It was the attorney's job to get Rice the lightest penalty possible. Which he did. Smearing the victim afterwards to try to sway public opinion on the result... that was a little freebie he threw in after his work was completed... hypothetically because he's a "ghoulish dick."

An attorney is never under any obligation… » 9/09/14 5:22pm 9/09/14 5:22pm

'She Taxis': Nice Thought, Totally Discriminatory​

I get it, Uber can be sketchy. There would seem to be a market opportunity for the new car service called "SheRides" (in New York City) or "SheTaxis" (in Westchester). The company will offer all female drivers for only female clients. » 9/09/14 12:49pm 9/09/14 12:49pm

Parent Threatens Stupid Lawsuit Over 'Shame Suit' ​

A mother and daughter are giving interviews to anybody who will listen about behavior that actually should be very embarrassing to them if they had any sense of shame. Here are the facts that the family really wants you to know. » 9/05/14 1:41pm 9/05/14 1:41pm

I so hear you man. Same for me for two weeks:

I wonder if, in addition to what you are expressing, I myself am feeling some version of "black survivor's guilt." Thanks to educational opportunities, the commitment of my parents , some luck, and like one or two good choices, I… » 8/20/14 4:01pm 8/20/14 4:01pm

Ferguson Exposes The Hypocrisy Of Second Amendment Advocates

Listen closely. Do you hear that sound? That is the sound of gun rights advocates emitting a yawning silence over the death of Michael Brown. An unarmed teen was shot dead in the street, sparking a national controversy. In any other situation like that, the Second Amendment nuts would be telling us that perhaps the… » 8/19/14 5:49pm 8/19/14 5:49pm

IBM's Watson Continues Its Job Killing Evolution ​

Making a computer that can win at Jeopardy was never just for show. The natural language computer's character arc is following predictable trends. First, we marvel at the technological accomplishment. Then, it starts making whimsical contributions to human life. Check out these Watson-based recipes. » 8/07/14 5:57pm 8/07/14 5:57pm

How One Company Failed The Bar Exam

You've heard by now that there was some kind of "disaster" during last week's administration of the bar exam in states around the country. ExamSoft, a company that allows people to take the bar exam on their laptops, suffered some kind of error after the first day of the bar exam, causing significant delay for… » 8/05/14 2:09pm 8/05/14 2:09pm

Law Is The Tentacle Porn Of Post-Graduate Study

Today on Gawker, David Shapiro wrote a love letter to law school. After sharing his personal anecdote about why he loved law school, he remarked that nobody ever told him that he could love law school, which leads inexorably to his conclusion that some other people might love law school. » 7/31/14 2:14pm 7/31/14 2:14pm

New Head Of NBA Players Union​ A Wartime Consigliere

The NBA players just elected Michele Roberts to be the new head of their union. As such, Roberts becomes the first woman to head a major sports union. Blah blah, progress, shattered ceilings, yay. » 7/29/14 1:02pm 7/29/14 1:02pm