August 2007

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Pants Judge Notified He May Not Be Reappointed

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that, after due deliberation and a thorough and thoughtful consideration of all the evidence, a D.C. judicial commission seems to have finally reached the painfully obvious conclusion that Roy L. Pearson, he of the…


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Robbery Tip #147: Don’t Leave Your Gun on the Counter

Consider using only one hand to stuff the cash into your pockets.  The robbery will take a little longer, but if the alternative is setting your gun down on the counter, it’s worth the extra time. As the surveillance video…



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Architect Pursues Rival Beyond the Grave

According to a report on Monday, a Pennsylvania architect challenging the license of a rival architect recently appealed his case to the state’s highest court.  This means Mark Altman is still trying to get Michael Molnar’s license revoked even though…


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New Rules Will Require Chinese Buddhists to Apply for Reincarnation

Over the weekend, China’s state-run media outlets reported that new rules taking effect this fall will require Tibetan Buddhists to get government permission to be reincarnated.  According to the Xinhua news agency ("Xinhua" is Mandarin for "If I don’t read…


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Maine Dentist Suspended for “Practice Run Amok”

Still reeling from the recent tusk-installation scandal, American dentistry was rocked again this weekend by revelations that a dentist in Waterville, Maine, had been suspended from practice for six months because of wild office parties and "terrifying" safety violations.  A…


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Marilyn Manson Sued by Former Bandmate

On Thursday, a former member of Marilyn Manson’s band sued him, claiming that Manson (whose real name is the slightly more mundane "Brian Warner") misled him as to how much money the band was making, and instead went on a…


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Internet Flame War Ends in Burning Trailer, Prison Time

Russell Tavares was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony arson for setting fire to a man’s trailer home in 2005.  Tavares had become angry after the man called him a "nerd" on…


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Law School Documentary to Tell Story of Oklahoma Students

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog reports today on a documentary called "The Trials of Law School" that has recently been completed and will be released later this year.  The film follows eight students at the University of Oklahoma as…