The defense did an admirable job in the face of very difficult evidence. Second degree was probably the best they could expect. And in Florida's messed up (we wanted to use a curse work) criminal justice system, the defendant can be sentenced to the same sentence as first degree murder. Which means, while the law recognizes a difference in why people kill, Florida says lock them all away for life.
Coming soon: life for manslaughter and culpable negligence.
Things we don’t like about Thanksgiving.
An overload of emails from vendors promising 98% off that supply of hand sanitizer we’ve been putting off getting.
Pressure of the Holidays.
Emails from clients long past, lawyers we never see, all compelled to wish us a happy thanksgiving.
Ditto text messages.
“How was your Thanksgiving?
Lousy. That client we represented in 1998 for Petit Theft? He never wished us a happy holiday.
But your local counsel in Sarasota on that drugs case in 2003 did text.
True. But still…”
Almost the entire Washington Post this week has been devoted to three things: Thanksgiving recipes and how to carve the turkey, getting us in the holiday spirit…. And bombing Isis and Donald Trump.
And that means less coverage than Trump than usual and that’s disappointing.
Starbucks closes at six.
Monday in the REGJB sucks after court being closed for two straight says.
Some judges may work until 2.
We just got an email breathlessly announcing a sale on pens. And tide detergent. But only until six. Limit two per customer.
Certain obnoxious relatives who loudly announce “Can’t we try a thanksgiving with the TV off and no football?”
Every family has one. Move to China. Or France. Or Syria. No football or TV there. Otherwise shut-up and eat your vegan turfurky and look smug.
Pass the gristle please.