April 2007

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Florida Governor Will Review Request to Pardon Jim Morrison

Governor Charlie Crist said Tuesday that he would review a request by two Doors fans to pardon Jim Morrison in order to clear the singer’s name of his 1969 conviction for indecent exposure.  Morrison allegedly exposed himself while on stage…



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Georgetown Professor Bans Laptops From Classroom

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, which I thank again for not using the awful word "blawg," reported yesterday that Georgetown Law Center professor David Cole has banned laptops from his classroom.  Students typically claim, he says, that it is…


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Japanese Candidate Says He Will Win By Outliving Opponents

Having just lost in his fourth attempt to become Governor of Tokyo, famous inventor Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu was undaunted and said he would run up to 16 more times if necessary.  He also said he did not believe age would…


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City Council Successfully Prosecutes Itself; Feels “Vindicated”

Saying that he believed the Waitakere (New Zealand) City Council had done the "right thing," Judge Paul Barber convicted the council on six charges of failing to obtain necessary authorizations connected with a new building project.  That is, it had…



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Tampa Trial of Band-Aid Bandit Begins

Opening statements this week in the trial of Rafael Rondon, the alleged "Band-Aid Bandit" who was arrested in 2006 after a string of 39 bank robberies in the Tampa area dating back to 2000.  The robber was dubbed the "Band-Aid…


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Man Sued for Negligent Dancing

The AP reported this week that a Chicago woman is suing a man she danced with at an office party, alleging that she was injured by one of his dance moves, which seems to have gone something like this: Step…