Thursday, May 11, 2006

News and notes

1. Guilty on all counts for Masferrer. It was front page news for the Herald and the DBR. From what I understand, Judge Moore precluded the defense from the first trial. Start your appellate engines.

2. Fourth Circuit Judge Luttig resigned to go work at Boeing. I'm not a Luttig fan, but we have to pay our judges more or they are gonna keep leaving for higher paying gigs.

3. Tomorrow at noon is the filing deadline for state judges. Lots of coverage over at the Justice Building blog.


Anonymous said...

One afternoon a Criminal Defense Lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the road eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?"
"We don't have any money for food", the poor man replied, "We have to eat grass".
"Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you", the Lawyer said.
"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there under that tree".
"Bring them along", the Lawyer replied. Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You come with us also, and bring your family too".

They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was. Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to the Lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you". The Lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high".

Anonymous said...

Too bad more judges don't find the grass greener in private practice. And there's certainly no shortage of potential replacements who can live comfortably on the present salary.