November 2006

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UPDATED: Government Sued Over Racism, Cat

From the Kansas City bureau comes this report of a newly filed case: Gabriel Robles; Bonnie Robles v. State of Missouri; State of Iowa; United States of America; Governor Matt Blunt; Governor Tom Vilsack; George Bush; Randy Rodriguez; Roseanne Kempf…


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O.J. to Explain How He Hypothetically Did It

According to reports today, the Fox network will run an interview with O.J. Simpson at the end of November in which he will provide details of the murders of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman. You would think this would be…


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New ABA Book To Convince Kids That Lawyers are Totally Awesome

Many of you may have received an email from the American Bar Association plugging a book called Leapholes by James Grippando, who has written a number of popular novels for grownups. But Leapholes is for young readers (middle-school young, not…



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Ostriches May Have Last Laugh on Halloween Assailants

On Halloween in San Mateo County, California, an encounter between a gang of men and a herd of ostriches turned deadly, resulting in one dead and two behind bars. Sadly, the ostriches’ lack of opposable thumbs, or any thumbs at…


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Woman Sues Over Negligent Jiggling Contest

A New Jersey woman who was injured while participating in the "Shake-It-Like-Shakira" contest at Calico Jack’s Cantina in New York City has sued, alleging that the cantina’s owners and operators should have known the dance contest was "dangerous and likely…


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NFL QB Demands Mom Stop Using Him in Campaign Commercials

On October 20th, Saints quarterback Drew Brees (or his agents, anyway) sent his mom a letter demanding that she cease and desist using his name and likeness in a TV commercial. Mina Brees is running for a spot on the…


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Captain of the U.S.A. v. Bush

Here's an "October Surprise" for you. On October 6, Leon Gay, Jr., filed suit against George W. Bush, currently President of the United States, in the federal court for the Northern District of Alabama. It seems that Mr. Gay's investigation…


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Orange-Jumpsuit Halloween Costume Causes Problems

A New York man got in some trouble on Halloween when he dressed up as a prison inmate, complete with an orange prisoner’s jumpsuit, to take his daughter trick-or-treating. It was a very realistic costume, because it was a real…


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Lawyer’s Bin Laden Halloween Costume Not Popular

I was happy to learn that the guy arrested on Halloween dressed as Osama bin Laden and waving a gun around was an attorney, which brings this story within my jurisdiction. Apparently, a number of drivers called police in South…