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The trespassers should have to pay his legal bills. But, of course, many women think they should be able to dictate how we act, even in our own houses.
Sarah post:274 comments and a written death threat by the resident liberals within the first two comments.Naked Guy post:1 comment - no death threatsI think I know where future pageviews are going to come from here at Chez Althouse.
"I think I know where future pageviews are going to come from here at Chez Althouse."Hey, just keep your page views to yourself when you walk by on the street chez Althouse! Thank you.
Good thing Lady Justice is blindfolded
Meade said... "I think I know where future pageviews are going to come from here at Chez Althouse." Hey, just keep your page views to yourself when you walk by on the street chez Althouse! Thank you.You mean she walks about Meadehouse as did Aphrodite on Olympus?
Naked man.Jury nullification.
I was kind of amused to read that one mother covered her son's eyes as they passed by. Doesn't her son already know what the equipment looks like? Wouldn't a brief lecture on "Why you should never do that!" have sufficed?Seriously, though, I'm pleased by this decision. I was plagued by a peeping stalker for nearly 10 years, and all most cops ever wanted to know was what I was wearing.The fact that he was actively trying to break into my house when he knew I was there alone didn't seem to concern them.
Botticelli's Venus of Lake Mendota
God bless trial lawyers that can present the case the way the jury will understand what actually happened; such truth not being relevent to a legal functionary trying to please the self righteous activists over "Sex Charges". Michael Steele is under such a attack today to see if he keeps his RNC job.
Asked to comment, an observer said: "no big thing."
$10K - $15K to defend himself from these charges.Yikes.
$10K - $15K to defend himself from these chargesIf he had gotten a court-appointed attorney, the total compensation would have been $278.
"If he had gotten a court-appointed attorney, the total compensation would have been $278."And he'd have gotten 10 years and a lifetime on the sex offender's list for being naked in his own frigging house while a peeper looked inside and - gasp - saw something.The lesson for the mother is: don't be lookin' into people's windows if you don't want your kid seeing some cock.It's like in the men's room: eyes front or you're asking for whatever you get.
Why didn't this defendant get a jury the first time? The idea that you get a single judge for your trial and a jury for your appeal is not the custom in my state.Is it because it was a misdemeanor?Anyway, it was a ridiculous case. I once saw a woman changing clothes in the courtyard of my apartment building. It was very late. Young. Blond. I did not seek to press charges.
The linked article was written by a person called Tom Jackman, per the credit at the bottom of the article.Seriously?
The jury was out for 20 minutes.This tells you they immediately spotted this as a BS case.
Betcha it was 2 minutes to vote and 18 minutes for lunch.
10 minutes to settle in and look at a couple of pictures.1 minute to vote not guilty.9 minutes to discuss whether it's too early to tell the Judge you're done.
7M: California used to have a two-tier court system: Municipal Court for minor offenses, and Superior Court for major ones. Then they blended the two systems. I seem to recall that you could appeal your Muni Court decision to get a trial de novo in Superior Court.
Thanks, FLS. That's sort of what I was guessing. The lower-court judge is just a rubber stamp of the prosecutor, probably. It seems silly. Anyone who pleads not guilty should automatically get a full trial for any offense of any kind, including speeding. If that's too taxing for the state, then the state can go fuck itself.
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