Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Bill Wyman got a letter from a lawyer for ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman ordering him to stop using his own name. The letter kindly offered to let him use his name if a) it actually is his real name, and b) he includes a disclaimer when he uses it. Bill Wyman, the writer, of course wrote about it. (Thanks to The Obscure Store for the link.)
News & Politics
San Fransico based Cooley Godward laid off 27 “business department associates” and 19 other staff today. The layoffs apparently affect all their offices EXCEPT Palo Alto and Reston, VA. It also appears (if I am reading correctly) that they are dumping their Kirkland, WA office. Read the memo, which is posted on the Greedy SF/SV Associates Board on infirmation.com.
This article about Michael Jackson testifying in California today about some concerts that never happened is not particularly interesting, but the picture of him is horrifying! He looks like a cross between Planet of the Apes and Laura Flynn Boyle! Jesus! (WARNING! If you click on the picture, it gets BIGGER!!!)
UPDATE: Here’s a frightening website chronicling the HiStory of Jackson’s face. Pretty funny.
This seems like an overreaction to me. The footnote was critical of the court, but arguably not particularly disrespectful. And if lawyers can’t criticize courts, who can? Read all about it here.
She can still go after Carville and Stephanopolous, but her claims against Hillary Clinton are barred by the 2-year statute of limitations in Nevada, where Flowers now lives and where she sued. Kozinski authored the opinion, and it is somewhat snarky regarding Flowers’ claims, noting that she “faces an uphill battle.” Nevertheless, the case goes forward, at least in part. You can read the opinion (it’s an Adobe Acrobat file) here.
Read about today’s Supreme Court oral argument in the case discussed below here. UPDATE: There’s a more comprehensive discussion of the oral argument on SCOTUSBlog. More UPDATE: Read Slate columnist Dahlia Lithwick’s amusing rant on the case (including today’s oral argument), entitled Thong of the South.