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Updated Miranda Warning [comic]

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Funny Legal Case Names

lawdegreeA few pages have collected some of the more bizarrely named court cases, such as; People v. Booger, Nebraska v. One 1970 2-Door Sedan Rambler (Gremlin), and everyone’s favorite – Batman v. Commissioner.

Check out other crazy cases HERE and HERE and HERE.

 

Red Light Cameras Struck Down By California Court

TheNewspaper.com reported –

“This appeal involves an issue far too often presented to this court, namely the admissibility of evidence and the statutory compliance with the procedures employed by several municipalities in this county in what have come to be known as ‘photo enforcement’ citations,” the unanimous ruling stated. At trial, attorney R. Allen Baylis objected to the admission of the red light camera photographs because the city had failed to lay a proper foundation for the evidence. The court agreed.“The photographs contain hearsay evidence concerning the matters depicted in the photograph including the date, time and other information,” the ruling summarized. “The person who entered that relevant information into the camera-computer system did not testify. The person who entered that information was not subject to being cross-examined on the underlying source of that information. The person or persons who maintain the system did not testify. No one with personal knowledge testified about how often the system is maintained. No one with personal knowledge testified about how often the date and time are verified or corrected. The custodian of records for the company that contracts with the city to maintain, monitor, store and disperse these photographs did not testify. The person with direct knowledge of the workings of the camera-computer system did not testify.”

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Federal Judge Rules Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

Salon reports –

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional Thursday, saying the day amounts to a call for religious action. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote that the government can no more enact laws supporting a day of prayer than it can encourage citizens to fast during Ramadan, attend a synagogue or practice magic. “In fact, it is because the nature of prayer is so personal and can have such a powerful effect on a community that the government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual’s decision whether and when to pray,” Crabb wrote.

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Women March Topless – Upset That Men Watched

MyFoxMaine reported –

Dozens of women walked topless through downtown Portland on Saturday in order to bring attention to what they say is a double standard when it comes to the public display of upper torsos. The event’s organizer, Ty MacDowell, says she set up the event (with a police escort) because she could: Maine’s nudity laws only apply to exposed genitals. She says she was surprised by the number of men who showed up with cameras. “I’m really upset by the men… all the men that are here, just like watching it like it’s a parade.” “We should be able to walk down the street and not have this many men taking pictures of us,” a participant shouted. Some bystanders say they were upset at the spectacle, saying children were present, on a sunny Saturday in the Old Port, a busy time for family outings. The walk went off without any problems. Organizers say they expect to plan similar events in the future.

World’s Shortest EULA? [pic]

Way to go Kodak! I wish other companies would follow suit.

Strip Club Hires 14 Year Old Girl, Then Sues Her For Duping Them [WTF]

jailbait-smChron.com reports –

A strip club that hired a 14-year-old as an exotic dancer is now suing the girl, saying the seventh-grader swindled them into breaking state law. The San Antonio teen allegedly exposed her breasts while working at Cheetah Club in Corpus Christi, a violation of state law. Alan Yaffe, the club’s attorney, said the club didn’t know the girl was a minor. “She came (into the club) with 6-inch stiletto heels and a miniskirt and looked just like a model from a Miss America’s contest,” Yaffe said.

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Twitter Sued By Baseball Manager

larussaprofile460apr11smSTLtoday reports –

Apparently, the Tweets stop with Tony. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is suing the micro-blogging and social networking site Twitter, Inc., over what the skipper and his attorney describe as trademark infringement, cybersquatting and misappropriation of likeness and name. The suit, filed in San Francisco about a month ago, concerns the Twitter name tag Tony La Russa (or http://www.twitter.com/tonylarussa) and the manager’s claim that it was an unofficial and unauthorized use of his name. The fake page allegedly had La Russa’s picture and some vulgar updates, a few of which were Cardinals-related.

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RIAA Keeps Promise – For 8 Days

This may well be a record for members of the recording industry. The RIAA promised to stop suing individuals for file sharing on De.26, 2008 and in an incredible show of  moral tenacity, kept their word for 8 entire days. The 192 hour drought was broken with UMG Recordings v. Briggs filed in Massachusetts. Just when people have lost faith in everyone, something like this comes along to restore their faith.  No word yet from Guinness.

Read more at TechDirt.

Apple Admits That Its Ads Are BS

badapplenewGizmodo reports –

“…no reasonable person in Plaintiff’s position could have reasonably relied on or misunderstood Apple’s statements as claims of fact.”

“In other words, if you believe what Apple says in an Apple ad, you are not a reasonable person. Well that point is more clear by the moment, isn’t it?”

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