Vote on your favorite caption (and enter the next competition) for the latest ABA Journal Caption Contest.
The ABA Journal alerts us to a new comic book heroine who is a lawyer in “real life.” Maybe the comic will be as funny as the article and the Comments:
LAW IN POPULAR CULTURE: Meet She-Hulk, heroine of new comic book series who can bench-press a bus and runs her own law firm,” Feb 11, 2014, by Martha Neil.
Can’t wait to see what the Portland Mercury will do with Hulk’s she-cousin.
“Interactive Urinal Cakes,” by Justice William W. Bedsworth, in the OC Lawyer, December 2013:
Excerpts (footnotes omitted, but always worth reading):
‘Yep, that’s what it says. Interactive urinal cakes…. Apparently, someone noticed that a man who has had too much to drink may be unsteady on his feet. This might cause his stream into the urinal to waver, thereby betraying his inebriation. Inability to keep the urinal stream aimed correctly is probably directly proportional to inability to keep an automobile aimed correctly.
Two Gems of the week:
1) This “Dressing for TV” advice list is useful and hilarious. You will never watch people on the screen the same way again.
Above the Law brings us the following news story worthy of News of the Weird.
California College Tells Student He Can’t Hand Out Copies Of The Constitution On Constitution Day,” which links to a story from FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education): “California College Forbids Passing Out Constitutions…On Constitution Day.”
An Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was proposed in 1923:
“Freedom from legal sex discrimination, Alice Paul believed, required an Equal Rights Amendment that affirmed the equal application of the Constitution to all citizens. In 1923, in Seneca Falls for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the 1848 Woman’s Rights Convention, she introduced the “Lucretia Mott Amendment,” which read: “Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.” The amendment was introduced in every session of Congress until it passed in reworded form in 1972….” [Link to more from ERA History at Equal Rights Amendment dot org.]
If you need a laugh from the bench of the funniest judge in California (I can’t speak for the rest of the country – in fact I can’t even really speak for California – ahem), read OC Lawyer Magazine columnist, Justice Bedsworth (yes, he’s a real judge!), in his December 2012 column, “Dog Days in New Mexico”
Not many judges can get Strindberg, Vaughn, New Mexico, and dog Nikka, the only state certified “police officer” in town in the same paragraph. But Justice Bedworth can.