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Briefing blues

No post today.  No decisions of note -- or, for that matter, not of note -- in the past week from SCOTUS or OSC, and I've got a brief staring me in the face which requires me to wade through 650 pages of trial transcript.  I've gotten two-thirds of the way through it, and it appears to have been what we call in the trade a "slow-motion guilty plea."  Key phrase in the transcript so far:  the defendant's statement during discussion of the proposed plea, "So y'all don't want to take the rape off?"  No, they didn't, and <spoiler alert> it turns out that wasn't a bad decision on their part.

I'll be back on Monday to tell you that there were no decisions of note in the past week from SCOTUS or OSC, but we'll have other stuff to talk about.  See you then.

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