• Remember the criminal defendant who argued that threatening statements on his wall were protected expression? The jury in that case just found him guilty of four counts of threatening his estranged wife, state and local police, and a kindergarten class. [Legal Intelligencer]
  • The Tribune profiles Western District of Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney Jack Hickton.  [Trib]
  • Commission finds less racial diversity in court personnel than in the general population.  [Post-Gazette]
  • Breaking news! Sometimes it is hard to get your clients to pay their bills.  [Post-Gazette]
  • Ipso Facto wonders whether the NHL or hockey broadcasters could be subject to defamation or obscenity claims for players’ obscene gestures or trash talking on or off the ice.  I can’t personally envision a scenario where what the player said would not be considered a subjective opinion and therefore outside any statutory definiton of defamation in the U.S. Also, stop picking on Aaron Asham!  He apologized, and anyway I think when you start a fight with someone, you assume the risk that they will knock you to the ice with one punch and/or make a sleepytime gesture.  [Ipso Facto]