1) Over at the Conspiracy David Koppel breaks down Florida's new "shoot 'em if they look at you cross-eyed" self defense statute.
2) Create a fake job and try to coerce a former clerk to turn on his judge? Can't imagine why the Bar wants to take their licenses.
3) Tom's tips on writing a criminal appeal. Me not think writing. That you think win you will. Will upset anyone but opposing counsel.
4) Where to prosecute a computer crime? Perhaps a courthouse should be built right in front of MicroSoft's headquarters and all trials should be held there.
5) Is it a conflict of interest if your attorney is being prosecuted by the same prosecutor you are?
6) No constitutional confrontation issues in Thailand.
7) Police aren't much better at knowing who's drunk than you and I.
8) Something's wrong when the defendant offers to increase the jurors' salaries out of its own pockets.
9) Orin on ceding more subpoena power to the law enforcement. As someone who feels like someone needs to step in and take some of the powers to subpoena away from prosecutors - in particular the grand jury chicanery - I cannot support the expansion of police powers in the area of terrorism by stating that the expansion would only bring them to where they are in criminal law.
10) Some judges just don't want you to talk in their courtrooms. And it is beyond belief that anyone would be stupid enough to anger the clerks and secretaries. Personally, I really don't want all my cases scheduled for 4:30 on Friday.
11) Injustice Anywhere comments that the Jackson case is looking like a rout. Not having followed the case all that closely I cannot state anything with certainty but it sure looks like this was a weak case which has become weaker and weaker as the trial goes on.
12) This has made it around the criminal blawgosphere a few times in the last couple weeks. What we'd all like to say to our clients sometimes.