International Law

How Law Evolves in Serbia

According to Judge Omer Hadziomerovic of the Belgrade District Court, Serbian legal culture has a long way to go, but TV is helping: We have a low level of legal culture . . . . There is little understanding of…


Lowering the Bar Cited as International Precedent

As many of you know, I have long had two primary goals for this enterprise: to provide some entertainment for myself and other attorneys (and friends of attorneys) slogging away at their various billing stations, and to be cited as…


“Curse You” — The Musical!

Reuters News reports that a new translation of Saddam Hussein’s novel, "Get Out of Here, Curse You," will be released this week in Japan.  The novel is believed to have been written on the eve of the 2003 invasion and…


Man Wants Money Back for MiG-21 Bought on eBay

Zhang Cheng, a businessman in Beijing, is demanding his money back from a man who posted a MiG-21 for sale on eBay.  Zhang bought the fighter jet, previously in the Czech Air Force but now located somewhere in Idaho, for…


German Court Holds Streakers Liable to Stadium Owners

A judge in Rostock, Germany, has ruled that soccer-stadium operators may recover damages from people who run naked onto the soccer field during matches.  This is evidently a problem plaguing the world of European soccer, and foreign streakers have been…


Gum-Chewer Charged with Insulting Kemal Ataturk

Veysel Dalci, the leader of a local branch of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, was charged with "insulting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk" after a military official spotted him chewing gum while laying a wreath at a statue of Ataturk on…


No Seat-Belt Citation for Corpse

A German woman was stopped and arrested recently after police got a tipoff that she was transporting a dead body in her car.  The woman was taking a relative to be buried in her hometown and said she was trying…


Man Accidentally Divorces Wife While Asleep

Divorces are much cleaner and easier under Islamic law than in the West.  If you are a man, of course.  Under Islamic law, a man only has to say the phrase "I divorce you" three times (within a relatively short…


Tangerangian Osculation May Not Exceed 4:59

The local government of Tangerang, a comically named suburb of Jakarta, Indonesia, has been trying to crack down on prostitution and address other moral issues for the past several years.  The Tangerangian city council’s laws first sparked protest in February…