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Law in Popular Culture

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Blogger David Lat Says Privacy an ‘Antiquated Notion,’ Goes Public With Diet

The blogger who writes the legal gossip blog Above the Law suggests that privacy is the refuge of scoundrels—and a convenient way to hide bad eating…

From the Bing to Fordham U: Legal Experts Confab on ‘Sopranos’

Academics from around the world are converging on Fordham University for a symposium on The Sopranos that begins tomorrow.

Among those who will be speaking about the popular television show…

Jerry Springer’s Words of Wisdom Win Over Skeptical NU Grads

Students at Northwestern University School of Law protested when they heard that television reality show host and NU law grad Jerry Springer was to be their commencement speaker.

Shoot a Gun, Drive a Cruiser, Appear in a Lineup at New D.C. Museum

A new National Museum of Crime & Punishment is set to open this week in Washington, D.C., and according to the Washington Post,…

Many Details Right in Fictional Lawyer’s Supreme Court Skewering

The U.S. Supreme Court is often the target of criticism. In one of the more recent high-profile critiques the missives were delivered by a fictional lawyer, Alan Shore of Boston…

Ropes & Gray Partner Was Blackjack Winner Portrayed in ‘21’

A litigation partner at Ropes & Gray is admitting she was a member of the winning card-counting blackjack team that is portrayed in the movie 21.

Jane…

The J.D.-Hendrix Experience

Russell Pearce has two photos on his office wall. One is Louis Brandeis. The other, Jimi Hendrix.

Printing a New Chapter

ABA Publishing finds that legal best-sellers no longer need ‘how to’ in their titles

‘Eccentric’ Mother-Daughter Courtroom Artists Meld Talents

A mother-daughter sketch artist team works the New York courts on a freelance basis for several news organizations, covering the trials of high-profile defendants.

Andrea Shepard and her mother, Shirley…

Meet Patricia Cornwell, Forensic Author Who Earned $100 Million

A hard childhood and a fascination with crime as an adult helped make Patricia Cornwell one of the world’s best-known authors of forensic murder mysteries—a genre that she herself established.

Laurence Fishburne Portrays Thurgood Marshall

Actor Laurence Fishburne says he knew little about Justice Thurgood Marshall’s early career as a civil rights lawyer before he read the script for the play Thurgood.

“My only real…

‘Bad Dads’: New Fox Reality TV Program Collects Child Support

Forget about watching cops place the cuffs on badly behaved adults after breaking up fights and catching them with illegal narcotics. The truly compelling law enforcement reality program may be…

James Spader Argues Before ABC’s ‘Supreme Court’

If the public isn’t getting enough access and appreciation for how the U.S. Supreme Court operates from the justices themselves, they may…

Beware of E-Mail Bearing O’Melveny Name

Thousands of CEOs have received spyware e-mails bearing the name of O’Melveny & Myers.

The e-mails contain attachments purporting to be grand jury subpoenas and are sent from a uscourts.com…

Roman Polanski Documentary Puts New Spin on Child Sex Crime

More than 30 years after movie director Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl and then fled the U.S. when an initial plea bargain…

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