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Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner is one of the few appellate judges to have become a household name -- if your household includes a legal professional or two, that is. And part of what makes Judge Posner so well-known is that he is rarely shy about expressing his opinions. His condemnation of the Bluebook, for example, has made many a law student's heart sing.

And the Bluebook isn't the only thing Posner has a problem with. In a recent post on Slate, the judge took aim at legal academics, the Supreme Court, and even the Constitution.

I'm representing a famous former NLF player, accused of domestic assault. I'm concerned that my client won't pass a drug test, so I send a quick text message: "Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle." Except I don't send it to co-counsel, as I thought. I send it to the M-F'ing Associated Press.

Who am I? If you guessed fired, you're close! If you also guess Robert Hinton, ex-attorney for Johnny Manziel, the (in)famous former Brown's quarterback, you're right! But as high profile and embarrassing as Hinton's mistake is, such inadvertent disclosures of confidential information are hardly unheard of.

Pat Summitt, the winningest college basketball coach ever, died today at the age of 64. Over 38 seasons coaching college basketball, Summitt lead the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team to 1,098 victories, more than any other coach in NCAA basketball history. In doing so, Summitt transformed the role of women's sports and women coaches, turning women's college basketball into a sport people paid attention to, one which could see its most successful coaches could earn more than $1 million a year.

Summitt was a hero in women's sports and in college sports generally, whose coaching skill and commitment to sport helped propel her teams to victory after victory. Here's what lawyers can learn from her impressive life.

Lawyer Wears KKK Hood, Swastika, Files Free Speech Complaint

The California attorney who was arrested after it was determined his KKK comment card could be a hate crime has filed two claims against the city of Los Angeles. He's demanding a little over $750,000 in damages owing to damage to his practice and to emotional distress after the arrest.

The claim of emotional distress is a rather fantastic one coming from a man who has repeatedly appeared in hearings held by the Los Angeles City Council wearing a white hood with a red swastika, all the while accosting black council members with invectives probably too indecent to reprint here.

Judges are just like everyone else. They love, they fear, they cry, they tweet. But on Monday, the New Mexico Supreme Court cautioned judges against crossing lines on social media.

Sure, judges can go ahead and repost that funny cat pic or hop on a trending hashtag. But the state supreme court wants them to keep the social media drama out of the courtroom -- something that several judges have proven they're not too good at.

Choosing the right suit requires some surprisingly complex calculations. Do you go with something fancy and bespoke, letting your (supposed) success shine through in Italian tailoring? Or something more subdued and affordable, to show clients that you won't gouge them for every last penny? Do you go with solids or pinstripes? Mad-Men-skinny or 80's-Power-Suit-boxy? Blue or gray? (Never black!)

And if the suit makes the man, picking a suit can be even more difficult when you're a transgender lawyer. And HBO's new documentary "Suited," features just that: Everett Arthur, a 3L at Emory Law and a transgender man, who found the perfect fit with New York City's Bindle & Keep, a bespoke suit maker focused on crafting very fancy suits for women and the LGBT community.

When to File an Ethics Complaint Against a Judge

Just like lawyers, judges must abide by ethical standards. If a judge has engaged in conduct that is prejudicial to the role of the court, then you would be doing the legal professional a favor to call foul.

Recently, Nevada Judge Conrad Hafen handcuffed a defense lawyer in court in order to quiet her down. In the context of this incident, many have been wondering about the pros and cons of calling an ethics complaint against a judge. Is there ever a time when this is the right thing to do?

It's been a rough few years for Kathleen Kane. The Pennsylvania Attorney General was arrested and charged with felony perjury, "official oppression," and obstruction of justice last spring -- all stemming from her (alleged) leaking of internal memos meant to embarrass rival prosecutors. A few months later, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court revoked her license to practice law. It was quite a blow to the state's top prosecutor.

And now, Kane is facing allegations of wage and gender discrimination -- from here very own twin sister.

America is obsessed with where transgender people poop. In March, North Carolina made it a crime for anyone to use a bathroom that doesn't correspond to their sex at birth -- ostensibly to fight off the non-existent plague of predatory men in dresses lurking behind the commode. That set off a showdown with the Department of Justice over what rights are afforded transgender people, who simply want to pee in peace. Just yesterday, the Fourth Circuit urged a quick appeal to the Supreme Court in a case over transgender bathroom access.

But as the fight over trans rights enters courtrooms across the nation, only one judge can speak from her own personal experience. Phyllis Randolph Frye is an associate judge in Houston's municipal courts and the first openly transgender judge in the country. She recently sat down with the ABA Journal to discuss the latest front in transgender rights: the bathroom.

A Las Vegas judge handcuffed a public defender and seated her with inmates after she spoke over him in court. Assistant public defender Zohra Bakhtary had been arguing to keep her client out of jail when Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen told her to "be quiet," then had her cuffed when she continued to speak. While Bakhtary was cuffed, Hafen went on to finish hearing the case, sentencing the client to six months in jail. He then ordered Bakhtary uncuffed, saying, "I think she's learned a lesson."

The judge says it was all an exercise in the importance of courtroom decorum. We're not so sure.