It's the official start of Summer with the Memorial Day Weekend holiday about to begin.
Reminder: No court Monday.
And along with summer comes the summer dress code where the need for gentlemen attorneys to clothe themselves in an overcoat and tie on a sweltering hot day……never mind.
When is this madness going to stop???
We've had the hottest twelve month on record (source: NASA, that liberal, tax and spend Clinton/Democratic failed bureaucracy), we are going to be entering days in the 90s with 95% humidity and yet a male lawyer has to wear a long sleeve shirt, a tie, and a jacket. It is madness.
The Death of The Death Penalty:
Speaking of madness, conservative columnist George Will declared the death of the death penalty in this Washington Post column here.
The conservative case against capital punishment, which 32 states have, is threefold. First, the power to inflict death cloaks government with a majesty and pretense of infallibility discordant with conservatism. Second, when capital punishment is inflicted, it cannot later be corrected because of new evidence, so a capital punishment regime must be administered with extraordinary competence. It is, however, a government program. Since 1973, more than 140 people sentenced to death have been acquitted of their crimes (sometimes by DNA evidence), had the charges against them dismissed by prosecutors or have been pardoned based on evidence of innocence.
Several people emailed us this blog post, by an REGJB regular, about his recent and somewhat unique experience with the death penalty.
Enjoy your long weekend. Summer's here.
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