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Laws Broken: Indiana Jones

Laws Broken: Indiana Jones

We all rooted for Indiana Jones on his skin-of-the-teeth archeological adventures. But as attorney Devin Stone of LegalEagle points out, our hero was quite the criminal, as he tallies up the likely penalties he’d face for robbing graves, transporting stolen artifacts, murder, and statutory rape. Yikes.

Laws Broken: Home Alone

Laws Broken: Home Alone

We already think that Kevin McAllister’s deadly booby traps in Home Alone should have been enough to land him in juvy, but as LegalEagle points out, Kevin’s battery charges are only the tip of the law-breaking iceberg in the holiday classic.

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Lawyer Breaks Down Courtroom Scenes

Lawyer Breaks Down Courtroom Scenes

“You’re out of order!” Wired asked attorney Lucy Lang to take a look at various courtroom scenes from movies and TV shows, and judge how accurate they are. She also busts a few myths about actual proceedings, including gavel banging, and speaking to the jury.

Yellowstone’s Zone of Death

Yellowstone’s Zone of Death

Vox spoke with law professor Brian C. Kalt about his darkly comedic article regarding a 50sq.mi. area in Idaho that’s part of Yellowstone National Park. Technically, you could be caught committing a felony in that area yet go unpunished. More here.

What Is a Photocopier?

What Is a Photocopier?

The New York Times re-enacts a legal deposition in which counsel and witness are at odds over the definition of a word. Every word you hear is recited verbatim from actual transcripts. It’s a case where real life is funnier than any script.

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