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New Year, New Oddball Laws

New year, new laws. When the ball dropped on midnight, January 1st, we not only rang in the new year, but also a slew of oddball laws from around the country. Good Morning America has [...]

Photo: Cop Giving a Homeless Man Shoes

It’s cold in New York City–no time to be without shoes. But one homeless man lacked them…until a cop came by. A visitor from Arizona, also in law enforcement, spotted their encounter: Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots [...]

21 Links Between Unexpectedly Shared TV Universes

It’s almost as if the writers worked on different TV shows, or knew each other, or something. You know they do, but a lot of small things go unnoticed until you read about them. But you probably noticed that detective John Munch has popped up in a lot of different TV series. Richard Belzer’s sarcastic, conspiracy-loving [...]

The Puppy Lemon Law

If you bought a car that turned out to be a lemon, you can return it to the dealership for a refund. But what about a dog? Turns out, you can if you buy a sick dog from a California seller: The [...]

A Law To Visit Your Parents?

Haven’t visited your parents in a while? You may be a lawbreaker. Shocked by a statistics that more than 33% of Chinese people visit their parents but once a year (and nearly 12% haven’t visited in many years), [...]

Monks Sued For the Rights to Sell Coffin

After Hurricane Katrina put St. Joseph Abbey of Louisiana in financial hardship, the monks decided to parlay their woodworking skills into making and selling coffins. But before they could even sold a single casket, St. [...]

30 Famous People With Law Degrees

Law degree image via Shutterstock Second-guessing your career choice? You’re not alone. Even people who put themselves through many extra years of schooling sometimes end up changing their minds. That’s the case with many of these people, who ditched their law degrees in favor of other pursuits — quite successful ones at that. Authors 1. Washington Irving. The [...]

The Defense Rests (in Peace): How a Civil War Rabble-Rouser Went Out With a Bang

Clement Laird Vallandigham was never a household name, but during the era of the Civil War, he led an interesting and amazing life that ended abruptly and bizarrely. Over the course of his career, Vallandigham edited the Dayton Empire, practiced law, served as a brigadier general in the Ohio militia, and was elected to the U.S. [...]

Law Student Sues Law School for Allowing Her To Enroll

Law student filing lawsuit isn’t anything new. After all, they are studying to become lawyers. But this one is a bit unique: Law student Morgan Crutchfield, a part-time student at Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan [...]

Composite Sketches of Literary Characters

Brian Joseph Davis uses a law enforcement composite sketch program to create pictures of literary characters. This is how the program saw Humbert Humbert from Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita based on the physical description of him in the novel. I’d love to see a rendering Bel-ka-Trazet from Shardik from this method. What literary figure would you [...]