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8/4/12 Gil's LotD: In rem jurisdiction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_rem_jurisdiction In rem jurisdiction is the power a court has over property when the property itself is responsible.

2/19/12 Gil's LotD: Captain of the ship

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16611371 Does the captain have to be the last one off the ship by law?

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1/12/12 Gil's LotD: Peppercorn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppercorn_%28legal%29 A peppercorn is a token cost put into a contract to obscure the actual amount of consideration given.

11/7/11 Gil's LotD: Feist v. Rural

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feist_v._Rural Feist v. Rural established that copyrights require some creativity.

10/5/11 Gil's LotD: Trial by combat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_combat#United_States Trial by combat hasn't been explicitly outlawed in the United States yet!

4/11/07 Gil's LotD

4/11/07 Gil's LotD
http://www.votefortheworst.com/ Help put an end to American Idol and vote for the worst!
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_341.html Indiana once came close to passing a law stating pi was 3.

5/3/05 Gil's LotD

Gil's LotD
http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/jarvis.htm Law on Gilligan's Island
http://www.batmobilehistory.com/index.html The history of the batmobile

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4/2/05 Gil's LotD

Gil's LotD
http://www.cs.utk.edu/~plank/plank/pics/origami/penultimate/rhombicosidodecahedron.html It's a rhombicosidodecahedron, a shape with 20 triangular faces, 12 pentagonal faces and 30 square faces
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22019 Whoops, too late, no money for you. An expired offer to settle with Creative Labs

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3/13/05 Gil's LotD

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