Lowering the Bar Exam Questions

Who Owns Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin?

At the moment nobody knows, but the New York Times reports that a judge in Fort Worth is stuck deciding this question. Oswald was exhumed in 1981 to make sure it was really him in there, and after tests confirmed his identity…




Legally Dead Man Sentenced to Be Actually Dead

After I reported on the case of Donald Miller, the Ohio man who failed to convince a judge he should not be considered legally dead ("'No, You're Still Deceased,' Judge Tells Dead Man" (Oct. 10, 2013)), several people wrote in to…




Well, Somebody Doesn’t Know What “Homophones” Are

It's either Clarke Woodger, who reportedly fired an employee for blogging about them, or people for whom English is a second language. It is plausible to think many in the latter group might not know what "homophones" are, but to…


Seattle Still Looking for Skull Donors

The King County medical examiner's office said last week that although it had received three other sets of human bones, it still did not have an answer to its original question of who donated three human skulls to a Goodwill store…


Is a Contract Written on Toilet Paper Enforceable?

Sure! Why wouldn't it be? All you need in order to have a binding contract is a mutual agreement by which each party agrees to do something in exchange for some consideration. (An example from Ohio.) Generally they don't have…