The Judge Who Hated Red Nail Polish: And Other Crazy but True Stories of Law and Lawyers (USA Today/Nolo Series)

The legal field is rich with odd laws, strange cases, embarrassing behavior by lawyers, historical horrors (past punishments and so forth), celebrities with legal troubles as outsized as their reputations, hapless criminals, …

The legal field is rich with odd laws, strange cases, embarrassing behavior by lawyers, historical horrors (past punishments and so forth), celebrities with legal troubles as outsized as their reputations, hapless criminals, and much more. For example, did you know that : the U. S. patent office has granted patents for, among other things, a device that freezes dog poop, a vest with tubing so your hamster can crawl around in your clothing, and a combination lawn ornament and cremation container?at least two lawyers have won Darwin awards, including one who was demonstrating the safety of windows in his downtown Toronto skyscraper to visiting law students when he crashed through and plunged 24 stories to his death; and another who went fishing with two buddies in Texas when a storm hit, whereupon he stood up, spread his arms, and shouted : “Here I am Lord, let me have it!”, and was struck by lightning. During Senate hearings, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor included not only past jurists on her list of people who had inspired her, but the television show Perry Mason? Demonstrating that the legal field is anything but dry, this book will make an excellent gift for lawyers and anyone else who delights in collecting odd and humorous bits of information. It’s also a good book for hard times, when people are looking for a break from more serious concerns.

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