Azimuth Check: April Fools Day
April 1, 2011 § 2 Comments
It’s been a while since my last Azimuth Check. I thought April Fools Day an appropriate time to resurrect the recurring theme.
No, I have no designs on elaborate hoaxes or sleights of hand. Just a few random takes.
CID under investigation by the FBI
That’s right. The investigators are investigating the investigators. How’s that for karma?
It seems that four members of the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID, the Army’s serious crime detectives) are under investigation for something bad. All four were assigned to the drug suppression team (DST, or folks who investigate drug-related offenses).
I’m dying to know what this is all about. Though, I’ve grown a bit callous to CID misconduct. I’ve seen an agent set-up her ex-boyfriend and then investigate him. I’ve seen a senior special agent who wore an unearned Ranger Tab for the majority of his career. Now, we’ve got these four.
Books I’d Like To See
I’ve been thinking about books I’d like to see from the legal blogging community. A few ideas (with a healthy dose of April Fools spin and sincere apologies to everyone listed below):
Practicing Law Alone In Your Mom’s Unfinished Basement By Choice, by Carolyn Elefant.
Social Media For Lawyers (2nd Ed), by Nicole Black, with special forward by Brian Tannebaum.
Forget Clients: Pathways to GenY Self Entitlement, by Dan Hull.
Guaranteed Early Success: Approaching Trial Like the British Conducted Operation Market Garden, by Antonin “The Trial Warrior” Pribetic.
How to Write 15 Blog Posts a Day In Less Than 15 Minutes, by Scott Greenfield.
Everything in This Country is Fair and Makes Me Happy, by Gideon.
Depositions with a Doo: Hair Care for Lawyers, by Rick Horowitz and Norm Pattis.
Hidden Behind The Podium: Memoirs of a Short Lawyer, by Mirriam Seddiq.
How To Smuggle A Condemned Man Out of Prison In Your Mustache, by Jeff Gamso.
And, for some anti nonsense on a highly nonsensical day…
The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) handed-out it’s annual Pigasus Awards. What is this, you say?
Since 1997, the JREF’s annual Pigasus Awards have been bestowed on the most deserving charlatans, swindlers, psychics, pseudo-scientists, and faith healers—and on their credulous enablers, too. The awards are named for both the mythical flying horse Pegasus of Greek mythology and the highly improbable flying pig of popular cliche.
Congratulations to all the esteemed awardees.