The First Amendment:
Do lawyers give up their first amendment rights when they become bloggers or post on a blog? We don't remember signing any waiver. The Sun Sentinel (Motto: "NOT the Herald") covers the issue here.
The Third Amendment:
There have been NO supreme court cases dealing with the Third Amendment (Motto "Just look between the second and fourth amendment") , although Douglas cited it in his much maligned opinion in Griswald finding a right to privacy within the penumbra of the constitution. Is it time to do away with the third amendment?
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Rumpole offers a free lunch at The Capital Grille for any lawyer who emails us a transcript of a hearing in which the third amendment is cited.
WHEN LAWYERS ATTACK
The scene: A parking lot of a School in Ramapo, Long Island.
The Lawyer: Chris Kirby
The Firm: Minerva and D'Agostino.
A lawyer for the firm representing a school board loses it in a parking lot dealing with some parents.
Our favourite line: "If I was married married to you I would blow my f'ing brains out."
Warning: Really Really NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR CHILDREN.
There are F Bombs, C Bombs, and a continuing variation of every curse word you've ever heard.
It really is hot out there.
Moral of the story: Don't go to school board meetings. But if you do, don't wait around in the parking lot and speak with people.
KUDOS: To Judge Ortiz for smacking down a Broweird prosecutor who asked the judge to hold someone in contempt for failing to respond to a LETTER (not a subpoena) asking them to show up in their office. The Broward ASA was appointed by the governor to prosecute a former Dade ASA for an LSA.
Welcome to Dade County where we follow the law.
See you in court.
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