Mother of Slain High Schooler Blames Basketball

Last year, a Dallas high school student was murdered by another high school student who happened to live with him. They weren't related and the only reason they shared an abode was that they were both talented basketball players. The murdered child's mother has now filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Independent School… » 3/26/15 11:12am Yesterday 11:12am

Big Win For Pregnant Women Who Temporarily Need To Sit Down

A pregnant woman who was denied an accommodation from heavy-lifting duties during her pregnancy has won the right to at least argue her case at trial. Two conservative justices sided with the woman against a large corporation, resulting in a 6-3 ruling on behalf of the woman. It might not seem like much, but this is a… » 3/25/15 1:28pm Wednesday 1:28pm

Don't Bust People For Quotes Without Context ​

Sorry folks, but this is where I abandon the hunt for frat boy racists. Shouting the n-word on a bus? Screw those kids. Suspending rugby players for "f**k a whore" chanting? I'd rather suspend just the people involved instead of the whole damn team, but I take the university's point. Suspending a frat because its… » 3/24/15 12:04pm Tuesday 12:04pm

The IRS Hates Children (And Other Problems With the AMT)

I just signed off on my tax forms, prepared by my wife — who is responsible for the "money and math" end of our marital operation. Also the birthing of children and finding of roofers responsibilities. And paying the mortgage. And working 12 hours a day. I'm pretty much only around for jokes and laundry services. » 3/23/15 6:31pm Monday 6:31pm

Stock Photo Explains America​

People seem very pissed off about the following cover from the University of North Georgia course catalog. At least internet "pissed off," which is equivalent to how angry you get when you smell trash or remember that Dane Cook makes more money than you. » 3/20/15 4:16pm 3/20/15 4:16pm

Penn State President Engages In Mexican Standoff

It is a well-known fact of the animal kingdom that if you corner a creature, it will spray you with a poisonous toxin and attempt to gnaw off your face. Doesn't matter what kind of animal either. They're all capable of it. Along these lines, it is also a fact that if you come after a human being in a legal sense, you… » 3/20/15 10:05am 3/20/15 10:05am

Thinking Like A Lawyer: Daddy Needs A New Pair Of Shoes​

Yesterday, Above the Law launched a new podcast on the Legal Talk Network called "Thinking Like A Lawyer." In it, Joe Patrice and I discuss otherwise fun topics and complicate them with legal theories (Joe's thing) or crazy theories I thought of while reading Emanuel's Outlines and drinking beer. » 3/19/15 2:28pm 3/19/15 2:28pm