Fried Chicken, Lawsuits and Liberty

This is straight out of the “its too good to make up, so it has to be true” area.  I was at the Courthouse this afternoon for a hearing in my case. While I waiting, the Judge heard another case that caught my attention.  The case involved an inmate in the Department of Correction suing the DOC for “wrongfully” confiscating his fried chicken.  I looked up the case online and found this nugget from the 30 plus page petition the inmate filed with the Court to initiate the case:

See what I mean about “too good to be not true”?  Inmates, fried chicken, confiscation . . . all the ingredients are present.  I have two observations about this lawsuit:

1. I’m glad we live in a country where even silly grievances can be dealt as opposed to one where inmates disappear, never to be heard from again when they go into the prison system.

2. Justice was done in this case:  The Judge granted the Department of Corrections Motion to Dismiss the case, ending the pursuit of redemption for the confiscated fried chicken.  No word if biscuits were involved also.

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."