Posted on 5 November, 2010

Yep, this is what I do during breaks.

As promised, the audio is posted today of David Mills’s arguing in Supreme Court and it is actually pretty good, (transcript here. if like me, you like to follow along and I’ve got to be the only one). So yeah I’ll be the old lady in the Alzheimers unit listening to court cases on my big outdated ipod. Not really far from now. oh god.

Anyway, 33 year old Mills starts off by greeting the Chief Justice and the court, states just one introductory sentence which takes all of 23 seconds then is immediately bombarded with questions that don’t let up.

So, in just under 27 minutes, he is asked over 40 questions by most of the justices about his case varying from, “what are you even saying,why are you here, I don’t understand you” type to specific questions pertaining to fact of law.

Then it’s the not so confident sounding respondent’s turn to argue their side (and he really gets it from them). The trial was about sexual and physical abuse of a female prisoner by a prison guard, but the case at this level is more about procedure, power and jurisdiction of circuit courts surrounding the 7th amendment. While it will be a while for the decision, it’s interesting to peak in at the process of how rule of law is potentially changed that will affect cases at the trial level.

 thisistheglamorous replied to your post: Yep, this is what I do during breaks.

I know I’m going to listen to this but PLEASE tell me it’s Scalia making all the “I don’t understand” questions.

Right? He’s so combative, and at one point he interrupts a perfectly good and important answer, and quickly declares, “It’s never going to be any better than what you assumed.” …all unprovoked and in response to nothing at all.  My new motto.

Green prisons farm, recycle to save energy, money

deductivereasoning:

“It reduces cost, reduces our damaging impact on the environment, engages inmates as students,” said Eldon Vail, secretary of the Washington Department of Corrections, which oversees 15 prisons and 18,000 offenders. “It’s good security.”

In addition to saving money saving and the environmental yays, tack on various psychological benefits that would ideally reduce the institutionalization factor in prisoners & recidivism, increase officer safety, and it’s a model that should be imitated at all prisons.

raustin:

kari-shma:

Infinite Blue (by Johnathan Barber)

Where can I get one of these?

Oh, no. I found a place and might get one of these.  Stop showing me things internet!

raustin:

kari-shma:

Infinite Blue (by Johnathan Barber)

Where can I get one of these?

Oh, no. I found a place and might get one of these.  Stop showing me things internet!

scottfriday replied to your quote: Easily the greatest decision I’ve ever made….

i want to be part of this.

Good hustle Friday, your in.

Now, let’s see how far I can get with this idea before someone stops me. Keep in mind: the gold fish I won legit at a local shady carnival ring toss, on two separate occasions, did jump out of the bowl effectively committing suicide.

aatombomb replied to your quote: Easily the greatest decision I’ve ever made….

wait, as pets?

SIGH….can’t I just enjoy my four loco and jellyfish in peace?  It not like I’m making them walk a tight rope.