the 2016 election in a song that drips with both irony and harmony.

And why is the Donald so popular with "the blacks?"
So now Donald Trump is campaigning for the black vote. (Long, awkward pause.)
Like so much of what Trump has said and done, this new outreach forces writers like me to conduct scatological studies, framing Trump’s actions in their historical and intellectual absurdity.
But, here we go.
Trump, who got a shocking 1 percent of support among black voters in a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, has been urged to reach out to black voters.
A day after The New York Times published an article pointing out that “the Republican nominee has not held a single event aimed at black voters in their communities, shunning the traditional stops at African-American churches, historically black colleges and barber shops and salons that have long been staples of the presidential campaign trail,” Trump ventured to a suburban town outside Milwaukee that is 95 percent white and 1 percent black to tell the black population of America — a population that has been consumed in recent years by a discussion of police misconduct and extrajudicial killings — that “the problem in our poorest communities is not that there are too many police, the problem is that there are not enough police.”
The speech was tone deaf, facile and nonsensical, much like the man who delivered it.
I'll tell you which African Americans are supporting Donald Trump, it's the blind ones who punched the wrong chad.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

More Subterfuge from our Robot Overlords

First they come for your jobs, now they seek to surpass your humanity.
The young British coder whose simple "robot lawyer" chatbot has overturned more than 170,000 unlawful parking tickets in the UK and America has set his sights on solving homelessness by providing people with basic legal advice.

An update to his DoNotPay bot works by asking users a simple set of questions about their circumstances, before advising them on the best course of action—often helping them draft an effective form letter to apply to their local councils for emergency housing. Councils have to take every letter seriously, and using Freedom of Information requests, he's researched the best ways to prompt them into acting on his bot's clients' behalf.

The bot's creator, Joshua Browder, a 19-year-old Brit studying at Stanford University in California, told Ars that since the update launched last Wednesday "almost every local government in the UK has signed up for the website."

"I can see on the back end that they are actively trying out the service for themselves," he added. He's also working with Centrepoint, one of the UK's largest and most recognisable homelessness charities, with volunteer lawyers helping out to finesse the legal advice his bot provides.

DoNotPay was originally a chatbot which simply advised people on the best ways to legally get out of parking tickets issued by local authorities in London and New York. He says the service has a success rate of about 64 percent, appealing more than £3 million of fines.