Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Schmuck v. United States (Seriously)

Okay, I'll get right to the point. While searching for a case in my White Collar Crime text, I came across this entry:

Do federal prosecutors have something against Schmucks?
You may think I doctored this photo up; actually, it is a real case.  The course syllabus indicates it's on deck for our next class . . .  According to the opening line of the case, Mr. Schmuck was, you guessed it, a used-car "distributor."  Ah, I love it when the Supreme Court gets PC.

Would you buy a vehicle from a
used-car salesman named Schmuck?
While poking around, I also found a 90's-style web page discussing Yiddish and the law.

A man goes to a lawyer and asks:

 "How much do you charge for legal advice?"

 "A thousand dollars for three questions."

 "Wow! Isn't that kind of expensive?"

 "Yes, it is. What's your third question?"


This says something other
than chutzpah -- I think


Fletch said...

thanks for a good laugh

Peter Schmuck said...

Are you kidding me?

This was the most offensive post I have ever read. EVER.

This is why I moved to Baltimore instead of Chicago: Loud-mouthed schlemiels like you.