Dedication Table of contents Foreword / Erwin Chemerinsky Introduction 1. Gods and godlings 2. Penis pumps and ammo cans 3. The curse of the carbonic reserves 4. Primates in Pakistan 5. Planes, trains and cows 6. Send in the clowns 7. Carpentry without tools 8. Nuckin futs 9. Voodoo economics 10. Those shoes 11. Me and the porn star 12. Beware : erratic judge at work 13. Dopes and robbers 14. Interactive urinal cakes 15. The parable of the wolves and fishes 16. A ticket to walk 17. "Crime does pay" Austrian justice 18. The bar next door to heaven 19. The tyranny of small laws 20. Dalai drama 21. The Ruby Laffoon rule 22. Not a leg to stand on 23. Two friends and a limo 24. Start spreading the news 25. Food fight 26. "A criminal use of waste" 27. Hysteropotmoi 28. Eat, drink, and hire lawyers 29. Bureaucrats 1 rocket scientists 0 30. Is that a kielbasa in your pocket? 31. The bridge.
"The legal cosmos is every bit as weird as anything dreamed up in science fiction. Nothing from the famous bar scene in Star Wars can trump government-issued penis pumps, talking urinal cakes or burglars who rub spices on their victims and then attack them with a sausage. But all of these are part of the legal landscape Justice William W. Bedsworth, a respected appellate judge and award-winning columnist, tires to make sense of here. Make no mistake, 'Beds' is as baffled as the rest of us. But his attempts to sort it out have been entertaining lawyers and other humans all over America for decades. This third collection of the best of his nationally-syndicated column 'A criminal waste of space' may not help you understand the law, but you'll be laughing too hard to care"--Unedited summary from book cover.
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