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Ironic, considering their aversion to "junk science."

Overlawyered is reporting on a Newsweek story about a $10,000 per month psychic:

A Manhattan attorney who serves as special counsel to several white-shoe law firms has used Day’s insights to help her select juries and anticipate the opposing team’s arguments.

Source: Great Moments in Voir Dire

For those who don't know, "white-shoe law firm" means the kind of big-money law firms corporations hire, not personal injury attorneys.  And corporate defense firms routinely try and exclude plaintiffs' evidence on the grounds that its "junk science."  Ironic, no?

Update: A much more in-depth analysis at Concurring Opinions:

"A psychic may make sense as a pep talk for managers, but deciding whether to do a deal based on psychic readings? Yikes. Suppose a CEO makes a big deal decision based on advice from the psychic. What kinds of fiduciary duty problems might arise?"