Friday, December 7, 2007

Beatles Diversion

A defendant who had pleaded guilty to burglary replied to a question in the pre-sentence process that asked what he thought the court should do:

Like the Beetles say, "Let it Be."
Judge Gregory R. Todd in Yellowstone County, Montana, corrected the spelling of the name of the "greatest band in rock history" and proceeded to work dozens of Beatles song titles into his order.

This was all back in February, and you could well have seen it in any number of places. But I'm sharing it, for the people who haven't seen it yet. (I'd buried it in a messy stack of old email myself.) See An Opinion Unlike Any Other, The Legal Scoop: Law Students' Perspectives on the Law, July 30, 2007.

Thanks: Jessica Van Buren.

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