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The Daily Memo - 1/14/08

check.jpgA slew of protesters were arrested at the Supreme Court on Friday because their protests against Gitmo torture were disruptive, and the court is no place to exercise your rights to congregate and speak out against something. (SCOTUSblog)

check.jpgDid you hear this? The phone companies cut off the FBI wiretaps because of unpaid phone bills. (AP)

check.jpgI’m usually a pretty big fan of Overlawyered, but this post, spinning a sketchy-to-begin-with article about John Edwards and Nataline Sarkisyan, takes the article’s sketchiness at face value and then does some sketchy spinning of its own. (Overlawyered)

check.jpgA NY judge has said “to hell with” with the doctrine of assumed risk, and is allowing a gal’s lawsuit against her former softball coach — who whacked her in the face with a swinging bat — to continue. (Law.com)

check.jpgThe Dems are thinking about doing some tax rebates to try to stimulate the economy — financial “tickling of the balls,” if you will. (FindLaw)

check.jpgA scumbum convicted sex offender, who used to be a Big Firm lawyer, is suing his former law firm (“Death Star” Cravath) because he needs some cash. (Above the Law)

check.jpg“Wesley Snipes owed taxes on $38 million (that’s a lot of cheddar).” Why yes, yes it is. (The Superficial)

check.jpgInstead of getting a new federal courthouse, downtown LA may be getting its first lake. (blogdowntown)