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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
If the Name Doesn't Fit, You Can't Have It
Did you hear the one about the guy acquitted of rape who wanted to change his name to Edmond Dantes? The law trumps literary symbolism in this one - the judge ruled his "desire to distance himself" from the charges did not take precedence over the public's right to identify him with the drug and misdemeanor charges that did stick. Oh, so, not quite as wrongfully charged as the Count of Monte Cristo...