Friday, December 9th, 2016

Consequences

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Everyone’s favorite attorney and law professor Rick Esenberg explains the possible legal ramifications if one listens to Greg Palast’s advice.

But here is some free legal advice to the vuvezela and chant crowds. At last weekend’s BobFest, noted Black Helicopter theorist Greg Palast suggested that one should drink the beer before pouring it on a Republican.

This is funny, you see, because if you drink the beer then you can only pour it on someone by urinating! It’s not really beer anymore! That Pakast guy is on fire!

But here’s the rub. There is case law to the effect that the act of throwing urine that strikes another and causes pain constitutes a battery. State v. Higgs, 230 Wis. 2d 1, 601 N.W.2d 653 (Ct. App. 1999) That’d be a Class A misdomeanor and, if a prosecutor decides and a jury is persuaded, that the harm is substantial, you’re looking at a Class I felony.

That is if you can get the prosecutor in Madison to charge someone at all. Perhaps Esenberg should advise on practicing dentistry without a license, the likely response to Palast’s suggestion.

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