Featuring a foreword by Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
What do the intellectual property rights of a talking chihuahua, the legal (and practical) risks of smuggling monkeys in one's underwear and the plagiarism of a musical selection consisting of 4 and a half minutes of silence all have in common?
They're just a few of the recent cases given a second look in this new book from award-winning columnist Justice William Bedsworth. With over 17 years on the bench, this California Appellate Court Judge (4th District) has seen it all, and this collection of more than 30 of his favorite columns is sure to convince you that truth really can be stranger than fiction.
Click on the link above to read a sample online.
From the back cover...
The law has become a strange and wonderful world. It's a world where men are granted a First Amendment right to bark like a dog. Where Miss Nude Venezuela and Miss Nude Spain battle it out in court over a sequined dress. Where a 300-pound pot-bellied pig enjoys permission to fly in a commercial airliner -- first class. So we're lucky to have Justice William W. Bedsworth, a respected appellate judge and award-winning columnist, to try to explain this nonsense to us. Make no mistake, "Beds" is as baffled as the rest of us. But his attempts to sort it out have been entertaining lawyers and non-lawyers all over America for the last two decades. This book may not make sense out of it, but after awhile you'll be laughing too hard to care.
"Bill Bedsworth is the Dave Barry of the judiciary." - Hon. Frank Q. Nebeker, senior judge, D.C. Court of Appeals.
Makes a great holiday gift for lawyers, paralegals, law students and clients.
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