So, I've been working on my outline for my Religion and the Constitution exam in a few days. Today was my first day compiling everything together in earnest and I decided to make a grid of cases, since this prof really emphasizes cases. I had her last year for my Con Law I class — she loves throwing in unrelated material from more advanced classes, and heaven forbid you don't know all the note cases, as well as the big ones in the casebook.

So, I've been working on my grid of cases pretty much on autopilot, reviewing the book. All of the cases sound familiar, but I was a little confused at subject matter I didn't remember particularly from lectures recently. That being said, this professor is TERRIBLE at staying on schedule, so a lot of material goes uncovered, even though we are expected to know it.

Suddenly I realize, the reason I was confused? I GRABBED MY CON LAW I TEXTBOOK, NOT MY RELIGION AND THE CONSTITUTION TEXTBOOK. Same publisher, same author, same color and cover (except for title), next to each other on my desk...

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So that case grid I've been doing on autopilot? IT'S LAST YEAR'S CASES. Dammit dammit dammit. Four hours wasted. Stupid mistakes, guys, stupid mistakes...