Friday Links

“Beware of the creatures of the night – They have lawyers!” Above you’ll find the cover of Supernatural Law #45, published just this year. In that issue, The Toxic Avenger somehow finds himself as a defendant. Here’s a description of the issue straight from the publisher’s website:

Wolff and Byrd have a change of venue when they travel to Tromaville to defend none other than the Toxic Avenger! But can they prevail in a courtroom presided over by Judge Lloyd Kaufman?

You might remember way back in July of 2011 when we first referenced the Supernatural Law comic book series.  If not, please revisit this prior edition of Friday Links.

Well, federal courts are still commenting upon – and defining! – MySpace.  According to a brand new Ninth Circuit opinion, “MySpace is a social networking website that allows its members to set up online ‘profiles’ and communicate via email, instant messages, and blogs.” See Wynar v. Douglas County School Dist., — F.3d —-, No. 11–17127 (9th Cir. Aug. 29, 2013) (citing Layshock v. Hermitage Sch. Dist., 650 F.3d 205, 208 & n.2 (3d Cir. 2011) (en banc)).  Our favorite part is that the court saw fit to provide a citation to a Third Circuit en banc case, which itself was citing a 2007 Western District of Texas case in its explanation of MySpace, which by now, really, is or was prevalent enough to no longer need citational support.

By the way, if you can believe it, this is our 991st post here at Abnormal Use.

Stephanie Kimbro of the North Carolina Law Blog (as well as the Virtual Law Practice blog) offers her thoughts on the issues of the duration of law school and practical training.  This is an issue we’ve written about before here, here, and here.  With the president himself weighing in on these issues of late, we feel we must stray into this debate once again.  Not today, mind you, but soon. Soon indeed.

FYI: The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina is inviting public comment on its proposed new and revised local rules. For more information, see here. The deadline for submitting comments is September 30.

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