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

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