Monthly Archives: April 2010

Today, I Feel Cool.

Here’s a shocker: I wasn’t one of the popular kids growing up. I carry those memories with me decades later. But every once in a while, I see something or someone that makes me feel really cool in comparison. I … Continue reading

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Texas Justice: Part II

Houston defense attorney/blogger Mark Bennett informs us this morning that Texas Judge Susan Brown found a woman in contempt of court and jailed her for 36 hours. Her crime? Audibly thanking God when she heard the jury acquit her husband … Continue reading

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Texas Justice: Swift and Salacious

      The man on the left is slated for execution in Texas. The guy in the middle is the prosecutor who convinced the jury to kill him. The woman on the right is the judge who sentenced the … Continue reading

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A Blawg is Born (or: Give Political Correctness the Death Penalty)

This is my first entry for Inyourdefense.com, a criminal defense blog (or blawg as my fellow law geeks spell it). The handful of earlier posts were written before I snagged the nifty URL. Thanks to my friends who voted for … Continue reading

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Justice for Hudson, the Chocolate Lab

This blog is supposed to be about criminal justice issues, but – since I’m now my own boss – I get to break the rules with reckless abandon. (Note: even when I did have a boss, I wasn’t a big … Continue reading

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When The Judge Doesn’t Trust Your Lawyer….

Orange County Register columnist Frank Mickadeit wrote a story this week explaining how Judge Craig Robison recuses himself from any case where a certain OC criminal defense attorney represents the defendant. (I’m going to call him Attorney X. His name … Continue reading

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District Attorney’s Office Jumps the Shark!

Shortly before 5:00 p.m. today, at the beginning of a holiday weekend, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced that Susan Kang Schroeder was promoted from “Public Affairs Counsel” to “Chief of Staff.” Here is his press release. If the Orange County … Continue reading

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OC’s Slightly Illegal Tahl Forms

My last blog post dealt with a new United States Supreme Court decision (Paidlla v. Kentucky) that requires defense attorneys to advise their non-citizen clients about the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. I thought the decision was a good … Continue reading

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