Domestic Law

Comical Case Names: Terrible v. Terrible

Somewhat surprisingly, there is nothing else funny about the opinion itself, but it still qualifies for the Comical Case Names Page. Terrible v. Terrible, 534 P. 2d 919 (Nev. 1975). The parties had been divorced in 1971 after a proceeding I…


Man Loses Bob Dylan Hair in Divorce Settlement

No further details are available yet—TMZ reported it without posting the actual documents—but it appears that Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach will give up some significant assets as part of a divorce settlement finalized this week. His ex-wife will be receiving over…


Former Couple’s Legal Fight Now in Year Seventeen

That's seven years longer than they were married, and the case isn't over yet. The most recent case, that is. According to the report, the former spouses have been involved in at least 28 lawsuits against each other, not counting the divorce…


Top Ten Notable Facts About the Gay-Marriage Decisions

First use of phrase "legalistic argle-bargle" since 1824's Gibbons v. Ogden In a footnote, Justice Kennedy overturns the outcome of last season's American Idol just to see if anybody is still paying attention Resolving an issue not raised below, Court rules unanimously that…



Non-Standard Explanation Offered for Bugging Wife’s Bedroom

According to this report in the Beaver County Times, a 66-year-old Raccoon Township man has been charged with invasion of privacy and felony interception of communications for hiding a listening device under his wife’s bed. (Yes, the fact that this…



Things You Can’t Do in a Royal Park

According to the UK's Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces Regulations, 1997 No. 1639, Reg. 4, it is forbidden to do (among other things) any of the following without written permission in Hyde Park or other land to which said regulations…


Cupcake Batterer Charged with Domestic Violence

I'm concerned that this sort of thing will become rampant in Topeka now that misdemeanor domestic battery is legal there, although on second thought, it's really not something to be concerned about. Although it is a waste of good cupcakes….


Kansas Budget Battle Says “OK!” to Domestic Violence

That's a slight exaggeration, depending on who you ask. According to this report (also this one), no one is currently being prosecuted for misdemeanor acts of domestic violence committed in Topeka, Kansas, because of a dispute between the city and county…