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Justice For The Sensuous Italian Sunbather

by @ Sunday, January 2nd, 2011. Filed under In The News, Legal

Back in August, I wrote about this story out of Italy: A TOPLESS sunbather is being investigated by police after being accused of sensuously rubbing sun cream on herself on a public beach. Police were called to a beach at Anzio south of Rome by a furious mother who said the way the “attractive” sunbather […]

Best Criminal Defense Ever

by @ Thursday, August 12th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Legal

I can’t honestly say I’ve ever had a case like this, but I certainly wouldn’t turn this client away: A TOPLESS sunbather is being investigated by police after being accused of sensuously rubbing sun cream on herself on a public beach. Police were called to a beach at Anzio south of Rome by a furious […]

Is Modern Law Really Based On The Ten Commandments ? No, It’s Not

by @ Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. Filed under History, Individual Liberty, Legal, Religion

One blogger undertook the task: As we ramp up to the mid-term elections in November 2010 — sure to be just a warmup to the insanity that will be the Presidential election in 2012 — you can bet your bottom shekel that we’ll be hearing from a lot of “family values” politicians decrying our lack […]

Ken Cuccinelli Files Virginia’s Response To Motion To Dismiss ObamaCare Lawsuit

Virginia’s Attorney General has filed his response to the Motion to Dismiss filed by the Federal Government in the lawsuit to declare ObamaCare unconstitutional: RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II told a federal judge Monday that he should let a suit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health-care law proceed and deny a […]

Christian Conservatives Declare War On The Judiciary

by @ Monday, May 31st, 2010. Filed under Legal, Politics

The California judiciary is under attack in what might be described as a holy war: SAN DIEGO – A group of conservative attorneys say they are on a mission from God to unseat four California judges in a rare challenge that is turning a traditionally snooze-button election into what both sides call a battle for […]

The Saga Of The $ 65 Million Pants Comes To A (Final) End

by @ Friday, May 28th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Legal, Washington DC

It seems like I’ve been blogging about Roy Pearson, the former District of Columbia Administrative Law Judge who sued a dry cleaner for $ 65 million over a missing pair of pants, since I started blogging, but it looks like we won’t have Roy to kick around anymore: Former administrative law judge Roy Pearson Jr. […]

Contra Rand Paul: The Libertarian And Constitutional Case For The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

Made by several of the most prominent libertarian scholars out there: “I think Rand Paul is wrong about the Civil Rights Act,” libertarian Cato Institute scholar Brink Lindsey wrote in an e-mail. “As a general matter, people should be free to deal or not deal with others as they choose. And that means we discriminate […]

First Lawsuits Filed Against Arizona Immigration Law

by @ Thursday, April 29th, 2010. Filed under Immigration, In The News, Individual Liberty, Legal, Politics

And so, it begins: PHOENIX — An Arizona police officer and a Latino group filed the first legal challenges of Arizona’s sweeping new law cracking down on illegal immigration Thursday. Fifteen-year Tucson police veteran Martin Escobar argues there’s no way for officers to confirm people’s immigration status without impeding investigations. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in […]

Saudi Lawyer To File Suit Over Danish Mohammed Cartoons

A Saudi lawyer is saying he is going to file a lawsuit in England against the creators of the Danish Mohammed cartoons: UP TO 95,000 descendants of the prophet Muhammad are planning to bring a libel action in Britain over “blasphemous” cartoons of the founder of Islam, even though they were published in the Danish […]

Jury Orders Boy Scouts To Pay $ 18.5 Million In Sex Abuse Cover Up

by @ Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Legal

The Catholic Church isn’t the only institution with a history of covering up sexual abuse: PORTLAND, Ore. – A jury on Friday ordered the Boy Scouts of America to pay $18.5 million to a man sexually abused by a former assistant Scoutmaster in what is believed to be the largest such award against the organization. […]

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