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A preview of things to come – Rita Hayworth Is Stayin’ Alive

Had to post this.

I love this video. Brilliant.

It’s also an excuse to tease out that we’re *likely* to have a new section of Legal Insurrection sometime early in the new year where we can do more spontaneous, shorter posts in addition to the full posts in the main column.

Want to know more? Check the blog every day. In fact, check it several times a day.

Naming contest: What should we call the new section? Quick Takes? Insurrection Briefs?

Something else?


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Yes a brilliant vid
and why not Stayin’ Alive
as in alive in the moment?

Forget the briefs – call it ‘Commando Insurrection’. Or the more PC, ‘Drive By Insurrection’.

“In the shorts”

Char Char Binks | December 13, 2015 at 11:46 am

Lovely Rita!

A great body is timeless. What wonderful legs!

Sounds like fun.

“Robust briefs”

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | December 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Legal themes: “Sidebars” “Dicta” “Caveats”

“Observations from the Wall”

DINORightMarie | December 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Insurrection Briefs? Insurrection Insider? Rapid Fire? Amicus Briefs? Short Takes? Inside Takes? Nota Bene? Insurrection Takes?

I’ll be checking!

Great video!
Great legs!
She was once married to Orson Welles and to the Aga Kahn. Sad that she had Alzheimer’s at a young age.

Loved the video. Amazed at how someone could put that together.

“Quick Takes” would be my choice.

To borrow from Monte Python………”And now for something different”

Well so far we have 3 “insurrections”

Legal Insurrection
Collage Insurrection
Morning Insurrection (daily news letter)

So why not stay with the theme? If the articles are going to be shorter then I say call it;

“Minor Insurrection”

Stirrings and Ferment

“Summary judgments”.

“Something else.”

Not sure why, other than it just popped into my head: Moot Points

How about:
Footnotes from the Insurrection
Ex parte
Nota Bene
Or the almost too obvious: Sidebar

William A. Jacobson | December 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm

There is a French cycling term for “beyond category” — Hors catégorie (the “s” is silent when pronounced in French) — meaning the mountain climb is beyond a Category 1 level of difficulty. Somehow, though, “Hors Insurrection” doesn’t sound right.

    If you like a French theme, how about ‘Petit Fours’. Tasty little LI treats to have with your morning coffee.

    Sure to be a hit with the debonair, Continental audience attracted to the witty, urbane banter on LI. 😀

LI Tidbits

Cool Video – My suggestion Legal I-Brief or LIBS for short

How about “Quid Pro Quo”

Non diuturnum

Amicus Briefs

How about brief look in latin? brevis inviso

Micro Aggressions
Micro Insurrections

How about Asides? Not quite on the docket, but not quite off it either.

Unfortunately, my title is too long, but I’ll suggest it anyway: “Insurrection lasting less than four hours.”

“Legal Defiance” (For stuff that’s not quite big enough to be a full-fledged insurrection.)

Might I suggest Briefs? Legal Insurrection would get “Legal Briefs”(that “pun” seems to work out well), but “College Briefs” has quite a different connotation. Show me your briefs?

The Docket Side of the Moon

Docket Man

Docket du Jour

Side Docket

…I’ve got a million of ’em!)

Ohhh, how about “The Docket”

SkepticalBeliever | December 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Breaking Briefs?

Brief Briefs from Tighty Whities? (Kidding.)

LI Brief Bulletin?

Spot Briefs?

Briefs in Brevity?

Brief Beliefs? (or humorous edition: Levity in Brevity?)

LI Critical Briefs?

Docket Rocket?

Insurrection Intercession?

LI Incisive Notes?

Approaching the Bench?

Breaking Benchmarks?<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Fast-Track Notes from L.I.?

buckeyeminuteman | December 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm

How about “You Won’t Believe What They’re Up To Now”

Messes With Texas | December 14, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Bite Size Briefs

Personally, I vote for ‘Brief Insurrection’. Seems to fit the theme quite well, at least to me…

David R. Graham | December 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm


Fun Size Insurrection.

Dear Mr. Jacobson,

There are enough references to law already. The terrific Rita Hayworth “Stayin’ Alive” video suggests the title “Swing Time.”

Yours truly,

Mr. N.I. Silver
Bethesda, MD


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If not “LI Americana” how about:

“All the Brief News Fit to Print” (a play on NYT)
“All the News Fit to Print – in Brief”.
Legal Insurrection Streamlined
Legal Insurrection Digest
Legal Insurrection Bulletins
LI Abridged
LI Abbreviated
LI in a Nut Shell (reminds one of nutshell series on law)

Mark H.

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markinsandyeggo | December 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm

How about Micro Insurrection. It kinda sounds like Micro Aggression.


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I don’t care what you call it. That video was extraordinary.