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Aron brings the case against his wife Molly. They recently moved into a new home, located next door to a public park. The kids playing in the park continually kick or throw balls over the fence, and the couple's yard is strewn with the balls. Aron and Molly can't agree on how best to return the balls and appease the kids. Who's right? Who's wrong?
Harish Krishnamoorthi named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Harish!
Andy brings the case against his wife Virginia. Andy wants to share the spirit of Christmas and Santa all year long. Virginia wants to restrict it to the holiday season. Who's right? Who's wrong? (P.S. Parents who may be listening with children, this case deals with Santa! You catch our drift?)
Jeff Herbert named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Jeff!
Judge Hodgman rules on indiscriminate hot-saucing, Vegas buffet etiquette, civic responsibility and more. Plus, an update on episode 167, Brocavore!
Edmund and Garth are blogging about their experiences as they raise/grow/forage/hunt for their own food for an entire year. You can find their entries about consuming Judge Hodgman's court-ordered exceptions here: One, Two, Three, Four, Five
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Elliot brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. Their recycling bin has been stolen from the curb repeatedly, and they want to figure out who's responsible. Elliot thinks they should try to catch the thief while it's happening, Rachel thinks they should sit back and wait for the perp to present him or herself. Who's right? Who's wrong?
Sandra Macke named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Sandra!
Saad brings the case against his wife Zeba. Saad prefers not to celebrate birthdays and would like to keep the hoopla surrounding them to a minimum. Zeba, on the other hand, enjoys the more traditional birthday trappings. They can't agree on the best way to acknowledge their children's birthdays in future.
Evan Cooper named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Evan!
Bailiff Jesse returns to the courtroom! Judge Hodgman rules on the Oxford comma, Hawaiian short pants, and tries not to hurt anyone's "Disney feelings".
We'll be back with more trials next week. Check out evidence from this week's episode below.
Judge Hodgman clears out the docket, ruling on teenage liars, snuggling with teddy bears, sopping up messes with toilet paper, and more.
Bailiff Jesse returns to the courtroom next week.
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This week, Cara brings the case against her husband, Colin. Colin began setting an alarm to rise with the sun each day. He says it's not only useful, but that he enjoys feeling synced with the natural world.
Cara says the sunrise alarm is impractical and is just Colin's latest "New Thing".
Should Colin continue rising with the sun? Only one man can decide.
Lisa Harris named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Lisa!
A chart showing the variances in sunrise between Taipei (where they currently live) and Boston (where the couple will move in the near future).
Jon and Anna are roommates and enjoy hosting parties at their home. Anna often heads to bed early, leaving Jon to host the guests and then shoo them out. Is it OK to duck out of your own party early?
Only one man can decide.
This week's episode title suggested by David Rosenthal! Thank you, David!
Judge Hodgman rules on busted doors, schoolbus naming, and whether or not cereal is a soup. Plus a Hodgman Dubbel update!