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July 10, 2005

A New Penumbral Right?

Since this seems to be the Silly Season at SCOTUS, can anyone doubt this portends the discovery of a heretofore-unsuspected Penumbral Right:

A man arrested when police showed up to break up a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house has filed a lawsuit, arguing he had a constitutional right to get drunk on private property as long as he didn't cause a public disturbance.

Eric Laverriere, 25, of Portland, Maine, was taken into protective custody by Waltham police and locked in a cell for nine hours until the effects of the alcohol wore off.

Legal experts said his lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Boston, is the first to challenge a state law allowing police to lock up drunk people against their will for their own protection.

I am speechless.

Meanwhile, the coveted Stuffed Marmosett will be awarded to the Lucky Reader who can discover the link (the HVES is quite certain one exists) between the preceding story and these:

Man charged with exposing his breasts

...and quite possibly this little gem:

Doctor discovers Orgasmatron (thank you, Friend of USA)

Posted by Cassandra at July 10, 2005 12:08 PM

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Tracked on July 10, 2005 02:32 PM


That's too easy; they all struck a nerve.

Posted by: camojack at July 10, 2005 12:42 PM

Here's the link that ties the two together. I'll let you know where to send the Stuffed Marmosett.

Posted by: MarkT [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 10, 2005 02:16 PM

Good helk. More reasons for men to have a remote.

Posted by: Cricket at July 10, 2005 05:58 PM

Wonderful. Just what I needed to revive my humor module.

Posted by: Pat'sRickĀ© at July 10, 2005 07:08 PM

I win.

Posted by: spd rdr at July 10, 2005 07:47 PM

Good helk. More reasons for men to have a remote...

Yes Cricket, but could this finally be the thing that drives women to learn how to use the damn thing???

You know, I was all set to dismiss spd's answer (you get no credit for saying the first thing that pops into your head whenever you read ANY story, mr rdr... :) and then I clicked on Mark's link. Now I am worried, especially after spending 3 days with the spousal unit, that there may be something to it.

Posted by: Cassandra at July 11, 2005 04:38 AM

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