We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Bar exam. Oh boy. For Rules of Evidence, it's 70% exceptions to The Rules, after you learn The Rules. We did Wills and Estates yesterday. It caused us to rethink our wills.
We parents of the graduate Law Student are having fun learning this stuff. It's sort-of crazy, and sort-of not. Good rule of thumb: stay clear of The Law if possible. It seems to be its own wacko universe, and not for amateurs.
Anyone out there who would like to be a great help to a good cause--please dig as deep as you know how to to find out exactly who the investors are for the buy out of Eddie Bauer. I know that it is the Golden Gate Capital--but, we desperately need to know who that is. This is not about the Eddie Bauer business directly, but it is about preserving one of the most beautiful places on the continent. PLEASE HELP--we need names and connections.
P.S. Bird Dog--is that law student of yours interested in environmental law?
"Good rule of thumb: stay clear of The Law if possible. It seems to be its own wacko universe..."
Anecdote, heard on a Boston radio show decades ago -
Police pull over a car with two people in it which had a busted taillight. Fine.
They see what appears to be (and later proves to be) a pistol under the driver's seat, so ask the occupants to step out. Fine.
Affirming it is a pistol, they ask for keys to the trunk for a search: when the operator refuses, the police proceed to pry open the trunk. Fine.
Seeing a locked briefcase in the trunk, they ask to have it opened: met with a refusal, they force open the case - discovering two more pistols and a sizeable amount of cash. Fine.
Seeing a paper bag with the top rolled down, they open the bag and find a quantity of illegal drugs and more cash. SUPPRESSED.
Seems the paper bag, not being locked (?), is considered a "secure" comtainer which should not be opened without a search warrant...
I, too, have told my sons (17 & 16) to just keep away from involvment with the legal system. It's not about justice...it's about what evidence will be allowed to be recorded. Many an innocent has been convicted on little and many who are guilty have skated on a boxcar of evidence. "Reasonable doubt" & "innocent until proven guilty"...bullshite!