Explaining Christmas To Lawyers | Above the Law


Lawyers deserve all the flack they get for foisting legalese and other statutory conventions upon society. So when it comes time to explain the meaning of Christmas to a cold-hearted lawyer, maybe we should try to translate for the attorneys out there.

This image was kicking around social media over the last few days…

Alas the spirit of this statute will crumble at the Supreme Court when Justice Alito explains that the original public meaning of naughty was “possessing nothing” and lead the Court in declaring that poor people are automatically on the naughty list.


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