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Thursday, December 04, 2008

TIGHT JOB MARKET

CNN has this story of a Michigan State Law School grad with an LLM in Taxation (LLM in Taxation Motto: "We Love Boring Subjects")  who sent out 300 resumes and received one interview.  The title of the post links to the Story. 

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.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's it !!!
Now I am really scared.
First there was the fear of my wife finding out or friends and family. Then it was her exhuberant fees during times of economic uncertainty.
I am firing my Dominatrix today.
Enough is enough

News Review said...

Obsession can really cause a perso kill just to keep the person he truly loves to himself.

Anonymous said...

Can I just say that Jay White is doing a great job running the Florida Bar. I don't see Jay in the Justice Building anymore. Is he able to still practice while running the Bar?

He is a great guy and does all of us criminal sole practitioners proud by doing something so profound as running the Florida Bar. You go Jay!!!

Anonymous said...

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen a little paranoid?

Maybe.

On Wednesday, the Republican congresswoman got a call from President-elect Barack Obama, didn't believe it was him, and hung up on him. Twice.

According to Ros-Lehtinen's flack Alex Cruz, the congresswoman received the call on her cell phone from a Chicago-based number and an aide informed her that Obama wanted to speak to her. When Obama introduced himself, Ros-Lehtinen cut him off and said, "I'm sorry but I think this is a joke from one of the South Florida radio stations known for these pranks." Then she hung up.

Moments later, Obama tried again, this time through his soon-to-be chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.

"Ileana, I cannot believe you hung up on the President-Elect," Emanuel said. And then--yes, you know what's coming--she hung up on Emanuel saying she "didn't believe the call was legitimate."

A short time later, Ros-Lehtinen received an urgent call from Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, who informed her that she indeed hung up on Obama.

So, Obama tried again and this time he was successful. (Phew!)

"It is very funny that you have twice hung up on me," Obama said. Ros Lehtinen responded by telling Obama that radio stations in South Florida always make these sorts of jokes. Obama said similar pranksters reside in Chi-town.

"You are either very gracious to reach out in such a bipartisan manner or had run out of folks to call if you are truly calling me and Saturday Night Live could use a good Obama impersonator like you," Ros-Lehtinen joked with the president-elect.

Ros-Lehtinen then congratulated Obama on his victory and pledged to work together on behalf of all Americans. She also asked Obama to call Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Albio Sire (D-NJ) to discuss Cuba policy.

Here's hoping they don't hang up on him.

Anonymous said...

In all my wise years, I have never heard of a JNC board telling the Governor to eat crow.

How in the hell does the JNC think they look when out of 26 applicants for the 5th DCA spot they submit all white candidates. Not one minority candidate. Yes 3 very qualified black canadidates who applied for the spot did not make the six names submitted. Low-n-behold the Gov. rejected the list of all white candidates submitted. So whats a racially sensitive JNC panal to do? Yep, you guessed it, re-submit another list containing all white candidates again.

Gov. go eat some crow, says the JNC. Maybe it is time to find another way to pick Judges.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget O.J. Simpson is set to be sentenced tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

since the blog is moderated, can we stop posting herald stories that will obviously be posted hours after the entire world knows about them. I know only 3 people in the building read the herald, but truth be told, the others just don't care what is going on outside the justice building.

Anonymous said...

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was scared of the phone pranks of Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero who had managed to fool Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro into talking on the phone.

Anonymous said...

How Cuban is that? What language is that, for a 70 year old thumbless congressMAN?! "I didn't want to get punked!" She is insane.

Anonymous said...

The Governor did not reject "white guys" in attempting to undermine Florida's well-established judicial selection process. He also rejected two well qualified women for a court that, for over two years, has had only one woman, The Honorable Jacqueline R. Griffin.

Anonymous said...

"Anti-Obama Fringe to Descend Upon Supreme Court Tomorrow

December 04, 2008 5:32 PM

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will tomorrow discuss whether or not it should take up the case of Leo C. Donofrio, Applicant, v. Nina Mitchell Wells, New Jersey Secretary of State, a case that challenges the citizenship of President-elect Obama.

After the Justices meet -- and assuredly decline to hear the matter -- the anti-Obama activists supporting the case will hold a vigil near the steps of the highest Court in the land.

The theory -- which is without evidence -- is that Mr. Obama's birth certificate is faked, and that he was not born in Hawaii but rather Kenya, making him ineligible for the presidency. (Or, alternately, that the birth certificate proves only that Mr. Obama was born at some point, not that he was born in Hawaii.)

The Obama campaign says that's nonsense, that he was born in Hawaii, has a birth certificate, and is a natural born U.S. citizen. Period."

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/12/anti-obama-frin.html

It is reported that Hawaii officials have already confirmed his birth status, but that previously they were reluctant to release such private information because of their laws regarding who is eligible to receive a copy of a birth record.

The Obama camp released a copy of the birth record, but many critics had a theory it was fake - leading to the speculation that some hope (however out there) springs eternal for those who resist change.

Anonymous said...

No reason to get an LLM in Tax unless it is at UF, UM, Georgetown, NYU, or BU.

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