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22 Nov

Carol and David Keeffe murdered

On the Trial Lawyers College listserv yesterday came news of the passing of David Keeffe, who had attended one or more TLC programs, and his wife, Carol. The news reports that they were shot dead. I never met David. The news accounts show David and...

20 Nov

Cop says he routinely pats down people

Recently I had a disturbing -- yet revealing -- conversation with a police officer who charged my client with possessing marijuana. This case was in Virginia, where my client faced up to thirty days in jail for the marijuana possession charge. As I waited for our...

17 Nov

Thanks go a long way

In reply to recent thanks that I gave one of my mentors, he said: "Say as little as possible is the best response" to praise. I will let the following message from a client speak for itself, then, other than to say that I do...

16 Nov

Finding inspiration for great work

Often when finding the story, persuasion, and arguments for a client's case, I step back to clear my head. Sometimes I will do t'ai chi outdoors, spend some time with my family, listen to some great music, or experience other great art.   I recently learned from the...

16 Nov

To view is not to possess

NOTE: On August 11, 2009, I blogged that the foregoing panel opinion was overturned by Commonwealth v. Diodoro, 932 A.2d 172 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2007), aff'd., 970 A.2d 1100 (Pa. 2009). Here is a valuable Pennsylvania Superior Court case (Pennsylvania v. Diodoro, 2006 PA Super...

15 Nov

Police Tasing / Police Dogs

Here are some videos of police activity with tasers and dogs. The first video -- which may need to be opened by logging into YouTube and agreeing to see potentially "inappropriate" content -- may have an axe to grind about police, but nevertheless appears to show...

15 Nov

May D.C.’s anti-runner law go down in flames

Recently a preliminary injunction motion was filed against the District of Columbia's law prohibiting ambulance chasing by personal injury lawyers. As much as I disdain ambulance chasing, I believe the anti-runner law violates the First Amendment, for the reasons presented in my attached February 28, 2006,...

10 Nov

Mikes in the courtroom: Check, check

In a society where a person can barely go anywhere outside the home without being picked up on camera, some courts are using microphones to playback oral argument to the public. For instance, the Supreme Court provides same-day oral argument transcripts. The Supreme Court releases...

08 Nov

To Blog or Not to Blog

The free speech fanatic I am, I fully support everyone’s access to the Internet, no matter the content or quality of the communications being bandied about. Consequently, I share the following practical tips and tricks to lawyers and non-lawyers alike for launching and running a...