January 2008


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Debate Over Free-Speech Rights of Chicken Man Rages in Colorado Town

While Europe debates whether animals are entitled to constitutional rights like human beings, here in America we are debating the constitutional rights of human beings dressed like animals.  The latest dispute over advertising in the form of "mobile signs" or…


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UPDATE: Monkey Denied Person Status

As I reported last October, an Austrian court refused to grant Matthew H. Pan legal standing on the grounds that he is a chimpanzee, and it appears that the Supreme Court of Austria has now affirmed that decision. An animal-rights…


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What Not to Use as a Disguise, #3: Drywall Compound

I think we have enough failed-disguise posts now to consider starting a new category, or at least a sub-category of The Criminal Mind.  This does not quite rise to the level of What Not to Use as a Disguise #1…



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Missouri City Council to Consider Ban on Swearing, Bar Dancing

Saying that legislation is necessary because the historic downtown area "gets a little too lively on some nights," City Councilman Richard Veit of St. Charles, Missouri (a St. Louis suburb) has proposed a measure that would ban swearing and other…


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Take the Workplace Harassment Quiz

Recently I viewed an online training seminar (as I have pledged to kill the next person who uses the word “webinar,” I won’t use that word) designed to help attorneys recognize, avoid and/or deal with harassment situations in the workplace. …




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Shark to Be Installed In Lawyer’s Office

Specifically, a blacktip reef shark, which is one of two sharks that Christopher Gillette says will be living in the 1,000-gallon aquarium that was installed December 31 in his office in Bozeman, Montana. The aquarium, which is eight feet long,…