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Post by RoadScholar » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:40 am

[Alvy and Annie are seeing their therapists at the same time on a split screen]

Alvy Singer's Therapist: How often do you sleep together?
Alvy Singer: [lamenting] Hardly ever. Maybe three times a week.

Annie Hall's Therapist: Do you have sex often?
Annie Hall: [annoyed] Constantly. I'd say three times a week.


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Post by SueDB » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:04 am

Orange County Court Fight - Literally
An Orange County district attorney investigator got in a brawl with a court-appointed private attorney at Santa Ana's Central Justice Center on Wednesday morning.

O.C. Sheriff's spokesman Mark Stichter said that at about 10:30 a.m. an argument turned into a physical altercation between the two men outside a courtroom at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

The defense attorney, James Crawford, was at the courthouse to work with a witness, according to his attorney Jerry Steering, when he and an investigator got into an argument. Steering said that soon after, the investigator allegedly came up behind Crawford and punched him nearly a dozen times. Crawford suffered fractured sinuses and visited the hospital on Wednesday night, Steering said.

No arrests were made at the time of the incident, though deputies assigned to the courthouse responded and ma...


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Post by TollandRCR » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:11 pm

CNN March 11, 2016 UC Berkeley law dean Sujit Choudhry resigns after sex harassment suit
Administrators said Thursday that they were wrong in not removing Choudhry following a July 2015 report substantiating the claims. Choudhry now becomes the second Berkeley law dean forced out by sex harassment claims since 2002, and the second prominent faculty member accused of such conduct in the last year.

"We can and must do better as a campus administration," Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Provost Claude Steele said in a statement. "We must move in the direction of stronger sanctions, and in doing this we want and need the broad input of the campus community."
I hope that "resign" means that he has left UC's employment.

I would question whether the Provost and Chancellor should remain in their positions.


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Post by Jim » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:14 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:I would never hire a legal clown to do legal work for me.
I would...if I was going against Orly. The entertainment value would be worth the price his fee. :lol:



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Post by Dolly » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:49 pm

Trending on Facebook:

Ingham County, Michigan: City Prosecutor Charged on 15 Counts After Human Trafficking Investigation
Stuart Dunnings' charges include pandering and prostitution and he faces at least 15 years in prison. "It is a betrayal to the public," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said on Facebook.


(are the various posts viewable when I use that link?)
Bill Schuette
Michigan Attorney General · 5 hrs ·
I am announcing 15 criminal charges resulting from a human trafficking investigation against the Ingham County Prosecutor.
It turns my stomach that a public official who holds the public trust could allegedly engage in such criminal conduct.
It is a betrayal to the public. And a horrifying situation for the victims of human trafficking. I believe he should resign immediately.
If you have information regarding potential crimes or know someone who does, please call this number with any tips: 517-241-6556.
Bill Schuette
Michigan Attorney General · 2 hrs ·
Since becoming Attorney General I have made it a priority to fight Human Trafficking, which entraps women and girls into a life of violence, drug use and sexual slavery.
The demand for paid sex fuels the traffickers, who use force, fraud or coercion to turn our sisters, daughters and mothers into the victims of this horrible crime. This is NOT a victimless crime. Far from it.
I want to thank the Ingham Sheriff's office for their work on this case. And the FBI, who put the ringleader behind bars, leading to the information that resulted in today's criminal charges.
Because no one is above the law, not on my watch. Especially those who make the laws and are entrusted to enforce the laws.
LINK:
Schuette: Dunnings paid for sex 'hundreds of times'
LANSING -- Stuart Dunnings III, Ingham County's prosecuting attorney for nearly two decades, paid for sex "hundreds of times" with multiple women between 2010 and 2015, according to information released this afternoon by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's office.

According to an affidavit from an Ingham County detective, Dunnings solicited prostitutes from websites such as Escort Vault and Backpage, paid for sex with two women at once and was videotaped by one of the prostitutes.

Dunnings is facing 15 criminal charges in Ingham, Clinton and Ionia counties. Ten are misdemeanors of engaging services of a prostitute, according to court records, but one count in Ingham County's 54A District Court is for pandering — enticing another person to become a prostitute — a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Dunnings has been arraigned in three different courts today. <snip>
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/stor ... /81758756/
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UPDATE - The Michigan Attorney General's Office says the charges against Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings grew out of a federal investigation into a human trafficking ring based out of Michigan in 2015. Dunnings is facing charges in Ingham, Clinton, and Ionia counties. Investigators say Dunnings paid for sex hundreds of times with multiple women between 2010 and 2015. The Attorney General's office says evidence also showed Dunnings allegedly induced a woman to become a prostitute, resulting in the pandering charge-- which is a 20-year felony. Get more information on WILX.
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Post by Maybenaut » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:40 am

Richard Warren Roberts, the chief judge of the federal district court for the District of Columbia is retiring after an allegation that he raped a 16 year old witness 35 years ago during a murder trial when he was a federal prosecutor. The victim's claim was apparently investigated, but the Utah Attorney General concluded that since the age of consent at the time was 16, it would be too difficult to prove rape. The victim has filed a $25 million lawsuit, and said she is dissatisfied with the fact that he'll receive a pension.

Washington Post article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... e-of-rape/



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Post by mimi » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:59 am

Wow! That story is something!



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Post by bob » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:08 pm

1. Roberts retired; he didn't sake senior status; he's off the bench.
2. Roberts had succeded Lamberth as the D.D.C. C.J.; the new C.J. is Howell (Obama nominee).
3. Sibley is suing Roberts over the :mememe: request to release the DC Madam's records.


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Post by Volkonski » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:12 am

This is about a state behaving badly about public defenders. One example- in Vermilion Parish they went from having 10 public defenders to just 1. :shock:

In Louisiana, the poor lack legal defense


http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/na ... 924227.php
The constitutional obligation to provide criminal defense for the poor has been endangered by funding problems across the country, but nowhere is a system in statewide free fall like Louisiana's, where public defenders represent more than eight out of 10 criminal defendants.

Offices throughout the state have been forced to lay off lawyers, leaving those remaining with caseloads well into the hundreds. In seven of the state's 42 judicial districts, poor defendants are being put on wait lists; here in the 15th, the list is more than 2,300 names long and growing.

A system that less than a decade ago was set on a course of long-needed improvement is succumbing to years of draining resources, just as the state is facing a fiscal crisis that could make things much worse.

Judges throughout the state have ordered private lawyers to represent people for free, prompting objections from members of the private bar. Some lawyers being conscripted are tax and real estate lawyers without any background in courtrooms or criminal law: "No prior experience is necessary," a district judge in Lafayette wrote in a recent plea for volunteers.
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Post by vic » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:58 pm

Volkonski wrote:This is about a state behaving badly about public defenders. One example- in Vermilion Parish they went from having 10 public defenders to just 1. :shock:

In Louisiana, the poor lack legal defense


http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/na ... 924227.php
The constitutional obligation to provide criminal defense for the poor has been endangered by funding problems across the country, but nowhere is a system in statewide free fall like Louisiana's, where public defenders represent more than eight out of 10 criminal defendants.

Offices throughout the state have been forced to lay off lawyers, leaving those remaining with caseloads well into the hundreds. In seven of the state's 42 judicial districts, poor defendants are being put on wait lists; here in the 15th, the list is more than 2,300 names long and growing.

A system that less than a decade ago was set on a course of long-needed improvement is succumbing to years of draining resources, just as the state is facing a fiscal crisis that could make things much worse.

Judges throughout the state have ordered private lawyers to represent people for free, prompting objections from members of the private bar. Some lawyers being conscripted are tax and real estate lawyers without any background in courtrooms or criminal law: "No prior experience is necessary," a district judge in Lafayette wrote in a recent plea for volunteers.
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That Houston Chronicle story is behind a paywall for me. But since it's originally from the New York Times, others might be able to get it via this link http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/us/in ... fense.html



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Post by Family Liberty Patriot » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:45 pm

This is unpossible; I was assured that lower taxes and tightening belts and running government like a business and trusting in the free markets would fix everything.


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Post by Estiveo » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:01 pm

Family Liberty Patriot wrote:This is unpossible; I was assured that lower taxes and tightening belts and running government like a business and trusting in the free markets would fix everything.
Yeah, I mean, it's worked so well in Louisiana and Kansas.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:38 pm

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Charges are pending against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.

According to Attorney General Jim Hood’s Office, Smith was arrested Wednesday. He was booked into the Hinds County jail.The arrest comes after a joint investigation between AG Hood’s office and the FBI

A six-count affidavit alleges that Smith illegally advised men charged with crimes.

The 45-year-old is accused of violating a law that states that the attorney general or district attorney shall not “consult, advise, counsel or defend” a person charged with a crime or misdemeanor.

Two defendants were named in the affidavit along with attorneys representing the two men.
http://wjtv.com/2016/06/22/charges-pend ... ler-smith/
Glad to see this Howdy Doody looking asshole going down. We're hoping our Mayor is next in line for the chopping block.



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Post by Volkonski » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:23 am

Six part series about two lawyers who behaved very badly indeed.

Framed She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/#chapter1


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:41 am

Volkonski wrote:Six part series about two lawyers who behaved very badly indeed.

Framed She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/#chapter1
What interests me is how these two well educated upper middle class lawyers were apparently so easily able to obtain hard drugs and drug paraphernalia to plant on their unsuspecting victim. And how well the cops acted when the victim was able to convince them almost immediately it was a set up.

(It all started because the victim, a PTA volunteer, told the lawyer-mom that her son wasn't at the pick up point yet because he was "slow." Which the lawyer-mom took as meaning retarded.)



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Post by Volkonski » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:53 am

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Volkonski wrote:Six part series about two lawyers who behaved very badly indeed.

Framed She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/#chapter1
What interests me is how these two well educated upper middle class lawyers were apparently so easily able to obtain hard drugs and drug paraphernalia to plant on their unsuspecting victim. And how well the cops acted when the victim was able to convince them almost immediately it was a set up.

(It all started because the victim, a PTA volunteer, told the lawyer-mom that her son wasn't at the pick up point yet because he was "slow." Which the lawyer-mom took as meaning retarded.)
Those police officers behaved like they were in an old time TV police drama. Would that all police always did their jobs as well.

What surprised me was that those two well educated lawyers were so careless as to get their DNA all over the drugs they planted. It is not as if DNA testing is still a new thing.


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Post by JohnPCapitalist » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:32 pm

Volkonski wrote:Six part series about two lawyers who behaved very badly indeed.

Framed She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/#chapter1
Thanks a lot. :sarcastic:

Now you've given me an entirely new rabbit hole to leap into, which will easily cut a couple of hours out of my normally productive work day.

Lately, I've become inured to all sorts of bad behavior, both from the current Presidential campaign and from watching all these loser sovereign citizens and "pootriots" crawl through the squalid swamps of their daily lives.

I was stunned at the decent and fair treatment the victim received at the hands of the police and for the ultimate justice done as the perpetrators were caught and punished. But I was completely gobsmacked that the perpetrators thought it was entirely appropriate to destroy the life of a woman utterly for an offhanded remark that the perceived as a mortal insult to their precious offspring.



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Post by kate520 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:36 pm

Have all six segments been published? My version ends at Chapter 4.

The wife. What a piece of work. It's best, if revenge is your real life game, not to put all your motivations and MOs in a handy novel for people to read.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:06 pm

kate520 wrote:Have all six segments been published? My version ends at Chapter 4.

The wife. What a piece of work. It's best, if revenge is your real life game, not to put all your motivations and MOs in a handy novel for people to read.
The last three segments will be published tomorrow, Friday and Sunday.


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Post by jonbeck » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:26 pm

http://www.10news.com/news/team-10/team ... gling-plan

State Bar website says he was disbarred November 16, either that was damn quick or it was a result of the client theft that put him in jail for five months. I would imagine that conspiracy to smuggle mass quantities of cocaine is a probation violation.



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Post by Addie » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:23 am

New York Daily News
Former Boston prosecutor once named most eligible bachelor accused of rape — for the 4th time this decade

A former Massachusetts prosecutor who was once named one of the nation’s most eligible bachelors has been charged with rape — for the fourth time in a decade.

Gary Zerola, 45, turned himself in Wednesday after he was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a Boston condo earlier this month. His bail was set at $10,000 and he was ordered to wear a GPS tracker, stick to a 9 p.m. curfew and abstain from drinking, the Boston Herald reported.

The former Suffolk County prosecutor was named Boston’s most eligible bachelor in 2001 by People and appeared in the magazine among other top singles throughout the U.S. He was later a finalist for ABC’s first season of “The Bachelor.”

Zerola, who left the prosecutor’s office to work as a defense attorney, has faced rape accusations three times before in the past 10 years.


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Post by Fortinbras » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:03 am

Someone who took Trump's campaign talk a bit too seriously.



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Post by RoadScholar » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:01 pm

JohnPCapitalist wrote:
Volkonski wrote:Six part series about two lawyers who behaved very badly indeed.
Framed She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/#chapter1
...But I was completely gobsmacked that the perpetrators thought it was entirely appropriate to destroy the life of a woman utterly for an offhanded remark that the perceived as a mortal insult to their precious offspring.
Maybe they're Scientologists. 8-)


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:32 pm

jonbeck wrote:http://www.10news.com/news/team-10/team ... gling-plan

State Bar website says he was disbarred November 16, either that was damn quick or it was a result of the client theft that put him in jail for five months. I would imagine that conspiracy to smuggle mass quantities of cocaine is a probation violation.
He apparently has a long record of discipline. Here's the summary disbarment order.
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Post by HumbleScribe » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:44 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
jonbeck wrote:http://www.10news.com/news/team-10/team ... gling-plan

State Bar website says he was disbarred November 16, either that was damn quick or it was a result of the client theft that put him in jail for five months. I would imagine that conspiracy to smuggle mass quantities of cocaine is a probation violation.
He apparently has a long record of discipline. Here's the summary disbarment order.
Learn me sumpin, Stern. I read the document you attached. It is a recommendation for disbarment pursuant to the rule that a felony conviction for certain crimes including fraud and moral turpitude be an automatic disbarment without a hearing in front of Tani and the gang. In this instance is a recommendation the same as an order? (Granted, one would assume that under the facts, it is a fait accompli.

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