September 2008

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Inmate Sues For Injuries Sustained During Escape Attempt

In January, Scott Gomez Jr. sued officials in Colorado after he was injured at the Pueblo County jail.  More specifically, he was injured while trying to escape from the Pueblo County jail.  But if you’re thinking that he claimed in…


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Comical Case Name #1

Vacation (or the impending end of it, anyway) is also a good excuse to clean out the archives.  Here’s a case name I always liked: United States v. 11 1/4 Dozen Packages of Articles Labeled in Part Mrs. Moffat’s Shoo-Fly…


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McCain Ruled (Probably) Natural-Born U.S. Citizen

Another issue I was writing about last month was the continuing uncertainty over what it takes to be a "natural-born citizen," which is a constitutional limitation on who can serve as President.  Both campaigns have now survived at least one…


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Good Reason to Kill #5: Insisted on Riding “Shotgun”

This doesn't beat #1 (Used the Last Roll of Toilet Paper) or  #2 (Disputed Yahtzee Rules), and it was only an attempted killing, but it does deserve to be on the list. On September 16, police in Shreveport, Louisiana, said…


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Americans Still Struggling With Pants

I'm back from Greece, without much to report in terms of legal developments there, at least during the last 2500 years or so.  Not that they didn't come up with some interesting stuff, like ostracizing unpopular politicians for ten years…





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Start Your Legal Plate Collection Today

Do you have a complete set of Jose Arcadio Klein’s legal-themed plates yet? If not, why not? I guess a complete set would take up a lot of room in your office (there are a lot), but you should get…


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Officer: Sex With Hookers Was Part of My Job, Unenjoyable

An officer who was suspended from the Beaumont, Texas, police department for having sex with prostitutes while on duty testified that he did so only because it was part of his job, and that he certainly did not enjoy it….