O novo Lehane? O pitch da nova temporada de The Wire? Errado: é o primeiro parágrafo do voto de vencido do Chief Justice Roberts em Pennsylvania v. Dunlap (via Volokh)!!
“North Philly, May 4, 2001. Officer Sean Devlin, Narcotics Strike Force, was working the morning shift. Under cover surveillance. The neighborhood? Tough as a three dollar steak. Devlin knew. Five years on the beat, nine months with the Strike Force. He’d made fifteen, twenty drug busts in the neighborhood. Devlin spotted him: a lone man on the corner. Another approached. Quick exchange of words. Cash handed over; small objects handed back. Each man then quickly on his own way. Devlin knew the guy wasn’t buying bus tokens. He radioed a description and Officer Stein picked up the buyer. Sure enough: three bags of crack in the guy’s pocket. Head downtown and book him. Just another day at the office.”
Senhores Juízes Conselheiros, ‘bora lá tornar esses acórdãos menos áridos?