Author: Craig

Ranking Rankin

Reporting Last Week’s News Today  It’s official. Judge Michael Rankin is to inherit the caseload of retiring Judge Brook Hedge.  And along with that comes the Wone case and October 2011 trial.  As it appears on the DC Superior Court website:…

In The Beginning

First Night(s) Over the past three years we’ve heard from a number of people who lived on Swann Street at the time of Robert’s murder.  Many of them still do. Almost all vividly remember the night of August 2, 2006 and…

2 Down, 1 To Go

The Long, Strange Trip Continues There may be no better time than the holiday slows and the two-year anniversary of the site to take stock of what’s happened and what lays ahead.   A year from now the civil trial will be over.  We joked…

Let Regan Be Regan

White Shoes and Black Hats? Ten years ago the American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable published a white paper (later revised in 2006) that addressed how the “Lack of respect and confidence seems to have developed in the public’s mind for the trial practice…”   …

Last Minute Gift?

For Sale, No Sale or Sold?  According to a large real estate display add in the local community paper, The DuPont Current, 1509 Swann Street is still up for sale and it remains listed at $1,599,000.  Quite a stocking stuffer.…

Washington Merry-Go-Round

“Who’s on First?  What’s on Second?” It’s a feature of DC Superior Court, and perhaps with other jurisdictions for all we know, that judicial calendars rotate annually.  Stick around these parts long enough and you get to see this play…

Paper Trail

Judge Brook Hedge’s Lasting Impact The dust has settled from last Wednesday’s jam packed status hearing.  Judge Hedge ruled officially on five pending motions. Oral rulings in court parlance; there was no paper released on any of her decisions, so the…

Cold Comfort

Plaintiffs Win the Day at Status Hearing Frigid weather and long, long lines greeted the Court Set at Moultrie on Wednesday morning.  Jurors, attorneys, defendants, media and even judges braved the cold and stood in lines that snaked around the building,…

As Time Goes By

Going Back to Moultrie It’s been nearly six months since the verdict came down in the criminal case.  Judge Lynn Leibovitz’ summertime dose of  cold comfort has given way to an unseasonable blast of frigid weather here in America’s Hockey Capital.…

21 Hours

Plaintiffs Reply to Defense Opposition on the 5th Under DC Civil Code Rule 30(d)(2), the plaintiff is entitled to one day of seven hours of deposition testimony for each defendant, absent a further order of court. Multiply that by three…