May 2010

Spider-Man Arrested for Battery

Many have rightly praised Spider-Man for foiling that comic-book-store robbery in Australia last week (with the aid of a few super-friends), but some still question whether his brand of vigilante justice is always a good thing. The robbery story reminded…



Judge Who Lost Pants Forced to Rely on Briefs

Whenever Roy Pearson, Jr. is in the news, it's like seeing an old friend.  At least, if you have an old friend who you have frequently ridiculed in front of thousands of people, it would be like that. When we…


San Francisco Docket

From today's report of newly filed cases: Eric Miller v. The Army Review Boards Agency, No. CGC-10-499631 (San Francisco Super. Ct. May 7, 2010) Contract action. The plaintiff was fired the wrong way and he suffered turf toe, a sports…



Hopefully Safer Pint Glasses Entering Test Phase in Britain

Last September I alerted you to the fact that the British government was considering redesigning or banning the traditional pint glass, in an effort to keep British people from trying to kill each other with them.  As one report put it, "British…



Louisiana May Criminalize Embarrassing Emails

The Louisiana legislature, always on the lookout for important problems to solve, appears likely to pass a bill that would make it a criminal offense to send an electronic message with the intent to "harass" or "embarrass" any person under…



Superheroes Foil Comic-Book-Store Robbery

Also in Australia this week, a man who tried to abscond with an expensive comic book from a store in Adelaide was apprehended by an ad hoc team of superheroes and turned over to police.  Unfortunately for the villain, he…