Today’s laughs from the federal appellate courts

Laughs, you say? Yes. With credit to John Ross, who covers the federal court circuits on the Volokh Report.

Also under the category How Dumb Can People Be?

A cautionary tale, courtesy of the Seventh Circuit: After stealing 15 handguns from a Shipshewana, Ind. hunting supply store, don’t discuss your crime on Facebook Messenger. And in your ensuing federal trial, don’t use your chair as a medium for scratching menacing messages directed to government witnesses.

Pro se allegation: After my friend got divorced, he refused to help set me up with his ex-wife. That’s intentional emotional abuse (also, he’s guilty of money laundering and tax evasion). Tenth Circuit: Yeah, we’re pretty sure the district court got this one right when it ruled against you.

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