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Don't cry for me, Argentina

Or Chile, or Uruguay, or the good ol' USA, for that matter.  I'm off for some R&R in the Aloha State, and if you can't figure out where that is, you probably shouldn't be reading this blog, although you can take some comfort from the fact that you're probably in the desired demographic of Fox's new comedy lineup.  At any rate, I'm going to be spending the next two weeks there, without reading, writing, or thinking about the law, to the extent that I am capable of that.  I'll be back here on October 31, with a bitchin' tan and a healthy dose of snarky attitude about what's come down in the courts since that time.  See you then.

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Recent Entries

  • November 15, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
    Plea withdrawals (again), sexual predator hearings, and an appellate law question
  • November 7, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
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  • October 24, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
    Trying to change the past
  • October 16, 2017
    En banc on sentencing
    The 8th District takes a look at what State v. Marcum means
  • October 13, 2017
    Friday Roundup
    Musings about the death penalty and indigent defense
  • October 11, 2017
    Case Update
    SCOTUS starts its new term, and the Ohio Supreme Court hands down two decisions
  • October 10, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
    Collaboration by inmates, fun in Juvenile Court, the limits of Creech, and more
  • October 5, 2017
    State v. Thomas
    The Ohio Supreme Court reverses a death penalty conviction
  • October 4, 2017
    Russ' Excellent Adventure
    A juror doesn't like me. Boo-hoo.
  • October 3, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
    What not to argue on appeal, waiving counsel, the perils of being a juvenile, and expert witnesses