A Season Of Thanks

12/31/2009
I moan a lot and rarely speak well of the things I love, at least not in public. It is easier somehow to show a dark streak than it is to share what little light I possess. So I'll try something new here. Let me greet the new year by publicly giving thanks.
First and foremost: I have a...

Hey, Homeland Security: Fuck Off!

12/30/2009
The security police have been busy this holiday season. Why just yesterday, Special Agent Robert Flaherty turned up on the doorstep of a blogger with what purported to be a subpoena and threatened the blogger with arrest if he did not reveal the source of information posted on the blogger's web...

Hysteria 101

12/30/2009
"When planning a purchase to buy or build a new home, the first place a parent needs to research is the registered sex offender registry site provided by the government. It is free. The following link will show you detailed information on sex offenders who reside in your neighborhood. Be sure to...

Fiddling About the Super Bowl

12/29/2009
If there is a God, and if that God has a wicked sense of humor, the following lyrics will be sung at this year's half-time performance at the Super Bowl.
"I'm your wicked Uncle Ernie
I'm glad you won't see or hear me
As I fiddle about ....
"Your mother left me here to mind...

"Fiddle About" at the Super Bowl?

12/29/2009
If there is a God, and if that God has a wicked sense of humor, the following lyrics will be sung at this year's half-time performance at the Super Bowl.
"I'm your wicked Uncle Ernie
I'm glad you won't see or hear me
As I fiddle about ....
"Your mother left me here to mind...

Another Year In The Trenches

12/29/2009
Come next week, I start another trial. This one is a capital felony, although the state is not seeking death. I suppose it's hard for the state to get up enough blood lust when there are no photographs of a mangled corpse to show the jury. In this case, a young woman simply disappeared many years...

Night of the Living Dead, Maryland Style ...

12/28/2009
The murder of 11-year-old Sarah Haley Foxwell in Maryland is already the stuff of legend. Two days before Christmas, the child turned up missing. Her aunt, with whom she lived, had briefly dated a sex offender. As the frantic residents of Salisbury searched for her, panic spread: 3,000 people...

Night of the Living Dead, Maryland Style...

12/28/2009
The murder of 11-year-old Sarah Haley Foxwell in Maryland is already the stuff of legend. Two days before Christmas, the child turned up missing. Her aunt, with whom she lived, had briefly dated a sex offender. As the frantic residents of Salisbury searched for her, panic spread: 3,000 people...

When Even Your Adversaries Agree ...

12/26/2009
A week or so ago, I wrote about a child sex case I had recently tried and lost. The case was terrifying. A girl claimed her uncle had fondled her when she was between the ages of 7 and 10. She first made these allegations when she was a teenager. She testified against my client when she was...

When Even Your Adversaries Agree ...

12/24/2009
A week or so ago, I wrote about a child sex case I had recently tried and lost. The case was terrifying. A girl claimed her uncle had fondled her when she was between the ages of 7 and 10. She first made these allegations when she was a teenager. She testified against my client when she was...
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Norm Pattis is a Connecticut based trial lawyer focused on high stakes criminal cases and civil right violations. He is a veteran of more than 100 jury trials, many resulting in acquittals for people charged with serious crimes, multi-million dollar civil rights and discrimination verdicts, and scores of cases favorably settled.

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