Perhaps the shortcomings that are being addressed in our county are typical. They are ingrained in the system and may not be susceptible to an adequate remedy. But they must be addressed. Our adversarial judicial system doesn’t work on any level unless there is adequate representation on both sides. Thats just the way it is.
If you are a landlord, please don’t attempt to whip your tenant with a belt for childish behavior. The Waynesville Ohio who recently did so is being charged with assault.
We thought we had heard the last of Horace Rumpole, several times. Last time out (2005) he told us the story of the Penge Bungelow Murders, his great early case that put a very young Rumpole on the front page of the Sunday Times. He more or less said goodbye at the end of the book. But no — in his parlance, he keeps coming back like a bloody opera singer.
No. 915 The Post-Gazette prints this story. It is easy to make light of this situation: a 72 year old lawyer complaining about treatment in the jail, including Jewish lawyer slurs. But some of the things complained of, including deprivation of medicine, are all too common. We should remember that any of us can be [...]
No. 905 Remember in 2006 when members of the Duke Lacrosse team found themselves in a very compromising situation over allegations of rape made by an escort who was performing at a party? Sure you do. The administration and faculty of Duke turned into a lynch mob overnight and none of them bothered to ask [...]
Justice Baldwin has had a distinguished career of service that can be matched by few others in this Commonwealth. She is entitled to the presumption that she represented Penn State in a prudent and effective manner.
No. 881 On January 22, 2012, I published the following post, No. 791. At the time I wrote it, Joe Paterno had already died, but that fact was not publicly announced. I received a comment today that stated that I should probably withdraw my post. Well, I won’t. Paterno may have been powerful and influential, [...]
No. 859 Hitchhiking is a lost art. There has been a precipitous decline since the Sixties, when college students routine stuck out a thumb and traveled hundreds of miles on the way to and from campus. Yes hitchhiking a dead almost everywhere. But not at one location in New York City where the practice has [...]
No. 856 There is a sound bite all over the news today of Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania but also former Philadelphia DA, stating that in a case like Sandusky, “every prosecutor knows” that you should bring the case even if you don’t have enough evidence because prosecution will act as a deterrent. I’ll [...]
No. 846 A court in Egypt sentenced former President Mubarak to life for the murder of protesters. This sparked public outrage, as reported in the Wall Street Journal. What a breath of fresh air. Democracy is experiencing a violent birth in one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It would have been politically expedient for a [...]
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