The Show Must Go On…

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Yep. Just joined a new band. Have a show 2nite. Have 30 sum-odd songs to learn…. and yesterday I had the good fortune of cutting my middle fret finger whilst opening a can of food for dog. It bled quite nicely thank you Iams. God what a klutz! Hope it didnt get into her food – now she’s developed a taste for blood!Anyway. Still gonna play though. What’s a little blood and pain anyway.

A Legal Puzzler!

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Sorry I haven’t kept up with my blog. I’ve not been feeling very conversational lately. Oh well. What can you do?….

You can post a Legal Puzzler Of Coarse!

From Orrin Kerr at Volokh:

Bob commits crime X, which has a statute of limitations of five years. Twenty years later — fifteen years after the statute of limitations has passed — a police officer finds out about the details of Bob’s crime.

The officer realizes that Bob cannot be punished for the crime because the statute of limitations has long passed. The officer decides to visit Bob at his home anyway to ask Bob about the crime twenty years earlier. The officer tells Bob what he knows about what Bob did and asks Bob if it is true that he did it. Bob lies and says he didn’t do it. Bob is then charged with intentionally lying to a police officer, which in our hypothetical jurisdiction is a felony. The government’s proof: twenty earlier, Bob did in fact commit crime X.

Question: Is it constitutional for Bob to be charged and punished for lying to the officer about the crime he committed 20 years earlier?

I think I know the answer, but I’ll let this simmer for a while.