Interpreting Statutes

AuthorMatthew G. Kaiser
§10:00 Interpreting
§10:01 You’re Only Guilty of Messing With a Helicopter
Over Boston Harbor With a Laser Pointer If You
Intend to Mess With the Helicopter
§10:02 The Second Circuit Limits Bank Fraud
Prosecutions Where a Check Is Validly Issued
(and Other Facts Don’t Get in the Way)
§10:03 The Fourth Circuit Holds That Corporations
Aren’t People for the Purposes of the Identity
Theft Statute (or, Take That,
Citizens United
§10:04 Phone Calls From Africa to Kentucky Cannot Be
Prosecuted in Virginia, Even If Virginia Is Where
You Thought About the Fraud You’d Do on the
Phone Call
§10:05 Using Someone Else’s Credit Card Is Not Always
“Access Device” Fraud, or, Why You Shouldn’t
Leave Your Job If You’re Running a Fraud
§10:06 Judge Posner on Harboring, the Dictionary, and
Trusting the Government
§10:07 Threatening a Corporation Is Not a Crime, Even
on Super Bowl Sunday
§10:08 Why You Will Not Go to Jail for Using Comic
Sans in a Pleading in Federal Court (Though
Maybe You Should)
§10:01 Criminal Defense Victories in the Federal Circuits
§10:09 Chief Judge Kozinski Celebrates the Diversity of
Computer Misuse
§10:10 Drug Trafficking in the Waters of Panama Is Not
a Crime in the United States
§10:11 The Eleventh Circuit Vacates Based on a
Speedy Trial Act Violation
§10:12 An Internet Child Pornography Sting in the
Eleventh Circuit Reminds Us That Obstruction
of Justice Has More Stringent Pleading
§10:13 Statutory Rape Is Not a Crime of Violence
§10:14 It Is Not Good to Commit New Crimes While on
Pretrial Release
§10:15 The Eighth Circuit Reverses a Sentence and
Shows Why Relying on Criminal Conduct
at Sentencing, Without a Conviction, Is
§10:16 A Clever Defendant in the Ninth Circuit Wins,
Then Loses, Arguing Double Jeopardy
§10:17 Ms. Tapia Wins! Again!
§10:18 Cuba, Baseball, Immigration Policy, and Crime
§10:19 More Defense Victories – in Brief
§10:01 You’re Only Guilty of Messing With a
Helicopter Over Boston Harbor With
a Laser Pointer If You Intend to Mess
With the Helicopter
United States v. Sasso, 695 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 2012)
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