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The 'ostrich' instruction fails when man drives marijuana across the border. Too bad.
In most states, there's a higher standard for criminal negligence than for civil negligence. Even in the Southwest.
A nice neighbor takes in a mother who kills her baby. It's harder than usual to make these case clues funny.
Juveniles can't get life without parole for non-violent offenses. Bryan Stevenson, you rock.
Battered wife can't claim self-defense for killing abusive husband, even after direct threats.
Every man for himself in the Wild West. So keep on moving, no conspiracies to see here.
HIV positive man has lots of unprotected sex, possibly to compensate for 'little pecker.'
Child neglect is inherently dangerous. That was seriously a question?
Rape on college campus. Mistake in fact may be a defense, but not when force is involved.
Consent is sexy.
Civil negligence becomes criminal when you spill millions of gallons of oil over poor Alaskan animals.
I don't care if the CEO was strictly liable. I'm still never buying from Acme grocery stores.
If only those stranded sailors knew how to fish...
The 'natural and probable consequence' of taking this Sporcle is a P in Crim. Go and do some real studying already!
Mens rea requirement or not, it's probably not a great idea to smoke around a ship-load of rum...
Chiropractor submits fake bills due to threats from local crime boss. Wasn't this on the Sopranos?
This guy was strictly liable for selling opium derivatives. It was fun while it lasted!
No minimum period for premeditation when defendant kills spouse. I thought that premeditation period was just called 'marriage.'
Didn't this guy ever read Bird v. Holbrook?
Life sentence for a bad check. Now that's what I call reforming Wall Street!
You shouldn't kick a man while he's down, or shoot a guy while he's dead.
Battered wife can't claim self-defense for killing abusive husband.
I Sporcle. Wasted Time Is My Punishment.
Making the death penalty non-discriminatory would be 'too much justice.'
Group drives around looking for man to rob, can't find him. Not much of an attempt, if you ask me.
This turkey-shooting chase should have been named after Dick Cheney.
Jilted lover suffers extreme emotional distress and murders ex. What, the store was out of flowers?
FactsCase
Note to prosecutors: the jury can nullify. So make sure you get jurors who don't know what that is!
'You can call me _____, shooting bad kids on a train!'
Don't think listening to music should be criminal? Have you ever heard 'Call Me Maybe?'
Capital punishment isn't arbitrary and capricious... as long as states pretend it isn't.
Brit tries to assassinate Prime Minister, but kills Secretary instead. As punishment, his name is forever associated with insanity.
Fortunately for me, releasing noxious gas is not a crime.
The skier was skiing... recklessly.
You can't claim self-defense if you start the conflict. Sorry, George Zimmerman.
Extremely reckless driving qualifies as manslaughter. Got that, Delgado?
Armed robbery not a foreseeable result of gun sale. He was probably just buying the gun to scratch his head or trade for skis.
Moral of the story: if you ever want to steal government property, just say you thought it was 'abandoned.'
I'd be happy to refer you to several marijuana dealers, just as long as you don't give me anything for my services.
Selective prosecution doesn't happen. No need for discovery -- just trust us.
Duty to retreat applies, even if you're attacked by a crazy neighbor with a large fork. Ah, New Jersey.
Stopping a telegraph aids murderers, so there's complicity. What's a telegraph again?
No loitering, standing around, or generally acting like a minority. Even the Supreme Court realized there was something wrong here.
Defendant was so enraged by an insult about his nose that he killed immediately, without time to premeditate.
Claiming necessity in advance is sort of like planning when you'll be 'sick' from school.
Unconsciousness is a complete defense to homicide, even when you're a Black Panther.
Coughlan doesn't think Indians dying is sad. Manifest Destiny, baby.
Lethal self-defense permissible only against deadly threat. Makes sense.
Mistake in fact is no defense to orgy.
The 'merger' doctrine for felony murder is confusing enough to begin with. This case just makes it worse.
'Dear Prison, I'm being sexually assaulted, so I'm going to escape now. Kthanxbye!'
I hope they serve moonshine in hell.
Serbian soldier kills to save his own life. Genocide is sad all around.
Criminally negligent ship engineer is complicit in ship explosion. He was too busy painting naked women in 'only this.'
FactsCase
Drug addiction insufficient to prove insanity. Haven't these judges ever tried LSD?
Canada's approach to strict liability is much better than ours. Right, Layne?
The defendant fails to care for a baby, who dies. A lack of a general legal duty doesn't free him from being a terrible person.
Movie theatres 'agree' to show 'What Happens in Vegas' in all theaters. Must be a criminal conspiracy.
Pass.
Drug dealers protecting a drug deal are part of a conspiracy to sell drugs. *does Enfield move.* Yep, makes sense.
There are prostitutes using phone services these days? I definitely need a smartphone now!
Husband shoots at another man who returns from the woods with his wife. Maybe he was just showing her some birds and bees?
All I can remember about this case is that I don't want to mess with Jason Orr.
Demonstrates the traditional force/resistance requirement for rape. Don't worry, ladies -- no jokes here.
Pharmaceutical company president held strictly liable for something or other. Maybe it was his strange name? (No xenophobe.)
Defendants' fault for robbing a shopkeeper with a weak heart, obviously.
Crazy bank robber hatches crazy bank-robbery plan. Hilarity ensues.
Believe it or not, spreading fake blood at the local IRS office was not necessary to stop a conflict in El Salvador. Sorry, Thoreau.
Bank robber convicted of attempt while walking peacefully out of bank. Butch Cassidy is probably screwed for life.
Rape shield law upheld. Good call.
Young boy dies in Russian Roulette. Too sad to make a joke about.
If the police had taken him to the Kong, his conduct would have been totally normal!
When it comes to progressive rape law, Europe is the new Canada.
Death penalty for juveniles is unconstitutional. Also something about Amish people in electic cars.
Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Or come to a party and kill people.
Three strikes, sentencing proportionality is out!
No felony murder for doctor who promises more than he delivers. McGee breathes a sigh of relief.
Mother denied child support has no standing to have father pay. Now that's wack!
We can't prosecute prison guards who abuse prisoners, because then the public would know that prison guards abuse prisoners. That makes sense how?
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can't be sufficient provocation for murder!

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