The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret, “wears a black cape and fights crime”) analyzes the law in Bananarama’s “Love in the First Degree”
and it is something to behold. The Tweeter offers up the niceties of criminal liability, the roles of judge and jury, and some points of sentencing. (Thread here, from March 2: https://twitter.com/BarristerSecret/status/969650687679324160).
I would point out that, however, that 1) the law that applies would seem to be U.S. law, and 2) it all takes place in a dream (or nightmare)–“Last night I was dreaming/I was locked in a prison cell…”
More here, courtesy of Legal Cheek. And The Secret Barrister teases us with the possibility of more to come, perhaps analysis of Meatloaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).” There’s also The Supremes’ “Stop! In the Name of Love.” Request for an injunction?
Also check out Alabama’s “Love in the First Degree” here. There’s also a film, “Love in the First Degree” (2004), about a “tightly-wound corporate lawyer.” Is there any other kind?