“Check Out The Shoes My Lawyer Is Wearing”

Aerial view of DC

I used to buy my suits at Joseph Banks. When I started to put on weight, I switched to Brooks Brothers. Now I have my suits tailor made through J Peditto Apparel. But, until just a couple of… Read More

Wherever We Wish, Hydrangeas Could Be Blooming

U.S. Capitol building

The “Family Tree” people from Belchertown have taken down most of the big trees in my parents’ yard.  My oldest sister – the one who helps my mother with her finances — hired them to do some trimming…. Read More

U.S. Out Of Afghanistan. Now.

D.C. skyline

We are not going to win. We are not going to stabilize the country. We are not going to win any hearts and minds. The only thing we will accomplish by remaining in this miserable, strife-ridden country is… Read More

List for D.C. Juvenile Panel is Out

U.S. Capitol Building

The list of lawyers approved to take on court appointments for juvenile cases is now out. D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Satterfield issued the order approving the list on February 27. The appointment is good for four… Read More

On Sluts, Whores, and Rape in the Military

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I found out about the press conference this morning when Susan asked me for feedback on the suit she was wearing. “How come nobody from the media ever talks about the good-looking and supportive husband?” I asked her…. Read More

Ray Koehler on “Fiat Iustitia Ruat Caelum”

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  Guest Entry By Raymond Koehler My initial enthusiasm at being invited to write a piece for my brother’s law blog quickly turned to concern.  I am a Latin teacher, not a lawyer, and although I often find… Read More

“A Military Brat With Daddy Issues”

Susan and Frank

There are people in this world, it turns out, who don’t like my wife.  It is not surprising that, along with the fans, her high-profile public interest and human rights cases have also attracted her share of detractors. … Read More

No Meetings for Criminal Defense Lawyers

D.C. skyline

  I went to my first meeting yesterday in over 10 years. Believe me, I know my way around a meeting.  During my first career in the government, I did nothing but meetings:  budget meetings, planning meetings, team… Read More

I’ll Press “Publish”

Jefferson Memorial

  Many mornings before the start of a trial, I find myself writing a blog entry.  This initially struck me as odd. Shouldn’t I be putting final touches on my opening statement and focusing on the issues I… Read More

I Hate Latin: Res Ipsa Loquitur

  I only took two years of Latin in High School. It was years before I actually admitted this to my children.  Because I often cited the Latin origins of a word, they assumed I was this great… Read More