Elizabeth II may be the undoubted sovereign of the United Kingdom, but there is one place where even she is not in charge. In fact, she may not even set foot in […]
Attorneys have a long tradition of beginning arguments before a judge by saying, “May it please the court.” When one particularly troublesome case was settled without a trial, the judge was not […]
Good triumphs over evil. Anyone who reads comic books knows this. That’s why, no matter how terrifying Spider-Man’s circumstances are, the reader can rest assured that all will turn out ok in […]
In 1992 the Mississippi Supreme Court took up a case that stemmed from injuries resulting from a car accident. The accident occurred when a vehicle that was going too fast for conditions […]
“Either out of humility or out of self-respect (one or the other) the Court should decline to answer this incredibly difficult and incredibly silly question.”
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Teachers of elementary school science enjoy confounding their students with the pronouncement that it is, scientifically speaking, a fruit. While this may be the […]
Sunglasses can make the wearer look cool, and they certainly can help on sunny days, but that was not their original intent when they were invented.
When Anton Purisima was bitten by a dog, he believed someone should have to pay — and pay a lot. The “someone” was a whole bunch of individuals and corporations named in […]
Mutants are not human and are not worth as much as humans. So was the ruling of the United States Court for International Trade, not in the Marvel Universe where mutants have […]
The government of China does not permit movies about time travel on the grounds that they are disrespectful toward history. Source
As far as landmark judicial decisions go, the mineral rights case of Ayers v Rubow is hardly a candidate to change the face of established jurisprudence. When Toole County, Montana Judge Ronald McPhillips […]
One of the most famous rivalries in history was between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. It culminated in a duel between the two men, resulting in Hamilton’s death (the rather gory details of […]
Under the law of the United Kingdom, the monarch owns all sturgeon and whales as part of the royal prerogative.
The People’s Republic of China prohibits reincarnation without prior permission of the government. The 14-part regulation issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs is aimed at limiting the influence of Tibet’s […]
Scotland is known for its passionate football (American soccer) fans, and it is recognized as the birthplace of golf and home to the most famous golf courses in the world. Did you […]