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Florida Bill Would Make It Illegal to Take a Picture of a Farm

If you enjoy taking pictures of the Florida countryside, you should probably go get it out of your system before July 1. After that date, it may be a felony. State Senator Jim Norman (R-Tampa) recently introduced S.B. 1246, which would make…



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Town’s Lawn-Mowing Requirement Held Not Equivalent to Slavery

The excellent Legal Blog Watch reports that the Georgia Supreme Court has rejected an argument that an ordinance requiring citizens to mow their lawns constituted an imposition of "involuntary servitude" of the kind prohibited by the 13th Amendment to the United…


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Photoshop Used to Simulate Political Endorsement, Temporarily

If you are running for office in Alabama, it would be great to have the endorsement of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.  Having a picture of you and Coach Saban together would really go a long way.  And…



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Plaintiff Alleges That Defendants Concealed Location of His House

This case was filed recently in San Mateo County, just south of San Francisco: Stanley G Hilton v. San Francisco International Airport; San Francisco International Airport Authority; City and County of San Francisco; San Mateo County; Town of Hillsborough; United…


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Dog-Walking Controversy May Cost Couple Their Home

Robert Wirth, Jr., and his wife, Sandra Blaker, are appealing a court's order directing them to pay over $40,000 in a case stemming from Wirth's insistence on walking their dog without a leash in violation of homeowners-association rules.  The association has a lien on their home, and…



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Cranky Ball-Snatcher Sues for Emotional Distress

Last October in Cincinnati, an 89-year-old woman who was sick of kids' toys ending up in her yard was arrested after she confiscated a stray football.  According to Edna Jester — and if I was going to make up a…


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If You Have Any Claims to the Pyramid, Now’s the Time

A quiet-title action filed in San Francisco yesterday was described this way: Quiet title action. The plaintiffs seek to re-establish title to several parcels located approximately in the center of a block in San Francisco bounded by Washington, Sansome, Clay…