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On vacation

gONE FISHING.pngSome of my fondest childhood memories were fishing with my father.

Yeah, right.  I know a lot of people like it, but it bored me out of my skull.  You ever see me with a fishing pole, head down to probate court and get me a guardian, because I've clearly lost my mind.

I am on vacation, though.  Well, actually, I'm on vacation from here for a couple weeks.  I'm going away for a long weekend.  (It was supposed to be a long week, but that didn't happen.)  I'll be back here on the 15th.  See you then.

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Recent Entries

  • October 16, 2017
    En banc on sentencing
    The 8th District takes a look at what State v. Marcum means
  • October 13, 2017
    Friday Roundup
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  • October 11, 2017
    Case Update
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  • October 10, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
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  • 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
  • September 12, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
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  • September 11, 2017
    Case Update
    Looking back at Melendez-Diaz, and the 8th goes 0 for 2 in the Supreme Court
  • September 8, 2017
    Friday Roundup
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