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too many "gang bangers"?

so what ur saying is ur a rascist.

i have had my fair share of speeding tickets the last couple of years. this is my advice:

1. plead not guilty - which she already did
2. request a change of date. this is important, the date that was given to ur friend is a time that all of the tickets that, that trooper gave out that day, were given. by changing the date, the troopers preference is no longer the date, and switched to ur friend's. why is this so important? because NYS does not require cops to attend the court dates of their respective tickets (which is odd because cops prosecute the tickets, not DAs). now, ur friend has to hope that, that trooper won't show up to the trial because hopefully, that will be his only ticket on that day, unlike the first date where he might have had 15 or 20.
3. ignorance of the law is no defense. i'm sure ur roomie had a good-faith belief that the speed limit was 65; it doesn't matter.

Current Law Students / Re: HELP ME WITH PROPERTY *&^%
« on: March 06, 2005, 07:17:55 PM »
I don't know, I have some vague recollection of a 90 year statutory period. 

yea, i think ur right. it is 90.  where in the hell did i get 360 from? whateva

Current Law Students / Re: HELP ME WITH PROPERTY *&^%
« on: March 03, 2005, 12:05:28 AM »
hey, put urself in my shoes. my prof. is quoted is in the dukemenier(sp?) property book explaining future interests. he also wrote a lexis book on future interests. the guy can look at a fact pattern, and decide if it violates the RAP in seconds. i got a 38 on the final exam for property - thank god that was a B-.

Have most jurisdictions put the RAP to rest? i thought they just adopted USRAP, making the time period 360 years, rather than 21, so mostly everything won't violate it. i thought rhode island was the only jurisdiction that has made the RAP moot.

Job Search / Re: Where do you stand with your job search?
« on: March 01, 2005, 09:08:04 PM »
im in limbo. my uncle knows the ADA who runs the internship program in my county. I sent him my resume, and followed up a week later with a phone call. The guy told me that he put it in the pile of resumes for the program, and that "i'm definitly sure i'll be giving you a call". This was a month ago! so.....i think i have one.

gilberts for property.

Current Law Students / Re: Top of the Barrel in Tier 4 or sludge in Tier 2
« on: February 25, 2005, 05:52:19 PM »
this doesn't answer your question, but kind of goes to the whole LSAT/GPA in relation to law school success debate.

My friend and I are ranked 6 slots from eachother. we are in the middle of the class. He graduated from an ivy league school, i forget his gpa, and his lsat was 160 something. I had a 3.3 and a 150. i went to a city university of new york. we both busted our humps last semester. whats weird is, i know another person who got in the 150s and is ranked 5th in our class. we go to a tier 3.

just something to think about.

Current Law Students / Re: HELP- Search and seizure question
« on: February 22, 2005, 08:31:12 PM »
im right there with you bro

Current Law Students / Re: HELP- Search and seizure question
« on: February 22, 2005, 05:53:55 PM »
i agree with zemog that smelling marijuana would constitute probable cause, however, the cops didn't smell anything. the fact pattern doesn't say this. further, the cops opened the door to each shack. so they were not basing their decision to open the doors on the smell of marijuana, they based it on that anonymous tip, which does not give probable cause. One issue is that it is on public property, i.e. the lake. however, u can make the argument that it was reasonable for the guys to assume privacy within their shack. why else build it? of course the flip side to this argument is that the shack was not for privacy at all, it was for warmth, and therefore, u can argue that they did not reasonably assume it was private.

hmmmm, there are only 9 exceptions to the 4th amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. however, i believe the 4th amendment only applies to private property. i dont remember all of the exceptions, but here is most of them -

Hot pursuit
Inventory (after arrest)
Exigent circumstances

the whole fact pattern comes down to the issue of them being on public property. I think because the shacks are intended for warmth and not privacy, put together with the fact that they were on public property, with no reasonable expectation of privacy, that the officers did not need probable cause, and only reasonable suspicion, which is a lesser standard. the anonymous tip satisfied the reasonable suspicion element, therefore their arrest is kosher.

sorry, if i rambled.

don't waste your time reading the constitution, u will do it enough in con law. as for brushing up on speed typing - i would def. do that! i can't tell u how valuable that will be when u are taking notes in class. time and time again, i have missed the last half of what was said because i was furiously writing down the first half. as for speed reading - forget that $hit. there is nothing in law school that will require you to speed read. to the contrary, you will actually learn to read things in a different way. a more in depth way. it is something that only comes from reading cases, so u can't really practice it before law school.

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