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Friday, June 8, 2007

Dear Jurisprudence

The lesson: Don't mess with a baby boomer judge when it comes to Beatles trivia.

Before his sentencing on a felony burglary conviction, Montana resident Andrew McCormack filled out a form which asked for a "recommendation as to what you think the Court should do in this case." McCormick, 20, wrote, "Like the Beetles [sic] say, 'Let It Be.'"

Gregory Todd, the 56-year-old District Court judge came back with a sentencing memorandum that began by correcting McCormack's misspelling, then sentenced McCormack to three years probation, a fine and community service. The best part is that Todd found a way to squeeze no fewer than 41 allusions to Beatles songs and albums into the six-paragraph memorandum. McCormack could have been excused for wanting to cry, "Help!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The judge should be commended for speaking words of wisdom.