January 2007

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Lawyers Show Their Tats to the ABA

I read the ABA Journal’s eReport (that’s a Report that goes out eLectronically) every Friday, and was a little surprised to see this under "Answers of the Week":  "Last week we asked what inspired you to get tattooed." That was…


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Motion to Continue Because Saints Are in the Playoffs: GRANTED

Hail to Judge Ernest L. Jones of Orleans Parish, who swiftly granted a motion to continue a trial originally set for Monday. (According to this article the motion was granted on Wednesday, the same day it was filed.) This gives…



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Attorney Free on Bond After Kissing Judicial Marshal

"This is the biggest baloney I’ve ever seen in my life," said Ralph Crozier, a 55-year-old criminal defense attorney from Southbury, Connecticut.  For once he wasn’t talking about charges against a client, but about the charges filed against him for…



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Cake-Wielding Police-Station Vandals Test Positive for Icing

Police in Sylva, North Carolina, announced this week that they had tracked down arrested two men suspected in the vandalism early Saturday of the Sylva police department building.  Detective Aimee Sumner said that a police sergeant discovered the glass front…


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WARNING: “Welsh Dragon Sausages” May Not Contain Real Dragon

In November, the Trading Standards department for Powys County, Wales, forced a sausage manufacturer to change the label of its "Welsh Dragon"-brand spicy sausage, on the grounds that the label was misleading because the product did not contain real dragon….


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Behind Door No. 2, One Year in Jail

A judge in Brooklyn was reprimanded by New York’s Appellate Division this week for sentencing a man to 11 months in prison for acting as lookout for an armed robbery — not because the sentence was too harsh, but because…


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NY Mayor Bloomberg Reveals Existence of “Batphone” to Senate

Testifying on Tuesday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told committee members that he has a "very important secure phone" in his kitchen at home for use in case of emergencies.  Specifically,…


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Police-Brutality Claim Averted by Video Evidence

A man in Liverpool, England, who was arrested after police responded to a report of a domestic dispute appeared before a judge with bruises on his face, and told the judge that the police had beaten him up.  Unfortunately for…