August 15, 2016 0

If I were a little kid, and I presented you with this picture I had drawn with crayons:          you would have no real way of knowing if it was supposed to […]

LEGALESE — Gag Orders

August 14, 2016 0

This is the information age.  Everyone wants information, and we get it so quickly now we feel entitled to it.  In fact, we are entitled to it.  The Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and the […]

The Ice Cream Man

July 25, 2016 0

At first I didn’t notice it.  There are so many background bells and whistles these days, that it kind of blended in.  But it was persistent.  I thought it might be someone’s ring tone.  The […]

Legalese — Jury Duty

July 22, 2016 4

Not long ago, I got a summons for jury duty.  I was a little frustrated, since I knew that as a lawyer and judge, and being married to a retired police officer, as a practical […]

Christmas in July

July 4, 2016 0

I’m a Jew, and this is July, so you’d be correct in thinking it odd that I’m all hopped up and excited about a Christmas sweater. But here’s what happened.  Allia Zobel Nolan, who wrote […]

LEGALESE — Contempt of Court

June 26, 2016 0

Most everyone has heard the phrase “contempt of court.”  But what does it mean exactly, besides someone making a judge angry and suffering the consequences? The Georgia Supreme Court has long held that all Courts (read: […]

The Coffeemaker of Doom

June 19, 2016 0

According to the fancy framed diplomas on my wall, I’m a pretty educated person.  I’ve read a lot of books, written a lot of papers, and researched about a bazillion topics. None of which prepared […]

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