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West's Headnote Humor Can Prevent You From Becoming a Headcase

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By Kevin Fayle on July 08, 2009 9:13 PM

Whether you're stressed out because you don't have enough work these days, or harried by too much work rushing in from clients fleeing BigLaw, a little humor during the day can help ease work pressures and help you to relax and get your

Sometimes humor can be educational, too, especially if you appreciate the quirkier parts of the law.  Enter West's Headnote of the Day, a free newsletter that scours the millions of those useful headnotes that we all know and love to find the strange, the bizarre, the downright weird points of law that make you laugh and ask yourself "how did that ever become part of the American jurisprudence?"
It's the beauty of a common law system, people.  Another nice feature of the common law is that sometimes the absurd legal ideas mocked in the headnote of the day are no longer good points of law. 

Some of the subjects are obscure, some are well-known, but the end result is always a nice chuckle and a reminder that the law isn't such a serious thing, even when it's trying to be.

PS: Here's my favorite archived headnote, for all you Apple fans out there.

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