Tuesday, November 27, 2012

U.S. v. Munguia (9th Cir. - Nov. 27, 2012)

Smart panel.  Smart result.  Not an exceptionally bright defendant, but that's actually her only hope of staying out of prison.  Because even though any reasonable person would know that the goal of visiting 500 different pharmacies to buy nearly 1000 boxes of Sudafed -- which she unquestionably did -- was to make methamphetamine, the critical question is whether a reasonable person in HER position would share that knowledge.

She is probably still guilty, I think.  But has a shot.