Rumpole says: "Well, that was fast."
DUI BRADY-MARIJUANA: There's a good letter on the JAAB broward blog from a Broward toxicologist about the presence of marijuana in urine in a DUI case. Toxicologists cannot determine the date of use, much less when -if ever- an individual was under the influence of marijuana based solely on the presence of a THC metabolite.
It's interesting to note that the toxicologist, a prosecution witness, sent an email to the defense attorney only, because he couldn't locate who the ASA was.
Gotta love Broweird.
DOM highlights Chief Judge Carne's opinion and epic put down of the argument of appellant Little: "Little's logic lacks luster." Ouch, but such is the life of appellate lawyers who attack child-porn convictions. Fight the power.
KOBAYASHI MARU SCENARIO
You gotta love guys who, if they're losing, change the rules. As a Starfleet cadet, James T. Kirk became the only cadet to beat the Kobayashi Maru scenario by hacking the simulator and changing the rules. "I don't believe in no-win scenarios" said Kirk, and neither do we. It has an application for what we do as trial lawyers.
Adrian Beltre, who just joined the 3,000 hit club, was Kirk-like the other night. And even after 50 some odd years of watching, we can always see something new, which we did with Beltre.
Friday night Beltre, who was on deck, was in the spot he likes to stand, so he can see the pitcher. Problem was, it wasn't where the on-deck circle was. The umpire ordered Beltre into the on-deck circle, but Beltre had other ideas. See the video below. Beltre fought the power, and for that he gets a Rumpolian Well done! Well done indeed.