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But she forgot all about exam stress A woman who was arrested and jailed for three weeks on drug charges for what turned out to be flour-filled condoms has settled a lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia for $180,000. “Under the circumstances, something went terribly wrong,” said Janet H. Lee’s attorney, Jeffrey Ibrahim. “We’re trying to ensure that nothing like that ever happens again.” Lee was a freshman at Bryn Mawr College in 2003 when she tried to take three condoms filled with flour in her carry-on bag on a flight to Los Angeles. They were discovered by airport screeners, and authorities said initial tests showed they contained drugs. Lee was held for 21 days on drug trafficking charges until later tests showed she was telling the truth. Lee said the flour-filled condoms were a phallic toy students would squeeze to deal with exam stress, and she thought they were funny and packed them to show friends at home. Lee, now a 21-year-old senior, said she did not know that drug dealers often carry drugs in condoms. The city conceded no wrongdoing. � Associated Press Checkered past Besides the news that the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist consumed alarming amounts of a prescription painkiller while an associate justice, his recently released FBI files disclose that he spent time in jail. Rehnquist reported the 1942 episode during the 1969 background check that preceded his nomination as assistant attorney general. As a freshman at Ohio’s Kenyon College, Rehnquist said, he traveled the 100 miles or so to Kent State University to visit a friend one weekend. Because of some miscommunication, the friend had left town, leaving Rehnquist with nowhere to stay. He “had no money with which to obtain a hotel room. I therefore lay down on the courthouse lawn at Ravenna, a neighboring town, to spend the night,” Rehnquist told the FBI. “A policeman came along, told me that sleeping on the courthouse lawn was not allowed, that he would arrange for me to sleep in jail. This he did, and I believe, though I am not certain, that I was charged with vagrancy.” Rehnquist added that he was released the next morning and that no further action was taken. FBI records indicate that Rehnquist, who joined the Supreme Court in 1972 and was elevated to chief justice in 1986, had begun taking the powerful painkiller Placidyl around 1970 for a bad back. By 1981, he was taking 1,500 milligrams daily-three times the recommended dose. Doctors had weaned him off the medication by early 1982. � Legal Times Glac� menagerie A man charged with animal cruelty after the frozen carcasses of more than 100 cats were found in freezers at his home is suing the authorities who seized the bodies. William Terry Davis of Murfreesboro, Tenn., said in his lawsuit that he was planning to bury the bodies in a pet cemetery he was preparing on his farm. He is seeking more than $1.5 million. Davis, 74, said he suffered emotional pain and suffering when police confiscated the frozen bodies of 114 cats, 39 live cats, five snakes and a dog three years ago. Because of poor health, 31 of the living cats were euthanized. The dead animals’ bodies were stored in grocery bags, paper towels and boxes, stacked up inside several freezers. The suit says that one of the kittens in the freezer was “so large at birth that [Davis] intended to submit it to the Guinness Book of Records.” Davis pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days of probation. � Associated Press

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