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Monday, November 28, 2011

ON LINE MONDAY

Now we move to the internet sales which start today. This orgy of consumption is a bit intimidating. And somehow sad.

Another Miranda case, another small chip knocked out of the decision by the Supreme Court. In Bobby v. Dixon, decided per curiam, (a latin term meaning literally "you lost badly") the court reversed the decision of the sixth circuit. For Miranda purposes the court held no violation where the defendant invoked Miranda during a non-custodial "chance encounter" with the police two days before confessing after Miranda. The facts in this case were distinguished from the "two-step" method to undermine Miranda employed by the police (and disfavored by a plurality of the court) in Missouri v. Seibert, 542 U. S. 600 (2004)

Here's a tough and kinda sexy Brooklyn Judge profiled in the NY Times.
"Tanned, toned and blond at 50-something (long-divorced, without children), Judge DiMango speaks in a comfortable Brooklyn accent. She wears short knit dresses — black or fire-engine red — that show cleavage underneath a robe that casually falls off her shoulders; she drives an aqua Porsche."

This is the last few days of November. When does the "it's almost Christmas so I don't want to go to trial" motions start creeping on to the court calendars?

See You In Court.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

One recently retired judge was so much better looking than that hag.

God do I miss seeing her on the bench.

Anonymous said...

I assume that to a defendant who has been imprisoned for years, maybe this Judge DiMango is attractive.

To anyone who has had human contact she is just another tacky, Brooklyn guinea, past her prime with no one in her life to tell her. Google her. She is not remotely attractive.

D.S. said...

Hey, what NO comments about the chicken skin hanging from her upper arms. THAT MUST BE IMPORTANT since I see no comments on the frightening of defendants into prison pleas w/ a Trial Tax at arraignment, before their lawyers even know what the evidence is against them.
DS

Anonymous said...

Richard Hersh now has an oponent.

Fleur Lobree now has two but, hell, only one is a convicted felon.

Anonymous said...

Watch it with that Brooklyn Guinea crap, or ill smack you in da mout

Anonymous said...

DS-

Sorry thought that strong arm tactics did t even warrant a mention here.

The article did bring up an interesting issue. Apparently she did 4 trials in a week, and seems to be proud that half her cases end up in a plea.

I wonder what those numbers look like for the judges in Dade?

And I love that she thi is no attorney would let a client accept a plea unless it was the thing to do! I wonder it the threat of 30 years in prison would persuade her to take a plea even if she were innocent.

Fucking see you next Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

Mr moderator i can't beleive you allowed the "epithet"guinea on to your ste.How about spic or kike?

Rumpole said...

It was a close call and I agree with your comments. I was troubled by it and felt that at the end the use of the slur undermined the person who wrote the comment more than the judge, so I let it go. But I did find it distasteful if not troubling.

These decisions are not easy nor pleasant.

Anonymous said...

Harmless error?

Anonymous said...

Seriously - the racial slurs shouldn't be dignified with a comment. That said -- I'm equally disturbed by blatant sexism. Are THAT many of you THAT desperate that you get your rocks off by fantasizing about what Her Honor looks like under those robes? Wow. No wonder its so easy to kick your asses...