As another example of unofficial guesstimate, the Feds are looking to resume jury trials in January 2021.
Many years ago, REGJB Circuit Court Judge Martin Kahn used to hold cooking contests for his courthouse staff. Best lasagna and the like. It was during a time when people were nicer to each other and enjoyed each other's company and cell phones were the sizes of bricks. Now, we are wondering which judge will hold the "best mask" contest? Our entry will be a mask that says on the front "The Right To Remain Silent".
In all seriousness, will this virus stop cops from putting clients in those tiny interview rooms and leaving them there for five hours before returning to get a confession (after plying them with Big Macs and fries)? Maybe our clients will wise up and refuse to speak: "I ain't going into that small room with you copper" they will say. Or instead of a Big Mac, fries and a coke, maybe the new way to get clients to speak will be with a new N-95 mask and plenty of hand wash.
We have little worry about ever confessing:
Cop: Can I get you something to eat before we begin?
Rumpole: Certainly. Our friend Daniel Humm runs Eleven Madison Park. If you tell him it's for Rumpole he will put together the cheese fondue in the butternut squash and some foie gras. Also I could go for the smoked eel with the fried Brussel sprouts. And if your guys are hungry I highly recommend the celery root in pig's bladder. It's like nothing you've ever had. And you cannot go wrong with the braised pork collar.
Max Kogen was an REGJB lawyer/legend before most of our robed readers were in diapers. We received this email asking for help:
I Am a researcher studying the trial of Mary Ivonne Axelson Cropper, 1975 for the 2nd degree murder charge, accused of murdering her mother, Mary McDougal Axelson.
Mr. Kogen successfully defended Ms. Cropper.
Tried in vain to obtain a transcript of the trial, or at least a synopsis of some sort detailing testimony.
Do you know anything of this trial or can you point me to resources?
Kailua, Hawai'i 96734
We have received permission from Mr. Bartley to post his email so that anyone who can help him can contact him directly: email@example.com
Keeper of the REGJB flame though we may be, this trial escapes our memory. We would love to have someone educate all of us about this.