The Common Scold

The Common Scold is named after a cause of action that originated in Pilgrim days, when meddlesome, argumentative, opinionated women who displeased the Puritan elders were punished by a brisk dunk in the local pond. Believe it or not, the tort lasted until 1972, when State v. Palendrano, 120 N.J. Super. 336, 293 A.2d 747 (N.J.Super.L., Jul 13, 1972) pretty much put it to rest. But the thought of those feisty women, not afraid of a little cold water, has always cheered me up and inspired me. I first used the moniker as the name of my humor column at the University of San Francisco School of Law many moons ago, and revive it now for this blawg!

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#ILTA12 What a Week! (take 4)

P8270046Herb Roitblat's bobble-head doll!











Phil Rosenthal, Fastcase












ALM's Marnie Maroney,
Barrie Harmelin

and Henry Dicker (right)









P8260560 P8270033Unidentified Survivor!





Photos: Monica Bay

August 31, 2012 in #ILTA12, Conventions, Meetings, Live Programs | Permalink


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