Friday, May 06, 2005

What Judges Do All Day

The trial transcript quotes Ms. Hayden as saying Murphy called her a snitch bitch "hoe." A "hoe," of course, is a tool used for weeding and gardening. We think the court reporter, unfamiliar with rap music (perhaps thankfully so), misunderstood Hayden's response. We have taken the liberty of changing "hoe" to "ho," a staple of rap music vernacular as, for example, when Ludacris raps "You doin' ho activities with ho tendencies."

United States v. Murphy, Nos. 04-2032, 04-2293 & 04-2309, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 7695, at *3 n.1 (7th Cir. May 4, 2005), available at (citing LUDACRIS, Ho, on INCOGNEGRO (Disturbing the Peace 2000)).

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