It’s always so much fun to read the “News of the Weird” columns and hear about the stories that are so strange you can’t make it up. A bit geekier, but just as entertaining, is ASBJ Legal Columnist Edwin C. Darden’s take on the strangest lawsuits and legal situations of the year. Always good for a laugh or at least an eye-roll—as long as it’s not your district, Darden points out.
This year’s contenders include a 17-year-old high school wrestler who was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery for performing a maneuver called the “butt drag” on a younger student who he allegedly liked to bully.
Several others were the works of teachers, including the work of a new art teacher who penned “Thoughts from a Former Craigslist Sex Worker,” for the Huffington Post, describing how she earned money as a graduate student by advertising in the “erotic services” section of Craigslist.