November 2013

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Police Warn of Alarming Clown Epidemic

That's basically the headline of this Guardian article. Technically, I think there should be a hyphen there, because this isn't about an alarming epidemic that just happens to involve clowns, it's about an epidemic of clowns who are themselves alarming. But…


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O.J. Simpson Set Free

…from having to worry about how Judge Linda Bell would rule on his state habeas petition, because she just denied it. So the waiting is over. Oh, he'll probably die in prison. Sorry, I should have been more clear. Yes,…


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Springfield’s Buttocks Surface; Plaintiff’s Lawyer Comments

Updating an important story from last week (see "Mistrial Declared in Rick Springfield's Buttocks-Assault Case" (Nov. 20)), two new developments. First, The Picture has been released to the media: To be specific, this is the picture the plaintiff claims she took…



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Town Forgets to Have Election Again

Still no democracy in Wallsburg, Utah. Not because anyone's opposed to it (as far as we know), they apparently just forgot about it. Wallburg's city recorder, described by the Salt Lake Tribune as "the employee responsible for oversight of elections," not only failed…


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“Ford Nation” Already Canceled

When not even reality TV wants you around, isn't it time to call it quits? The exciting news that a TV network had offered Toronto's crack-smoking idiot mayor, Rob Ford, his own reality TV show was followed not long thereafter…


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Senate Votes to Limit the Filibuster

In a move that there is absolutely no chance they will ever regret making, Senate Democrats today managed to push through a rule change that now makes it impossible to filibuster cabinet and judicial nominations (except for seats on the…



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May a Magistrate Judge Ethically “Dance With the Stars”?

Yes, according to South Carolina's Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct: FACTS A full-time magistrate inquires as to the propriety of dancing in a fund-raising event that is similar to a popular television show ("Dancing with the Stars"), in…


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The U.S. Supreme Court Coloring Book (2013 Edition)

The Constitution may be color-blind, but this book is color-ful. Well, it isn't right now, of course, but it will be after you and/or your child and/or your attorney get done adding the colors (colors sold separately). Note: those colors…