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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Flat tires and Bong Hits 4 Jesus

That's about the size of it at the mid-point of Spring Break here at the Deadman. Walked out of the new casa this morning to head for the library and found the right front tire flatter than Debra Messing before she got pregnant. So, I had to pop on the donut (yes, I changed a tire--try not to faint) and get a referral to a tire shop from the Bad Ass Harley Bikers around the corner. An $8 plug later, we were off to the races.

First order of business: pull up the Bong Hits 4 Jesus case on Lexis. This case is actually germane in a way to the open brief hypo we're working on now since it has to do with limitations to free speech regarding school disruptions, even though it's in the wrong circuit--the fictional law firm paying our imaginary wages is located in the very real 11th Circuit. After reading the case, I actually agree with the 9th Circuit on this one (again, try not faint, even though this one is harder to imagine than me with tools in my hands). The school had basically let everyone out for the day to watch the Olympic torch pass by, the kid wasn't on school grounds, etc. A ten-day suspension seems kind of extreme, although there was some evidence that it started out as five days before the kid starting quoting Thomas Jefferson and the Bill of Rights. Still, I wonder if there's some way I can still work in the words "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" into my brief? Interestingly, the 9th Circuit rather primly avoided admitting that they knew what 'bong hits' were--given their record, THAT'S more unbelievable than anything that happened today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Lil Brotha.

9:54 AM  

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