Happy Repeal Day, folks, otherwise known as the day we finally neutralized the phrase “beverage purposes” in the U.S. Constitution. In today’s legal humor, we have a Vermont man fighting for the trademark rights of kale. Plus, Justice Scalia recuses himself from a capital murder case, stealing toilet paper from a diner, and breaking into banks legally and then telling about it. It’s the happy hour law review for Monday, December 5, 2011.
1In the latest funny-but-true trademark bullying matter, the parent company of chicken chain Chick-fil-A is threatening suit over a Vermont man who makes t-shirts with the saying “Eat More Kale.” | New York Times
2In a little known case, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has recused himself from a murder case, citing a double homicide he committed in the 1980’s. | The Onion
4A Wisconsin man has been accused of his seventh DUI, this time for crashing his car into a float at a local Christmas parade. Luckily, no one was injured | LaCrosse Tribune
5And we have the hilarious story of an Israeli neuroscientist formerly employed as a bank robber. Yes, paid to break into banks and steal things. | YouTube