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When A Plea Is Not An Option: Part Two

Juries. Are. Dumb.

The Sixth Amendment entitles you to a trial by a panel of your peers… And, if you’re speeding down the highway going 70 in a 50 with a warrant out for your arrest and a meth pipe on the passenger seat, no one is going to accuse you of being smart.* 385 more words


When A Plea Is Not An Option: Part One

The State is not known for cutting favorable deals in the name of family.  When a domestic case hinges upon the outcome of a corresponding (but not linked) criminal case, there is rarely a deal that can be cut that doesn’t result in a parenting plan being preempted by jail time.   795 more words


Judge Schools City On First Amendment

First published by the New Haven Independent.

Federal Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer, a former Quinnipiac and current visiting Yale law professor, turned his Church Street courtroom into a lecture hall when it appeared a New Haven government lawyer needed a refresher course on the First Amendment. 1,312 more words

City Government

Holly Bobo Jury has been selected; Trial starts Monday

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — After more than 7 hours, the jury for the Holly Bobo murder trial has been selected.

Dozens of potential jurors faced tough questioning from both the defense and prosecuting attorneys at the Hardin County Courthouse Saturday. 207 more words


Trial set to begin in student dismemberment killing

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing and dismembering his college student girlfriend is set to go on trial for a third time. 126 more words


Friday Links

Happy Friday!  I have back to work exhaustion but the prospect of one more week at work before the last Bank Holiday until Christmas. As ever I’m writing this on Thursday so I can’t be held accountable for any additional madness that Trump might inflict on the world overnight…. 627 more words


Taylor Swift expected to testify in Denver groping case

DENVER — A few moments at a backstage photo session four years ago are about to be relived, as lawyers for pop star Taylor Swift and a former disc jockey she accuses of groping her begin picking jurors in their dueling lawsuits. 338 more words