BREAKING: DEFENSE LOSES IN MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE TRIAL- defense was medical necessity- That Defendant grew marijuana for his wife who had cancer. Jury rejected offer for pizza for dinner (no munchies) and returned a guilty verdict a few hours after deliberating.
Rumpole #1 rule for trials: avoid Friday afternoon verdicts!!
Judge Al Milian took defendant into custody. (3 yr min man and all that). PD took the loss, ASA David Emas for the win.
Pardon us for a moment- we usually never intrude on a post. A few late Friday house keeping items.
Pool II: We will run a survivor pool B if we get ten entrants. It will be difficult enough to keep everyone straight. Please put "B POOL" in the subject of your pick for each week. We will run it if we get ten entrants. Fbpool12 at gmail
"You're fired"- Did a judge fire a JA by text recently?
Ineffectual, incapable of controlling his own caucus, John Boehner, resigns. A true believer in the institution, who has been in a Republican leadership role since the days of Newt Gingrich, Boehner was never able to establish or invoke any real successful legislative agenda. Besieged by radicals in his own party, he was re-elected to the Speakership earlier this year by the smallest majority since the Great Depression.
What will he do with his last month in office? Will he throw the Senate approved compromise Immigration Bill out on the floor for an open vote? If he does, it will pass. Immigration will no longer be an issue in the 2016 election. He could cut the legs off of candidates like the Trumpster, Huckabee, and others. He would give a boost to Bush and Rubio (who disavowed this bill, even though he sponsored it).
Will he now allow an open vote on the Continuing Resolution without the defunding of Planned Parenthood? Will he do all the things that he knew required bi-partisan support by sitting down with Pelosi and pushing bills through?
What a way to redeem your legacy, and rid yourself of the monicker of being the weakest Speaker in the history of our Republic.
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