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"The Police Can and Do Lie

The supreme court has upheld that the police can lie to you for any reason. The police cannot lie in court, or in official documents, (although some do). If you ask a plain-clothes police officer if they are the police, they can lie and say that they are not (this is one of the most common misunderstandings by citizens if you ask an undercover cop if they are the police, they can legally say no, and claim to be something else). In fact an undercover police officer can take illegal drugs with you to "prove" they aren't police. The police can lie about evidence they have about you (they can fabricate ''fake'' evidence to convince you to confess, for example). Fake evidence cannot be used in court, but if it makes you confess, it no longer matters. Never confess - it does not help you. "

i added a few more words to my post.  E.g. I know it's not illegal for you to lie to a police officer [vice versa is also true].   

I know, for example, it's illegal to lie to grand juries, in court under oath, etc.  When else is it illegal besides in a courtroom setting?  Is it illegal to lie to a federal/government employee if you're not in the position of needing to testify [e.g. informal preliminary investigations, etc?].  I'm thinking about Martha Stewart here, and how they said it was illegal to lie to federal employees.  Was she under sworn testimony when she made those statements, and would she have needed to be in order to be guilty of criminal cover-up? 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Which is the better strategy for timing?
« on: August 28, 2004, 12:36:21 AM »

I did read carefully.  My response was vague because I wanted to see if a law school student could figure it out.  Since you can't, here is your answer:  You need the ticket number, obviously you don't have that.  Do you have a license plate number?  If you do, that's what you need, but don't mail it and expect govt workers to apply it to the right place.  Take it their and make sure it is applied to your friends car. 
Last scenario, Go down to the "wherever office" tell them you need to pay a friends ticket
They can look up an approximate date, an approximate area you received the ticket, and if they find a match to name of the owner of the car, and a match to the car, pay it.  You need to make sure it get's applied to the right ticket.  Should you mail it in, NO.
Best case scenario, bother your friend and get the ticket info, or at least a license plate number.  That's all you need. 

Now you're simply hedging against your idiotic non-response hypothetical stated previously.  HTH

Law School Admissions / Re: better hat: sombrero or the vietcong thingy?
« on: August 28, 2004, 12:25:55 AM »
the only pics i have wearing a sombrero are when i was naked.  those are private. :-X

booooo. i read your personal statement; what's more denuding than that?

stop being lexiphanic

Studying for the LSAT / Which is the better strategy for timing?
« on: August 28, 2004, 12:24:43 AM »
I have ~8 minutes extra time the first time around on LR.  Should I spend more time on each question [so i'm basically using every second the first time], or save the time as one block to go over it the second time. 

hmm, i think i'm gonna write about my devotion to internationalism generally.  hopefully, it'll make me stand out more than people who just say they want to do corporate work on their PS's. 

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Yo Mama's so asian...
« on: August 28, 2004, 12:13:59 AM »
WTF do you think?  No, I'm not asian, I'm ABC.   :P


Law School Admissions / Re: Yale v. Harvard
« on: August 28, 2004, 12:13:14 AM »

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