What Legal Piece People Missed About Michael Cohen’s Testimony

michael cohenLike many of you, I listened to the media and the “experts” dissect Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress.  But I worked as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer for 40+ years so I saw a legal piece that people missed about his testimony.  In fact, other “experts” missed several pieces.

Of course, the big question was: did Michael …

Will Justice Neil Gorsuch Matter?

Our Supreme Court issued a new opinion on employer/employee relations—written for the majority by the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/05/21/the-supreme-court-just-made-it-easier-on-employers-and-harder-on-workers/?utm_term=.738599494186 Of course, the media on both sides claim a conservative victory or the liberals say it’s a fatal strike against labor.  neil gorsuch

The politicians and the media make a big deal of Neil Gorsuch as the newest justice.  Will …

Here’s How to Fix the Supreme Court

Whenever a U.S. Supreme Court justices tops out at 90+ years of age, a crises begins—who will replace fix the supreme courtthe justice?  Here’s an idea on how to fix the Supreme Court.

The crises occurs because each political party wants to stack the court with jurists they feel will be sympathetic to their positions.  But unlike elected people in congress …

Abolish Grand Jury for Police Behavior??

If a cop kills someone while on duty, the legal response is usually to call for a grand jury hearing.  Should we abolish the grand jury for policegrand jury behavior?  Many people have urged a change in the law. The system could be improved, but I think we should keep the grand jury review as it is.

First of …

Criminal Justice, Bail, and People of Color

criminal justice, bail, and people of colorSo often when I’ve represented people of color in the criminal justice system, they complain that they’ve been denied bail “just because I’m black.”  (Or another color)  There certainly is racism built into the criminal justice system at all stages, but what about bail and people of color? Why does it seem they remain in custody long after …

Defending Sex Offenders

I know this may sound odd, but one of the more common questions I get as a criminal defense lawyer is:  what’s it like to represent a sexsex offenders offender?

After 30 years as a criminal defense lawyer, I’ve defended everyone you can imagine, charged with every kind of crime you can imagine.  Still, I have to say that …