Before bringing a monkey into the courthouse in your purse, read this

“‘I said, ‘I need to see your monkey,’ [sheriff’s deputy Pat] McIver said. ‘She unzipped her purse, the monkey stuck its head out and looked around, and then she zipped it back up.'” Readers will not be surprised to learn that there is a service animal angle. [Lowering the Bar]


  • She put a live animal through a security x-ray. Does she need an emotional-support monkey because it’s smarter than she is?

  • “Emotional-support Animal”, is that just a fancy way of saying “pet”?

    • The linked Lowering the Bar article makes the case that no, it shouldn’t mean that. See in particular his argument under the heading “Fourth.”