Sunday, September 21, 2008

Great Moments in Litigation, from the Week Just Passed

A federal jury awarded a state prisoner in Wisconsin $295,000 in punitive damages because prison officials made him sleep on a moldy mattress for about two months.  The prisoner suffered no physical harm.

A state judge in Florida ruled that a local ban on “saggy pants” is unconstitutional.  No word, apparently, on whether the judge considers the law violative of the Florida state constitution or the federal Constitution, or what specific provision of either the judge thinks the law contradicts.  Unimportant details, perhaps.

(Both via Drudge.)

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