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Rejected Applicant Sues Law Schools for Violating Magna Carta
Among other things. Many other things. Related StoriesShortening the Massachusetts Oath of Office Probably Saved LivesCourt No Longer Recognizes JusticeThe Declaration of Independence
UPDATE: Judge Rules Province Has No Duty to Recognize Bigfoot
British Columbia, at least, is off the hook. Related Stories“Crickets.”Plaintiff: California Must Admit the Truth About BigfootAuthor of “How to Murder Your Husband” Accused of Murdering Husband
Author of “How to Murder Your Husband” Accused of Murdering Husband
The author's book entitled "The Wrong Husband" will also be considered ironic but inadmissible. Related StoriesLawyer Dispute Escalates From Picture of Cat Playing Violin to GunfireUPDATE: Judge Rules Province Has No Duty to Recognize Bigfoot“Crickets.”
“Crickets.”
Judicial shorthand that you may see more often in the future, especially if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed. Related StoriesUPDATE: Judge Rules Province Has No Duty to Recognize BigfootAuthor of “How to Murder Your Husband” Accused of Murdering HusbandMajority Rejects “Mullet Doctrine” in Fourth Amendment Case
Lawmaker Agrees to Stop Administering Noogies to Public
He also semi-apologized for what he conceded had been a long-standing practice. Related StoriesCampaign Funds Used for Rabbit Travel“Dumbest Insider Trading Crime I've Ever Seen” Was Pretty DumbPrepare to Eat It, Giuliani-Style
Indian Supreme Court Holds Wink Didn’t Violate Blasphemy Law
Strangely, the equally disturbing waggling of eyebrows was not addressed. Related StoriesCity Ordered Not to Sue Resident for Complaining About StenchMr. Trump's DemandsHeroic Legislator Defends Right to Public Swearing
Good Reason to Kill #72: Appeared to Be Cheating at Golf
Mayhem resulted. Related StoriesGood Reason to Kill #71: Argued About Who'd Play Aretha Franklin in the Aretha Franklin MovieGood Reason to Kill #70: May Have Stolen Your SocksGood Reason to Kill #69: Magic the Gathering
Motion to Continue Because of Moose Attack
Granted. Related StoriesJudge Denies Motion for Continuance Based on EclipseWhy the “Six Ways Buzzfeed” Brief Is Less Than AmazingGood News: The “Motion to Spread Death” Was Denied
Campaign Funds Used for Rabbit Travel
Apparently the rabbit was not actually an employee of the campaign. Related Stories“Dumbest Insider Trading Crime I've Ever Seen” Was Pretty DumbPrepare to Eat It, Giuliani-StyleKansas Bill Would Require Governor to Be an Adult Human
Province’s Lawyers Claim Bigfoot Case “Lacks an Air of Reality”
It's Canada, so they were pretty polite about it. Related StoriesPlaintiffs Allege They Were “Forced” to Buy Cheeseless CheeseburgersTurns Out the “Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” Was in Ohio the Whole TimeHallucinating Romanian Story: “I Am a Deceased Man but Still Live”
Assorted Stupidity #116
In this edition: witness misplaced, grandma tased, chest-bumps delivered, all drug-test boxes checked, and incomprehensible pleadings raged at. Related StoriesAssorted Stupidity #115Assorted Stupidity #114Assorted Stupidity #113
Good Reason to Kill #71: Argued About Who’d Play Aretha Franklin in the Aretha Franklin Movie
The answer is Jennifer Hudson, but if the guy with a gun says it's Halle Berry, just agree with him. Related StoriesGood Reason to Kill #70: May Have Stolen Your SocksGood Reason to Kill #69: Magic the GatheringGood Reason to Kill #68a: Disrespected by Yoda Fan
Canadian Rectal Smuggler Catches a Break on Appeal
Things came out slightly better than expected. Related StoriesSpeedboat Escape Is Exception That Proves the RuleWoman Accidentally Steals Car She Thought Was Her RentalLawyer Dispute Escalates From Picture of Cat Playing Violin to Gunfire
“Dumbest Insider Trading Crime I’ve Ever Seen” Was Pretty Dumb
As such crimes go, anyway. Related StoriesPrepare to Eat It, Giuliani-StyleMr. Trump's DemandsPriority: Crocodiles
Bison-Taunter Arrested
Please do not taunt the bison. Related StoriesVirginians! You Now Have an Extra 22 Hours to Kill Raccoons on Sunday“Justice for Simon”: Giant-Rabbit Case Survives Motion to DismissNinth Circuit: Monkeys Have Standing to Sue in Federal Court
Speedboat Escape Is Exception That Proves the Rule
Tjuvarna kan ha lämnat Strängnäs Domkyrka på vattenskoter. But I wouldn't try it if I were you. Related StoriesCanadian Rectal Smuggler Catches a Break on AppealWoman Accidentally Steals Car She Thought Was Her RentalLawyer Dispute Escalates From Picture of Cat Playing Violin to Gunfire
New Jersey May Declare an Official State Microbe
It would be the second state in the Union to have its very own. Related StoriesOfficial State Crap: GeorgiaCalifornia Adopts an Official DinosaurSnake-Mailing Rules Revisited
Defendants File Non-Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File Surreply to Motion for Leave to File Surreply
If reading that hurt your head, imagine how the judge felt. Related StoriesYou Know Trial Went Poorly If the Judge Orders You Back to Law SchoolPrepare to Eat It, Giuliani-StyleDo They Teach Proofreading at Yale?
Virginians! You Now Have an Extra 22 Hours to Kill Raccoons on Sunday
You don't need to call it off at 2 a.m. anymore. Related Stories“Justice for Simon”: Giant-Rabbit Case Survives Motion to DismissNinth Circuit: Monkeys Have Standing to Sue in Federal CourtControl of Virginia House May Be Determined by Selection From Bowler Hat
Woman Accidentally Steals Car She Thought Was Her Rental
Drove it around for two weeks with nary a clue. Related StoriesLawyer Dispute Escalates From Picture of Cat Playing Violin to GunfireSuspect's Toilet Strike Ends After 47 Days—SuccessfullyNew Assault Charges for Rogue Canadian Golfer Who Tried to Escape on Ice Floe
Assorted Stupidity #115
In this edition: a Canadian snow-globe fight; mystery pooper identified in New Jersey; Dallas loses its 82nd case in a row against the same litigant; and the Uttarakhand High Court holds that loudspeakers can't be loud. Related StoriesAssorted Stupidity #114Assorted Stupidity #113Assorted Stupidity #112
Majority Rejects “Mullet Doctrine” in Fourth Amendment Case
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Company Says Customer Breached Her Contract by Dying
And unfortunately this particular breach "is not capable of remedy," as the letter pointed out. Related StoriesTurns Out the “Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” Was in Ohio the Whole Time
Second Circuit: Lewd “Grinch” Parody Doesn’t Infringe
Not "lewd" in the sense you may be thinking. "Profane" is probably better. Related StoriesGrumpy Cat Wins $700,000 in Copyright SuitMonkey-Selfie Case SettlesLawyers Sit Motionless in Worst Music Video Ever
Barely Corrupt City Manager Doesn’t Resign
He allegedly sought to use his official position to obtain a free miniature Bundt cake, not realizing what a miniature scandal it would become. Related StoriesYou Know Trial Went Poorly If the Judge Orders You Back to Law SchoolCity Ordered Not to Sue Resident for Complaining About StenchFirst Amendment Exceptions That Might Allow Banning the Utah Legislature's Rap Video
Hilariously Corrupt EPA Director Resigns
Scott Pruitt joins Rod Blagojevich and only a few others in this exclusive category.
In re: Sssotlohiefmjn v. Michigan State Police
Correcting an apparently long-standing error by . . . someone. Related StoriesSome UpdatesSome AnnouncementsZamboni in the Drive-Thru: “Most Canadian Thing Ever”?
Brake v. Speed
Did this case involve a car accident? Of course it involved a car accident. Related StoriesDefendants: “We Never Had a Pet Squirrel”
You Know Trial Went Poorly If the Judge Orders You Back to Law School
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DEA Asks for Help Laundering Money
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Australian Cyborg’s Conviction Overturned on Appeal
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Another Attempted Water Escape Fails
The article calls this a "watery elude," which it wasn't. Related StoriesGuy With Axe Embedded in Roof of Car Gets ProbationSpaghetti Arsonist in a Bull Onesie? I'm Guessing It's FloridaFleeing Suspect Apprehended by His Car
Assorted Stupidity #114
In this edition: how to lose a defamation case, updates on that 30-year-old evicted by his parents, one lawyer's unfair pummeling, and a truly low-effort (though surprisingly successful) crime. Related StoriesAssorted Stupidity #113Assorted Stupidity #112Assorted Stupidity #111
Plaintiffs Allege They Were “Forced” to Buy Quarter Pounders
If this complaint had some delicious cheese melted over it, it might have at least some merit. Related StoriesShort-Subway-Sandwich Settlement Stupid, Says Seventh CircuitMan Who Will Never Date Again Sues Date for Cost of Movie TicketJudge Richard Posner: Cat Person
Supreme Court: Get a Warrant Before You Invade Somebody’s Curtilage
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One Is a Beaver, the Other Is an Alligator
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Thirty-Year-Old Man Evicted From Parents’ Home
Several written eviction notices from the parents had no effect. Related StoriesPowerball Problems
Play-Doh Smell Trademarked
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Huang v. Hollywood
Alleging a conspiracy that apparently involved most of Hollywood, plus Monica Lewinsky, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Dalai Lama. Related Stories“Justice for Simon”: Giant-Rabbit Case Survives Motion to Dismiss
“Justice for Simon”: Giant-Rabbit Case Survives Motion to Dismiss
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Shrubbery Nice, Not Too Expensive, But Also Not Probable Cause
If there had been another shrubbery, next to the first, only slightly higher so you get a two-layer effect with a little path running down the middle, the case might have come out differently. Related StoriesAbout That Religious TestShortening the Massachusetts Oath of Office Probably Saved LivesNebraska Legislator Proposes Creation of Mini-Nebraska
Good Reason to Kill #70: May Have Stolen Your Socks
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Prepare to Eat It, Giuliani-Style
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Assorted Stupidity #113
In this edition: another attempted water escape fails; all of Quebec's laws are apparently unconstitutional; a magician's gettin' sued; and special guest appearances by Rod Blagojevich and the legendary Spa Bandit. Related StoriesAssorted Stupidity #112Assorted Stupidity #111Assorted Stupidity #110
Do They Teach Proofreading at Yale?
Maybe the question is: Did they teach *Kris Kobach* at Yale? Related StoriesPresident's Attorney Threatens Cartoonist for Using His “Rights-Protected Visage”Prepare to Eat It, Giuliani-StyleAmicus Brief Cites Ferris Bueller to Great Effect
Ninth Circuit: Monkeys Have Standing to Sue in Federal Court
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Official State Crap: Georgia
The tenth state alphabetically, Georgia is second to none in the number of stupid official state things it has. Related StoriesCalifornia Adopts an Official DinosaurOfficial State Crap: Illinois AgainHere Comes Wisconsin With an Official Dairy Product
About That Religious Test
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Shortening the Massachusetts Oath of Office Probably Saved Lives
Or at least reduced the number of people who died of old age while saying it. Related StoriesAbout That Religious TestCourt No Longer Recognizes JusticeNebraska Legislator Proposes Creation of Mini-Nebraska
Turns Out the “Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” Was in Ohio the Whole Time
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