Overheard on Twitter #4

@Popehat Trying my best to convey to judge that I respect this court just as if it were a real court. Al-Qaeda demands that U.S. improve infrastructure so it is worth attacking. Apparently some people think I shouldn’t… Read More

Explaining the Rakofsky Defamation Suit on an Application

Filling out an application can be a painful process for anyone who has ever been arrested or convicted of a crime. What specifically is being asked? What is an honest response? And how can I put this response… Read More

How To Impress Your Friends

The witness says she knew it was the defendant trying to call her because his name came up on her I-Phone. Who entered his name into the I-Phone address book in connection with this number? I did, she… Read More

If You Can’t Afford a Lawyer, Just Pay the Fine

Defense strategy of pro se defendant this morning consisted mostly of making faces during the police officer’s testimony.  Note to self:  Not real effective.  Surprisingly enough, the prosecutor still felt the need for argument.

On Problems Raising the Federal Debt Ceiling

A Joke For Father’s Day: A Guy Walks Into A Bakery . . .

So.  A guy walks into a bakery and says he needs to have a cake made.  But it is a special cake and it needs to be done just right.  The baker says no problem.  How would you… Read More

“Eat and Get Gas”

Here is a sign my son and I saw posted by the basketball courts this afternoon at Yates, the Georgetown University Field House. Compliance with the directive makes for some pretty low-scoring games. The sign ranks right below… Read More

Someone Has A Sense Of Humor . . .

H/T A Public Defender

On Secret Handshakes and the Senior Citizens Club

I have been a member of two societies in my life that had a secret handshake, one a fraternity and the other an academic honor society, both of which I joined while in college. Imagine my disappointment on… Read More

When Your Business Card Is More Memorable Than You Are

I am pretty good with faces and with names.  I have always been impressed — almost flattered — by people who remembered my name after a single meeting, and at one point early in my career, I decided… Read More