« on: May 07, 2005, 02:32:27 PM »
I don't know if this has been posted here yet. Something to look forward to when you're clerking for a judge on the US Court of Appeals!
"The trial transcript quotes Ms. Hayden as saying Murphy called her a snitch female dog "hoe." A "hoe," of course, is a tool used for weeding and gardening. We think the court reporter, unfamiliar with rap music (perhaps thankfully so), misunderstood Hayden's response. We have taken the liberty of changing "hoe" to "ho," a staple of rap music vernacular as, for example, when Ludacris raps 'You doin' ho activities with ho tendencies.'" - United States v. Murphy, 2005 U.S.App.LEXIS 7695 (May 4, 2005), footnote 1