Barber Shops and Caesar Salads

Apart from the seven years we spent in Philadelphia, I have been going to the same barber for over 30 years.  There are three problems with this.  One, my barber has a heavy Cuban accent so I have… Read More

Postcards From Our Summer Vacation

The five of us are having a wonderful time in India. John decided he wanted to take a dip in the Ganges. He had a little bit of a stomachache afterward but the hotel doctor is confident he… Read More

More Shcooling Needed

                  H/T Kendall Gray

No Smiley Face Too?

                    H/T Kendall Gray (as part of his “Fonts Matter” series)

Have You Seen This Pole?

H/T Scott Greenfield        

“Don’t Editorialize”

Many police officers have a tendency to editorialize on the witness stand. It is not that the driver reached for the glove compartment after being pulled over so that he could have his license and registration ready for… Read More

Trial Transcript: A Brand New Prosecutor on Direct

POLICE OFFICER:  . . . The defendants knew they were not allowed in the store. DEFENSE ATTORNEY:  Objection. THE COURT:  Grounds? DEFENSE ATTORNEY:  Your Honor, as to what the defendants knew, I’d object to that and move to… Read More

Amusing Trial Transcripts

Back when I was a public defender, my office mate used to come across me reading transcripts from court hearings I had done – from either a trial or a preliminary hearing – and kid me.  I thought… Read More

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When Comforting a “Grammar Nazi”…