Today at the close of business was the deadline for filing for candidacy for President of the United States in New Hampshire. Apparently all you need is a spare $1000 to get on the ballot. The candidates are (Don’t ask me who most of them are!) as follows with home state, listed in the order in which they filed by the NH Secretary of State: REPUBLICANS Ron Paul (TX) Fred Karger (CA) Andy Martin (IL) Jon Huntsman (UT) Buddy Roemer (LA) Herman Cain (GA) Vern Wuensche (TX) Rick Santorum (VA) Mark Callahan (OR) Mitt Romney (MA) Hugh Cort (AL) L. John Davis, Jr. (CO) Joe Story (FL) Linden Swift (IN) James Vestermark (KY) Jeff Lawman (NH) Joe Robinson (MA) Keith Drummond (TX) Newt Gingrich (VA) Randy Crow (NC) Michele Bachmann (MN) Michael Meehan (MO) Benjamin Linn (NH) Christopher Hill (KY) Stewart Greenleaf (PA) Gary Johnson (NM) Rick Perry (TX) Timothy Brewer (OH) Kevin Rubash (IL) Bear Betzler (PA) DEMOCRATS Barack Obama (IL) Darcy Richardson (FL) Aldous Tyler (WI) Robert Jordan (CA) John Haywood (NC) Bob Greene (CA) Craig Freis (CA) John Wolfe, Jr. (TN) Randall Terry (WV) Ed Cowen (VT) Cornelius Edward O’Connor (FL) Bob Ely (IL) Edward O’Donnell, Jr. [...]
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So the Globe is getting a big build-up for the soon to be printed Globe Spotlight series on jury waived OUI trials. I expect this to be a big bore to everyone but those who have no clue how a district court works. Let me explain. A busy court like Hingham and Plymouth have many many criminal cases on the docket including OUIs. Now I don’t want to disappoint the naive masses that sit in their homes and complain about what a mess the world is, but many people arrested are not guilty. I’m not saying that didn’t do it, I’m saying it is highly doubtful theCommonwealth can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. This happens with many many cases. Including many OUIs. Now you must understand that jury trials suck. They take up a courtroom for at least a day. It can take a morning or longer to impanel the six jurors then the trial proceeds at much slower pace than a bench trial. It usually takes a day and a half to do a jury trial. Many OUI juries find the defendant not guilty. Happens all the time. Everday. So, you are the chief judge of a [...]
Have we not blogged this yet? But it’s so delicious! Is this the best you’ve got, MassGOP? If so … you’re toast.