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Louisiana Capital Post-Conviction Project Lawyer Retracts Claim of Unethical Conduct by Blogger:

Patterico, the blogger involved, quotes the message from the lawyer.

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Hank Bowman, MD (mail) (www):
Wow. And this time she was actually able to sound literate.

Good job!

I wonder if she was suffering from some sort of induced disability previously?
3.4.2009 11:01pm
Dave N (mail):
Part of her apology is this sentence: "I acted rashly without thinking about it first."

That describes a lot of blog comments and something I will endeavor as well.

The good news about this kerfuffle is that I found Patterico's blog, which I had not seen before. Not quite the VC, but still very, very good.
3.4.2009 11:53pm
krs:
Admirable of her. I hope the harsh comments (mine included) didn't make it too much harder for her to apologize &retract.
3.5.2009 12:09am
Joe Hiegel:

Wow. And this time she was actually able to sound literate.

Although a visit to The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks might do her some good.
3.5.2009 12:10am
Patterico (mail) (www):
"The good news about this kerfuffle is that I found Patterico's blog, which I had not seen before. Not quite the VC, but still very, very good."

Who knew something good could come out of a bogus threat to report me to the State Bar?
3.5.2009 12:28am
schufa (mail):
Raivo Pommer
raimo1@hot.ee

ING-DiBa krise

Vor einer Falle beim Vergleich von Kreditangeboten warnt die ING-DiBa: Unter Umständen droht eine Herabstufung der Bonität durch die Schufa, die Schutzgemeinschaft für allgemeine Kreditsicherung. Das kann zur Folge haben, dass ein Kreditantrag abgelehnt wird oder der Kredit nur zu einem höheren Zinssatz zu erhalten ist.

Keine Gefahr besteht nach den Angaben der Experten, wenn eine Bank Einheitskonditionen für alle Kreditnehmer ausweist und beim Angebotsvergleich keine persönlichen Daten angegeben werden müssen. Aufpassen sollten Verbraucher bei der Jagd nach Kreditschnäppchen hingegen bei Banken, die den Zins von der Bonität des Kunden abhängig machen.

Erkennen lassen sich solche Angebote daran, dass kein fester Zinssatz ausgewiesen wird, sondern mit Begriffen wie beispielsweise "Ratenkredite ab 6,9 Prozent" geworben wird. Um ein konkretes Angebot zu erhalten, müssen Verbraucher bei solchen Geldinstituten ihre Adressdaten sowie weitere Angaben zur Einkommens- und Vermögenslage hinterlassen. Um den bonitätsabhängigen Zins zu ermitteln, fragt dann die Bank auf Basis dieser Daten bei der Schufa an
3.5.2009 7:12am
Fugle:
Auf English bitte.

Wrong thread as well, if my german does not fail me too much, you are talking about loan applications and such.
3.5.2009 9:35am
enjointhis:
Heh. So if I understand, an attorney with a hugely unpalatable and likely unwinnable case (a) worries (perhaps erroneously) about potential witness tampering, (b) gets upset, (c) says things off-the-cuff that were probably ill-thought out, and (d) apologizes. I'm not really sure where the story is, except that the attorney had the misfortune of complaining with respect to a nationally-read blog.

Having said any number of stupid things to attorneys, which I'd rather be forgotten; and having represented people in situations where memories were ... er, uncertain, and subject to flavoring, ... I have to say I certainly feel empathy towards the attorney.

No, I don't condone her tactics, and yes, I'm a believer in investigative journalism, etc. But I really don't think she needs to be pilloried throughout nationwide blogs for what, in my mind, was zealous (albeit misguided) concern for her client.
3.5.2009 10:15am
corneille1640 (mail):
Patterico:


Who knew something good could come out of a bogus threat to report me to the State Bar?

I thought you said in your blog that you would never speak of this again.
3.5.2009 10:23am
wfjag:
Ms. Kelly learned an important lesson -- when the building around you is on fire, get out of the building. Many attorneys simply press on -- to their embarrassment and their clients' detriment.
3.5.2009 11:35am
Kirk:
Patterico,
Who knew something good could come out of a bogus threat to report me to the State Bar?
Surely you've heard the line, "I don't care what you print about me, as long as you spell my name right"? :-)
3.5.2009 12:57pm
Patterico (mail) (www):
"I thought you said in your blog that you would never speak of this again."

CAUGHT IN BLATANT HYPOCRISY BY CARNEILLE1640!

OK, let me try again:

Who knew something good could come out of a negative experience such as the one that I have solemnly pledged never to mention again, but you can probably guess what it is because it's the topic of the post I am commenting on?

Better?
3.5.2009 3:18pm
jens böhrnsen (mail):
Raivo Pommer
raimo1@hot.ee

Gegen krise

Die norddeutschen Länder wollen gemeinsam beim Bund für ihre Verkehrsprojekte kämpfen. Hamburgs Bürgermeister Ole von Beust (CDU) sagte heute nach einem Treffen mit den Regierungschefs von Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen, Bremen und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Berlin müsse sich der Hinterlandanbindung der Häfen und der Infrastruktur mehr widmen: "Wichtig ist uns, dass der Bund verstärkt einsteigt." Aus dem Konjunkturprogramm I sei nicht genug angekommen. "Da geht es darum, das aufzustocken." Bremens Bürgermeister Jens Böhrnsen (SPD) betonte: "Dazu gehört auch, dass wir (...) deutlich machen, dass der Anteil des Bundes an Hafeninvestitionen und vor allem auch an der Hafenunterhaltung viel zu gering ist."
3.5.2009 3:28pm
mariner:
enjointhis:
But I really don't think she needs to be pilloried throughout nationwide blogs for what, in my mind, was zealous (albeit misguided) concern for her client.

She wasn't.

She was pilloried (rightly IMO) for rashly attempting to intimidate someone who wrote something she didn't like.
3.5.2009 5:11pm
neurodoc:
A bit OT, but not entirely I think, since relates to what a member of the bar can/cannot say about a case in which they are not involved...

An end-of-life case somewhat different with respect to the medical facts ("minimally conscious state" rather than "persistant vegetative state") from the Schiavo one, but like Schiavo very much in the public eye and emotionally charged was pending before a judge in Canada last year. A retired appellate court judge there authored an op-ed piece in the local newspaper blasting the sitting judge hearing the matter for not going directly to the answer that the retired judge thought right. (Though I have no expertise in Canadian law, I thought the retired judge showed himself to be both uninformed and unthinking.) Was it improper for the retired judge to sound off in this fashion in an inflamed op-ed piece while the case was before the active trial court judge. Or as an attorney not himself involved in the case, moreover now retired from the bench, was he as much at liberty to say whatever he thought as any other citizen? If the same thing happened here in the US, would it amount to an ethical violation or breach some judicial code?

If anyone here is reasonably confident as to the answer, I'd very much like to hear it.
3.6.2009 1:18am

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