The Hoglawyer

I want my two dollars !!!

In the movie, "Better Off Dead," with John Cusack, there is this sub-plot of the local newspaper delivery boy stalking Cusack to get his $2.  Some people will go to great lengths to get their $2 in real life as well.

Publishing to Perish ?

In an interesting twist, the Arkansas Supreme Court today amended Ark. Sup. Ct. Rule 5-2 and will now allow all cases to be cited, doing away with the distinction between published and unpublished opinions.

Death Penalty Reform

The death penalty makes me nervous. It makes me nervous because there is always a chance the wrong person is being executed.

Sometimes I'm not a good liberal

I was reading about the "Arkansas Cradle to Prison Pipeline Summit," which will be held April 30.

Sue Your Parents For Fun And Profit

Here is an interesting case - Henry Mills v. Henry Mills.  The younger Mr. Mills sued his father for the child support he never paid while he was still a child.

Why you shouldn't be sarcastic in legal pleadings

I have written hundreds of appeals and I always try to avoid "flying off the handle" or being excessively flowery.

Lawyers Acting Badly

A Jonesboro attorney was fined $2,500 and suspended for 3 months for trying to coerce a client to have sex with him.   I thought people normally went to jail for that....

Harvey Milk, Dan White, and the "Twinkie Defense"

The day before the Academy Awards, I was fortunate enough to see "Milk" with my intreped companion.

The Civil Rights Movement In the Obama Era

While I'm not one of those to say that because we now have a black president - there is no need for a civil rights movement - I do agree that the civil rights movement has lost its way.

White Men's Club?

I think Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's choice to replace Barack Obama as Illinois senator is a fine man. It's not his fault that Gov. Blagojevich allegedly tried to sell the senate seat to the highest bidder.

This is why they lost and will keep losing

After eight years of the disasterous economic policies of George Bush - we have a great gift - new leadership, new ideas, and no national elections for some times.

Looking for a job in the Obama administration?

Good luck.  It looks like they need about 3,300 people.  Unfortunately, 300,000 have applied. Of course, someone has to get hired right?