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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #525 on: July 17, 2019, 12:07:10 PM »
Woo!

I forgot to put in my answer again, but I was on Team Thomas.  :laugh:

I'm a couple of weeks behind. What did Thomas say?
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #526 on: July 17, 2019, 12:37:44 PM »
Woo!

I forgot to put in my answer again, but I was on Team Thomas.  :laugh:

I'm a couple of weeks behind. What did Thomas say?

He was of the opinion that the thief escalated the crime to robbery when he threatened the clerk by hissing "You'll be sorry if you mess with me."  The answer was, of course, that it does not constitute a threat of physical violence and therefore does not elevate the crime to robbery.  Andrew then said he would put a poll on patreon and if a majority voted that it was a threat, he would give Thomas the win.

I overthought it, like Thomas.
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #527 on: July 17, 2019, 01:24:03 PM »
I thought the same way. I like Thomas think the answer was wrong.
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #528 on: July 17, 2019, 02:13:19 PM »
The issue is not whether it was a threat. The issue is that the threat was not made in order to obtain the item; he already had it, and had obtained it by pretense. In order for it to be robbery, he has to use force or threat of force to remove it from the clerk’s possession.

I disapprove of Andrew giving pints based on a poll; that’s not how the bar exam works.
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #529 on: July 17, 2019, 02:53:35 PM »
The issue is not whether it was a threat. The issue is that the threat was not made in order to obtain the item; he already had it, and had obtained it by pretense. In order for it to be robbery, he has to use force or threat of force to remove it from the clerk’s possession.

I disapprove of Andrew giving pints based on a poll; that’s not how the bar exam works.

You'll have to listen to it.  It was kind of "faux outrage" by Thomas, I think.  No one was too serious about it.
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #530 on: July 21, 2019, 08:09:34 PM »
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #531 on: July 21, 2019, 08:10:31 PM »
Sorry for the delay I got busy. I will post the answer in a day or two
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #532 on: July 21, 2019, 08:20:41 PM »
No clue, but I’ll guess B.
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #533 on: July 21, 2019, 08:43:19 PM »
I want to say A
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #534 on: July 21, 2019, 10:34:15 PM »
I'm thinking A or D.

I'm going with D

and like Latinist said I have no clue
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #535 on: July 22, 2019, 01:14:37 PM »
It seems to me that it should be D
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #536 on: July 22, 2019, 04:52:00 PM »
My problem with A, C and D is that they seem to imply that no piece of evidence is admissible unless it, by itself, is able to prove the case.  And that’s just not how evidence works.
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #537 on: July 22, 2019, 06:44:51 PM »
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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #538 on: July 23, 2019, 12:42:22 PM »
Answer for #135

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Re: Opening Arguments #TTTBE
« Reply #539 on: July 23, 2019, 01:56:48 PM »
That was a tough one.  You really had to dissect those answers.  They all seemed pretty reasonable to me.
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