International Law

Denny’s Lunar Connection?

My post on the moon-rock sting operation that went down at a Denny's restaurant in California, together with what was apparently a serious need to take a break from studying for the bar exam, led a reader to do some additional research….


International Body Declares No-Wig Zone in the Netherlands

The Associated Press reported this week that at least one judge of the International Criminal Court in The Hague has told lawyers appearing before her to stop wearing wigs. There is no official dress code at the ICC, and given the wide…


It’s Not Your Fault You Microwaved the Cat

"It's not unusual for an elderly person like yourself to think of drying her cat in the microwave. Therefore, it's clearly the fault of the manufacturer for not adding a proper warning." A Japanese view of America, via Overlawyered, Siouxsie…


Malaysia: No Mocking the Sultan on Facebook

The last time I wrote about Malaysia, in 2009, a sharia court there had decided that yes, the law did indeed allow the authorities to beat a woman for the heinous offense of drinking a beer. Last week, the equally pleasant Malaysian police…


Sunshine No Longer Free, Says Sun’s New Owner

Angeles Duran did not say how much she was going to charge people for using the Sun, but she did confirm that she owns it, that her claim is legally valid, and that she will be charging a fee.  Duran, a…


Google Maps Blamed for Invasion

Bad enough that Google Maps allegedly caused a woman to be hit by a car because its route told her to walk along a highway and failed to warn her that said highway posed certain risks (namely cars). Now it…


Tiny Dress, Big Award

Geisy Arruda, a 21-year-old Brazilian woman who was kicked out of her university for wearing a dress that officials considered "too short," has been awarded $23,600 in compensation by a local court. Officials at Bandeirante University, a private school in Sao…




Why Poland Has Three Presidents Today

According to FOX News, the fair-and-balanced (and, as it turns out, accurate) source of Polish-presidential-succession information, Poland had three different presidents today (July 8), depending on what time it was. When he woke up this morning, Bronislaw Komorowski was the…