An attorney in Milwaukee won a first degree murder trial.
Then he took a selfie with his client.
Then he posted it on Facebook.
Then he got into trouble with the court.
The story is here.
Query: What is the difference between the attorney taking a selfie and an enterprising reporter taking a picture of the attorney with his arm around his client on the courthouse steps after an acquittal ( an emotional scene we have taken part in several dozen times)?
It might not be the brightest thing to do. But we don't see it as violating any court order or Bar rule. A win is a win is a win.
NOT STATE COURT…DUH
What is it about the feds that causes them not to just act snooty and superior to state court, but makes them trash state court whenever they can take a cheap shot?
David Ovalle tweeted this today when covering a sentencing hearing:
When it bogged down, Judge Lenard even told lawyers "This is NOT state court" where judge rubberstamps the agreed upon plea-deal sentence
Judge Leonard, who we might remind her, started as a judge in state court, made the statement during a sentencing hearing where both the prosecution and defense made the same recommendation for a sentence.
We actually think more state court judges should not rubber stamp plea deals in state court. But why the cheap shot?
Item: The Russians are establishing a military presence in Syria. The last time they did some thing adventurous it was in Afghanistan circa 1978-79.
"History repeats itself first as a tragedy, then as a farce."
See You In Court, where unlike federal court, we can plea out more than one case an hour. Efficient use of court time, tax dollars, etc.