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Court Unconvinced by Lawyer Dressed as Thomas Jefferson

Today in Least Surprising Updates:  The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously held on November 14 that Dennis Hawver would be disbarred for violating <stops to count> seven ethical or court rules when representing a defendant who was ultimately sentenced to death….


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UPDATE: Manson Camp Denies Wedding-Registry Claims

Over at vocativ, Molly Fitzpatrick reports that the "Manson camp" (her phrase) is denying reports like these that Manson and his 26-year-old fiancée, who were recently issued a marriage license, have registered at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, or anywhere else for that…



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The Mansons Are Registered at Bed Bath & Beyond

Not even kidding: As I'm sure you know by now, or if not I'm telling you, Charles Manson and Afton Elaine Burton were issued a marriage license on November 7. The bride is an attractive 26-year-old who hails from the…


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Guy Sues Legal System Again

Just the one in Illinois, at least for now. According to the Madison Record (thanks, Dave), Aaron Wemple has sued the Illinois State Bar Association and all of its members, alleging that … well, that it and they have done and/or are doing…


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Polygamist Ninja Women Unprepared for Swordplay

I should probably set up a Google Alert for the phrase "I've never seen anything like this." It usually signals pretty good material. In this case, what the officer had never seen was an incident in which, as The Guardian put it,…


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Order Requiring Socks

COMES NOW your humble correspondent and hereby gives notice of the fact that on August 25, 2014, in the case entitled In re Proper Courtroom Attire, then pending in the Circuit Court of Blackford County, Indiana, Judge Dean A. Young, presiding, the…


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