Marriage as cruel and unusual punishment?

While browsing through the hand downs today from the Mississippi Court of Appeals, I ran across the divorce case of  Bridget Marie Parra v. Paul William Parra, 2010-CA-00339-COA (June 21, 2011).  Nothing particularly earth shattering in the opinion, but I did notice something funny in the description of the grounds for divorce alleged:

On January 5, 2009, Paul filed a complaint for divorce on the grounds of cruel and unusual punishment, adultery, and irreconcilable differences.

Not sure if this was actually alleged by the attorney, if a law clerk at the Court of Appeals accidentally slipped up or maybe a law clerk was intentionally trying to give us a laugh.  Regardless, several of my clients considered their marriages cruel and unusual punishment so the mixup is understandable.

 

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About randywallace
I am a husband, father, attorney, outdoorsman and cook.

One Response to Marriage as cruel and unusual punishment?

  1. I wonder what was unusual about it.

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