The Twitter-in-Chief’s Executive Order on Social Media: The biggest nothing burger since the McDLT
Last week, our Twitter-in-Chief signed an executive order that promised to be the equivalent of raining down fire and brimstone on Twitter. At a minimum, it was supposed to be the equivalent of throwing down small Lego pieces on Twitter’s bedroom floor and turning off the lights. In other words, it was supposed to be […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
The U.S. Trademark Office is fighting racism…by discriminating based on race!
In 2006, Oregon native and musician Simon Tam started a dance rock band called “The Slants.” After the popularity of the band grew, a lawyer advised Tam to trademark the name. No problem, right? Wrong! The U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office denied the application. The reason? They found that the name would likely be disparaging […]Continue Reading
“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 […]Continue Reading
Comedian of Law’s Top Ten Wacky Cases – #7 – Pelman v. McDonald’s
“I blame Obama!” seems to be the slogan for most Americans, seeking to cast blame for personal agitations, but child obesity isn’t one that sticks. Thanks Michelle! So when the Pelman family decided to seek happiness at the bottom of a Big Mac box and it resulted in waistband inflation, they went after the clown; […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Comedian of Law’s Top Ten Wacky Cases, #9 – Dougherty v. The Home Depot
#9 – Dougherty v. The Home Depot Warning: If you are leery of public restrooms, approach this case with extreme caution! Bob Dougherty of Denver, CO, will not able to look at a toilet seat without cringing, ever again. Mr. Dougherty was doing some harmless home improvement shopping at his local The Home Depot, when […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Every Dog has his Day in Court
In the ongoing battle of which pet is superior – dogs or cats, we can at least say that the K-9’s are leading the felines in Supreme Court appearances. And this year, mark another one down for the barkers. In following a recent trend, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in yet another dog case, Fry […]Continue Reading
Deflategate Will Lead to a Strike
Tom Brady returns to the gridiron this week, but Deflategate is far from over. As you probably know, the New England Patriots quarterback—and husband of Gisele Bundchen (can a guy get any luckier(??))—was suspended on the basis that he allegedly conspired to deflate footballs. We say that he “allegedly” conspired because the evidence against Brady […]Continue Reading
National Coffee Day Challenge!
In honor of National Coffee Day, the team at Comedian of Law is issuing you a challenge. Can you top this cup of coffee? Post your photo below if you can. But beware, our fearless leader, Joel, is a coffee carnivore, so good luck! Research shows that those who drink five or more cups of […]Continue Reading
Celebrating National Punctuation Day!
Saturday was National Punctuation Day. Yes, that really exists! Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, and now . . . National Punctuation Day! Don’t worry if you forgot, surely, Hallmark will leave up its Punctuation Day card section for a few more days. While we jest, National Punctuation Day is a much-needed celebration for the good that punctuation […]Continue Reading
Sue for Losing? Not in Football!
The professional and college football seasons are upon us, which means it’s time to complain about the officiating! And no one can complain more than Oklahoma State Cowboy fans. This past weekend, the team lost to the Central Michigan Chippewas — 30-27 — after the officials gave CMU one illegal free play after time had […]Continue Reading
Prisoner Filed a Lawsuit to Talk Like a Pirate
September 19 was Talk Like a Pirate Day. So to honor this soon-to-be national holiday, we bring you the most hysterical prisoner lawsuit to come out this year, Cavanaugh v. Bartelt. In that case, a prisoner incarcerated in Nebraska, belonged to “The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.” According to that church’s website, “pastafarians” believe […]Continue Reading
VP Hopeful Mike Pence and His “Law School Daze”
Law school isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s a safe bet that nearly every law student has fallen into a daze during class at least once. Well, it seems that Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Mike Pence, felt the same way in the mid-1980s while studying at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of […]Continue Reading
Doogie Howser, He is NOT!
Teenage Boy Busted for Impersonating a Doctor A 19 year old in Florida, who calls himself “Dr. Love,” was arrested for opening a medical clinic and treating patients. The problem? He’s not an actual medical doctor! When asked by a judge to explain what kind of “doctor” he was, he said, “I don’t feel comfortable […]Continue Reading
From Pig Castration to Disbarment
The Florida Supreme Court permanently disbarred all three attorneys involved in setting up an opposing counsel for a DUI bust in the middle of a lawsuit. Calling it “among the most shocking, unethical and unprofessional” attorney conduct they had ever witnessed, the Florida Supreme Court ensured that these three would never practice in Florida again. […]Continue Reading
Scalia – the proof is in the controversy
By: Joel Oster Justice Scalia passed away, and this nation is in mourning. It is unquestioned that Scalia was a brilliant legal mind who brought this country to new heights of legal understanding. I mean, I would have had no idea what “jiggery-pokery” was if not for Scalia. Turns out – it’s a real word! […]Continue Reading
Supreme Court on Fisher – Is strict scrutiny a pit bull or shih tzu?
The Supreme Court has once again taken up the controversial topic of admissions standards at the University of Texas. And we are not talking about why can’t their football team win with the largest athletic budget in college, and possibly, even pro sports! Last I checked, pro football is a step down for Texas football […]Continue Reading
Who Says you Can’t Make the Supreme Court Laugh?
The Cato Institute recently filed an amicus brief in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, before the US Supreme Court, that is as a must read for anyone who has Comedy Central tagged on their computer. Apparently attorneys, often the butt of late night jokes, have now joined the ranks of comedians. This case began […]Continue Reading
Can Lawyers Speak out of Both Sides of Their Mouths?
Americans dread campaign season for one main reason – we hate campaign ads! They are dirty, sleazy, and those are just the disclaimers! Some states passed laws aimed to curb lying in politics, generally called “false campaign speech laws”. Apparently goals like world peace and convincing MIley Cyrus to dress modestly were just too easily […]Continue Reading