Posted by Minuit on January 24, 2001
In Reply to: Further information posted by R. Berg on January 24, 2001
Many thanks to R. Berg.
It is indeed a legal question -- the law requires that the government reply to a defendant's "not guilty" plea "by return mail" and the reply was posted about 18 months later. I was unable to find anything in the statutes or law books regarding the meaning of "by return mail" and so I turned to this forum, with gratifying results.
Thanks again! And I'll check the latest OED.