AWK FTW Yet Again

I’m quite a fan of Andrew W.K’s column in the Village Voice, “Ask Andrew W.K.” He’s always given sound advice to those who write in with an even head, reasoned temper, and responsive pen, but here he knocks it out of the park when responding to a young man full of vitriol and hatred for his…

A post on Books, Gaming, Television, and Podcasts.

I’ve worked quite a bit in the last couple of weeks.  When I’ve not been helping families, I’ve been writing here.  When I’ve not been doing either of those, I’ve been moving into a new office.  When I’ve not been moving, writing, or helping families, I’ve been returning phone calls.  Sometimes, I need to relax…

Eroding Gideon 2: Damage Control For the AOC

Anyone who pays attention could see this coming.  First the Tennessee Supreme Court issues an Order placing indigent defense representation on a flat fee, contract system at the AOC’s behest.  They pass this Order Amending Rule 13 without request for public comment because the last time they asked for professional opinions they got four hundred…

My Favorite Cop Story

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with cops throughout my four years of practicing law.  I’ve seen the American criminal justice system for the messed up process that it is, and I fully realize that it’s still the best in the world regardless of those faults.  Even though I may speak ill of police and the job…