December 2011


Judges Still Not Amused by Identical-Twin Hijinks [Updated]

I've never thought the whole identical-twins-switch-places thing was all that amusing, and I might even rank it one step below its leprous cousin, the inexplicably frequent parent-child-body-swap farce. And that's when Hollywood does it. It's even less likely to go…


Dear Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyers: Please Stop Talking

Tuesday:  HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Carlisle attorney who has joined Jerry Sandusky’s defense team says the former Penn State assistant football coach may have showered with young boys because the children lacked basic hygiene skills. * * * “Teaching a…




Honey Badger Do Care About Eligibility

The LSU Compliance Office has issued cease-and-desist notices telling people to stop selling merchandise bearing the name, likeness, image or nickname of Tyrann Mathieu, LSU's Heisman-nominated cornerback. As it reminded everyone, NCAA rules forbid the use of the name or…


Anybody Else Willing to Represent Jerry Sandusky?

Because, although I'm not a criminal-defense attorney, I'm not sure this guy is doing such a great job. To be fair, I guess at least one of these three decisions is not terrible: First, he allowed his client to talk…


NOTE: “Catholic Beast” Is Not a Legal Term of Art

Further, using this term in a brief to refer to a judge in your case is not recommended. In fact it is super-highly unrecommended. The Wall Street Journal reports today that a civil-rights group has filed a bar complaint concerning…



Man Accused of Weasel-Related Assault is Acquitted

The Seattle Times, which proudly and rightfully boasts that it is the "Winner of Eight Pulitzer Prizes," will not win another one for its coverage of this story, I'm sorry to say. But this December 7 report did at least…