Legal Humor Roundup for November 16, 2011


We have the pretty remarkable story of making a statement as a transgendered woman. Plus, it’s now legal to collect road kill again in Illinois, lawyer approval ratings soar, what to use to haul your things to court, and the best headline ever. It’s the happy hour law review for Wednesday, November 16, 2011.

1It’s humorous and pretty kick ass, actually. A transgendered woman tried to change her driver’s license from male to female. Denied by Tennessee officials, who apparently said they needed more proof, she took off her shirt outside and was promptly arrested for “indecent exposure.” As the woman explained “If I was a male, I had the right to, when I stepped out the door, take off my shirt.” Tip to law students: look out for this as a hypo this fall. | WATE.com

2Attention, it is now legal to collect roadkill again in Illinois. Actually, provided you have the right permit. | Lowering the Bar

3The good news? Lawyers are now more popular than Nixon during Watergate, BP during the Gulf oil spill, and Congress. But, we are still lagging behind the IRS and the airline industry. | Washington Post

4In case you missed it floating around the web, Legal Satyricon has what it calls the best headline ever. And you just gotta conclude that the copy editors knew. | Legal Satyricon

5An iPad with electronic documents or a briefcase full of files? Our pal Chank Peters says neither, instead offering up his newest product review: the Clydesdale Hauler Cart, an “an excellent choice for getting it all before the judge.” | Big Legal Brain

(Photo: from Legal Satyricon, original source not known)

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