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  • Props to Toby

    Gelf pointed this article in today's paper out for me.

    Big time props to the fine host of the D.C. Regional and a great MT coach!


    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/us...ens&st=cse

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    Re: Props to Toby

    From the article:
    "Toby J. Heytens, representing the government in the case, Flores-Figueroa v. United States, No. 08-108, said the court should focus on the victims of identity fraud rather than on its perpetrators. The law often makes distinctions, Mr. Heytens said, between equally culpable conduct based on the harm it causes."

    AND

    "Mr. Heytens, representing the government, said the Supreme Court had said as recently as Tuesday, in Hayes v. United States, that “a certain amount of ambiguity doesn’t automatically trigger the rule of lenity.”

    It's a good thing we're all clear that Mr. Heytens is representing the government. On a serious note, that is f*cking awesome. That's the only way I can describe that. It's my dream as a aspiring lawyer to argue in front of the Supreme Court. It's great to see a former mocker getting to do this. Congratulations.

    When I started reading the article I was wondering how on earth someone could argue against this. However, it seems that the way Toby is arguing this case makes even more sense.
    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

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      Re: Props to Toby

      http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_a...pts/08-108.pdf
      I post in my personal capacity, not on behalf of AMTA.

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        Re: Props to Toby

        [quote author=MizzouMock link=topic=4101.msg172612#msg172612 date=1235670394]
        http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_a...pts/08-108.pdf
        [/quote]

        Just read the transcript. Toby performed well.

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        • #5
          Re: Props to Toby

          Yea, there were a number of errors in the transcript. Toby, however, was amazing.

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            Re: Props to Toby

            That is very, very cool.

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            • #7
              Re: Props to Toby

              Well done...well done.
              "When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." ~Paine

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              • #8
                Re: Props to Toby

                Snooze. Toby argues to the Supreme Court AGAIN. Can we get some NEWs here?! ;-)
                It's all about the U.

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