DOM printed part of a remarkable essay from Federal District Judge Richard Kopf, (Nebraska) who runs a remarkable blog here.
For us, the more interesting part of the blog post than what DOM ran was Judge Kopf's story of his representation of David Tommy Gene Suggett. After reading about how a convicted killer influenced his sentencing as a federal judge, we have no doubt that Judge Kopf would have never thrown a person in jail for patting his lawyer's butt. Experienced, wise, and temperate judges don't act like publicity seeking spoiled prima donnas.
The title of Judge Kopf's full blog post is the title to our post as well.
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