I need to move onto Evidence. But as some of you know*, because I have been bitching about it non-stop since 12:30, my administrative law final was a disaster. I’m very tired, and I am doing many stupid things. First, I forgot my glasses at home. But I am used to not being able to see. Then, my computer starts beeping halfway through the test. I don’t know what is going on. I think my hard drive is crashing. I call out to the proctors to “Go get the computer guy!” One of them goes running. Then I realize, my electric chord is unplugged. I just need to plug it back in.
And then there was the test.
There were four questions. One big essay, and then 3 little essays. We had to answer the big essay and then choose 2 out of the 3 little ones.
I read the big question, and I think it is just issue spotting. So I spend about an hour spotting issues. But then I realize, right on the page, in front of my eyes, were a list of questions. These were questions about the fact pattern. I had answered a non-question for an hour and had to race and answer the real questions.
By the time I done, I have forty five minutes for the two other questions. I choose a question on Appointments and Removal because I have notes on it. Part one of the question is about Rohm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff. Basically the question was: is he a principal officer, an inferior officer or an employee. “Chief of Staff” sounded to me like someone who organized the maids. Maybe trimmed the bushes in the Rose Garden. I said he was an employee. The rest of the essay was based on this premise.
Once I was home, I googled it. Turns out, the White House Chief of Staff has a little bit more responsibility than that.
Anyway, it’s onto the Hearsay Rule. Only 5 more days until this odious semester is over.
*Thanks to Mo @ twoladiesinwaiting for the Chevron chart. And for listening to me whine.