Brilliant Arguments

The $100 Million Cite-Check Mistake

Those of you who think that only dorks do cite-checking are . . . well, you’re right, but unfortunately for you this is a dork-heavy profession.  It’s part of the job description.  Case in point: whoever forgot to double-check a…



Professor Will Fight for Freedom of Fecal Expression

Kathleen Ensz will go on trial in May on a misdemeanor charge for "use of a noxious substance," based on an incident last year in which she wrapped some of her dog’s feces in a mailer she had received from…


UPDATE: Deer Season Continuance Granted

I originally wrote about this in September, after it came to my attention that a continuance had been sought in an Arkansas case on the grounds that deer season was about to start and there would be nobody left in…




Ninth Circuit Rejects Right-to-Land-Personal-Jet Case

While the Ninth Circuit is often labeled as a "liberal" court that will accept virtually any civil-rights claim, don’t tell that to Ron Tutor, who is still unable to land his private jet at the airport in Hailey, Idaho.  In…



Absence of Goats Cited as Reason for Speeding

Speeders continue to provide proof of the human race’s endless capacity for coming up with excuses.  On Sunday, a Swiss tourist caught speeding in Ontario, Canada, said he had been driving so fast because he cannot do so in his…