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Holler: Chat With Ginsburg, Bar Grading Mistake, Police Brutality

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By William Peacock, Esq. on September 30, 2014 12:50 PM

Wait, wait, wait? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did an interview? We know -- she's done (estimating here) 57 of 'em this summer alone. But this one is really good.

Also, what happens when a cop is convicted of beating an innocent person for no reason? A mulligan.

Finally, what is your worst nightmare when taking the bar? Failing. But a grading error comes close.

Welcome to this week's edition of "Holler," where we give a shout-out to our favorite posts in the blawgosphere.

New Republic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero

Maybe this is the point of her career where RBG is concerned about her legacy, which would explain why she's doing so many interviews. Whatever her motivation, this one is especially Ruth, and she doesn't seem to hold back on anything -- retirement, Citizens United, Roe v. Wade, or her obsessive fans. ("YOU CAN'T SPELL TRUTH WITHOUT RUTH.")

My favorite part: when she sounds like everyone's grandmother while discussing her exercise routines. She doesn't like jazzercise, which she describes as "an aerobics routine accompanied by loud music, sounding quite awful to me."

Above the Law: And the Award for Worst Board of Law Examiners Goes To...

First, there was #barmageddon, the time ExamSoft crashed mid-exam and wasn't resurrected until past the deadline for uploading exams. Fortunately, bar examiners came to their senses and extended the deadline -- no harm, no foul, except for the unnecessary stress on test day.

This is 1,000,000,000 times worse. National bar graders miscalculated 11 students' scores -- six had their pass/fail status changed. Above the Law has more, as does the Omaha World-Herald, which has the tale of a guy who had just gotten a real-life lawyer job offer that morning, before his score was "corrected."

Simple Justice: Sometimes, Video Doesn't Matter

First, watch the video:

Guy skipping along. The cops' reaction certainly seems reasonable, doesn't it?

You know how they say "you won't believe what happened next!"? Well, you might: A cop is convicted of a misdemeanor offense, then given probation. And then it got more unbelievable -- an unexplained wipe of the conviction off the record.

A big shout-out to Simple Justice, which might be the Internet's best "cops lie and beat people for no reason" blog.

Holler is our weekly roundup of some of our favorite posts from the blawgosphere. Have any suggestions for future installments? Let us know via Twitter (@FindLawLP) or Facebook (FindLaw for Legal Professionals).

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