A UK firm is now text messaging its clients with news of developments. But are they hip enough to adopt the text messaging style? "U r 2 b sued. j/k" . . . . The LA firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson has become a magnet for former US Supreme Court clerks -- and the signing bonuses are jaw-dropping. . . . . The first thing they'll do is expel the (Canadian) lawyers who fight too hard (in Russia) for their clients, as Robert Amsterdam found out. . . . . Didn't Tocqueville say (something like), "in America all disputes eventually become legal disputes"? So we're having another Scopes trial, this time in Pennsylvania. . . . . A New Mexico jury acquitted former judge Reuben Galvan of rape and bribery charges, and deadlocked on other charges. . . . . At the International Bar Association meeting in Prague, the IBA president, Francis Neate, suggested that the US's commitment to the rule of law had weakened in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. . . . . I keep wanting to link to entries in the White Collar Crime Prof Blog, one of my favorites, but why not just check out the whole blog?