Friday, July 06, 2007

But I love Google.

And Sitemeter. Recent Google searches:

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sometimes I hate my job.

I have something to say about the little prick commuting Libby's sentence. First, the idea that Libby's sentence is unreasonable is the worst kind of horseshit I've seen in a long time. I'm having a hard time reconciling the statement that a sentence in harmony with the sentencing guidelines is unreasonable with the fact that the Supreme Court (with its seven Republican -two Bush II- appointees) ruled just a couple of weeks ago that any sentence within the guidelines is presumptively reasonable.

Add to that the fact that I'm working on a sentencing memorandum on behalf of a client who pled guilty to illegal re-entry after deportation for a felony. Problem: the felony was vacated due to constitutional infirmity. Now I'm trying to persuade the sentencing court that applying a 16 level enhancement to his sentence for the prior felony, which was vacated for being in violation of his constitutional rights, would constitute a further violation.

Short version: the client's looking at an additional three-plus years for having a prior conviction that is a constitutional nullity. And so far it's kosher in this Circuit. Fuckers. So this crying and hand-wringing over Libby makes me physically ill.

Reasonable for me, but not for thee.