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A racy billboard in Chicago declaring, “Life’s short. Get a divorce,” caused such an uproar that city workers stripped it from its downtown perch after a week. It wasn’t so much about the partially clothed man and woman on the law firm’s ad. It was the phrase that lawyers Corri Fetman and Kelly Garland chose that drew complaints from neighbors, and from other attorneys who said it reflected poorly on their profession. Fetman and Garland were upset the sign was removed, apparently because it lacked a permit. “They ripped our billboard down without due process,” Fetman said. “We own that art. I feel violated.” Despite its brief run, the sign was good for business. Since it went up, the two attorneys said, calls to their law firm have increased dramatically.� Associated Press It’s the black robes When the U.S. Supreme Court had two female justices, even the most experienced advocates would get them mixed up with disturbing frequency, addressing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “Justice O’Connor” and vice versa. Now that Ginsburg is the only woman on the court, you’d think she would no longer be confused with another justice. But on April 24 it happened again. The embarrassing moment came during oral arguments in an employment case involving a Senate staffer. Jean Manning, the Senate’s chief counsel for employment, had the floor. Toward the end of her argument, Justice David H. Souter asked her a question, and she replied, “No, Justice Ginsburg.” Those in the courtroom said Ginsburg broke out in a broad smile as Souter said gently, “I’m Justice Souter.” Spectators laughed as he told Manning, “You’re very flattering.” Manning apologized profusely, and went on. She could not be reached for comment, but perhaps it’s not as surprising a faux pas as it seems. There is, after all, a distinguished retired lawyer in town named David Ginsburg.� Legal Times

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