A Long Weekend's Legal Link Wrap
It was a long weekend for some, a work weekend for others. But legal blogs and legal news kept on rolling. Here is some of what has happened since Friday:
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Edition of Blawg Review came out. It is hosted by On Being a Black Lawyer.
- After posting here Friday about U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner's order allowing the webcast of a motion hearing this week in a music file-sharing case, the plaintiff record companies ran upstairs to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to block the webcast. The Citizen Media Law Project has the motion to stay, Petition for a Writ of Mandamus or Prohibition and Emergency Motion for Expedited Consideration. Makes you question what they're trying to hide.
- We wondered on Friday about how long it would take lawyers to begin soliciting passengers from the U.S. Airways flight that crashed into the Hudson River. Eric Turkewitz announces, We have a winner!
- LawHelp/NY, a legal information portal for low-income New Yorkers, has been named one of eight finalists for The Collaboration Prize, a $250,000 award given to an outstanding model of nonprofit collaboration.
- Legal marketer Kara Smith tracked down a case of law firm identity theft by way of Twitter. She finds that the mysterious Twitterer hklaw has nothing to do with the law firm whose URL is hklaw.com.
- A Minnesota lawyer was arrested for cocaine possession. We've heard that one before. But this one, if true, takes the prize for audacity. He is alleged to have been doing lines right in the courthouse, right on a conference-room table.
- In Moscow, human-rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov was shot dead just after holding a news conference to announce that he was considering appealing an order that allowed the early release of a Russian colonel convicted of raping and murdering a Chechen woman.
Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on January 20, 2009 at 10:52 AM | Permalink
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