Unnatural Law

Please Don’t Hurt Nessie, Either

Speaking of cryptozoology, Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources would like whoever put a sculpture of the Loch Ness Monster in the Chippewa River to come get it out of there. I guess this would be pseudocryptozoology. According to the report, the…


Note: In Texas, Bigfoot Is Fair Game

According to this post on the Cryptomundo website, Texas wildlife officials have opined that it would not be illegal to hunt and kill a Bigfoot and/or Sasquatch, should one be located (and shot) in that state. In response to an…



Defense Lawyer Objects to Testimony of Genie Expert

According to this report (via Overlawyered), in 2010 a Saudi defense lawyer demanded that a genie be summoned to testify in open court if the state intended to use its testimony against his client. The lawyer was concerned by the court's…


Finally, the Movie Version of that Japanese Lawyer Video Game

According to Neatorama, this is actually happening:   "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney," the game that lets everyone in on the fun of practicing law, originated in Japan. Its success there led to a 2005 release in the U.S. on the Nintendo…


Warren Jeffs Fires Defense Team, Now Represented by God

Everybody wants God on their side, but über-polygamist Warren Jeffs is apparently getting legal advice directly from Him. Jeffs, who is the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), is on trial in Texas…


Magnetic Underpants Questioned

Lobatoz v. Dream Products Inc., No. BC463269 (Cal. Super. Ct., filed June 10, 2011). Putative California-only consumer class action filed against Dream Products Inc. in California Superior Court (Los Angeles County) alleging deceptive marketing of the defendant's "Magnetic Slimming Panties."…



Seeking Bipartisanship, Parliament Tries Animal Sacrifice

Well, tripartisanship, anyway. In April, deputies in Kyrgyzstan's parliament participated in a traditional ceremony in which they sacrificed seven sheep in order to drive "evil spirits" out of the chamber. It was hoped that this tradition would win out over another…


Florida Man Sues Alleged Foot-Stealer

The defendant in this case said she did not intend to cause the plaintiff any pain by stealing his foot, and that seems plausible since it wasn't attached at the time. The plaintiff was quite seriously injured in a 2008 crash on…