Friday, June 08, 2007

Losing without a lawyer

I have occasionally argued that people are better off without lawyers. But this man didn't use a lawyer, and his wife did, and he got laughed out of court:
Calvin goes on at some length in both his opening and reply briefs to contend all of California's statutes which have been codified in the various codes are void under the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, arguing that only common law exists and therefore the trial court had no jurisdiction to determine any of the marital dissolution issues in this case. ... With apologies to the former television series Star Trek, we decline "to boldly go where no [rational analysis] has gone before." (Star Trek: Episode Introduction monologue.)
He lost his appeal on all counts.

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