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The Supreme Court has weighed in on one of the pressing judicial quandaries of our time: Should Colonel Mustard still face justice if investigators are unable to identify whether his murder weapon was a candlestick, a wrench or a lead pipe? In a footnote to a recent opinion, Justice Samuel Alito noted that "the board game Clue ... does not provide sound legal guidance" and wrote that "in real life, the colonel would almost certainly not escape conviction" because of doubts over the precise murder weapon used.

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