The Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of John Yates who was accused of breaking a law known as the “Sarbanes-Oxley anti-shredding statute.” Essentially, no one is allowed to destroy documents in an effort to hide evidence of a crime. Only in this case, the “documents” were actually fish. From Quartz: The US Supreme Court has affirmed that fish are not an information-storage device.

+ Justice Kagan dissented and wrote this: “As the plurality must acknowledge, the ordinary meaning of ‘tangible object’ is ‘a discrete thing that possesses physical form.’ A fish is, of course, a discrete thing that possesses physical form. See generally Dr. Seuss, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960).” That quote was one of the greats, but alas, Yates still skates.