[This is an update to the Black Label Law Dictionary. You can read the full version here.]
Cyber Squatting. The act of lowering the general usefulness of the internet, such as through content farming, prioritizing search engine optimization over quality, and aggressive social media marketing.
Effics. The branch of ethics dealing with the planning, commission, justification, cover-up, and explaining away of borderline unethical or clearly unethical behavior.
Meta-effics. The branch of ethics dealing with distracting others from making judgments about or carrying out penalties for unethical behavior by shifting the discussion to what it means for something to be unethical and where ethical values come from.
Fee simple. An interest in land that, being the broadest property interest allowed by law, endures until the current holder dies without heirs.
Fee simple simplified. Ownership of land.
Hang. (1) To be unable to reach a verdict. (2) To reach the ultimate verdict.
Mailbox rule. A three part process for accepting a contract that consists of 1) putting up the flag on the box, 2) putting your mail in the box, and 3) making the postman open that box.
Mass murder. A form of murder for hire, wherein the soliciting party attends a Catholic mass while the murder or murders are being committed, thus leaving him with a clean soul.
Mug shot. A shot to the face, distinguished from a mere headshot, which could be to any part of the head.
Poundage fee. The money paid to a prostitute for her services.
Proxy contest. An attempt to take over an organization not by direct confrontation, but rather by a duel between proxies or champions.
Squeeze-out. To reach a contrived opinion on a Constitutional issue, based mainly on preference for the outcome, rather than adherence to legal principles. <What do you know, the Supreme Court squeezed-out yet another commerce clause ruling.>