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And, amazingly enough, they don't actually want to come out and do any of the work that might help trans people in their daily life to be able to have job protection or use the bathroom of choice without being arrested. But I'm sure that the people in the community would much rather have an 80 year old professor use the word genderqueer than be able to have a job.
Of course if he's written "Hitler is awesome" instead of a political statement that the jury may agree with then you better bet that the Prosecution would be arguing that the content added to the crime.
I don't think the case will actually turn on the issue of "is chalk really vandalism" because previous Cali courts have said that a marker on glass that can be wiped off is defacement. More important is that vandalism has a mens rea requirement of maliciousness. If he could say that his goal was to inform consumers, not to harm BoA, he may not be found to have the malice needed.
And now I'm going to cry about how law school has ruined my ability to snark and turned me into a blawger.
Well, after this bill, they can just fill an affidavit to show ownership. No need for the actual paperwork!
(PS: Florida's paperwork requirement is why our state uncovered the robosigning thing before the others)
Also, once the bill passes, if your home is wrongfully foreclosed upon you couldn't sue to get it back. Only for the value.
In a down market.
The bill sponsor is calling it good for consumers.
Which part of this is the bad advice, Grace? Do you not need to work harder to succeed? Don't we give this same advice to young men all the time? Should you not believe in yourself? No, belive in God to magically give you a job. Or, really, believe in your husband because why are you even working. Should you not have mentors who share your background (whatever that is- my mentors are all socially anxious dorks, because I need to learn how to succeed with that).
Wait, the lady from Texas talked about her babies. And wore a skirt. That's all you are supposed to do to be a good woman. Baby and legs.
Besides, wouldn't the best schools compete to attract the best students (thus making themselves look awesome)? Not to mention that the good students probably can be taught for less than the ones that actually need things like one-on-one intervention and special help.
Oh, what do I know. I went to public school AND am a girl so that makes me unsuited for these math things.
The family should totally wait. Just giving a preview of the next round of outrage. I've already read some bloggers talking about how if the criminal courts don't give them justice they can still go to civil court. You'd think so. But not in Florida.
In the decision the trial court judge said "The law would appear to allow a person to seek out an individual, provoke him into a confrontation, then shoot and kill him if he goes for his gun." Remember, the statute uses a subjective standard so "goes for his gun" could also be "moves his hand to where I assume he has a gun because he's black".
And, as an extra bonus, if Zimmerman is found immune under stand your ground he is also legally barred from any civil penalties from a wrongful death suit. And if Martin's family tries to bring a civil suit and it gets dismissed because of this immunity then they have to pay Zimmerman's attorney fees.