June 2006

Lowering the Bar Cited as International Precedent

As many of you know, I have long had two primary goals for this enterprise: to provide some entertainment for myself and other attorneys (and friends of attorneys) slogging away at their various billing stations, and to be cited as…



$10 Parking Fine Spawns First-Amendment Brawl

What’s the memo line on your checks really for?  Robert Militzer put his to good use earlier this month when he wrote a check to pay the Berkley County (Michigan) District Court a $10 parking fine.  Militzer admits that during…





Anti-Fluffernutter Legislation Sparks Battle in Massachusetts

Always looking for more ways to divide the party internally, Democrats are now arguing amongst themselves over whether or not to ban Fluffernutters in New England schools. Yet more evidence that all other problems have been solved by our state…



LoTB Road Show Draws Few Protesters

Thanks to those who attended (live or by videoconference) the first Lowering the Bar Traveling Road Show, International Mideast Peace Conference and Petting Zoo last Friday.  It appeared to be well-received, as few objects were thrown and those that actually…


Robber Sues Store Employees After Beating

Dana Buckman of Rochester, New York, is suing AutoZone and two of its employees for personal injury and emotional distress after a beating he suffered at the hands of the employees.  He was not deterred from suing by the fact…