Monday, March 31, 2014

More Fast and Furious fallout: Former US attorney is reprimanded for leaking documents

More Fast and Furious fallout: Former US attorney is reprimanded for leaking documents.  Lawyers should avoid leaking documents.  It usually doesn't work well for any lawyer, but, if you are a US Attorney or former US Attorney, then  privilege issues and issues of national security often exist.  That's what happened to this guy.  Bad situation. 

Tools for lawyers worried that NSA is eavesdropping on their confidential conversations

Tools for lawyers worried that NSA is eavesdropping on their confidential conversations.  The simple solution is to meet in person.  Even that poses problems if someone is spying on you, but, if someone is tailing you, then you have some pretty serious issues.  NSA may be listening in on you, and that raises interesting questions as to whether national security interests override the ancient attorney client privilege.  Courts have held the 4th amendment may not apply.  If that doesn't apply, then how could the attorney client privilege?  Also, once that information is known, how can it ever be unknown?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Law prof is pepper-sprayed during lecture by man who demands a citizen's arrest

Law prof is pepper-sprayed during lecture by man who demands a citizen's arrest.  Nice.  Not sure why I find this so humorous, but I do.  Perhaps this nut job was a member of the Tea Party, but I doubt he would have gotten into law school if he were.  He may be slightly smarter than your average Tea Partier, but he is at George Mason, so it isn't likely. 

In 'revolutionary' ruling, NLRB says football players are employees of Northwestern, can unionize

In 'revolutionary' ruling, NLRB says football players are employees of Northwestern, can unionize.  This is great news.  Players should be able to unionize.  They certainly work for their respective universities.  The work they provide is not adequately compensated because there is no guarantee a college education will make them money.  Effectively they are not paid wages commensurate with the value of the services they provide.  It is fundamentally inequitable.  Unions help combat inequality in the workplace.  Otherwise management would run over the workers--and it does where unions don't exist or are weaker.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Judge strikes Oklahoma lethal injection law because source of drugs is secret

Judge strikes Oklahoma lethal injection law because source of drugs is secret.  I am glad to see this.  Lethal injection is brutal and inhumane as is the death penalty.  The death penalty is inequitable because it is utilized disproportionately against minorities, often under dubious circumstances.  Hundreds of innocent people have been executed in this country, and that is antithetical to our republican form of government.

Why don't lawyers get technology?

Lawyers tend to be behind the curve.  They don't get technology.  Not all lawyers but most lawyers.  It has been my experience that many lawyers suck at technology.  My favorite example is when lawyers don't know the difference between a text message and an e-mail.

I also enjoy the blank stares I often get from more senior lawyers when I mention Twitter.  It is amusing yet sad because there are so many potential benefits to technology.  First, technology connects people.  Second, it makes you more interesting.  People want to use lawyers they like.  Technology can make you more likable, and that's a tall order for lawyers.  There are many other reasons and voluminous tomes written about this topic.

Justices appear ready to accept that some corporations can assert religious freedoms under RFRA

Justices appear ready to accept that some corporations can assert religious freedoms under RFRA.  No Hobby Lobby shouldn't be able to dictate what a woman does with her body.  That is absurd, and it is abhorrent they are even trying to take this stance.  The argument that the woman can always work elsewhere doesn't hold water as is this BS "religious freedom" argument.  It is sexist and unrealistic as are most free market/ultra-religious arguments.  People who think like this really want unfettered capitalism and a theocracy.

Court filing seeks information about Malaysia Air crash

Court filing seeks information about Malaysia Air crash.  This is a fascinating case, and it will be fun litigation I'm sure.  It does raise interesting jurisdictional questions.  I suspect there will be law suits all over the world.  I think the plane crashed somewhere, and they don't know where it is because the tracking device was cut off.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Former TV judge Joe Brown goes to jail after he is found in contempt; hear the audio

Former TV judge Joe Brown goes to jail after he is found in contempt; hear the audio.  I listened to this earlier today.  It is pretty bad ass, and "Judge" Joe Brown is good on his feet.  Of course, he erred in telling the judge he didn't have the authority to make a ruling and calling the court a sham.  Reminds me of the Al Pacino movie where his character yells to everyone, "You are all out of order!" 

Women are squarely in the picture where law and technology combine

Women are squarely in the picture where law and technology combine.  Glad to see women doing well in technology.  I'm not surprised at all.  Nice article, and I look forward to it coming out in the April 1st ABA Journal.

The venerable Martindale-Hubbell says it’s still viable, vital

The venerable Martindale-Hubbell says it’s still viable, vital.  It is about as viable as analog phones.  No younger lawyer I know puts much stock in this company.  If you buy the books, they give you a rating.  This assumes your friends fill out the form the right way.  Ratings organizations tend to be BS anyway or at least that's been my experience.

Catch up with tech or lose your career, judges warn lawyers

Catch up with tech or lose your career, judges warn lawyers.  Lots of lawyers suck at technology.  I see it everyday, and it scares me because technology is vital.  Technology creates opportunities to interact and connect in ways never thought possible.  It expands the market, but it can also leave you behind if you remain ignorant.  Lawyers often remain ignorant to their detriment.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Swedish 'serial killer' who falsely confessed is freed

Swedish 'serial killer' who falsely confessed is freed.  The opposite of the villain in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, which is excellent if you haven't read it.  I've read all three, and I highly recommend each book.  The Scandinavian novel is quite a robust genre.  I wonder who the real killer was here?

Fracking company owner pleads guilty to dumping waste in Ohio river

Fracking company owner pleads guilty to dumping waste in Ohio river.  Sounds like an energy company I've heard of.  This guy pled guilty to felonious dumping of waste.  That's a crime in North Carolina.  It is essentially don't dump your crap in the wrong place.  We've seen lots of dumping lately in North Carolina with the coal ash dump in the Dan River as well as other fracking mishaps.

Judge Joe Brown in jail for contempt of court

A Memphis judge recently threw TV personality and lawyer, Judge Joe Brown, in jail for contempt.  According to witnesses in a Memphis courtroom, Brown was belligerent while representing a juvenile in juvenile court.  Brown served a three day sentence for contempt of court.  Quite a story.  He did always seem somewhat hostile, but maybe that's me.

Businesses face e-discovery issues with social media

Businesses face e-discovery issues with social media.  Is social media onerous for businesses?  This short article makes it sound that way.  Are businesses responsible for the things their employees say on social media?  Possibly if the employees have actual or apparent authority to speak on behalf of the business.  Businesses are liable if their employees breach confidentiality for the business's clients or if employees otherwise expose clients to liability regardless of actual or apparent authority to speak on behalf of the business.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Too many prisons, not enough schools

This point was rammed home the other day on NPR where they ran a segment on prisons.  In particular, prisons are big business and major employers.  About 11,000 is spent per capita per student in the United States.  80,000 is spent per capita per prisoner.  The main reasons for this: racism and overcrimilzation of drugs.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

'Gay panic' criminal defense strategies should be curtailed by legislation, ABA House resolves

'Gay panic' criminal defense strategies should be curtailed by legislation, ABA House resolves.  I can't believe "gay panic" was a valid defense.  What if I wanted to use a redneck panic defense?  Or how about idiot panic defense?  Or maybe possible Westboro Baptist Church defense?  I hope states will ban the use of "gay panic" defenses and equally irrational defenses to irrational behavior.

Westboro leader Fred Phelps Sr. dies; his church's funeral protests changed federal law

Westboro leader Fred Phelps Sr. dies; his church's funeral protests changed federal law.  This bum was a disbarred lawyer.  He protested military funerals and disparaged homosexual people.  Westboro Baptist Church members often say, "God hates fags."  Westboro is a worthless, and I am glad Phelps is gone.  I doubt he went to Heaven.

TMI should be classified as a mental disorder in the new DSM-V

TMI (too much information) should be classified as a mental disorder in the new DSM-V.  People post way too much crap on Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media, much of it damaging to their reputations and economic interests.  People forget this crap never goes away.  It is out there in the ether forever.  What would Rust Cohle have to say about that?  He went off the grid, and he was right.  After all we are just in a circle that repeats itself.  Roland Deschain would agree too.

So my suggestion to those who ramble on and on about their health issues, people dying or their religion: SHUT UP.  Don't just shut up--SHUT THE HELL UP.  People will thank you for it.  

Lawyer suspended for posting video of undercover drug buy in mistaken belief it exonerated client

Lawyer suspended for posting video of undercover drug buy in mistaken belief it exonerated client.  This lawyer is an idiot.  I am surprised he wasn't disbarred.  It is hard to imagine how this lawyer thought he would help his client by doing this.  Social media can really hurt people when they give too much information.  TMI should be classified as a mental disorder in the new DSM-V.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I'm speaking to the City of Winston-Salem employees

Topic is wills and estates.  I frequently give these talks.  I enjoy it, and it is a good way to give back.  We have wonderful city employees.  Some years ago I took the City of WS University where I learned all about city government.  I also served on the Recreation and Parks Commission for 6 years. I've developed a great admiration for what these employees do.

More lawyers are embracing change—even though ‘old normalists’ are still the majority - ABA Journal

More lawyers are embracing change—even though ‘old normalists’ are still the majority - ABA Journal.  Lawyers suck at change, and they tend to suck at business.  Both of these assertions are putting it mildly.  The symposium mentioned in the article cited was timely, and it is illustrative of a trend in the law wherein the law is moving towards operating more like a business.  In the past, firms operated as a hybrid of sorts.  Now that rickety hybrid is about to breakdown on the side of the road.

Lawyer convicted of prostitution is suspended; ethics officials say she didn't disclose job

Lawyer convicted of prostitution is suspended; ethics officials say she didn't disclose job.  This sounds like a Lifetime movie or if done better like a Sundance Film Festival movie.  This woman's name is Nicki, so it stands to reason she would be a stripper or prostitute.  When Shakespeare said, "What is in a name?" the implication was quite a lot.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Death-row inmate released after 30 years; evidence shows he was elsewhere at time of murder

Death-row inmate released after 30 years; evidence shows he was elsewhere at time of murder.  This is why the jury system is so flawed.  Juries often get it wrong.  Police get it wrong.  DAs get it wrong.  I am reading Actual Innocence by Barry Scheck, and it is appalling how much the DA screwed up on the case discussed.  It is disgusting.

Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau gets 10 years in criminal contempt case over diet-book claims

Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau gets 10 years in criminal contempt case over diet-book claims.  Wasn't he a favorite of FOX News?  Fair and balanced?  Well they do have G. Gordon Liddy, the biggest crook of them all.  Trudeau was on TV as recently as a few months ago hocking his crap books.  I guess he could sell stuff quite well kind of like Billy Mayes, who had a heart attack and died after getting all coked up. 

Lawyers shouldn't be afraid of pro bono work

Lawyers shouldn't be afraid of pro bono work.  If they are, then they are selfish and petty.  Quite frankly, they don't deserve to be lawyers or that's my view of it.  As lawyers, we are imbued with good brains and good skills necessary to solve problems and help other people.  This means we need to do pro bono work.  We need to get "off the clock" and help our fellow human beings.  It doesn't take long, and it can make a difference in the client's life and, quite frankly, the lawyer's life.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lawyers in prestige positions aren't as happy as those in public service-jobs, study finds

Lawyers in prestige positions aren't as happy as those in public service-jobs, study finds.  This doesn't surprise me.  In addition, judges are the happiest of all.  This really doesn't surprise me as it is good to be a judge.  You can do what you want for the most part.

Lawyers tend to stink at marketing (but they think they are great at it)

Lawyers tend to stink at marketing, yet they think they are great at it.  I've determined there are two ways to bring in clients: 1) be good at what you do and 2) get yourself out there.  These are vague notions, but they are often over looked and over simplified.  Lawyers either believe marketing is easy or they believe there is nothing they can do.  That odd, diametrically opposed dichotomy has always puzzled me.

Being good at what you do is essential.  Clients deserve it, and you owe it to yourself.  Clients talk.  If they are happy, they will refer business to you.  If they are unhappy, they will crap all over you.  And that crap will bury you.

Get yourself out there.  Speak to civic groups.  Do free seminars.  Write articles.  Write a blog.  Tweet.  Go on the radio.  If you are telegenic and have contacts, go on news stations.  News stations are always looking to fill time, but you need to be good at it.  The key is to speak clearly, succinctly and conversationally.  Look at the person talking to you not to the camera.

Quite frankly, going to a few business events won't bring in clients.  You have to work at it methodically.  Be good at what you do, and work hard to get yourself out there.  Over time you will see the benefits.  I certainly have.

Fallout from claimed sunken treasure discovery dogs law firm

Fallout from claimed sunken treasure discovery dogs law firm.  Doctoring the emeralds with Krazy Glue is a new one.  I've never had a case dealing with treasure.  It isn't exactly a common occurrence in the everyday practice of law.  In fact, you are required to have an LLM in order to practice maritime law.

How to tackle gun violence without violating 2nd Amendment rights? Legal leaders share strategies

How to tackle gun violence without violating 2nd Amendment rights? Legal leaders share strategies.  The 2nd Amendment isn't an absolute right.  NO right is an absolute right.  Rights are relational, and the Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized this idea.  Sadly idiots use guns recklessly and violently such as the man who fired into a car of kids playing their radio (the racist jerk didn't like rap music).  The man and George Zimmerman should get together and have a beer.  They are both the same kind of crazy.  Until we have an assault weapons ban and more restrictions on gun ownership we will continue to see more senseless violence.

The other day at a Jimmy John's I saw a young guy with a holstered gun and some camouflage jacket.  He didn't need a hand gun, and I feel confident he wasn't a responsible gun owner.  He certainly didn't seem like a responsible adult because no responsible adult carries a holstered gun into a Jimmy John's near a mall.  Clearly the guy had masculinity issues and a screw loose as a lot of these people do. I think he was trying to impress the girl he was with because he couldn't do it by himself.  If you aren't responsible in day-to-day life, you aren't going to be a responsible gun owner.

Producers seek 'everyday lawyer' to host reality TV show

Producers seek 'everyday lawyer' to host reality TV show.  This should be a good topic.  I'm surprised this kind of show hasn't been attempted in the past in the United States.  I know it has been quite successful in the United Kingdom.  I expect it will do well here also.  People hate lawyers, but they love to watch TV shows and read books about them.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Why being too handsome doomed Matthew McConaughey's lawsuit

Why being too handsome doomed Matthew McConaughey's lawsuit.  I don't blame him for filing the lawsuit, but I applaud defense counsel for his ingenuity.  I've never heard a "too handsome" defense, but I suppose it works in this instance.

Posner: Appeal brief is 'a gaunt, pathetic document'; lawyer 'shenanigans' should have been reported

Posner: Appeal brief is 'a gaunt, pathetic document'; lawyer 'shenanigans' should have been reported.  This lawyer needs to contact his malpractice carrier for multiple reasons.  Likewise, he may have issues with the Georgia State Bar due to possibly not withholding funds to pay liens on a personal injury lawsuit.  This isn't the kind of publicity you want.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lawyer says client took cyanide pill in court to commit suicide after guilty verdict

Lawyer says client took cyanide pill in court to commit suicide after guilty verdict.  I wonder where he got the cyanide pill.  Someone clearly wasn't watching him in jail unless he was out on bail.  I suspect he was out on bail, so he was able to obtain the lethal pill.  I'm not sure where you would get a cyanide pill nowadays.  Odd story.

NSA tells ABA it is 'firmly committed' to rule of law and 'bedrock' attorney-client privilege

NSA tells ABA it is 'firmly committed' to rule of law and 'bedrock' attorney-client privilege.  Of course the NSA spies on people.  I don't like it, but it is necessary.  We do not live in a world of absolute right to privacy.  I feel confident we have always been spied on, but electronic surveillance is much easier to conduct than traditional spying, so now we have more spying.  So-called "data-mining" is here to stay.  Unfortunately it is the price of freedom.  It is a question of degree and who the NSA is spying on.

Pregnant mom who doesn't want dad in the delivery room makes the rules, judge says

Pregnant mom who doesn't want dad in the delivery room makes the rules, judge says.  I agree with the ruling.  Once the baby is born, however, the father has the right to see his child until he proves he is an unfit parent or otherwise relinquishes his parental rights.  Prior to the birth of the baby, it is a question of the woman's right to privacy and her power over her reproductive health.  Therefore, if the woman chooses, the man should be banned from the delivery room.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

One-sentence SCOTUS dissent suggests court should consider issue of secret death-penalty drugs

One-sentence SCOTUS dissent suggests court should consider issue of secret death-penalty drugs.  These pharmacies should be revealed.  When you are essentially hangmen, people should know who you are.  If the company profits from killing people, reveal the company's name so those opposed to the death penalty can picket the company and boycott the company.

Supreme Court rules for landowner disputing US claim to bike-trail right of way

Supreme Court rules for landowner disputing US claim to bike-trail right of way.  Rails to trails gets wacked.  That's a shame.  This is a step back for federal power as SCOTUS ruled the federal right of way no longer exists.  I remember the case cited as the 8-1 majority's authority.  I believe we read it second semester in law school.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Formal office attire is a must at this law firm; name partner says younger lawyers should take note

Formal office attire is a must at this law firm; name partner says younger lawyers should take note.  Lawyers should "look the part" because it is a sign of respect for their clients.  There are exceptions such as snow days where it is hard to wear a suit and dress shoes.  Also, some offices take part in casual Fridays.  There has been a shift towards more casual dress, and that's not a bad thing.  Formal dress some days and casual other days is the best way.  Variety is good.  It depends on the situation.

Former Dewey chairman and three others are criminally charged in alleged 'effort to cook the books'

Former Dewey chairman and three others are criminally charged in alleged 'effort to cook the books'

Perhaps the firm moniker "Dewey, Cheatum & Howe" is more appropriate.  This is my favorite humorous name for a law firm.  All kidding aside, cash flow issues can affect even the most prosperous law firms.  Running a successful law firm is a day to day job.  Clients and money can be gone tomorrow.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lawyers shouldn't be able to ask to take over a case from another lawyer(s)

Lawyers shouldn't be in the business of perusing the advance sheets to find cases that may make it into the news and may make law the attorney believes advances a particular political agenda.  But lawyers do this all the time under the guise of "pro bono" appellate representation.  There are enough people out there with legitimate legal needs that a lawyer doesn't need to chase cases in order to support some corporation's so-called "freedom of contract."  This seems fundamentally off to me, and it is a distortion of the ideal of pro bono publico.

Lawyer is accused of smuggling sex toy into jail

Lawyer is accused of smuggling sex toy into jail.  God what an embarrassing story.  This lawyer will never be taken seriously again.  I can't think of anything much worse than this.  There are worse things, criminal activity of a much more heinous nature.  As far as personally embarrassing crap goes, this is up there at the top.

Dad must pay half of his daughter's law school expenses at Cornell,appeals court says

Dad must pay half of his daughter's law school expenses at Cornell, appeals court says.  Cornell isn't cheap.  My girlfriend went there, and she knows best of all how expensive it is.  I'm not sure how undergraduate compares to law school, but both are expensive.  She went to the Cornell Hotel School (My favorite t-shirt, which she gave me for her birthday, says "Hotelies are Gorges," and she is gorgeous).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Abu-Jamal appellate work derails lawyer's nomination to lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

Abu-Jamal appellate work derails lawyer's nomination to lead DOJ Civil Rights Division.  This is unfortunate.  I cannot believe this nominee would be blocked because he represented someone from the Black Panthers.  I'm disappointed.  Shameful.

Rejection letter reveals 7th Circuit judge's plan to retire

Rejection letter reveals 7th Circuit judge's plan to retire.  One word to describe the clerkship applicant: jerk.  I hope the applicant gets blackballed in the Chicago legal community.  You don't "sh___ where you eat," and I hope the Above the Law (www.abovethelaw.com) article will hurt this applicant.  What an immature move.  Good luck to the judge though.

Stash of $10 million in buried gold coins offers lesson in property and tax law

Stash of $10 million in buried gold coins offers lesson in property and tax law.  The old Scottish proverb, "finders keepers, losers weepers," applies here, yet the "weepers" are probably dead.  It is unusual to find a pot of gold or other buried treasure.  I'm glad this couple decided to consult a lawyer.  You never know what nuts may come out of the woodwork or be unearthed by such a windfall.  End hackneyed, trite expressions now.  Fin.

Indiana judge is removed from office for rude conduct, delayed dispositions and retaliation

Indiana judge is removed from office for rude conduct, delayed dispositions and retaliation.  In North Carolina, there is no way to check this kind of thing.  There is a judicial survey sent out by the North Carolina Bar Association, but it is not legally binding.  It can influence behavior, however.  Unfortunately, the General Assembly scrapped the Judicial Commission, which was supposed to hear complaints against judges.  The Governor refused to veto the bill.  Now complaints against judges go to the North Carolina Supreme Court, where the hearings are held in secret without a transcript.  I won't say which political party could possibly get a better deal here, but you can figure it out.  Ah...Citizens United, your tentacles are wrapped around our state.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Driver who posted YouTube video of 24-minute drive around 26-mile NYC loop nixes plea offer

Driver who posted YouTube video of 24-minute drive around 26-mile NYC loop nixes plea offer.  Normally I don't mind Canadians, but this guy is an idiot.  I assume using his phone while driving is the basis of the charge.  In New York, you can't use your phone unless you have a hands free device.  Why do people insist on incriminating themselves this way?  I will never know, but maybe you can do this in Canada.  Rob Ford has gotten away with worse, eh.

Man sues moistened-wipes makers over plumbing bills; defendant stands by product's 'flushability'

Man sues moistened-wipes makers over plumbing bills; defendant stands by product's 'flushability'.  How hard is it to use the trashcan?  Some things don't flush.  How dumb can you be?  This is the kind of lawsuit that undermines legitimate litigation.

When you have a court date, don't miss it

I can't believe the excuses people come up when they don't want to go to court.  "Call the judge and tell him I can't make it" is one--that's not really an excuse.  This is idiotic because why would a litigant presume you can miss court because you "can't make it"?  It is preposterous, and a judge won't take your case seriously; this presumes they are lenient and won't outright dismiss your case.

The overarching excuse for everything lately is the weather.  Yesterday's weather event wasn't bad at all.  There was no reason for people to miss work or school, but I am convinced people will use the weather as an excuse because they don't want to come to work or go to school.  Safety has nothing to do with it.

Monday, March 3, 2014

School district that outed lesbian student to her mom reluctantly agrees to settle

School district that outed lesbian student to her mom reluctantly agrees to settle.  Once again Texas is leading the way off the cliff into the abyss.  And they call North Carolina backwards due to our recent governmental chicanery.  We have nothing on them--actually we do, but it is nice to see another state exhibit worse stupidity.

Even though the weather is bad, I'm still going to my speaking engagement

In spite of the weather, I am still going to my speaking engagement in Lewisville, where I will talk about, "Ten Things Everyone Should Know About the Law."  It has proven to be a popular talk in the past, and I hope people will show up.  I also hope the food is good because the drive will likely take awhile.

Sprint worker uploaded intimate photos from my trade-in phone to my Facebook page, woman's suit says

Sprint worker uploaded intimate photos from my trade-in phone to my Facebook page, woman's suit says

As if Sprint needs another black eye. They got one here. This is why people should delete pictures that may not be flattering or are otherwise personal. There are trolls out there--lots of them--and they don't lie dormant.  Don't confuse them with gnomes, which are nice and jovial. 

Juror, 70, who is serving 6-month contempt sentence must stay in the slammer during appeal

Juror, 70, who is serving 6-month contempt sentence must stay in the slammer during appeal.  I hope this guy gets more. He is a real jerk. I can't believe he would take his duties as a juror so lightly. When jurors act like this it undermines the whole system. Likewise, it creates ample grounds for appeal if it results in a conviction.

SCOTUS accepts teeth-whitening case; could decision impair state bars' ability to regulate lawyers?

SCOTUS accepts teeth-whitening case; could decision impair state bars' ability to regulate lawyers? I don't know where SCOTUS will come down on this, but I fear the worst. Who should regulate lawyers other than lawyers? Certainly not the legislature, especially non-lawyer legislators. It should be lawyers and only lawyers.  This case will have far repercussions in North Carolina and other states.

Two years after ex-wife is accused in alleged murder plot, dad is still seeking custody of daughter

Two years after ex-wife is accused in alleged murder plot, dad is still seeking custody of daughter. Neither person is a fit parent, but I'm not so sure the grandparents are fit either. Their daughter did try and have her husband killed. Doesn't sound like much mental stability exists in that gene pool. I feel sorry for the little girl.