Bending the Law

In all this preparation for the California Bar, one can’t help but find absurd iterations of common law torts and crimes:

Assault: an intentional act creating a reasonable apprehension (knowledge) in the plaintiff of immediate harmful or offensive contact to the plaintiff’s person

  • Flashing a gun to intimidate someone (which they are aware of)
  • Trying to punch someone in the face (which they are aware of)

Battery: an intentional, harmful or offensive touching on the person of another

  • Beating someone with one’s fists
  • Knowingly giving someone an STD
  • Poking a hole in a condom to get someone pregnant

Burglary: felonious entry with the intent to commit a felony therein

  • Statutory rape

entry with intent to do some other crime

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s