Rumpole says: Lesson learned. Don't go to Michigan State Law School. Especially for an LLM in Taxation.
Have trouble sleeping at night? Try this blog: Tax Prof Blog. Yawn.
Here's a weird and tragic story: Anthony Ottaviano was a partner in fancy NY Law Firm Paul. Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He was shot to death by a man obssesed with his girlfriend, who is known by the nome de whip "Jade Vixen" where she is very popular in the SM underground. Above the Law blog has all the details here.
Let's steal one more thing from ATL: A Morale Watch. Check out the new poll on the left. How's Your Morale, REGJB style. We'll start with a "Great"!.
See You In Court, smiling and whistling a tune.
Update: A reader sent in this obituary. Longtime and careful readers of the blog know we love a good obituary.
Abe Rich: A life well lived. From the Herald Obituary:
In the Kovno ghetto, his hands kept Abraham Rutschaisky alive. In the world of pool and billiards, they made him famous.
A talented woodturner like his father and late brother, Morris, the teenage Abe did something the Nazis found useful: He made shaving brushes and razor handles for officers serving in Lithuania and toys for their children.
Later at the Dachau death camp, he carved wooden clogs for fellow prisoners and wooden canteens for the guards who tormented them.
Rumpole notes: Every survivor that had a life well lived is further proof that life won out over hatred and fascism.