For fans of legal humor, the Internet provides a deep reservoir of material. Familiar sources include Lawyer jokes, New Yorker cartoons and collections of oldies, such as those at lawhumor.com.
For fresher content with a personal style, explore blogs, such as Lowering the Bar, The Namby Pamby, Anticipate This!, Law and the Multiverse and McClurg’s Legal Humor. The latter is provided by Prof. Andrew McClurg, author of The World’s Greatest Law Review Article. The ABA Journal’s blawg directory lists some others you may want to check out.
Consider Obscure Footnotes, a blog from Keith Jaasma, the man behind the Supreme Court Haiku Reporter. Where else could you find a more sweetly concise summary of the SCOTUS decision last June on regulation of the raisin industry? The best way to get Supreme Court Haiku? Follow its Twitter feed.
Which Supreme Court Justices get the most laughs during oral arguments? Prof. Jay Wexler’s SCOTUSHUMOR Twitter feed is the source for that one. Jay’s tweets are consistently funnier than the Court, and he brings the same wry humor to his books. See Holy Hullabaloos, which is available via e-book.
Justice Kennedy and Justice Scalia are very different kinds of judges. Justice Kennedy is always hemming and hawing and wringing his hands and rubbing his temples and changing his mind and struggling mightily to come up with the right answer to whatever question he’s wondering about, while Justice Scalia seems to, well, not do these things. To judge from his written decisions, public speeches and questions at oral argument, Justice Scalia appears incredibly sure of himself and his views. I don’t know for sure, but I imagine their different styles must drive each other nuts. Perhaps it’s evidence for this that some of Justice Scalia’s most vitriolic dissents, including the one in the graduation prayer case, have come in cases where Justice Kennedy has written the majority opinion for a closely divided court.
A few other sites you might enjoy: Pinterest boards by Sydne French, Karin Stewart and Leiden Law School; Law School Ryan Gosling; or check the hashtag #LegalHumor on Twitter.