Monthly Archives: December 2013

What are the top 10 legal news stories of 2013? Was it the ongoing legal saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA surveillance efforts? The Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare?  The Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act?  The various legislative efforts to legalize gay marriage and the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act?  Or something else? Maybe something like: ... [click here to read more]
Not much gets done in the courthouse between Christmas and New Years, if the courthouse even is open and in many places it's not.   Twas the day after Christmas And all through the court Not a case was proceeding Not contract nor tort The halls were not decked With the usual riffraff The docket not checked By the usual court staff   The lawyers and judges Were bound for warm climes To their second abodes To spend holiday times In the meantime ... [click here to read more]
From the people of Upworthy comes this list of how to cut waste at Christmas: We at Comedians at Law decided to come up with our own such list for lawyers: 1. Instead of suing, challenge your opponent to a "winner-take-all" bare-knuckles fight 2. Instead of writing that brief, send a humorous e-card to the court.  Someone might actually read it. 3. Impose a Twitter-esque 140 character ... [click here to read more]
Over objections from the private business sector, a New Jersey legislative committee has endorsed a measure that would generally bar an employer from asking about a job applicant's criminal history before a conditional offer of employment is made-New Jersey Law Journal   Job Interview at Titmouse Daycare in New Jersey in 2015   Prospective Employer: Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Prospective Employee: You can’t ask me that. Prospective Employer:  Right, right. ... [click here to read more]
The 80s mega band Def Leppard is suing One Direction for ripping off their consummate strip club track “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”  The One Direction song, “Midnight Memories,” has helped propel the band’s third album up the charts. Can you call 5 dancing boys as a band? The only similarity One Direction has to Def Leppard is their amount of hair, unless Zayn loses an arm. According to the Mirror, a source connected to Def Leppard said: “Music lawyers will routinely scour hits like this ... [click here to read more]
It's that time of year where most of us try to scrounge up some loose change and get someone a gift card from Starbucks, or a half off off brand toy from a second rate toy store and hope our niece and nephew don't eat lead paint or an ugly sweater that we actually thought was nice but now have to play off as an ironic gift! But for a lucky group of lawyers, they don't have this problem...They are the ones who should have plenty of scratch to spread the love of gift giving on 2nd and 3rd cousins...Big ... [click here to read more]
On the Twelfth day Christmas, Law School Gave to Me: Twelve days of panic Eleven hours cramming Ten thoughts of dropping Nine outlines copied Eight cups of coffee Seven gunners crying Six sources cited Five controlling cases! Four paper rewrites Three take home finals Two mental breakdowns And one prescription for amphetamines. Credit for this idea to the guy who posted this on Reddit. ... [click here to read more]
  In law, sometimes the victim turns out to be the culprit.  People are asking why a Georgia woman might have glued her own behind to a toilet seat in a box store and then claimed that someone else did it.  According to the Huffington Post, a north Georgia woman was discovered in a box store restroom just before Thanksgiving, glued to the toilet seat and unable to extricate herself.  The glue, thought to have been the adhesive in this case (which does not have “clamping’ qualities” ... [click here to read more]
Today is World Human Rights Day -- the anniversary of the adoption of  the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th 1948. To commemorate that momentous occasion, the Comedians at Law have come up with 10 ways to celebrate human rights. In case you haven't thought about them for awhile, here are your basic human rights: 1. The right to be left alone away from annoying office-workers 2. The right to have a printer that doesn't jam. 3. ... [click here to read more]
It’s that time of year to fret over whether holiday displays on public property violate the separation of church and state. If it weren’t for these disputes, people might not realize it were Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa except maybe for the incessantly loud mall music and mad crush to buy holiday gifts in all of the major department stores. Having grown up singing Christ Our Savior is born followed by I Have a Little Dreidel in public school, I’ve never paid much attention to the conflict. ... [click here to read more]

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