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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BoyBach, Feb 9, 2008.
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$100,000 bail and a night in solitary confinement?
My head hurts...
what is this world coming to?
You crazy americans and your legal systems
We need a stupid legal system to protect our stupid citizens from themselves and each other.
too many lawyers with nothing to do. a sane judge would throw the case and the complaining lawyer out of court.
I'm guessing there's medical evidence of this.
Ahh, if only we had followed Shakespeare's advice.
Well, let's have a few bad lawyer jokes huh?
I'll start with one:
Why won't sharks attack lawyers?
Seriously, I can see this as a genuine case of assault. That woman clearly lost her mind for a moment.
Why does stuff like this only happen in Florida?
The situation as described sounded like a pre-meditated assault disguised as a handshake. So why exactly would this be thrown out?
Ya it sounds like the lawyer didn't like losing very much so she disguised her assault as a handshake.
Indeed, I have to wonder if anyone actually read past the headline:
The "nearly ripped out of its socket" quote was clearly hyperbolic, but nevertheless, explain to me in what sense this is not assault.
For that matter, the event as described in the article suggests that Brewer was using her status as a legal professional to gain access to Keene for the purpose of assaulting her under the guise of collegial courtesy. Irrespective of how this is prosecuted, I cannot imagine but that disbarment will soon follow.
Note to self: The middle of a court room is not the best place to get back at someone.
Im confused, the person who shook the hand of the attorney was the one at fault, why does the thread title state the lawyer was charged with assault? From what i understand (as i read several times, perhaps im missing something?) The prosecutor assaulted the defendants lawyer?
Never the less, silly americans and their lawyers...always with the lawyers..
Both are lawyers. The defendant's wife (a lawyer) battered the prosecutor.
So one lawyer basically hurt another lawyer.
Can we turn this into a professional sport?
...But really, this is more a case of a misleading headline, not our ridiculous legal system.
I'm not sure, but you know who we'd have to ask...
Indeed. This could have happened anywhere; all you need is one crazy woman and a courthouse.
Florida continues to prove itself as the "Stupid State."
Psh, 'federal officer.' These people like to make themselves sound more important than they really are. Instead of more frivolous lawsuits, just put the two of them in a cage together until they kill each other. Problem solved.
EDIT: Yeah, EricNau had the right idea!
Of course the importance of that is that this lady can now be tried in Federal Court.
We obviously can't trust anyone in Florida to be a guardian of justice.
And to make a moron the el presidentente
Well, it's the State of Jeb Bush and people who cannot count. What do you expect. =p