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ATL’s Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest: The Finalists (2020)
Posted on Thursday November 19, 2020
Just before Halloween, we asked our readers to submit their legally themed costumes to us for our annual contest. We got a great crop of entries, and there are a lot of pets and babies involved this year thanks to the pandemic and the lack of socially distanced parties going on. We think you’re going to like them a lot.
We’ve got five awesome finalists for you to choose from, and voting starts today. Who will be the winner of the eleventh year of our competition?
Let’s start off with this strong submission. Our finalist explains his costume thusly:
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act requires a permit for any discharge of dredged or fill material into “waters of the United States.” Not properly procuring one results in a procedural error. Assuming the actual Schitt’s Creek is a tributary of a navigable water, it is a WOTUS under both Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715 (2006) and the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (2020), and any discharge (schitt) going into it would therefore require a Section 404 permit.
Next up, we’ve got a contestant with some learned paws. This adorable kitty is dressed up as a WUSTL Law tax professor, and his costume is handmade.
Our next finalist needs no introduction. It’s Ruth Baby Ginsburg, and she’s precious!
But wait, here’s another Ruth Baby Ginsburg, and this little cutie is only five days old!
Last, we’ve got Ruth Bader Ginspurrrrrrrrrg. She will always be the cat’s meow.
You’ve seen the finalists, so now it’s time to vote. Who wore the best law-related Halloween costume this year? It’s all up to you! Polls close on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, at 11:59 P.M. (Eastern time), so tell your friends to vote ASAP.
Which is your favorite legally themed Halloween costume?
- Ruth Baby Ginsburg (65%, 753 Votes)
- Tax Cat (21%, 237 Votes)
- Schitt’s Creek (9%, 104 Votes)
- Newborn Ruth Baby Ginsburg (2%, 28 Votes)
- Ruth Bader Ginspurrrrrrrrrg (2%, 28 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,150
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.