Mimesis Law
22 October 2019
  • Roxane Gay Killed My Puppy

    by - Aug 22, 2016
    (Comments: 11)
    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — No, she didn’t. I’ve never even owned a puppy. Had I written the title of this post in earnest instead of satirically, Roxane Gay could have sued for me libel and...
  • 2nd Circuit Corrects Judge Gleeson’s “Error” Of Mercy

    by - Aug 18, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    August 18, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York recently did a nice thing. When a former defendant (“Jane Doe”) asked him to expunge her conviction, he did it. As...
  • At The Supreme Court, Criminal Defense At A Huge Disadvantage

    by - Aug 16, 2016
    (Comments: 7)
    August 16, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Ask a football player the question, “What’s the biggest thing you could do in your professional career?” and the likely answer is “Win the Super Bowl.” Ask a military officer the...
  • Bust Up The Prosecutor’s Guild To Help Society

    by - Aug 11, 2016
    (Comments: 1)
    August 11, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Andrew King’s brilliant suggestion has inspired me to stand upon the shoulders of a giant and offer one of my own. One of those basic truths that even television basically...
  • Epically Trolling Jay Nixon

    by - Aug 8, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    August 8, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The appointment of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon as counsel to an indigent defendant is a publicity stunt, but at least it’s a funny one. As the letter from Michael Barrett, Missouri’s...
  • Snitches Helping Themselves

    by - Aug 4, 2016
    (Comments: 8)
    August 4, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Judge Kopf recently wrote a post giving some pointers on representing snitches in the federal court system. In it, he expressed some pretty strong opinions on lawyers who won’t stoop...
  • Nine Years Later, That Open Drug Warrant Is Still There

    by - Aug 1, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    August 1, 2016 (Fault Lines) — One of the problems with media coverage is that it’s often fueled by clickbait instead of a serious attempt to help people to understand the issues involved. It’s easier to...
  • Latest “Upskirt” Outrage = Prosecutor Screw Up (Again)

    by - Jul 28, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    July 28,2016 (Fault Lines) — “Loophole” is a word that drives criminal defense attorneys up the wall, along with “technicality.” Thanks to Nancy Grace and her imitators, pretty much any time a defense attorney wins on any...
  • Poor, Poor Jenny; What To Do, What To Do?

    by - Jul 25, 2016
    (Comments: 11)
    July 25, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The confinement of rape victim “Jenny” after her breakdown on the stand was the subject of a post here and one by Admiral Greenfield at Simple Justice. The Harris County District...
  • Prosecutor Plays Pokemon Go With Rape Victim “Jenny”

    by - Jul 21, 2016
    (Comments: 10)
    July 21, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Subpoenas are wonderful things. “The law is entitled to every man’s evidence,” the saying goes, and the way to enforce that entitlement is through the subpoena power. From the Latin...

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