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5.27.2008

Random Courtroom Observations

- I bet there were 20 or more inmates brought up to court to day. I bet that was over 1/2 the docket. - After docket, I reviewed a couple of DWI videos and along came this great exchange between a trooper and a passenger who may have been drunk. Trooper: "Did you know you that you have a salt shaker in your pocket." Guy: "Yeah." Trooper: "How do you explain that?" Guy: "I like salt." Trooper: "Fair enough." - Saw the judge chew out a couple of guys that had filed a lawsuit against Wise County regarding some kind of property dispute. I'm not certain, but based upon the hearing today it looks like the County had filed a Motion for Summary Judgment (loose translation: dismiss the case because it was without merit) and the pro se Plaintiff's didn't understand what was going on. The judge (maybe) could have granted the County's motion but he gave them a chance to hire a lawyer. Seems fair. If their case has merit, you'd hate to see it forever barred from prosecution because the guys didn't know what they were doing. And, trust me, they didn't know what they were doing.

5 comments:

chupa said...

I think the best thing to do in that situation is try to hunch the troopers hand and say something like,"No I'm just happy to see you!" Because that would make him laugh and we all respect the healing power of laughter I think.
The End

Anonymous said...

i hope and pray i use the word "hunch" differently than Chupa 3:42.

because, trust me, the way i use that word turns his comment into such a different situation.

i'm just sayin...

Anonymous said...

um...there have been many cases "dismissed" or "no billed" that HAD merit and evidence. If we read the letters to the ed in the Messenger lately, we'd see there has been yet another case (murder) with merit cast aside. Sickening!

Anonymous said...

what is the problem with my comment about probable cause. is the truth too hard to accept. does it show you that you dont know what you are talking about. come on man up about this.

Anonymous said...

I like poon but I don't carry it in my pocket