Yes folks, believe it or not, the Jumpstart is alive! After spending three weeks in the infirmary, the Jumpstart has made it through. There were times when it seemed like there was no hope and the plug needed to be pulled, but every time that happened, poor old Jumpstart’s heart would beat a little faster, like an episode of House.
So, it’s here and raring to go. Leaner, meaner, greener and fighting machine-ier.
Start off your morning with these interesting posts and stories:
- The Texas Tornado has a fantastic post on the naivete of some prosecutorial veiwpoints.
- Could anti-drunk driving TV campaigns be a way to tamper with potential jurors?
- Scott tells us that the U.S. may have screwed up its response to the Lori Drew motion to dismiss.
- Missouri has an “old-timers” unit in prison. Others will probably have to follow suit as populations age and prison sentences remain astronomically high.
- In Virginia, they’re testing DNA on old convictions, but aren’t sharing the results.
- Loan forgiveness finally signed by the Prez. H/T Skelly
- The Underdog asks my favorite question du jour: How can a proper Terry patdown find crack cocaine?
- In the day’s “duh” category: prosecuting juveniles as adults increases chances of recidivism.
- Heller goes to school: Texas will now permit teachers to carry guns to school. Yay.
- It seems Gerry Spence reads my blog. He writes about the “secret of winning” (again) and focuses on preparation. But he also disses public defenders. So that’s not good.
- EvidenceProf brings us an interesting 7th Cir. decision on the testimony of a psychologist to prove lack of impulse to negate “attempt”.
- Probably the worst place you can get into a fight: a prison transfer van.
- Of course, Hartford’s curfew is still making news (although zero new violence in the city since last week!)
- Someone sees the light and dismisses a “mandatory reporter” prosecution.
- Not that there was any real doubt, but: DNA helps confirm that the recent Bigfoot capture is a fake.
That’s it. Come back tonight for more. Have a good day!