Many judges and criminal defense attorneys are ex-prosecutors. We often hear people talk of their experiences while prosecutors, and many times they talk about the story of the case they dismissed because they believed the defendant to be innocent. It gets so difficult in the heat of battle, especially when dealing with a contentious and perhaps even obnoxious opposing counsel to keep your eye on the ball- which is doing justice. The best of prosecutors do this, and a dinner awarding judges and prosecutors who seek justice is a good thing. Marie Mato has won some high profile cases this year and she is a very good prosecutor. But it is her reputation among the judiciary and defense bar as a prosecutor who is fair and honest and will always listen and do the right thing that makes this award especially appropriate.
Last week also brought the good news that Scotland voted NO on seceding from the United Kingdom. We've spent most of our adult life trying to get UK citizenship and an entire country wants to renounce theirs? We don't get it.
The Nations not so blessed as thee,
must in their turns to tyrants fall
whilst thou shall flourish great and free
the dread and enemy of them all
Britannia rules the waves
Britons never never never shall be slaves
Have a great week. We will.
See You In Court.