Legal Profession


So Long, Guy Who Refused to Marry Interracial Couple

"I do hereby resign," began the only sentence anybody was interested in hearing out of Keith Bardwell, who until November 3 had been Justice of the Peace for the Eighth Ward of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.  Everybody has been calling for…


State Assistant AG Fired After Inappropriate Cemetery Visit

A 66-year-old deputy assistant attorney general is now no longer employed by South Carolina after a police officer noticed him and another person engaging in an unspecified activity in a "secluded part of a downtown cemetery." He and the 18-year-old…



UPDATE: Opinion in “Pilates Instructor” Case

The opinion in this case (linked below, previously discussed here) is worth a read.  Just to clarify a few of the details, the parties had filed cross-motions for summary judgment.  Plaintiff's claims against the credit-card company were dismissed, which appears…




Sex Fees Not Deductible Medical Expenses, Tax Court Rules

Therapeutic?  Probably.  Deductible?  No. So ruled the U.S. Tax Court yesterday in the case of William Halby, a New York tax attorney who claimed that the amounts he spent on, let's call them personal-gratification-related books and materials, and also numerous professional intimate-therapy service providers,…