A/N: This is what I wrote when that horrible episode about hypnosis came out. Blame @poipoi1912 for getting me so hyped up that I needed to write. Please note that the author of this imagine does not blame @poipoi1912 in the slightest, and was going to crack under the stupidity of season 18 eventually.
“The judge let that in?” I asked looking up from the tomatoes I was chopping.
“Yeah why not?”
Without looking up I said. “Because it’s stupid.” I could feel his anger rising, so I added. “No seriously there is no precedent. Except if you want to take that 20-year-old piece of shit, which doesn’t even relate. Plus it’s unconstitutional
What about Tanner v. United States?“
“There hypnosis is only for defendants. It assumes that the hypnosis was performed by a licensed practitioner.”
“What does it matter it worked. The guy is going away for a long time. Justice won.”
“I am not so sure.” Feeling the urge to triple check my criminal procedures book.
“He raped her.” As if it was ever that simple. I looked up from my tomatoes.
“I don’t doubt that. But there is such a thing as procedure. Are you telling me Miranda v. Arizona was wrong?”
“Of course not.” He had sat down and pulled the celery towards him and started chopping.