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The Florida Supreme Court suspended Brevard County Judge John C. Murphy on Monday, sending a strong message to the state's magistrates: stop trying to beat up public defenders.

Last June, Judge Murphy got into a bit of a spat with public defender Andrew Weinstock, telling him "You know, if I had a rock I'd throw it at you right now," inviting him outside to fight, and, well, actually fighting with the attorney. Of course, the incident was caught on film.

5 Study Strategies for Your Law School Midterms

If you're a first year law student, you're probably very heavily invested in your first year exams. Although grades are generally based on a single final exam, some professors will offer also midterms.

Here are five study tips to help you prepare for exam day.

If you've been staying on top of the new fall TV season, you've probably heard about The Grinder. It's a new Fox comedy starring Rob Lowe as an actor who decides to become a lawyer after starring in a long-running legal drama. Basically, someone turned "I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on TV" into its own show. Meanwhile, his putzy younger brother, played by Fred Savage, struggles to deal with his brother's grandstanding.

In concept, however, the show isn't far from the truth. If the show's producers wanted to be even more realistic, however, they would have cast Fred Savage, once a child actor known for The Wonder Years, in the leading role. Child actors, it seems, often grow up to become lawyers.

So You Want to Argue Before SCOTUS? Get in Line

Within the legal community, a sure-fire way to boost the prestige of a firm is to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States. The legal community and general public treat the Court with hallowed reverence (although this may be changing).

Even proximity to Washington DC can do wonders for your bottom line. Many lawyers will go through the trouble of earning their license in DC simply because it will allow them to charge up to 25 percent more per hour than they otherwise could. If one earns the privilege to argue before the High Court, the hourly rate potential can reach in the thousands. The incentives to argue before SCOTUS really can't be overstated.

They're up, they're down, and they're up again. The Department of Labor's latest monthly report shows that the legal industry gained 4,700 jobs in September, a large increase following August's loss.

But even those late-summer numbers are looking better in autumnal light. The DoL also revised August's numbers, saying only 900 jobs were lost that month, rather than 2,000.

3 Lifehacks for Surviving Law School

If you finally made it into law school, take a short moment to pat yourself on the back. You should congratulate yourself -- or console yourself. Law school can be a life-changing experience, but it can also seem life-threatening -- at least in terms of your sanity.

Below is a list of tips and lifehacks to help you excel throughout your legal education.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest Justice on the Supreme Court, will turn 83 next March. Antonin Scalia, her BFF, will hit 80 just four days before. (They're both Pisces!) If they were practicing in many Big Law firms, both would have faced mandatory retirement policies years before.

Sorry, Ruth and Nino. When it comes to many firms, 65 is too old to practice.

Berkeley Law Segregates Its Black Students ... Really?

It seems inconceivable that Berkeley Law administrators did't see this coming: the school's current arrangement of students looks like a form of segregation.

Law schools routinely break the incoming students into smaller sections, which Boalt calls "mods." It's standard practice that mods take 1L classes together. But Berkeley's current arrangement will all but ensure that every single African American student will get funneled into two "super-mods," leaving the other mods completely free of any black presence whatsoever.

The Golden Age of Television continues, with How to Get Away With Murder at its vanguard. Yesterday's episode featured two court proceedings, as many dead bodies, and a very chemistry-free Sapphic love scene.

In typical HTGAWM fashion, they got most of the law wrong. But it made for great, if stupefying, TV. Here's your spoiler-filled recap:

We all know the legal market is in flux, still recovering from its 2007 downturn. But that recovery isn't even across the nation. As a recent ABA attorney population survey shows, some states, like Florida, have seen their legal sectors explode over the last ten years. Others are still well behind where they once were. (Sorry, Massachusetts.)

So where is the legal population increasing today? And more importantly, how far does your money go there?