Friday Links

  • The comic book cover depicted above is that of Blackhawk #208, published way, way back in 1965. Blackhawk, if you remember, was an ace World War II era American pilot and leader of a team of airmen called, eponymously enough, The Blackhawks. In the issue above, he’s confronted at a military trial with a photograph purportedly showing him collaborating with the enemy. We don’t know how this one turned out, but he must have been acquitted, as the series continued for another few years. We think, though, that Blackhawk, who is apparently representing himself, should object to the authenticity of the photo.
  • With our reviews of “Harry’s Law” and “Fairly Legal,” this was surely Hollywood week at Abnormal Use. But we have to ponder why the chief protagonists of all these legal shows are introduced in the pilot as just having quit a more interesting and powerful job. In “Harry’s Law,” the character played by Kathy Bates quits a megafirm to start a tiny firm and shoe store. In “Fairly Legal,” the character played by Sarah Shahi resigns the bar to become a full time mediator. In “The Outlaw,” which we reviewed last fall, the character played by Jimmy Smits resigned from the U.S. Supreme Court, of all places, to start a new firm. Uh, wasn’t he already in a good spot to influence the law? What gives?
  • Friend of the blog and John Marshall Law School torts prof Alberto Bernabe responds to our earlier post on the issue of bilingual products warning. We’re prepping our reply to his response, which may prompt a sur-reply by him. We shall see.
  • Our firm, Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. has at least one lawyer live tweeting the South Carolina Bar Conventon. That would be Stuart Mauney, and you can follow him here.

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