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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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  • March 28, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
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  • March 27, 2017
    Case Update
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  • March 20, 2017
    Taking time off
    I'm taking the week off. Have a major brief due on Thursday, plus a trial in Federal court starting next Monday. Plus, I'm pretty sure that Obama wiretapped me, too, so I'm working on getting to the bottom of that....
  • March 17, 2017
    What's Up with the 8th?
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  • March 14, 2017
    Rippo and Pena-Rodriguez
    SCOTUS issues decisions on judicial recusal and biased jurors
  • March 13, 2017
    Case Update
    A SCOTUS decision on career offenders, and appellate cases on what a judge can consider in sentencing, and untimely motions to suppress
  • March 9, 2017
    A switch in time
    The court reverses itself in Gonzalez
  • March 8, 2017
    What's Up in the 8th
    More sentencing stories, and the right way to handle an Anders brief
  • March 7, 2017
    Case Update
    Knock and announce and the Ohio Constitution, and Anders briefs.
  • March 6, 2017
    Never mind
    The Ohio Supreme Court reverses Gonzalez.