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Monday, February 21, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
To most of us, Mr. Omot was just another faceless defendant who had been ground-up in the criminal justice system and wrongfully convicted. However, from my perspective Mr. Omot “came to life” when I got a letter from Tyler Wickman, the outstanding appellate attorney who won Omot’s appeal.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
My coauthor Amy Kushner and I just got a great review of our book, But They Didn’t Read Me My Rights! Myths, Oddities and Lies about Our Legal System. I was pleased to learn that the reviewer was not only entertained, but also picked up on the book’s underlying theme, which he described as disturbing. Here’s an excerpt of the review:
“Regardless of political persuasion or current interest in law, I predict that you will enjoy this book. You may also become disturbed. Aside from trying to be more involved in lawmaking, especially at the local and state levels, I’m not sure what we can do about it.”