Mimesis Law
7 June 2020
  • 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...

Cy-Pher Mailing List

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required