June 2008


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Motorized Cooler Driver Faces DWI Charges

I have already written about a number of non-automotive drunk driving charges, including incidents that involved "vehicles" such as riding lawnmowers, horses, and at least one Zamboni.  Not wanting to repeat myself, I passed on covering another recent riding-lawnmower DUI…


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Man Walks 25 Miles to Be Sentenced

Stephen Shoemaker was so determined to get to the courthouse in order to be sentenced for a drunk-driving conviction that, when his brother didn’t show up to give him a ride, he says he just started walking. That does show…


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UPDATE: Both “Thong Bandits” in Custody

As predicted, the "disguises" employed by the Thong Bandits during their robbery of a convenience store in May did little to help them avoid arrest.  Police in Arvada, Colorado, announced last Friday that Joseph Espinoza and Joaquin Rico had turned…


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Mistrial Declared After Jurors Found Playing Sudoku

Showing that issues with the jury system are not limited to America, on June 10 a judge in Sydney declared a mistrial in a high-profile drug-conspiracy case after it was discovered that the jurors spent much of their time in…



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Use of F-Bomb Before Supreme Court Discussed

In a June 5 post, Marty Lederman of SCOTUSblog discussed the FCC v. Fox Television case, which involves "whether fleeting expletives are so inherently shocking as to justify a virtual ban on their broadcast between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m." …



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Parties Ordered to Conduct Deposition at State Line

Here’s an order going directly to the Lowering the Bar Legal Document Archive.  Apparently, in a lawsuit pending in the Western District of Texas (at Austin), the parties were unable to agree on whether the deposition of a corporate representative…


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Chinese Government Lists What Not to Do During Olympics

With the Beijing Olympics just a couple of months away, the government’s excitement and paranoia are almost tangible.  This week, Reuters reported that the government has posted on its official Olympic website an extensive list of things that foreigners are…