Interesting Defense

A few nights ago, I watched the movie ‘That’s My Boy.’ The movie stars Adam Sandler as Donny Berger. In a flashback to 1984, a 7th-grade Donny hits on the hottest teacher in school, Ms. McGarricle, played by Eva Amurri (Amurri is Susan Sarandon’s daughter, which is cool because Sarandon plays present-day Ms. McGarricle). While […]

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I Hope He Likes Airline Food

A couple of weeks ago I caught ‘The Terminal’ on cable. The movie stars Tom Hanks as Viktor Navorski, a man visiting the U.S. from Krakozhia. When he arrives at JFK International Airport, Viktor learns that a revolution broke out in his home nation. Due to the civil war, the U.S. no longer recognized Krakozhia […]

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Here’s Johnny!

In many of my articles, I tie the topic to something in pop culture, most often a movie from the ‘80s. In my mind, legal concepts are more understandable if we can relate them to a reference point we all have in common. While it may work in newspaper columns, apparently it can backfire in […]

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Bail? Hey!

Earlier this year I wrote about the “Eddie Murphy Rule,” a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which, for the first time, banned insider trading using nonpublic information misappropriated from a government source. The nod came from the classic ‘80s movie, ‘Trading Places,’ which stars Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd […]

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Not Just a Role

One of my favorite TV shows is ‘Law & Order: Special Victims’ Unit.’ A spinoff of the original ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Homicide: Life on the Street,’ SVU debuted in 1999 and dealt with sensitive subject matter based on real life events that were “ripped from the headlines.” Surprisingly, SVU is still on the air […]

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