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Lawrence Shulruff
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Lawrence Shulruff is a trial attorney with Sudekum, Cassidy & Shulruff in Chicago.

He is also a free-lance writer. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the National Law Journal, the American Bar Association Journal and other publications. He has also written screenplays.

Mr. Shulruff attended the University of Illinois, Urbana. He received a masters degree in journalism and a law degree from Northwestern University.

Entries by Lawrence Shulruff

Passing the Hot Potato on Indian Mascots

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 12:40 PM

Washington gridlock has spread to Washington gridiron.

Despite what many consider to be a racist, degrading, insulting and out-of-date mascot, the Washington Redskins football team refuses to change the team's name.

The issue is more than skin deep. The Houston Independent School District may vote this week to change...

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A Fast and Furious Look at the Oscars

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 6:01 PM

"Mon dieu!" as Jean Dujardin's character George Valentin might say in the film The Artist if only he could speak. What has happened to the Oscars?

At a time when watching movies has become more and more experiential with 3D glasses, enormous IMAX screen and heart-pounding surround sound systems, the...

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"Political Linching"? Republicans Look to 2024

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 2:37 PM

Before you run out and buy a number 17 jersey.

Before you bid on the remaining now hard-to-get Kicks season tickets.

Before you completely jump on the bandwagon with all the other Linatics, just consider: Is something sinister happening here?

Some background in case you've missed the...

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My Wife's Purse, The Mini-Series

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2011 | 4:44 PM

Finally, my agent Mort is taking notice.

Sure, he scoffed at my idea for a dramatic series focusing on the travails of an Ocean City, New Jersey accounting firm as its team of crackerjack CPAs struggle to decipher the changes in the tax code, including how the new Treasury Regulations...

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Recessionary Crisis? How about mid-life crisis in a recession?

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2010 | 4:36 PM

The routine is so common it is cliche. Man turns 50. Man has mid-life crisis. Man makes irrational, impulsive, expensive purchase. Man rues the day he hits the mid-century mark.

And so I was no exception. Before the ink dried on my AARP application (wait until I get my hands...

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Look at Me: Confusing Thoughts on my brother's notoriety

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2010 | 2:59 PM

I think I need to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist.

(I always get those two mixed up. As I remember, one is a doctor treating people who are delusional and the other is delusional thinking he is a doctor. I have the same problem distinguishing between optometrists and dentists....

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Scrabble: the Movie

(10) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 3:26 PM

Inspired by the news of the Oscar nominations I picked up the phone.

Mort, my irascible agent, however, has stopped taking my calls. "You just don't understand Hollywood," he bellowed between bites or a pastrami sandwich. "You need a hit. No more of this formulaic dreck."

I'm not discouraged...

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