Legal Profession



Orly Taitz Now 0-158?

I saw a chart the other day that was said to contain information about every "birther" lawsuit that's been filed, and according to that chart, including appellate decisions the birthers' record is currently 0-157. I can't vouch for that number,…


Study for the MPRE by Watching this Music Video, Baby

Some recent graduates of American University's Washington College of Law have put together this music video. It addresses some common legal-ethics problems, but you should watch it anyway because it's also a pretty good music video.   Via the Professional…


Recusal Motion Cites Girl-Scout-Cookie Purchase

I've previously mentioned many good reasons for seeking a trial continuance, including motions that cited the start of deer season in Arkansas, the appearance of one's favorite team in the playoffs, the seven puppies recently born to one's Cavalier King…



Carreon v. The Oatmeal: Plaintiff Continues to Dig [Updated]

As Popehat has already covered in detail here (see also Adam Steinbaugh), Charles Carreon has again escalated his frivolous lawsuit against Matthew Inman (creator of The Oatmeal), IndieGoGo, and two charities (the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Foundation). This…


Carreon v. The Oatmeal: Legal Ethics, or Lack Thereof?

There has understandably been enormous interest in Charles Carreon's crusade against (1) The Oatmeal, (2) some charities, and (3) reality. In fact, not since somebody claimed she was bamboozled by a Crunch Berries box (see "Reasonable Consumer Would Know Crunch…


Attorney Sues Himself

This one isn't new — in fact, it happened in 1936 — but I wanted to add it to my archive of such things.   Appeared in, e.g., the New York Times and the Evening Independent on Aug. 9, 1936…


Judges Still Not Amused by Identical-Twin Hijinks [Updated]

I've never thought the whole identical-twins-switch-places thing was all that amusing, and I might even rank it one step below its leprous cousin, the inexplicably frequent parent-child-body-swap farce. And that's when Hollywood does it. It's even less likely to go…