Friday Links

We’re not entirely certain why Captain America was on trial, or whether this was the same Captain America from the good old days of comics. Nevertheless, depicted above is the cover of Captain America #613, published only a few months ago in February of 2011.  The secret identity of the Captain America we all knew growing up was Steve Rogers.  Apparently, somewhere along the way, that Captain America’s sidekick, Bucky, replaced the original Captain America, but not before moonlighting as a Russian hitman during the Cold War when the original Captain America thought he was dead.  It’s his actions as a Soviet agent that caused him to be on trial.  That’s confusing (although we wonder if there was a motion in limine on whether he could wear his costume at trial).

We’ve received a number of responses regarding last week’s tribute to the late sax player Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s famed E Street Band.  Friend of the blog Steve McConnell of the Drug & Device Law Blog emailed us: “You guys did a great post on the passing of Clarence Clemons. For a guy like me who grew up in Jersey in the ’70’s, the Big Man’s death is traumatic. It really feels like a body blow and is, of course, yet another grim reminder of mortality. I’m a neolithic fan of the Boss. For me, it never got better than Born to Run. That album reached operatic heights, and Clarence was a big reason why.”

The Ernie the Attorney blog has an interesting post about the mobile practice of law and the perils of simplicity and security. Says he: “I wouldn’t use free WiFi at a coffee shop to do anything related to client matters. Maybe I shouldn’t have back then, but in 2005 we didn’t have as many hacking incidents as we do now. When you see hackers attacking major companies like Sony and Sega, and even major governmental agencies like the Department of Defense, then you become aware that it’s a little dangerous to be cavalier about how you use the Internet. What’s a mobile simplicity-seeking lawyer to do?”

Congratulations to our own Stuart Mauney, who was recently designated the state chair of the Council on Litigation Management. You can see the news coverage here, and you can follow Stuart on Twitter at @stuartmauney.

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