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The Daily Memo - 9/17/07

check.jpgGod bless Massachusetts - a two-year state program to explore racial profiling hasn’t produced good results because almost half of the police departments didn’t bother to follow the guidelines. (The Boston Globe)

check.jpgGovernor Ahnald has signed a law prohibiting teens from using cell phones while driving. (Engadget)

check.jpgA brilliant man returns home from four days in the clink, only to wind up right back in jail after calling 911 to complain about someone breaking into his house and stealing his pot. (The Shelby Star)

check.jpgUC Irvine is now trying to get back Erwin Chemerinsky, who was slated to be the dean of the new law school until fired last week because of his political leanings. (WSJ Law Blog)

check.jpgSome federal appellate judges feel that the “overall quality of appellate advocacy that they regularly encounter” is quite low. (Law.com)

check.jpgThe trial over a black LA firefighter’s claims of harassment for being fed dog food is slated to start on September 24, and lawyers think the city could be thwapped with a big monetary judgment. (Nota Bene)