The legal cosmos is every bit as weird as anything dreamed up in science fiction. Nothing from the famous bar scene in Star Wars can trump government-issued penis pumps, talking urinal cakes or burglars who rub spices on their victims and then attack them with a sausage. But all of these are part of the legal landscape Justice William W. Bedsworth, a respected appellate judge and award-winning columnist, tries to make sense of here.
Make no mistake, “Beds” is as baffled as the rest of us. But his attempts to sort it out have been entertaining lawyers and other humans all over America for decades. This third collection of the best of his nationally-syndicated column “A Criminal Waste of Space” may not help you understand the law, but you’ll be laughing too hard to care.
“If you’re holding this book in your hands, just start turning pages and get ready for a treat.” Alex Kozinski, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
“This is a must read for lawyers and non-lawyers alike - anyone who wants to enjoy the legal perspective of the human comedy from a truly down-to-earth judge who has seen it all.” Carlos Moreno, United States Ambassador to Belize
“Beds offers fresh perspective and hilarious anecdotal asides to somehow explain the unexplainable. His storytelling is as unique as the background from which his sharp wit has been fostered. If you like to laugh, you’ll love this book!” Tim Ryan, C.O.O., Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club