All posts in 'legal news'

10Jun, 16

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that a judge who had a “significant, personal involvement” in a case while in a previous role as a prosecutor must recuse (disqualify) himself from ruling on the case at a later stage. Can I get a “duh” anybody? Here’s the kicker: the vote was 5-3. ... more

6Mar, 15

I am embarking on a journey, a campaign, if you like, a sort of Johnny Appleseed-like endeavor. One of America’s fondest legends is that of Johnny Appleseed, a folk hero and pioneer apple farmer in the 1800’s. There really was a Johnny Appleseed and his real name was John Chapman. He was born in Leominster, ... more

16Dec, 13

A former Texas district attorney entered into an unusual plea bargain recently. He agreed to serve 10 days in jail for withholding evidence that could have stopped an innocent man from going to prison for nearly 25 years. This is apparently the first time a prosecutor has been sent to jail for concealing evidence helpful ... more

26Oct, 12

Robert Fulghum and I do not have much in common. All I really need to know, I did not learn in kindergarten. Not in law school, either. Continuing To Learn New Criminal Defense Strategies That Work My formal legal education ended in 1985, when I graduated from UNC School of Law, and passed the Florida Bar ... more

24Nov, 11

As I prepare to occupy the kitchen, and then the Thanksgiving Dinner table, I am moved to pause, and to give thanks. I have so much to be thankful for. I thank God for giving me good health and great ambition. I am thankful for a wonderful, patient and supportive wife, who overlooks my obvious ... more

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