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- Oral argument to be replaced by Chat Bot
- 2023: Lunar New Year of the Rabbit
- The charade of appellate review
- Appellate Judges to be Replaced by ChatGPT
- ACT UP: HIV+ is not a sex offense.
- Getting AIDS from Typewriter Keys
- NY DA Supports Discrimination Against HIV+ Persons
- The Public Defender Card Game
- Maud Maron v. The Legal Aid Society
- I’m objective, thee is biased
- People’s briefs and other horror fiction
- “My pronouns are sheehurr… so yours would be?”
- May it really, really displease the court
- Defending the Second Amendment
- May It Displease the Court
- Covid in the Courtrooms: an Unnecessary Risk
- Judge Jack Weinstein 1921-2021
- In-Person Oral Argument Should Go the Way of the Dodo
- Convicting Bill Cosby: “An Unconstitutional Coercive Bait-and-Switch”
- Judge Conviser rips into SORA
- Adios, 2020!
- THE BEST OF APPELLATE SQUAWK 2010-2020
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- Try the new high-tech system for alienating your clients
- Outdoor Public Defending
- Why do cops lie? Because judges believe them.
- Courts to replace juries with potted plants
- Do Statues Matter?
- Sexual thoughts and the First Amendment
- COVID-19 masks for judges
- Judges in trouble
- Hell hath no fury like a client scorned
- “Don’t you dare invite me to your stupid Zoom party!”
- Janitors, Catholic schoolteachers and the Hosanna exception
- Supreme Court hears robocall case, flushes toilet
- “Planet of the Humans”
- The virus, like the rain, falleth on the just and the unjust
- The NYC arraignment scandal: part 2
- NYC courtrooms: the arraignment scandal
- Squawk under house arrest
- Must be true, says so right here in the Probation Report
- Discovery reform in Brooklyn: fuggetabout WitCom
- Happy Lunar New Year 2020: Year of the Rat
- The Sex Offender Bus
- Head for the hills, discovery reform arrives with the New Year!
- Annals of Social Injustice: Affluent People Drinking Rosé in Central Park
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Tag Archives: Confrontation Clause
In-Person Oral Argument Should Go the Way of the Dodo
It’s one thing for the Guv to announce that we can now eat at restaurants, and a good thing too, since we’re pretty sick of our own cooking. But going to court in person? Who needs it? State criminal courts … Continue reading
Posted in Appellate advocacy, Law & Parody Tagged Confrontation Clause, COVID-19, Judge Daniel Conviser Leave a comment
Let’s put the Claws back into Confrontation!
We once had an appeal where the prosecution called every cop, firefighter, ambulance paramedic and dogcatcher in Staten Island to have each one testify how he or she responded to the scene, saw the victim with his head blown away … Continue reading
Posted in Criminal law, Law & Parody Tagged Bullcoming v. New Mexico, Confrontation Clause, DNA, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, OCME 4 Comments
“Everything I know about forensic science I learned in kindergarten”
In 2009, the National Academy of Sciences issued a report called “Prosecution Science is Hooey.” The official title was “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward” and the gist was that, whether it’s a … Continue reading
NY DA finally admits eyewitness i.d. is unreliable
In the absence of DNA testing, defendants might well be prosecuted solely on the basis of eyewitness testimony, the reliability of which is often questioned. – NY DA’s amicus brief in Williams v. Illinois Yes, we can see it now. … Continue reading
DNA is G-O-D. . . or is it?
Annals of junk science: The Lassie effect
The Lassie effect, prevalent in the criminal justice system, is the unshakable belief that dogs have powers of divination which they communicate to the pure in heart. Here’s a typical episode: Timmy: Lassie! What’s wrong, girl? Lassie: Unnn rrrrrr owwww … Continue reading
Posted in Criminal law, Law, Law & Parody Tagged Confrontation Clause, Dogs, junk science Leave a comment
Justice Scalia dissents from a traffic ticket
Justice Scalia was charged with being at fault for a fender-bender while driving himself to work. It was not known whether he will pay or contest the fine. Today the DMV Traffic Adjudication Services, a court nowhere authorized by Article … Continue reading
Posted in Law, Law & Parody Tagged Confrontation Clause, fender bender, Justice Scalia, Law & Parody, Michigan v. Bryant 3 Comments