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I love when court cases are called things like person vs. state because I like to imagine a single person fighting a whole state on their own out of sheer rage

United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls

United States v. One Tyrannosaurus Bataar Skeleton

United States v. One Book Called Ulysses

United States v. $124,700 in U.S. Currency

United States v. 11 ¼ Dozen Packages of Articles Labeled in Part Mrs. Moffat’s Shoo-Fly Powders for Drunkenness

United States v. Forty Barrels & Twenty Kegs of Coca-Cola

YES Cases of civil forfeiture are the BEST.

My favourite bit of court trivia is from a lawyer-relative. In a shipping dispute regarding a boat’s cargo, she asked to call an expert witness on bananas, and the judge replied…

“A Monkey?”