Justice Breyer Robbed at Machete-Point in the West Indies

Justice Breyer was robbed at machete-point over the weekend at his vacation home in the West Indies. The intruder made off with $1,000. Notably:

  • The Supreme Court Police (?!) are on the case as are the US Marshals, including Dept. Samuel Gerard no doubt.
  • In 2004, Souter was accosted by a gang of toughs while jogging.
  • In 1996, Ginsberg was the victim of a purse snatching.
Via AP News.

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 plaintiffÂ’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