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Man claims he doesn't deserve carpool lane violation because

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...he had papers of incorporation on his passenger seat, and the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United that corporations are people. Brilliant!

  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Asinine and pointless.
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    The papers were in the driver's seat? Where was the driver sitting? Who needs copy editors?

    In any event, they should have fined him for his "passenger" not wearing a seat belt.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It's crazy, but strangely enough, the guy does have a point, even though he's extremely unlikely to win.

    Years ago, I remember reading about two people in a very conservative state that challenged their arrests. One was a 20-year-old for underage drinking. He claimed that the law said he had to be 21, and he said that technically, he was, since he had been in his mother's womb for 9 months prior. And he faced a pro-life judge, who, although he dismissed the argument, admitted that he did have a point. The second one was a pregnant woman who was in jail, and she claimed that her fetus was being unlawfully incarcerated. She didn't win that one, though.

    Still, it shows that logic can frequently go both ways.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    As Baron said, wait until people who are 20 years and three months old start claiming they are actually 21 and thus legal to drink because of the "life begins at conception" laws some states are trying to pass. Some may have passed it, for all I know.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This isn't as good as the pregnant woman who tried to get out of a carpool violation. The cop gave her a choice of a carpool ticket or one for having two people in the same seat belt.
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Wow. Talk about your narcissists ... [/crossthread]

    The guy looks like a real drip.

    Err, sorry, Drip.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I haven't exactly read the entire Citizens United decision. Does it actually say that corporations "are" people or just that associations of people have the individuals' free speech rights?
  9. It's the latter and corporate personhood isn't just something the Supreme Court conjured out of thin air as a result of Citizens United.

  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    HOV violations here in the DC area are no joke.

    First violation: $125
    Second: $250
    Third: $500
    Fourth: $1,000

    Plus, three points on your driving record for your second, third, and fourth violations.
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