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[By The Judge]
First, let me apologize for my absence last week (because I know there are so many of you out there eagerly anticipating my fascinating insights and
commentary). Believe it or not, I had my article written and ready to go and then my computer died, taking last week’s Inside Legal Blogs report
with it to the grave. I realize this is the attorney’s equivalent of “the dog ate my homework,” but I swear it’s true. And when was the last time you
doubted the veracity of a lawyer’s claims?

This week, all the blogs are abuzz with           proceedings against Britney Spears. This           We all know the Democrats are in charge
commentary on recent articles in The New          is the same guy who represented one of             of Congress again, so I’ll leave this one
York Times and The Wall Street Journal            Jennifer Lopez’s exes (there are so many           alone. However, the more interesting
that analyzed the dot com boom of the 90s.        of them I know it’s hard to keep track, but        political event of the week for me was, Legal Profession Blog, and Adam          it’s the ex who was her backup dancer) in          Donald Rumsfeld’s “resignation.” Bush
Smith, Esq. , all highlight the articles’         his divorce. How do you get a reputation           named former CIA head Robert Gates as
findings: 80% of dot com businesses were          for being the go-to lawyer for sub-par male        Rumsfeld’s replacement, a move that
successful, but their successes were              backup dancers when their millionaire pop          is apparently garnering support from
overshadowed by the demises of big-name           star wives kick them to the curb? More             Democrats, Republicans, and legal bloggers
busts like (Seriously, people           importantly, who would want to be the              alike. In fact, I think the only person who
bought animals online?) The success               go-to guy for these people? Maybe they’re          wasn’t in favor of ousting Rumsfeld was
stories belong to the smaller businesses          teaching him how to pop and lock?                  Vice President Dick Cheney. He’s probably
that specialized in niche markets.                                                                   worried that with Rumsfeld gone, he’s going
MyShingle states that this is good news for       In other Hollywood news, Universal Studios         to take a lot more criticism for the part he’s
future law firm start-ups and other legal         wants to sue…itself. Overlawyered relays           played in the Iraq war. Personally, I think it
entrepreneurships. At least they have             the news that Universal Studios attorneys          would be pretty easy for him to remedy this
something going in their favor…                   are so desperate for some legal action that        situation; he could just shoot someone else
                                                  they sent cease and desist letters out to          in the face during a hunting trip to direct the
I’m asking for your forgiveness in advance        the viral marketers who pushed Universal’s         criticism away from his politics and toward
for posting the following information. In my      film Serenity. Sounds like normal corporate        his personal life.
opinion, this is the one place on the Internet    Hollywood stuff, right? One slight problem:
that should be K-Fed free. In fact, if I had      Universal’s marketing department designed          Well, guys, that’s all for this week. Join
my way, the entire world would be K-Fed           the viral marketing campaign. Guess the            me again next week to dissect legal and
free…but it’s my duty to relay what’s on          legal department didn’t get that memo. Or          political events and to mock the never-
the legal blogs, so just remember, I didn’t       maybe they’re just bored and want to go to         ending blunders and mistakes of our
have a choice on this one. Discussing the         court over something.                              colleagues…hopefully more of the latter
most recent rash of celebrity divorces,                                                              than the former because, let’s face it, it’s
Abovethelaw reports that K-Fed is hiring          This week, the legal blogs are also filled         just more fun that way.
Mark Kaplan to represent him in his divorce       with commentary on the election results.


Description: Legal Blogs Are Abuzz With Commentary On Recent Articles In The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal That Analyzed The Dot Com Boom Of 90s. Myshingle States That This Is Good News For Future Law Firm Start-Ups And Other Legal Entrepreneurships.
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