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Sasquatch Sighting in University of Tennessee Law Library

Hey, University of Tennessee Law Library—my book is in you: Dear God! They actually bought a copy! You'll probably notice it when you're going over to check out Emerging Regional Human Rights Systems in Asia, which is just two books to the…


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Book Update

Thanks to everyone who's bought a copy of The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance since it was published about three weeks ago. It still hasn't technically "launched," because that doesn't happen (according to me) until it gets into wider distribution, which with any…


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Book Update IV: The Christmas Miracle

If I remember correctly, there are other miracles associated with Christmas as well, and to be honest this would probably be one of the lesser ones. But it did seem at least semi-miraculous that pre-ordered copies of The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance did…


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Book Update III: The Rebookening

As you may recall, when I first announced that I had written a book, I expected that it, or more specifically numerous copies of it, would be in the warehouse by December 10. It wasn't. Then I was told it…


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Hey! I Talked About Stuff on the Internet

When was the last time you saw somebody do that? This time I did it as part of a "Legalese It" segment on Huffington Post Live, hosted by Mike Sacks. Also talking were Jessica Mederson, who writes E-Discovery Matters and Elie Mystal of Above…


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The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance!

I am very happy to announce that my project of collecting odd laws, which I creatively referred to as "The Odd Law Project," has now become (or I guess is about to become) my first book: Obviously I changed the…


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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…


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Google Might Need to Re-Scan Plato’s Laws [Updated]

I thought Google used fancy machines to scan all those books, but based on this image I came across while doing some research, maybe not: If somebody is actually turning all those pages by hand, I hope he has an…


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Odd Law Book News

As I've mentioned before (probably more than once), I have been collecting examples of odd, dumb, and/or unnecessary laws for a while now, both for this blog and for a book project. I am happy to announce that the book…


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TSA Has Objected to Lightsabers Before

After my post about the TSA's concern over Peter Mayhew's simulated fictional weaponry ("TSA Questions Chewbacca's Lightsaber," June 10), I heard from Patrick Smith, a professional pilot and author of (among other things) the long-running column Ask the Pilot at Salon.com…