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Sunday, June 07, 2009

RaIN RAIN

Go away, rain on Broward not us today. 

(Speaking of North of the Border, click on this link to read about an emerging scandal involving the Broward SAO, a disgraced DUI patrol officer, and an alleged coverup of immense and disturbing proportions.  If you have any inside information on this, please email us.)

The rain has knocked our internet service out on an intermittent basis. 

We have a lot to say, but little ability to say it. 

Some people have been hoping for this for years. 

But what countless legions of lawyers, judges  and others could not accomplish, mother nature has, at least on a limited basis. 

Talk amongst yourselves while we dry out. 

See you in court, with our Mac and bumbershoot. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

we let carlos martinez off the hook easy. he is very lucky...

Anonymous said...

9:20 - I'm shaking in my boots!

Anonymous said...

9:20 pm:

A dull, barb-less hook, to be sure.

CAPTAIN said...

On Sotomayor:

Ruling in child porn case defies liberal, conservative labels.

From the article:

"Last year, Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit ruled that the search was improper, writing for a divided panel that the search warrant was based on "fallacious inferences" about Falso's involvement with the porn site that "[fell] short of establishing probable cause."

But ..... Sotomayor also ruled that, in spite of the improper search, the evidence obtained should not be suppressed. Asserting that the judge who issued the search warrant was not "knowingly or recklessly misled," she invoked the "good-faith exception" rule of U.S. v. Leon, a 1984 U.S. Supreme Court precedent that allows otherwise tainted evidence to be admitted.


To read the entire article, go here:

http://www.law.com/jsp/
nlj/legaltimes/
PubArticleLT.jsp?id=1202431262968&Sotomayors_balancing
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Anonymous said...

Letting Carlos off easy? Huh?

Sorry, but this is not the venue for a response.

Anonymous said...

There is no way any other State Attorney would do what Satz did with Grady.

That cop got a sweet deal.