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Monday Morning Jumpstart

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Is it Monday already? Fear not, the jumpstart is here!

  • Anne Reed’s Deliberations is hosting blawg review this week.
  • This post at the blog “Friends of Justice” has the most detailed reporting of the trial of Mychal Bell. It is bad.
  • Scott at Simple Justice looks on “Superlawyers” with disdain. Cheese, please!
  • A closer look at the SanFran’s use of cameras in high-crime locations (via KrimLaw)
  • Bennett discusses the delicate topic of how and when to quote fees. (I know, don’t! Become a PD :D )
  • Here’s a piece in the Hamden Daily News saying what needs to be said about the capitol’s reaction to Cheshire.
  • The Windypundit has the next installment in his series of Evil Lawmaking: Administrative Punishment.

As Bugs Bunny would say: “That’s all folks!”

Monday Morning Jumpstart

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Sorry for the light posting folks. Nothing happened over the weekend that inspired me to post – it really was a lazy, boring weekend. But these people found some interesting stories to comment on. So go on over and give them a read:

  • Maggie at Of Counsel writes about Eyewitness ID Reform hearings in the Georgia legislature
  • Scott at SJ has a great post about how attorney-client communication is privileged, regardless of how big the sign over a jail phone is.
  • SL & P has this post about a judge that added banishment to an already long sentence for a drug dealer.
  • Here’s an interesting one: Grits reports that the Dallas DA withdrew his request for Joseph Lave to receive the lethal injection because two prior DAs has withheld potentially exculpatory information – polygraphs.
  • CDW’s weekly roundup is here.
  • Happy Birthday Audacity :D
  • Sex Crimes has its usual great coverage and insight, this time on the capital case of Patrick Kennedy – the only man on death row for a crime other than murder.
  • Steve at SexCrimeDefender is back and is asking for your help.

I promise to have a post up later today. Have a good day folks!

Monday Morning jumpstart

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The Jumpstart is back and with it stories to keep you entertained today!

  • Blonde Justice picks up on a theme that has been discussed around these parts and talks about why people plead guilty.
  • Audacity last week brought our attention to a novel motion.
  • CDW’s weekly roundup is now available.
  • The New Jersey Public Defenders celebrated their fortieth year.
  • Corey Yung has extensive coverage of the North Carolina Adam Walsh Act decision.
  • Woman in Black writes about some excitement at work.
  • Scott at Simple Justice comments on solo/private lawyers taking over cases.
  • This is a little old, but EyeID has this terrific post on the burden shifting in innocence cases.

There’s more, but I’ll post that later. Enjoy!

Monday morning jumpstart

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Monday morning blues? Don’t want to work? Here are stories to keep you occupied until that second coffee break:

  • There’s an unconventional campaign to save Kenneth Foster’s life: Youtube. Death Penalty USA has the details.
  • The dirty comic book prosecution in Georgia raises some interesting questions [SexCrimes].
  • Shawn Matlock writes about the unethical lawyer that steals clients. Bennett and Greenfield chime in.
  • Mark Bennett also has tips for the new practical blawger. Mine will be up later.
  • Scott Greenfield writes about the jailhouse lawyer, following up on this post by Malum In Se.
  • Grits is covering Texas DAs opposition to solutions designed to relieve jail overcrowding.
  • Southern Crim Law writes about an excessive sentence for a violent crime.
  • The Confrontation Blog has a new post up.
  • Skelly asks: “Why don’t they just call the person the suspect?”
  • CDW’s weekly roundup is now available.
  • MissTyrios writes about overcrowding and Massachussets and what can be done about it.
  • The Public Defender Blog Guide at PD Stuff has been updated.

A list of recent posts on this blog is, as always, on the top left.

That should get you through lunch!

Monday Morning Jumpstart

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A new week, a new set of reading material:

  • Justice Demands Defense: A commentary piece by Norm Pattis in yesterday’s Courant about why the Cheshire accused need zealous representation.
  • Blonde Justice is saying goodbye to civil service and heading to the private sector. We wish you well, Blondie!
  • Malum In Se writes about non-English speaking defendants being treated differently by both the prosecutors and his own office.
  • Mark Bennett gives us six witness rules and commenters add more. I wrote about this a few months ago.
  • Robert Guest criticizes MADD’s mad policies.
  • The Defense Perspective continues its series on the unforeseen consequences of conviction.
  • CDW has a quick look at the week that was.
  • Scoplaw has a great post on what “loss of liberty” really means.
  • Here’s a piece in the Courant about how the new underage drinking law has the hidden consequence of an automatic license suspension. I recently discussed the new DUI law, which has similar consequences.

Have a great day!

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Monday Morning Jumpstart

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It’s going to be a busy week, so here’s some stuff to get you in the mood:

  • CDW’s weekly roundup is back and also has good news on two death row inmates: Greg Wright and Troy Davis.
  • Grits is doing his usual terrific work, including this post about how one county is making it extremely difficult for low-income defendants to get appointed lawyers.
  • Scott at Simple Justice takes last week’s jumpstart post about sex offender status on drivers’ licenses in Florida and expands it into a discussion of shaming as a punishment.
  • Blonde Justice uses two examples of kids who die after being left in cars and the ensuing prosecutions to discuss sentencing disparities.
  • SexCrimes has a roundup and analysis (via other sources) of “the pedophile blogger” and whether legal action is available.
  • Anne Reed writes about the old days, when peremptory strikes ruled the Earth.
  • Stephen Gustitis at The Defense Perspective is writing a great series of posts on building the persuasive case. These are the two most recent posts.

Enjoy! If you find anything else that I missed, leave a link in the comments!

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Monday Morning Jumpstart

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Here are some stories from last week to make this Monday morning more palatable:

Enjoy!