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California v. Texas: The Carrot Strikes Back and Pandora’s Box

Overview of Obamacare Just like Nightmare on Elm Street parts 1 through 65, there have been several renditions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lawsuits at the Supreme Court. And depending on your political persuasion, just as scary. California v. Texas is just the latest in a long line of Obamacare cases before the Supreme […]

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Legal Tips You Didn’t Know Were Necessary

If you’re a lawyer, you’re no stranger to being sought out by friends and family for legal advice. It’s inevitable that everyone needs it at some point. It’s just one of those professions. Doctors, lawyers, auto-mechanics … everyone wants a free tip here and there. If you didn’t want anyone to be asking you for […]

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Filling the Seat: How ACB’s Confirmation Stacks Up with History

This week, Amy Coney Barrett has been in the spotlight as she undergoes her confirmation hearings for possible appointment to the Supreme Court. Much about this confirmation hearing has been novel from the Covid format to sports and Star Wars references (proof we need more women in government) to the speed at which this confirmation […]

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American Deja Vu: 2020 isn’t as “Unprecedented” as We Think

The word “unprecedented” gets thrown around these days like cheap candy in the family communal Halloween bucket. In these unprecedented times… These bitter political fights are unprecedented. The blatant bias of the media is unprecedented,  Chick-fil-A’s drive-thru efficiency is unprecedented. Granted, it is unprecedented that Americans voted the star of a reality tv show as […]

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The Notorious RBG paved the way for the Newbie ACB

The Notorious RBG sets trends. Let’s start with what she wore around her neck. How many Justices, when given the chance to adorn their judicial robes, would pick a doily? Given the fact that only 3.5% of America’s Justices have been women—not many. But more on that later. Perhaps if confirmed, Amy Coney Barrett will […]

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President Trump Triumphs Again, Somehow

While Trump may have been denied on Twitter, he won the real battle in the Supreme Court. With his first two travel bans being received about as well as the news of his election among late night comedians, President Trump came back with a third version of his travel ban. And unlike the families at […]

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People of Walmart: Lawyer Edition

Most people have seen or at least heard of the “people of Walmart.” Notorious for ridiculous outfits, trashy behavior, and an irresistible compulsion for great deals, these people have become Facebook and Twitter famous and the laughing stock of many. Four New York lawyers decided that social media had a niche, very similar to the […]

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Bobby Knight wannabe lawyer gets disbarred

Screaming “liar” and kicking a table sounds like an issue that only parents of small children, and possibly presidential debate moderators, should have to deal with. These tantrums drive parents and siblings to the brink of insanity. Which for most of us, is not a very far drive! But what about when adults are the […]

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Lawyer sets up fake Match.com profile of opposing counsel

“If you play with matches (or in this case, Match.com), you get burned.” These wise words from Vincent Vega could have saved Drew Quitschau copious amounts of trouble. But unfortunately, the scammer had not seen Pulp Fiction and got burned when he set up a fake, and rather demeaning, profile of his opposing counsel on […]

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Just(ice) retire already, would you?

In the words of the Great Bambino, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” True as this quote may be, the Sultan of Swat forgot the third line. The quote should read, “heroes get remembered and legends never die, but Supreme Court Justices will out-last the sun.” This issue has an interesting background. Original justices […]

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NBA: National leBron Association—or is it?

With star players like JaVale McGee and J.R. Smith, the Warriors managed to win game one of the NBA post-Finals. Everyone that watches the NBA knows that the real championship series was the Western Conference Finals. But due to taxes and tariffs imposed by the King in the East, the official championship game would pit LeBron James […]

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Masterpiece wedding cake? Hardly.

The official opinion is in, ladies and gentlemen. By order of the Supreme Court of the United States, traditional wedding cakes are worthless. They ruled 9-0 that cheesecakes are now the official cakes of weddings.  Anyone wanting to serve stale white cake instead has to sign a disclaimer with the city clerk recognizing that their […]

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Federal Court gives President Trump a good ole’ Mutombo

And another one of Trump’s bans has been overturned. But this ban was a little different. Rather than keeping foreigners out of the country, President Trump is blocking people from viewing his Twitter page. President Trump has become a Twitter sensation since joining in 2009 and has acquired over 52 million followers. Anyone could see […]

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94-year-old judge getting jiggy with inmate’s love song

Judges on American Idol and The Voice are used to critiquing music, but an actual judge was put on the spot recently to assess an inmate’s musical performance. Leo Glassner, a federal judge in Brooklyn, received a rather unusual request from an inmate to check out his new release, “African Girl.”  John Star, whom Glasser […]

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Lawsuits R Us can solve your holiday budget crisis!

Black Friday When Black Friday was originally established in 1952 it commemorated a dark turn for American holiday traditions.  The Friday following Thanksgiving was given this ominous name to commemorate the first day of the Christmas shopping season.  It was the day when retailers balance sheets changed from red to black.  That sounds like a good […]

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Warning! Fire is hot and water is wet!

Calling Captain Obvious It seems that nothing is quite as obvious as the legal disclaimer.  It’s as if Captain Obvious was bored, and so took a job at a local law firm writing disclaimers!  Go to the store and look at the warnings for scooters.  This might shock you, but the directions state, “This product […]

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Supreme Court: Cell phone data, travel bans and stale cake

Check out our YouTube channel, The Law Show, to watch the Comedian of Law, Joel Oster, and  soccer mom/blog writer, Ari Gross, crack up about these cases! Leaves are changing color.  Footballs are being deflated.  What does this mean?  Yes, Pumpkin Spice lattes and the Supreme Court are back in session! On October 2, the nine Justices will don […]

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Leave it to BuzzFeed to make a defamation lawsuit look cute!

A defamation lawsuit was recently filed against the wildly popular website BuzzFeed. Big shocker, it’s politically related. It’s not the topic that caught our eye, though. When BuzzFeed filed a motion to move jurisdiction from Florida to New York, the plaintiffs pulled out all the stops with their rebuttal brief title. I think we can all […]

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Phoenix Ex-Con Attempts “Citizen’s Arrest” In Court

If you thought you had seen it all when Florida defense attorney Stephen Gutierrez set his own pants on fire in court, just you wait!  Last September ex-con Brittian Young attempted to perform a citizens’ arrest…on a judge…in an active courtroom.  Young was armed with a fake warrant and a bag of 2-foot long zip […]

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Murr-dering a Wisconsin family’s property rights

In 1995, the parents of the four Murr siblings passed ownership of two waterfront lots to their children. Four siblings … two lots. Yea, this is a recipe for family harmony! In 2004, when the siblings attempted to sell the second lot, chaos ensued. I’m sure at this point you’re expecting a juicy story about […]

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Dude, your pants are literally on fire.

No need for “liar, liar” metaphors here! During closing arguments on March 8th, Miami defense attorney Stephen Gutierrez fled the courtroom as smoke began billowing from his pocket.  Want to take a crack at what his client was on trial for? You guessed it, arson. Gutierrez was defending Claudy Charles, who had been accused of […]

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“But we didn’t know you couldn’t lie to the Court!”

Orange County social workers lied and submitted falsified documents to the court to justify taking two young daughters from their mother.  When they got caught, can you guess what their defense was?  “But we didn’t know you couldn’t lie to the court!”  That line didn’t work on your mother, and it won’t work in court.    In […]

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Comedian of Law’s Top Ten Wacky Cases – #8 – Chambers v. God

Wouldn’t it be great if we could seek restitution for damages suffered at the hands of floods, hurricanes and tornadoes?  I’m sure the Wicked Witch of the West would sign that petition in a heartbeat!  Nebraska Senator Ernie Chambers tried to do just that by filing a permanent injunction against the Almighty.  That’s right, he […]

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Comedian of Law’s Top Ten Wacky Case, #10 Costanza v. Seinfeld

In the world of crazy, wacky lawsuits, Comedian of Law has narrowed it down to the top ten! Starting off the countdown is Costanza v. Seinfeld.   Apparently, the show about nothing meant something to somebody! Michael Costanza, an apparent college acquaintance of Jerry Seinfeld, sued the comedian for $100,000,000. I believe that’s almost as […]

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A $53,000 Text Message

If you think your cell phone plan is expensive, wait ’til you hear how much this New York man’s text cost him.  Here is his story: After a very brief courtship, primarily consisting of a vacation to Florida, New Yorker Louis Billittier proposed to Christa Clark.  This was no ordinary proposal. Louis requested Christa’s hand […]

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Pasta and Pirates and Prison, Oh My!

If you haven’t found God, maybe you are looking for him in the wrong restaurants! A Nebraska prisoner found God in his spaghetti dish, called himself a “Pastafarian” and demanded that prisoner officials accommodate his religious beliefs. This proves the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction! Steven Cavanaugh, incarcerated in a Nebraska State […]

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Sticks and Stones and Presidential Candidates

The election season is upon us which means – it’s open season for name calling and lies! Hillary jumped right in, calling Trump supporters “deplorables.” While I am not sure I would call people who actually cast the votes “deplorable,” that does sound like a catchy movie title! Now coming to a theater near you […]

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