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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY

The irascible, grouchy, unpredictable, "live free or die" citizens of New Hampshire go to the polls today and vote in the nation's first political primary (as opposed to the Iowa caucuses) in this presidential season. 

We can't help but be reminded of Emerson's thoughts about the citizens of the granite state:

"The God who made New Hampshire taunted the lofty land with little men." 

 THE MACHINE OF DEATH 

The criminal justice committee of the  Florida Senate (motto "Yes, Florida has a senate") voted to require- steady yourself here- a unanimous jury vote in death penalty cases. 

After weeks of posturing about not letting the Supreme Court push us around, some lawmakers in Tallahassee have decided to actually read some case law and have begun to reach the conclusion that maybe, just maybe, unanimity is needed in death penalty cases. 

Florida prosecutors have pushed back by suggesting that if the law is going to go completely crazy by requiring unanimity, then the least the legislature can do is expand the types of cases where the death penalty can be imposed. 

Coming soon: how to death qualify a jury in a first DUI. 

See You In Court. 


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that Walter White escaped to the Granite State and went into hiding there.
Episode 5.15

Anonymous said...

Mark Blumstein just registered as a candidate for Circuit Group 34

Anonymous said...

Who the hell care what Emerson thought. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Anonymous said...

Broward Judge Imperato is resigning finally.

Anonymous said...

She had no integrity or respect for law and constitution. It's an embarrassment that it took minor criminal conduct to have her forced out of office. The duis were the least of her transgressions.