November 29, 2008

Orin Kerr makes having the middle name "Ralph" and failure to be "super nice" into a federal crime.

How can one lawprof, acting alone, rewrite federal criminal law?

7 comments:

Chris said...

The non-legal vibe on the Lori Drew case is that if an adult were to mess with a kid online in order to have sex with them, the adult (if discovered by law enforcement) would be in a lot of trouble. Similar logic applies to messing with their heads. The more legal vibe is that well motivated prosecutors are awfully good at securing convictions.

Darcy said...

I think you nailed it in your first two sentences, Chris. As things should be.

Ralph said...

Kerr is correct--Ralph should always be a first name. Curiously, my grandfather Ralph's middle name was Kerr.

Bissage said...

"To ralph" is one of the funnier ways to say "to vomit."

Let's use it in a sentence.

Oh my God, I am so sorry, I just ralphed all over one of your lawn chairs.

See?

Lawgiver said...

"To ralph" is one of the funnier ways to say "to vomit."


In the Air Force I used to fly with a guy who often got air sick and puked during air-to-air refuelings. His last name was Spicer so from then on he was known as Ralph Spicer.

Over the years I saw Ralph puke in helmut bags, clear plastic sandwich bags, paper lunch boxes, and of course air sickness bags. He was the Duke of Puke. He was a good guy though and once he blew chunks he was OK for the rest of the flight.

Hector Owen said...

Mephistopheles meets the E.U.L.A., or, the devil and the details.

Don Singleton said...

"How can one lawprof, acting alone, rewrite federal criminal law?"

He can do it because his tongue was planted firmly in his cheek when he wrote it.