Viewing "A Bunch for the Lawyers" (1906).
Anyone who mines newspapers for information about Minnesota's legal history quickly sees how they changed over the decades. The papers of the 1850s barely resemble those published a half century later. But there are two constants: stories about politics and the law. Articles about court cases and lawyers appear in most every issue of late nineteenth century newspapers, and occasionally they relate the lighter side of the law---courtroom humor and lawyer jokes. On January 16, 1906, the Minneapolis Journal reprinted anecdotes by three lawyers that appeared first in the Detroit Journal. It was headlined "A Bunch for the Lawyers."