The main idea behind these articles is to provide normal folks information about law that is applicable to them. Through an NPR article today, I learned of a blog that takes this concept to a whole new level and provides specific legal information to a group of folks they identify as “Comic Book Nerds”: LawAndTheMultiverse. To the Law Nerds and Comic Book Nerds, alike, check it out. For the rest of you, especially potential small business owners, try this article about what type of entity superhero “agencies” might be.
This week I’ve read no more than four articles reviewing/flaming/praising Amy Chua’s new book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. One of many conversations with the author can be found here. For the few of you in dark, Ms. Chua’s premise is that the strict, uncompromising standards of stereotypical Chinese parents makes children successful. How does this relate to the law and why am I writing about it on my blog? Well, I’m still making a tenuous connection to the law, but at least there a little humor in this article in the Huffington Post which was brought to my attention by former law school classmate and family law practitioner, Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell. For those of you not entirely overdosed by Tiger Mother commentary, Enjoy!
Courtesy former law school classmate, Kimberly Larson, and in honor of dear friend, Marie O’Leary, I bring you an article from the Grand Forks Herald about a real kangaroo in court. Click Here to read the entire story.
I previously posted recommendations on What Not to Wear in court. File this one under what not to BRING to court!
I like litigating complicated, sometimes strange legal battles, but this one takes the cake. Have you read about the lawsuit over Ansel Adams’s alleged negatives? Wow. I have to say, I am happy not to be on either side of this battle. My question is: Who is leading the charge in developing “new” legal theories? The client or the attorney?
Perhaps this should be filed under potentially distrubing legal bits, but yesterday’s New York Times had an article entitled Extreme Makeover: Criminal Edition. I mostly cite the article for human interest and shock value, but the real purpose of my posting is to encourage you cricitically think about what you wear to court. Court isn’t an every day occaision for anyone but lawyers. Here is a link to a helpful article written by Brett Clark, a former law school classmate of mine and practicing attorney, with his views on “what not to wear.”
Held: a police officer’s act of pulling up a person’s excessively saggy pants during a constitutionally justified investigative stop is not a search requiring additional justification. “She hoisted his pants presumably to conceal rather than reveal.” State v. Wiggins (Minn. App. 9/14/10).