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Can't Make This Stuff Up: Law Edition

Former Philippines trial court judge Florentino v. Floro Jr. was fired from his seat on the bench last year after acknowledging that he regularly sought the counsel of three elves only he could see. You might have thought that would have ended his judicial career for good, but Floro is fighting back, waging a campaign to return to the bench. And advising him along the way, he says, are those same three elves. The Wall Street Journal has the full story.

Meanwhile, far from the Philippines, a Nebraska state senator has filed a lawsuit against God, accusing the deity of causing untold death and horror. According to Associated Press, Sen. Ernie Chambers filed the suit to make a point: that anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody. As for Nebraska's jurisdiction over God, Chambers notes that God clearly has sufficient contacts with the state given that the Almighty is everywhere.

Finally, in Indiana, prosecutors are investigating whether a convicted forger tried to stay out of prison by forging her own obituary. Just before the woman was to be sentenced, the local newspaper published the phony obituary reporting her death and cremation. Someone faxed a copy to the sentencing judge, to no avail. Authorities found the woman at her home, very much alive, and the judge sentenced her to four years in prison. She said she had no idea who placed the obituary. Associated Press has the story.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on September 18, 2007 at 04:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)


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