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Malaysian Woman Sentenced to Caning for Drinking Beer

I have been meaning to post on this case for a while, and given yesterday's post on the story of Lubna Hussein, the Sudanese woman punished for wearing pants, now seems like a good time. In July, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno,…


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Punch Another Monopoly Player, Go Directly to Jail

That headline is a little obvious, but it's really the only one for this story. Police in Fraser, Michigan, reported that a 54-year-old man assaulted a female friend with whom he was playing Monopoly on Saturday night.  Police appeared to…



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UPDATE: Supreme Court Denies Motions for Divided Argument

The Supreme Court did take up the "emergency" motions for reconsideration in the Carcieri case at its Friday conference today, and denied them.  That means it will not decide whether Joe Larisa or Ted Olson gets to argue for the…


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Supreme Court May Decide Supreme Court Argument Argument

The furious (and now completely ridiculous) battle over which attorney gets to argue Carcieri v. Kempthorne for the petitioners in the Supreme Court continues to rage, and it now looks like it may be resolved by the Court itself on Friday. Because…



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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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Store Owner Told to Stop Taking Shoes From Shoplifters

The owner of Wagon Wheel Liquors in Durango, Colorado, says he will comply with a police order to stop taking shoes from people he catches shoplifting in his store.  Gabe Fidanque said he was frustrated because calling the police did…