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Holler: Our Favorite Posts From the Blawgosphere (Week of Aug. 17)

By William Peacock, Esq. on August 22, 2014 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

4chan users posted graphic rape porn in the comments section of Jezebel, a feminist blog. You won't believe what legal issues arose next!

And what happens when an attorney develops a meth addiction? When a prosecutor breaks bad, can be make it back?

Folks, if clickbait titles make you want to punch your monitor, the Upworthy Generator might be the best parody you'll read all day. And if you want to read some of the best recent posts from the blawgosphere, keep reading.

Popehat: Think That Employee Harassment Complaint Is Too Stupid To Take Seriously? Just Write Your Check To Me Now.

Fun legal fact: Employers have to take reasonable steps to protect employees from third-party harassment. 

Ken White, in his typical entertaining fashion, uses 4chan idiots' pranks on feminist bloggers, whose bosses at Gawker media were slow to respond, as a means to explain this legal principle.

NW Lawyer: Life After Meth

This one's a few months old, but it is a compelling tale of a lawyer whose personal and professional life tanked in the wake of a meth addiction. Douglas "Wil" Miller shares his story -- from addict to convict to counselor to readmitted member of the bar.

Above the Law: Did Your Participation Trophy Ruin Your Life?

How can an honorable participation trophy ruin your life? Elie Mystal points out an interesting trend: The higher your income, the more likely you are to think only winners deserve trophies. Other correlations for prioritizing winning include being older and having more education.

His post ties the wisdom that comes from trying and failing to law school admissions.

Forbes: Law School Begins: Here's A Message to the New Crop of 1L's

What is the "right" reason to go to law school? Is it money? (Obviously not.) Is it an undying urge to serve the populace? (probably). A professor talks about which types of 1Ls are in it for the wrong reason.

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