Musings

Is the Practice of Law Dangerous?

Is the Practice of Law Dangerous?

We don’t make the list of most dangerous professions, but, nevertheless, lawyering is a dangerous business. In Columbia, SC, the...

Why it matters if your defense lawyer used to be a prosecutor

Why it matters if your defense lawyer used to be a prosecutor

Defense lawyers promoting themselves and using “former prosecutor” as a selling point has always been an annoyance – I’ve thought...

Life in the courtroom

Life in the courtroom

Courtrooms are dead, lifeless places, as Spence often complains in his books.  It is the truth Рthere are no...

A blueprint for change

A blueprint for change

From Seth Godin’s Blog: Association: Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with....

America’s slow creep towards becoming a police state

America’s slow creep towards becoming a police state

Steven Greenhut has a pretty good article at Reason.com titled “Are we sliding towards a police state?,” which focuses on...

Power – the slippery slope

Power – the slippery slope

The Montrose County, Colorado, District Attorney Myrl Serra has been disbarred following his convictions for criminal extortion, unlawful sexual contact,...

Justice

Justice

Friday morning in Horry County Central Jury Court, the magistrates speak to the members of the jury panel before letting...

Something sinister lurks beneath

Something sinister lurks beneath

Some time ago, during a plea hearing on trafficking cocaine charges, the prosecutor said to the judge something like, Judge,...

Nothing

Nothing

It’s Sunday morning and I’m doing nothing. There are cases that I want to write about, there are cases that...

Waking up

Waking up

Springtime has come to Myrtle Beach. It’s like the town has been in hibernation, subdued and quietly waiting for summer....