Friday Links

Above, you’ll find the cover of Police Comics #7, published way, way back in the 1940’s. You may recognize Plastic Man prominently depicted on its cover. However, we bring this issue to your attention due to the presence of one of the heroes showcased on the comics left sidebar: #711. Get this: By day, #711 was a lawyer, and a district attorney to boot! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about him:

Daniel Dyce was a District Attorney who was almost an exact twin of his friend, Jacob Horn. Jacob was in prison, but wanted to see his wife give birth, so Daniel agreed to become a prisoner while Jacob was with his wife. However, Jacob is killed in a car crash on the way to the hospital, so Daniel was stuck in jail. Daniel was able to tunnel himself free, but instead of escaping, he decided to return to his cell. Each night he uses his tunnel to go outside and fight crime, then returns before the morning. Dyce adopts the name #711, a reference to his prisoner number. After two years of adventures Daniel Dyce was killed by the mobster Oscar Jones. The hero Destiny sees this take place, and starts his crime fighting career when #711 died, replacing his feature in Police Comics.

How about that?

Oh, my goodness! There’s a Third Amendment claim being made in litigation!

The folks at Reddit are now discussing the infamous Stella Liebeck McDonald’s hot coffee case. We’ve talked about that case a time or two, we think. Haven’t we?

FYI: The new clerk of court for the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina is Robin L. Blume.

And the award for worst copyright lawsuit of the years is already decided, apparently.

The founder of the rock band Boston must pay his opponent’s costs in his unsuccessful defamation lawsuit. “More Than A Feeling,” indeed.

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