The Case of the Poisoned Mailbox

A love triangle has become a Supreme Court test of state versus federal authority.

, The National Law Journal


Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr.

One lesson from his client's experience, Clement said: "Don't mess with anybody's mailbox." Postal inspectors "have nothing else to do" but chase cases like this. "It is one of the worst exercises of prosecutorial discretion ever," he said.

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