UPDATE: We are taking a lot of flack in the prior post for characterizing the prosecutor's opening as "with her voice quaking with emotion."
Blog comments call us sexist and also defend the prosecutor's opening, implying we were criticizing her opening.
We did not intend to do either. You can review her opening here.
A comment about her being emotional, in a case that is very emotional (the abusive death of a child) is fair, based on how she presented her opening- which in our opinion (which we never stated previously) was well done and professional.
But we are open to a discussion on the matter- especially in this climate. Have we reached the point where we can only call a male lawyer's opening/closing "emotional" and that if we call a female lawyer's presentation "emotional" then we are sexist? We hope not.
The Cardona case plods along, with lots of read backs of testimony with witnesses who are no longer available.
Not a pleasant situation for either side to be in.
On a different note, the Federalist Society (Motto: "We like Ayn Rand, we just don't read her philosophical writings because they are too complicated") had a meeting/soiree last night (Tuesday), and every wanna be Federal Judge was present. Lawyers and Judges who have been nominated and Lawyers and Judges who want to be nominated.
How soon until the litmus test for becoming a federal judge is whether they supported Roy Moore for Senate in Alabama?
On that issue, when he was Judge Moore (a different shame for the legal community of Alabama) Moore wrote a screed in 2006 arguing that Representative Keith Ellison, a Muslim, who took the oath of office with his hand on the Koran, should not be seated and allowed to serve.
So as we sit here today:
Harass Women: Qualified to serve.
Date Women under 18, and as young as 14 while an adult male: Qualified to serve.
Be A Religious Muslim: Not Qualified to serve.
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