Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sisters in Law, the Law of the Land, That Is!

A new book spotlights the lives and careers of the first two women to serve on the United States Supreme Court—Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Day O’Connor, a Republican who was raised on a western ranch, was named to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Twelve years later, Bader Ginsburg, a Democrat from Brooklyn and daughter of an immigrant, was named to the high court by President Bill Clinton.

What I find fascinating is that these women were not able to get a job practicing law or clerking. Only jobs as legal secretaries were

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

You have the right to remain SILENTO

When arrested, you are read your "Miranda Rights".... You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you...

If the detainee speaks spanish?  Oh?  Thats Easy!  "You have the right to remain silento..."

NO, Wait.  It's..."You have the right to remain silencio."

No... Yeah... I think so.  That's about right!

Well, the American Bar Association wants to assure you get it right!  They

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Daughter's Justice for Father's Murderer

Joselyn Martinez Babaldi Photography

First the police fail her when they can't locate her father's killer. Then after she herself finds the killer and pointed him out to the authorities who pick him up and charge him, then the judge fails her, ruling that the killer's due process rights were violated because it took them over 25 years to find him, in violation of his speedy trial rights.

Wait.  But there is no statute of limitations for murder, right? NO there isn't.  So what happened here?

Let's start from the beginning of this needs-to-be-made-into-a-movie story. Let's go back to the eighties in Washington Heights, New York. The neighborhood was plagued with violence, crime, and drugs. Joselyn Martinez' father was