by Russ BensingNo post today. No decisions of note -- or, for that matter, not of note -- in the past week from SCOTUS or OSC, and I've got a brief staring me in the face which requires me to wade through 650 pages of trial transcript. I've gotten two-thirds of the way through it, and it appears to have been what we call in the trade a "slow-motion guilty plea." Key phrase in the transcript so far: the defendant's statement during discussion of the proposed plea, "So y'all don't want to take the rape off?" No, they didn't, and <spoiler alert> it turns out that wasn't a bad decision on their part.