Friday Follies 1.7

Bob Newland, take note: Michigan court says probation order with blanket prohibition against any “defamatory and demeaning communications” is void, even when the the probationer says of the sentencing judge, ” cursed shall be the fruit of thy body. The Lord shall smite thee with consumption and with a fever and with an inflammation and with extreme burning. They the demons shall Pursue thee until thou persist.”

This should not surprise anyone: part-time judge who “takes bags full of cash” left on his chair and then conceals the money from the IRS is disabarred. What is surprising, one judge on the Washington Supreme Court dissented, saying a suspension was the appropriate penalty.

Manufacturer should have warned Minnesota Viking Korey Stringer that “helmets and shoulder pads could contribute to heat stroke when used in hot conditions.” (Via.)

When state budgets and unemployed lawyers collide: working for free.

Hardheaded lawyer + stubborn judge = 14 years in jail.

Prison guard claims she was fired for being “too sexy.” (Via.)

If only she’d said it during her sentencing. (Via.)

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Hanlon’s Razor

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