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September 24, 2004

Criminal Duct Tape

“Every criminal uses duct tape for something. Matter of fact, that's the sine qua non of being a criminal. Every time I pick up some duct tape I start to worry.” —Professor Evidence, speaking of U.S. v. Trenkler, 61 F.3d 45 (1st Cir. 1995) (where the court found that the fact that two bombs were both constructed with duct tape was evidence suggesting that they were made by the same person). Other comments of note from recent classes:
  • Random hypo comment from Prof. Evidence: “I met him at Denny's. Good place for a drug deal.”
  • “There's kind of a King Learish quality to this case” — Prof. Corporations speaking of Francis v. United Jersey Bank, 432 A.2d 814 (1981) (in which two scumbag sons are also officers and directors of the family corporation from which they're stealing millions; mom was a drunk, daddy's dead).
  • “You don't send a man to jail just because he's done some bad acts in the past. Gosh, if that was true, we'd all be in jail—especially the prosecutor.” —Prof. Evidence when discussing the O.J. Simpson case and FRE 413-415, but he's not necessarily referring to this case or the prosecutor in this case.

Posted September 24, 2004 08:02 AM | 2L law school

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that no sneak-and-peaks have discovered my several rolls of duct tape.

Posted by: Steve at September 24, 2004 10:44 PM

Look out your window. I called them, and they're coming for you now. The charge will be criminal possession of unduly strong adhesive packaging materials. Definitely a threat to national security. Definitely.

Posted by: ambimb at September 25, 2004 01:23 PM

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