Today is the first Monday in October. You know what that means?
Pumpkins for sale, along with your favourite pumpkin ale.
The weather was a bit cooler and drier this weekend.
And oh yeah, the Supreme Court is back in session after a well deserved summer break.
The cases to be heard before the court this year span the gamut of the First Amendment, Religious Freedom for Prisoners, the Status of Jerusalem (Zivotofsky v. Kerry, No. 13-628- whether Congress can force the State Department to consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel), the right to same-sex marriage (otherwise known as the right to be as miserable as the rest of society) Affordable Care redux, Voting rights kerfuffles, and in perhaps our favourite case so far, whether White Collar Laws apply to ......fisherman.
Whether a grouper is like a email is at the crux of Yates v. United States, No. 13-7451, in which the application of the Sarbanes-Oxley act's prohibition against the destruction of evidence applies to a fisherman who tossed a couple of allegedly undersized red grouper overboard before federal agents could seize the piscatorial evidence.
There's a case about the interpretation of rap music, a form of entertainment known to make Justice Scalia swoon with delight, and there is a case about the size of a prisoner's beard.
All in all, it is shaping up to be a very interesting term.
See you in court, just not that court. Red grouper cases are so below us.
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