I was standing abaft the binnacle

  Trying an action which arose from the collision of two ships at sea, a sailor who gave an account of the accident said, "At the time I was standing abaft the binnacle." "Where is abaft the binnacle - where is abaft the binnacle?" asked Lord Mansfield; upon which the witness, who had taken a … Continue reading I was standing abaft the binnacle

Why a Chinese court approved divorce on Wechat within 20 minutes

A Chinese court made history last Valentine's Day after it approved divorce settlements between a couple in just twenty minutes. The legal proceedings were observed on Wechat. Media reports applauded this fast and easy way of ending an already broken relationship in a country with one of the highest divorce rates. Courts are now permitted … Continue reading Why a Chinese court approved divorce on Wechat within 20 minutes

Pretty nurse narrowly escapes jail after texting prisoner boyfriend

What do you do after falling in love with someone and suddenly can't see them again because they got time to serve in prison? Run? While some people will choose to wait with fidelity and an ever-growing affection, others will find reasons to quit. This pretty nurse falls in the category of those patient lovers … Continue reading Pretty nurse narrowly escapes jail after texting prisoner boyfriend

Judge approves dying request to freeze a child’s body

A cancer-stricken young girl who pleaded with a judge to let her body be frozen after death in order to see if a cure for her illness could be found in the future, can now Rest In Peace. She won the historic legal battle moments before her death, with the hope that she will be … Continue reading Judge approves dying request to freeze a child’s body

Judge To Rape Victim: ‘Why Couldn’t You Just Keep Your Knees Together?’

Image shows the Supreme Court of Canada. A Canadian judge is currently under probe for some taunting comments he made against a rape victim during a court trial in 2014. The judge could lose his seat from the bench if convicted for the string of controversial comments, reports say. The Canadian Judicial Council [a federal … Continue reading Judge To Rape Victim: ‘Why Couldn’t You Just Keep Your Knees Together?’

Barcelona Wins Estelada Appeal.

Barcelona fans has gained court approval allowing hoisting of the Estelada flag during games. It is a joyful moment for football lovers in Spain after learning that they are permitted by law to wave the flags in Sunday’s Copa del Rey final against Sevilla. Image: Fans waving Esteladas on the street. A report says the … Continue reading Barcelona Wins Estelada Appeal.

Supreme Court Judge Killed In Beijing.

The Supreme Court of China has unequivocally condemned the assassination of a judge named Ma Caiyun. She was one of the two victims shot dead in the attack. One of the attackers was angered by the court's judgement on his post-divorce property settlement pronounced by the said judge.  During the attack, Ma's husband was seriously … Continue reading Supreme Court Judge Killed In Beijing.