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May 10, 2006

more than dandelions

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 5:50 pm

You can never have enough Morden haiku.  Your daily dose
can be found at Morden Haiku, and more are waiting to be un-
covered by browsing the f/k/a archives page for Matt Morden.
tiny check Here are a few samples from this week’s
Morden Haiku:
midday sun
a man gathers
from a roadside verge

“tulipsMorden” larger/ in color

sudden storm
the tulips
brim over

(May 8, 2006)

dune slack
a dandelion clock
fades before orchids

tiny check Here are a few more dandelion haiku from
our Honored Guests:
spring morning
my dog marks
a clump of dandelions
a dandelion field
beneath this moon

breezy afternoon–
dandelion ghosts
float past the daisies

my eyes blur —
dandelion clocks
become sidewalk clouds                

We know that representing yourself often makes good sense in civil
legal matters. [An ABA study showed pro se litigants being more
satisfied with their results than those who had lawyers.]  Well, The
Baltimore Sun reports on an interesting new study about pro se
criminal defendants: 
“Erica Hashimoto, a professor at the University of Georgia
School of Law, recently set out to determine whether empirical
data supported the assumption most lawyers make: that pro se
defendants, as they are technically called, are “either mentally
ill or stupid.”
jailbird neg
“In the study, which is scheduled to be published in the North
Carolina Law Review, Hashimoto found that pro se felony defendants
in state courts were as likely as defendants with counsel to win
complete acquittal. In addition, they were more likely to be convicted
of lesser offenses – misdemeanors rather than felonies.”
The newspaper article has more details.  [via Mark Godsey at CrimLawProf]

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