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FindLaw's 'Legal Oscar Awards': And the Nominees Are...

By Aditi Mukherji, JD on February 28, 2014 11:39 AM

The 86th annual Academy Awards are set for Sunday, but why should the movie industry have all the fun? For the best in real-life legal drama, we'd like to introduce you to FindLaw's "Legal Oscars"!

From the "Spaciest Legal Issue" to the "Classiest Cannabis Enthusiast," get ready to cast your vote for the funniest, the funkiest, and the downright silliest of FindLaw's legal blog posts.

Without further ado, the nominees are:

Spaciest Legal Issue

Launching off from "Gravity," these nominees take legal issues to a distant galaxy far, far away:

FindLaw's Legal Oscars: Spaciest Legal Issue
Does N.M.'s Space Travel Liability Law Go Too Far?
Space Law: Space Debris and Liability
NASA Sued for Not Probing Mars 'Mystery Doughnut' for Life
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Best White Collar Crime

The movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" gives us a drug-hazed bird's-eye view of saucy securities fraud, harkening us back to these notorious white collar crimes:

FindLaw's Legal Oscars: Best White Collar Crime
Banker Who Faked Own Death Busted by Window Tint
Vegas Priest Stole $650K to Feed Gambling Habit
Calif. PTA Moms Arrested for Ponzi Scheme
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Classiest Cannabis Enthusiast

They may be chemically unbalanced like Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine," but no one gives these potheads a Stoli martini with a twist of lemon:

FindLaw's Legal Oscars: Classiest Cannabis Enthusiast
Man's Money Smells Like Pot, Leads to His Conviction
Suburban Mom Busted Over $3M Pot-Growing Plot
Prostitute Sues to Get Pot License Despite 'Moral Character' Issues
Police Pot Holders Ordered to Return Marijuana Seized 1 Year Ago
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Most Pungent Legal Comedy

If you think 2014's Oscar picks stink, check out our odiferous "Legal Oscar" nominees:

FindLaw's Legal Oscars: Most Pungent Legal Comedy
Sriracha Factory's Fumes Too Spicy, Lawsuit Claims
Sea Lion Poop Lawsuit Raises a Stink in San Diego
'Bacon Bacon' Restaurant Shut Down for Smelling Like Bacon
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Best Su-poop-ting Actor

The movie "The Croods" take us back to our prehistoric basics. In true children's movie spirit, these poopetrators show it doesn't get much "crooder" than bowel movements:

FindLaw's Legal Oscars: Best Su-poop-ting Actor
Yale 'Poopetrator' Causing Big Stink on Campus
Doo-Doo DNA Testing Flushes Out Alleged Burglar
Jail Sentence for Filthy Mess in Courthouse Bathroom Upheld
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Best Digital Drama

Tech-savvy legal problems that can occur when falling in love with "Her" isn't enough:

FindLaw's Legal Oscars: Best Digital Drama
Man's Instagram Selfies Trigger Arrest on 142 Felony Charges
Wanted Man Shares Own Mugshot on Facebook, Then Gets Arrested
YouTube Rap Video Gets Teen's Football Scholarship Revoked
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Most (Un)Smooth Criminal

"American Hustle" featured some slick con artists, but not all thieves are as smooth -- or have such great style:

FindLaw's Legal Oscars: Most (Un)Smooth Criminal
Bad Karma Ahead for Busted Yoga-Class Burglar?
Real-Life 'Grand Theft Auto' Stunt Gets College Kid Arrested
United Rep Stole Bags After Asiana Crash: DA
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The winners won't be presented with a glitzy or glamorous statuette, but they'll get something better: adoration by FindLaw fans. What do you think about our nominees? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter (@FindLawConsumer).

-- FindLaw Senior Writer Brett Snider, Esq. and Blog Writer Jenny Tsay, Esq. contributed to this post.

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