[Ads-l] Can you touch a fish? A fisherman says you can ’t.

Baron, Dennis E debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Wed Nov 5 07:06:32 UTC 2014

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Can you touch a fish? A fisherman says you can’t.

Can you touch a fish? One fisherman says that you can’t. John Yates, the ex-captain of a fishing boat, was convicted under a law that makes it illegal to destroy records, documents, or tangible objects in order to impede a federal investigation, and he’s asking the United States Supreme Court to reverse that conviction because fish aren’t “tangible objects.” He ought to know; he catches them for a living.


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