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Legal Links: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, began shortly after the end of the Civil War. The day was set aside to honor and decorate fallen soldiers’ graves. After World War I and II, Memorial Day became a day to recognize and remember all of America’s fallen soldiers and the sacrifices they have made for their country. In 1987 the government officially recognized the third monday in May as Memorial Day.

So this Memorial Day, thank a military member for their service. In the meantime, here is the one of the first Images that came up when I Googled “America”:

…Boom. America.

Legal Links 5/24:

13 TGI Fridays, among other bar and restaurants, busted for selling fake booze and rubbing alcohol  with food coloring as top shelf liquor (Daily Mail)

Ex-Judge accused of stealing cocaine from evidence (CBS) In a completely separate incident, one judge has been taken into police custody after his fellow judge was found dead on his property from a cocaine overdose (ABA Journal)

NASA is planning a mission to lasso an asteroid (CBS)

Mom gets one month in prison for mooning a school bus (Virginia-Pilot)

The DA in New York is reviewing 50 homicide cases that were handled by a crooked “dirty” police officer (ABA Journal)

Bubble Burst? A-Rod sells his house that he bought/built for $15 million for $30 million (ESPN)

A list of all of the NFL 2013 Draft picks and who they signed as their agents (SAB)


Legal Links 5/23: Legal, Sports and Weird News

While Jacksonville Jaguars fan club, the Bold City Brigade, gained national attention for announcing opposition to Tim Tebow potentially becoming a Jaguar, action super star, karate master and Texas Ranger Chuck Norris wrote a manifesto explaining  his affection for the former Heisman winner. (ESPN)

A Miami man butt-dialed 9-1-1, dispatchers overheard his conversation in which he made plans to commit murder. (CBS Miami)

Man charged with mailing a deadly ricin letter to a District Judge in Washington state (Reuters)

9-1-1 dispatcher tells an Oregon Woman who is about to be sexualy assaulted that no one can come help her because of budget cuts (CBS Seattle)

Three UC Berkeley law students have been arrested for cutting a birds head off in Vegas.(ABA Journal) Here is the original story. (Las Vegas Sun)