Thursday, October 26, 2006

Not sure if the defendant should feel insulted or not.

From United States v. Coffman, 94 F.3d 330 (7th Cir. 1996) (Chief Judge Posner):

"There may be attempts so feeble, such as sticking a pin into a voodoo doll of your enemy in an effort to kill him, that the attempter is entitled to be acquitted, as a harmless fool. The defendants' scheme, though harebrained, was not that harebrained."

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