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Friday Roundup

Hmmm, where'd I put that motion to determine competency...  No real post today.  I've got a brief due on Monday, and despite my best exhortations, it has refused to write itself.  In the meantime, I have a pretrial for a new client on Tuesday, and to give you a preview of what that might be like, check out the video.  There's a ten-second advertisement for a couple of chiropractors, which reminds me of the joke

Q.  How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb?

A.  One, but he has to come twenty-five times.

But then you get to the good stuff.  Pay special attention to the name of the lawyer appointed to represent the defendant.

The full story's here.  I'll have to go over to court this morning and find out what I did to piss off Judge Friedland. 

See you on Monday.

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