First Circuit Divides Over Malodorous Case

, The National Law Journal


A divided federal appeals court in Boston upheld a man's conviction for misdemeanor property damage for his soiling of a small, single-occupant courthouse restroom in Portland, Maine. It was no accident, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    If you can't (or won't) control your bowels, folks, please do the rest of us -- particularly custodial staff -- the favor of staying home. There, you won't have to be embarrassed and you can appropriately clean up after yourself or pay someone else to do so.

    The Management

  • Bethesda Bear

    Those of us from the 1960's may recall a certain case from 12 So.2d, sometimes the only book in the series that had been cracked open and left with the binding broken at a certain page. I guess cases like this are needed about once a generation to keep law students tittering--although I am quite sure the kick is not the same on Lexis as it was with hard copies..

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