Friday, March 18, 2011
FRIDAY NCAA MADNESS
For the record, we have never, ever called anyone "Dude" and have never, ever, filled out an NCAA bracket. Neither of those two states are likely to change although we venture to guess we know more about College Basketball then any other lawyer with +100 jury trials under their belt.
#Struthious could do for our Sesquipedalian Judge what #winning! is doing for Charlie Sheen on Twitter.
Please, enough emails already from those Ostrich lovers among you. We get it, the bird is misunderstood. Enough.
Twitter is monopolizing our time, by the way.
Also, enough with the calls for discipline against ASA Scruggs. He tried a case and lost. Get over it. The case against Michelle Spence-Jones obviously was sufficient enough to justify a finding of probable cause and it even survived a JOA. There is no misconduct here that we see. No case is ever worth a lawyer wrecking their reputation by playing dirty. Right?
As much as we hate to say it, this Japan nuclear crisis proves the point former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld often said: "There are things you know. There are things you don't know. And there are things you don't know you don't know."
However, it seems to us, admittedly in retrospect, that the spent fuel rods, placed in pools out in the open in an earthquake zone should have been seen for the potential disaster that they are turning out to be. It was reasonably foreseeable the plant would be hit by an earthquake. The reactors were designed to withstand an earthquake. But the pools were not, and now they are cracked and suspected of leaking which means even if they can get water on them they can't keep the water in the pool.
Google critical mass if you really want to be scared.
And with that, we bid you adieu. Have a great weekend. The weather is fantastic. And hopefully some good news comes out of Japan soon.
We will be on Twitter all weekend providing you with the information you need. (@justicebuilding).
Coming next week: can you Twitter a closing argument? (ie., under 140 characters?)
Take a DUI case: "No evidence of impairment =Not guilty."
For those of you who are fans of brevity (Judges on the third floor excluded) it's a fun exercise.
Give it a shot and we will post the best ones.
See You In Court.