Imagine how excited I was when a helpful reader forwarded me the link to an article on the AboveTheLaw blog entitled “Which BigLaw Firm Had An Actual Exorcism Performed At Its Office?” (read here)!
Naturally my first thought was “great; one down, hundreds to go…”
Then imagine my disappointment when I read the article and started to suspect that this “exorcism” had been a merely symbolic publicity stunt! Seems that an organization called Global Justice Now was upset by King & Spaulding’s “foreign investor-state treaty arbitration practice”, whatever that is (unless that’s some sort of code or euphemism for “ritual sacrifice of the innocent” practice). Evidently the GJN people were just on the street holding up signs and singing, and it was actually the building which they were trying to save. Although the article says that “It’s not clear whether the executives of King & Spalding got on their knees and presented themselves naked before the Lord on Thursday as Reverend Billy commanded them to,” my money is on “no”.
Doesn’t anyone know how to exorcise evil lawyers anymore, or is that just another lost art in today’s rush-rush video-game-playing-internet-surfing-ADHD-claiming society?