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.