Great Legal Quote of the Day: Thomas Campbell

“What though your cause be baffled,—freemen cast In dungeons, dragged to death, or forced to flee,— Hope is not withered in affliction’s blast,— The patriot’s blood ’s the seed of Freedom’s tree.”   —Thomas Campbell, Trocadero Stanzas, 1808. Sources: http://tinyurl.com/lfze48v http://tinyurl.com/create.php http://spenserians.cath.vt.edu/TextRecord.php?action=GET&textsid=35706 http://www.bartleby.com/270/6/169.html http://izquotes.com/quote/30562

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Raymond Chandler

“The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.” –Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, 1953. Sources: http://tinyurl.com/kwkhgfn https://blog.law.cornell.edu/blog/2008/06/28/our-favorite-quotes-raymond-chandler/ https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/raymondcha101546.html

Massachusetts Appeals Court Reverses Suppression Motion Ruling in Drunk Driving (OUI) Case

CASE NAME and LINK: Commonwealth v. Jamie Baker, ___Mass. App. Ct.____, Appeals Court No. 16-P-783 (May 4, 2017). SUMMARY: The Massachusetts Appeals Court, in a unanimous 3-0 decision written by Associate Justice Granger, reversed the District Court’s granting of a suppression motion in a drunk driving (OUI) case. The District Court had suppressed evidence gathered [...]