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as I seem to have developed a 200 round a week shooting habit.  I'm still reasonably certain that cocaine addiction would be both more destructive and self-destructive (and less fun!), but I'm beginning to wonder if it wouldn't be cheaper.

Worked all three days of the holiday weekend (including my birthday) and still don't feel prepared for the hearings (plural) and trial (singular, thank God) I have this week.  Thankfully, once I get through these next two weeks, I have a week to prep for October, and then I get to go on vacation for a week.  Whee!

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I realized the other day that I've been a licensed attorney for 8 years, which actually makes it the longest career I've had yet by a bit - seven years total in various retail jobs (yeah, that was dumb, what can I say) and 6 years in construction (which was actually fairly useful, at least).  

And today, after eight some years, I won my first jury trial in federal court.  Life isn't bad.  Time for a drink.
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Or at least I think so - maybe just a lawyer thing. Mike Nifong, the ex-Durham District Attorney, was disbarred earlier in the year for his prosecution of the Duke Lacrosse case, where three students were falsely accused of rape (as determined by the Attorney General's investigation of the incident and prosecution).

Yesterday, Nifong was found guilty of contempt of court for lying to the court about DNA evidence, and sentenced to one day of jail time (pretty minimal, yes, until you take into consideration that DAs are NEVER sent to jail for things they did as DAs. At least not in North Carolina, and not anywhere I know of.).

The funny? Yesterday was apparently the Feast Day for St. Raymond Nonnatus, the patron saint of (wait for it) the falsely accused.

It's a funny, funny ol' world, sometimes.


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