Archive for April, 2010

What if he was a foreigner?

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Merle Haggard Merle Haggard, country music star (“Okie from Muskogee”), was convicted of holding up a bar in Bakersfield, California, in 1957. He served three years in state prison. A person who commits a theft offense and is sentenced to a year or more of confinement is an aggravated felon. If he committed the crime nowadays, he would be deportable and ineligible for relief.  If he got deported and came back, he could be sent to prison for 20 years….

A test for Arizona law enforcement.

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Here is a new test for policemen in Arizona. Governor Jan Brewer is free to take the test too. Governor and officers, please send me your answers as soon as possible because I really want to know the correct answers to better advise my clients. The question: Which of the following are illegal aliens who must be arrested by an Arizona policeman or the policeman risks being sued for failure to do his job?

Too weird to be true.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

I resist partisanship in this blog. I try to comment on events in a factual and unemotional way and avoid attacking people’s motives, just sometimes their logic.  But this report about my congressman is just too weird to ignore. Enjoy it.  Randy “Duke” is probably rolling over in his cell. Maybe he didn’t mean it the way it came out. At least he did not say he has illegal-dar. Posted April 22, 2010.

To me, taking money for nothing is not lawyering

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

  One of the worst things about my job is talking to people who have been ripped off by other lawyers. It is bad because it is demoralizing that there are so many miscreants among my peers. Ripping off the rich is one thing, but ripping off poor foreigners is quite another. I remember in law school, my professor for professional responsibility once posed the question of why there are so many lawyer jokes – essentially asking why it seems…