The BS Show, 11.27.23: “3 And Out” – Crazy Legal Headlines

The BS Show, 11.27.23: “3 And Out” – Crazy Legal Headlines

For the past three months, Bob Sansevere and I have focused our Monday “3 And Out” segement for The BS Show on the weekly exploits of three Minnesota college football teams; namely, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, the University of St. Thomas Tommies, and the St. John’s University Johnnies. With those teams’ seasons coming to and end (and we were NOT about to give the Gophers attention for backing in to the 82nd and final bowl game slot), we’re shifting back to a new topic each week.

This week, our topic was a series of recent crazy legal headlines.

First up was an epic typo in a Supplemental Brief which the Hennepin County Attorney submitted to the Minnesota Court of Appeals in the case of State v. Lindekugel. The case, which centers around the issue of whether police can conduct a warrantless search of a vehicle if they smell marijuana, is back at the Court of Appeals because of an earlier decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court a few months ago in State v. Torgerson which held such searches to be unconstitutional. In its brief, the Hennepin County Attorney cites Torgerson for the proposition that the odor of MARINARA should be considered when a court evaluates the totality of all the circumstances.”

Next up was a heartbreaking case for 80s music fans, as Daryl Hall of the iconic Hall and Oates duo is suing John Oates over Oates’ attempt to sell a share in a joint venture, which prompted me to ask if Hall’s lawyers said to Oates “I can’t go for that, no can do.”

Finally, and one a more serious note, a California Federal judge has certified three classes of former NCAA athletes in a case claiming monetary damages over their not being allowed NIL payments during their college careers, with the potential value of the case estimated at $1.3 billion.

You can listen to our discussion here.

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