Non-Sequiturs: 07.08.15

* Time Warner Cable owes $229,500 for incessantly calling a woman after she demanded that they stop. Hm. Maybe this isn’t the right time to launch my new “Happy Dude” scam. [Reuters]

* Tom Selleck in hot water for allegedly stealing truckloads of H2O in the midst of California’s drought. Claims he’s just the caretaker and the authorities really need to check out Robin Masters. [LA Times]

* In the wake of Judge Kopf’s comments on Sen. Ted Cruz, Professor Kerr has found actual precedent involving Second Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi discussing George W. Bush. [The Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post]

* Law firm tax practice rankings are here! [TaxProf Blog]

* Is your website optimized to sell your firm? [Law and More]

* Have you ever invoked Rule 27 of the FRCP? Do you even know what it says? [What About Clients?]

* Studying for the bar exam in GIF form. [Thought Catalog]

* In case you missed our recent Weed Law symposium, you can now listen to the entire presentation here. [Legal Talk Network]

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Morning Docket 05.15.15

* Lance Armstrong is feuding, again, with former teammate Floyd Landis — this time over discovery [National Law Journal]

* Remember July 2014 when we all learned that ExamSoft — the bar examination software — totally crapped out on test takers? Yeah, they just reached a $2.1 million settlement.  #NeverForgetBarghazi [Law360]

* Rejoice haters of measles and other preventable diseases! California is moving to end “personal belief exemptions” for mandatory vaccines. [NPR]

* In oral arguments for an appeal of the conviction of Jesse Litvak, a bond trader convicted of securities fraud involving government bailout funds, the Second Circuit was skeptical over the fairness of the trial. [New York Law Journal]

* The FDA finally arrives in the year 2015; plans to ease restrictions on gay blood donors. [Jurist]

*  Senate Judiciary Committee recommends prosecutor Robert Capers the next U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, filling Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s vacancy. [Wall Street Journal]

* An analysis of who the winners will be under Google’s new plan to buy up patents before the trolls. [JD Supra]

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