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Afternoon Briefs: Judge says she’d castrate defendant if law permitted it; Schulte Roth sued for alleged bias

Judge says she would castrate man if law allowed it

A judge in Oklahoma City sentenced a man who installed home security systems to life in prison for putting secret…

Larry Bird mural with tattoos of mating bunnies and spider web brings objection from his lawyer

A street artist who decided to add tattoos to her depiction of Larry Bird has agreed to remove all but one of them after Bird’s lawyer expressed concern about damage…

What lawyers can learn about prosecutorial ethics from a Brad Pitt role

A lawyer who’s been a victim of a crime prior to becoming a prosecutor can provide a valuable and unique perspective. But the line can potentially blur when they only prosecute the types of cases they personally suffered through, writes lawyer Adam Banner.

Afternoon Briefs: AG Barr blasts prosecutors and ‘prancing punks;’ self-defense bid fails for A$AP Rocky

On Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr blasted progressive prosecutors and “prancing punks” who recently pelted police with water. District attorneys who style themselves as social justice reformers “spend…

Appeals court allows defamation suit for comments by Cosby lawyer day after ‘epic’ settlement

A California appeals court has ruled against actor Bill Cosby’s bid to toss a defamation lawsuit by former model Janice Dickinson. The ruling comes just one day after Dickinson’s lawyer…

Neil Armstrong’s family received $6M in secret settlement with hospital that treated him before death

Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s relatives obtained a confidential $6 million settlement for alleged medical errors by the Ohio hospital that performed heart bypass surgery on him before his death in August…

Knife-wielding man is shot outside LA courthouse amid infringement case against Katy Perry

A courthouse security officer shot and wounded a man wielding a knife outside the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday as testimony continued in a trial that contends that…

Afternoon Briefs: R. Kelly accused of sexual racketeering; in vitro fertilization mix-up leads to lawsuits

Federal indictments in New York and Chicago accuse R&B singer R. Kelly of racketeering, producing child pornography and obstructing justice in connection with sexual exploitation of young girls and…

Bob Dylan’s ‘Hurricane’ is one of the most famous tales of wrongful conviction

I hate being on the road too early in the morning; sometimes it’s just you and a long stretch of highway until the sun rises. I’ve found the best way…

Will ‘qyburnian resurrection’ enter the lexicon? Judge references ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2 opinions

Judge John Owens has looked to Game of Thrones to illustrate points in at least two opinions that he has written for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at…

‘Criminal’ songwriter donates her royalties to pay immigrants’ legal fees

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Fiona Apple recently wrote in a Tumblr post that she would donate 2019 and 2020 earnings from TV and movie placements of her song “Criminal” to the While…

Do people really try to take the rap for someone else’s criminal charges?

History is cyclical. The longer I write this column on law and pop culture, the more I realize the same series seem to bring up legal issues that relate to…

Ginsburg wins MTV award for best real-life hero but is not most meme-able

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has further evidence of her influence on popular culture.

She won an MTV award Monday in the category of best real-life hero,…

F. Lee Bailey holds forth on Mueller report and reason for OJ Simpson’s murder acquittal

F. Lee Bailey isn’t trying cases any more since he was disbarred for his handling of stock owned by a drug dealer client. But he still has a connection…

Play about Hamlet puts Chicago judges and attorneys center stage

Please, Continue (Hamlet), a play starring actual trial judges, public defenders and prosecutors in the roles of the court officials, was performed April 25-28 in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s been showcased hundreds of times in countries around the world “with wildly varying verdicts, drawing attention to the theatrical nature of justice systems,” according to the MCA’s website.

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