Legal Humor Roundup for October 28, 2011


Anywhere else, it would be ticket-fixing. In New York, it’s just deemed a courtesy. Plus, Lowering the Bar has Reason to Kill Number 19, Legal Blog Watch has Volume 7 of what you cannot do on a plane, and “Facebook use” is now cited in twenty percent of U.S. divorce cases. It’s the happy hour law review for Friday, October 28, 2011.

1We love Lowering the Bar. You should too. In its ongoing series of “Reasons to Kill,” we have entry number 19: cheating at Monopoly. | Lowering the Bar

2Hundreds of police officers in New York lined the steps of a Bronx courthouse, yelling at prosecutors who were entering the building for an arraignment involving sixteen police officers accused of widespread ticket-fixing. But, buried in the story is an apparent defense of the practice. Ticket fixing? Naw, it’s not that. As the president of the union for the NYPD’s 12,000 front-line supervisors defends it, ticket fixing is just “the culture of extending courtesies to members and their families within the NYPD.” | Gothamist

3Legal Blog Watch also has an ongoing series of things you cannot do on a plane. They are up to Volume 7, which includes “trying to open the emergency exit door over the wing while the aircraft is at cruising altitude.” Plus two others. | Legal Blog Watch

4According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Facebook use is now cited in one in five of every U.S. divorce cases. Over 80 percent of divorce lawyers claim that the rising use of social media has become the catalyst for extramarital affairs. | YourTango

5Sometimes there is a bit of hidden humor in the questions that are asked. As in: the questions that U.S District Court Judge Jed Rakoff is asking the SEC. | Felix Salmon/Reuters

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1 Comment

  1. Guano Dubango

    October 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I met a fellow named Richard Wadsworth today. I nearly popped my cork when he sent me an e-mail. His internet ID was “dickwad”.

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