Although it was somewhat of a secondary issue, there was an interesting decision this week from the South Dakota Supreme Court. It held that a person has no privacy interest in their IP address, at least for purposes of the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
To begin with, an IP address is the [...]
Although many consider it little more than a holiday with fireworks, July 4 is meant to celebrate the final approval of the Declaration of Independence and its precepts. One of its key elements is epitomized in the phrase “that all men are created equal.” Granted, there was an inherent contradiction with the existence of slavery [...]
It’s a question that appears on a number of state applications to obtain a license to practice law. Do you currently have any condition or impairment which, if left untreated, could affect the ability to practice law? While it seems simple, some of the questions it can raise are not. What are the chances someone [...]
Lawsuit To Determine If Dogs Have Souls (via)
Top 5 Ice Cream Truck Crimes of 2011
Your choice: The 5 Most Outrageous Lawsuits of 2011 or The 8 craziest lawsuits of 2011
Man Killed By Train Sued After His Flying Body Parts Injured Woman
But a headline just doesn’t do this one justice: A Canadian [...]
Here’s some Christmas cheer for you. “A 44-year-old woman stole her 3-year-old grandson’s Christmas gifts and sold them for crack.” (via)
A man is suing a popular blog for defamation for publishing a “satirical” post with the headline: “Jersey City Pedophile Loses His $4 Million Lotto Ticket, Sues the Whole World.” Now why would anyone [...]
This week’s edition of the follies — the first in quite a while — consists entirely of headlines in the interweb tubes this week. Sometimes, that’s all it takes.
Convicted Kidnapper Sues His Victims for Breach of Contract
German man sues Pope for violating seatbelt laws by standing and waving from popemobile
Lawyers Reportedly [...]
For future reference, there is no First Amendment right to attend illegal cockfights.
A hunter in Alaska is suing the National Park Service for threatening to prosecute him if he keeps hunting moose from his hovercraft in a federal preserve.
Meanwhile, in nearby British Columbia a man who was abandoned as a teenager is being [...]
A 290-pound stockbroker is suing White Castle because he could not fit in the booths at one of its restaurants in New York.
A law firm, of all places, reportedly threatened to fire an employee who was selected as a juror in a lengthy murder trial.
Tampa Bay Woman Arrested for Stripping at Club That [...]
Having spent my fair share of time in them, I can’t say the holdings of law libraries are such that they would encourage a person to do this.
A mistrial was declared last week in the sex-trafficking prosecution of a massage parlor owner when an employee who testified for the prosecution recognized the defense lawyer [...]