Racy legal expressions: "On all fours"

I spent the day at the N.Y. Court of Appeals today, leading my NYU LLM students on a grown-up field trip. We had the pleasure of meeting with two of the justices and then listening to oral argument in four fascinating cases

Racy legal expressions: "On all fours"2012-01-24T22:25:14+00:00

Baseball season ushers in flood of work metaphors

Now that baseball season is underway, get ready for a spike in baseball-related metaphors in the workplace and beyond. A few choice ones you may not have heard yet: 1. Can of corn Baseball:

Baseball season ushers in flood of work metaphors2012-02-20T00:50:00+00:00

Beware the metaphoric use of "literally"

Link: Beware the metaphoric use of "literally" Limit your use of literally to those relatively few situations when you literally mean literally. Or, use it figuratively at your peril. Illustrated by the inimitable The Oatmeal.

Beware the metaphoric use of "literally"2012-02-20T01:34:43+00:00

The Good Wife goes off the reservation

I have already come out as a fan of The Good Wife and the macho metaphors tossed around by its TV lawyers. In this week’s episode, one of lawyers talked about making sure his client “stays on the reservation” — that she doesn’t deviate from the plan and screw things up. This variation on the expression go off the reservation

The Good Wife goes off the reservation2012-06-18T19:05:41+00:00

The Good Wife knocks it out of the park

This week’s episode of The Good Wife was extra-juicy: a scheduled execution of man on death row, Barry Scheck playing himself, and

The Good Wife knocks it out of the park2012-06-18T19:39:06+00:00