Legal Humor Roundup for September 26, 2011

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Today, we’re serving up a Harvard, as in one ounce rosso vermouth, 3/4 ounce brandy, and one dash Angostura bitters. That’s apparently the drink of choice in the faculty lounge. In today’s roundup, a town in Alabama gives criminals the choice of Jesus or jail, bronze-by-the-pound looks promising if law school doesn’t work out, and someone in New Jersey had a worse day than you. Plus, sets out what it believes are the six laws you’ve broken without even realizing it. It’s the happy hour law review for Monday, September 26, 2011.

1He went to Harvard Law, but didn’t inhale. While on the campaign trail in pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney has been heard complaining about President Obama hanging out a lot in “the Harvard faculty lounge.” Sure, Obama went to Harvard Law School. But so did Mitt. What the hell goes on in the faculty lounge, anyway? | Talking Points Memo

2Would you like jail or Jesus with that sentence? A town in Alabama gives those convicted of misdemeanors a choice: pay a fine and pray for an early release from jail. Or pray in church. We’ll be back next week with the federal court update on this story. | Washington Post Blogs

3The two flat tires, smoking engine, damaged front end, suspended license, and driving under the influence were the least of her troubles. It’s when those two bags of heroin dropped out of her bra that things took a turn for the really shitty. |

4You know it’s tough out there when bronze historical markers are a new target of choice for thieves. In Selma, California, known as the “raisin capital of the world,” officials are having to replace stolen historical plaques, as thieves are cashing them in for more than two bucks a pound. | Los Angeles Times has another law-related list, this one for the 6 Laws You’ve Broken Without Even Realizing It. Spoiler alert for those who don’t want to jump to the article: connecting to unsecure WiFi networks; singing “Happy Birthday to You” in public; using a fake name on the internet; betting with friends; writing ‘disturbing’ material; and owning a permanent marker. As lawyers, we’re not sure about any of these. And we’re looking into whether we’re serial criminals. |


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