Wednesday Writs: The Eulogy of the Dog Edition


Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon

    L5: I’m not sure that it’s necessarily a bad ruling on the legal merits, but it sure smacks of furthering the whole “Papers Please” our society is careening toward.Report

    • Avatar Em Carpenter in reply to Oscar Gordon

      The part that bugged me is in the concurrence by Kagan joined by RBG – they went along with the majority because in Kansas, license suspension are only handed out for “serious and repeated driving offenses.” That does not, IMO, increase the certainty that the owner is driving, and it amounts to using “prior bad acts” as probable cause for a stop, which I disagree with. A stop’s legality should not depend on the criminal record of the owner of a vehicle, who may or may not even be driving it.Report

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