December 2008 Archives

December 10, 2008

Suing Obama - an Urban County Perspective

The Supreme Court of the United States, as political a body as exists anywhere in this country, made a sensible decision this week: Not to hear the frivolous case challenging the qualifications of Barack H. Obama to be President of the United States on a theory that he isn't a citizen.  Nice to know a Democratic could get a fair vote in the high court.  The legal theory had also been leveled against John McCain in another court to the same result.

Amazing that in 2008, in California, in an urban county such as San Diego, educated people in big, expensive houses, have been holding out hope that 5 members of the court would require a trial on this subject.  Recently, I received the ravings of such a person, someone who believes that special rules should apply to Mr. Obama that don't apply to John McCain and others.  The rule had been applied to the person who sued Mr. McCain, but in the mind of this person a different standard should be applied to Obama because he's not a rightful person to hold the highest office in the world.

It's amazing there are people who can't believe the lawfully appointed or elected officials of Hawaii to tell the truth about their records.  Are these people the urban and daylight equivalent of those who believe in flying saucers and alien abductions?

December 1, 2008

Hardest Part of Being a Divorce Lawyer?

A long time friend, and fellow divorce lawyer, has a unique sense of humor.

During a discussion of the problems of managing clients, he said the hardest part of his practice is keeping the 80% of his clients who love him from meeting the 20% of his clients who hate him.

Seems to be the right perspective.  A small percentage of your clients hate you no matter what you do for them, largely because it's always someone else's fault and as the lawyer who charged them money you become an obvious target.