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The judge who hated red nail polish

& other crazy but true stories of law & lawyers

1st ed.

Published by Nolo in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

A roadtrip through looney U.S. laws
More than you ever wanted to know about lawyers
Barbie goes to court
How one woman survived the most rigorous law school admission process in history and still managed to feed the kids and clean the house
Reality TV in the courtroom
Biggest beyond-the-grave control freaks
Five things you (probably) didn't know about Clarence Darrow
Famous prisoner's last meals
Five reasons why John Donne was meant to be a poet, not a lawyer
Memorable cases of false advertising
Typhoid Mary goes to court
Lawyers who've won nobel prizes for literature
A lexicon of ne'er-do-wells
Behind-the-scenes players in the U.S. law biz
Lawyers who've won Darwin awards
Longest jury deliberations
Finding M&Ms in court, in contracts, and in compromising legal situations
The judge who hated red nail polish
World's longest prison sentences
Literary lawyers quiz
Must-visit travel destinations for law buffs
Nellie Mitchell, age 96, takes on a tabloid
Times may, in fact, have changed : old court opinions
Consider yourself warned!
Top ten songs that are really, truly about lawyers
Test your knowledge of impeachment
Celebrities with law degrees
Seven rules you'd think every bank robber would know.
Who did you say went bankrupt?
The lawyer who invented copying
Haunted history : the Salem witch trials
Would the law protect you from buying a haunted house?
Ooh, you could've bought Madoff's Rolex!
High fences make spiteful neighbors
A DUI for driving a what?!
Taking the fifth: how "Funny Girl" helped popularize the most famous one-liner in criminal law
Do you know enough about law to pass the U.S. citizenship test?
Toupee of not toupee? All about the British barrister's wigs
Worst excuses ever for committing a crime
Ten best crime-solving lawyers in mystery series
Wanna play auditor?
Take me out to the ball game, but don't get between me and that home run ball
What's in a name?
Whose sunken treasure is it?
How copyright law found its mojo
'Til death, or the tabloids, do us part : messy celebrity divorces
Man's best friend?
Best scenes from movie courtrooms
Take my wives, please : polygamy law FAQ
How Robert Crumb almost lost "Keep on truckin'"
Trials of the centuries
"Oops" headlines about law and crimes
How rich people avoid getting beaten up in prison
How much can a fake lawyer earn?
Can you name that Supreme Court case?
Most creative jail breaks
The United States constitution : not written in stone (sort of)
You can have the house and kids, but not the dog!
Five defective products that changed the law
Biggest U.S. family legal feuds
Off to court in a chicken costume
When judges get fed up
Five strange but true butt-related inventions..

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Includes bibliographical references.

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and other crazy but true stories of law and lawyers


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K184 .B73 2010

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