What do the intellectual property rights of a talking chihuahua, the legal (and practical) risks of smuggling monkeys in one's underwear and the plagiarism of a musical selection consisting of 4 and a half minutes of silence all have in common?
They're just a few of the recent cases given a second look in this new book from award-winning columnist Justice William Bedsworth. With over 17 years on the bench, this California Appellate Court Judge (4th District) has seen it all, and this collection of more than 30 of his favorite columns is sure to convince you that truth really can be stranger than fiction.
The Honorable William W. Bedsworth
The Honorable William W. Bedsworth is an appellate court justice in California's 4th district. He served as an Orange County Superior Court Judge after being elected to an open seat in 1987, and was appointed to his current seat by Governor Wilson ten years later. Previously, he served as Orange County deputy district attorney from 1972 to 1987.
A fan of country western music and dress, Bedsworth also moonlights as a goal judge for the National Hockey League. He writes a regular column for both The Recorder and Orange County Lawyer magazines, in his own words, "to get such things out of his system."