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Friday Follies 1.3

What do you do if you’re called the most litigious person in history? Sue, of course.

Or if you’re among the most arrested, you tell the judge after your 152nd arrest (now 153), “I don’t need a lawyer. I’ve been in this court more than you have.” (Via.)

In the “we need a law for this?” category, Yakima bans “cleavage of the buttocks.” (Via.)

Love you, too, ma: Man gets $115,000 verdict against his mother “in a lawsuit he filed against his mother for tapping him on the shoulder as he used a power saw, which caused him to flinch and cut off his pinky finger.” (Via.)

An earlier Follies noted a Texas man had been arrested for disorderly conduct after he complained to his neighbors, including their 13-year-old daughter, that “I’m tired of your cats shitting in my flower beds.” It took a jury 15 minutes to acquit him, leading his neighbor to say, “A little piece of America died today when a jury of six says it’s OK to curse in front of a 13-year-old when asked not to.” (Via.)


It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty
important.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Oakwood College, March 2, 1962

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