Gruender on Trump’s Short List

18 05 2016


Raymond Gruender is currently on Appeals-8.  A Bush 43 appointee.  St. Louis native, WU Law grad.  He was the 1994 Republican nominee sacrificial lamb for Bob McCulloch in the race for St. Louis County Circuit Attorney, among other things.

I don’t know that much about him, he doesn’t seems to have distinguished himself in either the good or bad directions in my mind, so I don’t really know what he would do on SCOTUS.

He Should Be Sharing a Prison Cell With Jerry Sandusky

9 05 2016

Wynne, Arkansas


Resign?  Just resign, that’s it?  Sounds to me this is a violation of a whole book full of felonies.  Incidentally, Cross County, Ark. is about a 3-1 white-black ratio, and his curious case dispensation habits involved young men, so probably I would hazard to guess that there’s at least an even ratio between black and white victims, and probably more black than white.

Speaking of Jerry Sandusky, there’s news on that front, too.  Last week we found out that he’s been at it since 1976, this week the year is pushed back to 1971.  He came on as defensive coordinator at Penn State in 1969.  Point being, for decades, not just years, a lot of people knew but kept lips zipped.

Need More Crime Scene Tape

21 04 2016


Fed judge:  IDs of witnesses that testified at the Darren Wilson grand jury have to be made available to attorneys in the Michael Brown family wrongful death lawsuit against Ferguson, its former police chief and Darren Wilson himself.

Supposedly, their names will have to be kept confidential.

If I was one of these witnesses, I wouldn’t bet on that, and I’d be leaving town right now.  Before my body ends up as a chalk line within yellow crime scene tape.

Lump of Cole

28 03 2016

Jefferson City

A state trial level judge in the Cole County circuit has found that the state’s municipal court reform bill of last year is unconstitutional, because it treats St. Louis County and its municipalities differently than it treats the rest of the state.  It’ll probably be appealed, but as far as replacement legislation, even now, it’s too late for any fresh new bill to have a chance to become law; there’s only a month and a half left in the session.

I’m not a big fan of the bill that passed last year, because it’s underpowered.  Even taken at the letter of the law, it still leaves fine and ticket revenue dependent municipalities a lot of latitude to fuck around with people, and don’t count on the state to enforce the law to its letter; an earlier muni court reform law has been mostly ignored.  I think that any solution short of actually prohibiting monetary punishments for fines and tickets is underpowered.

There’s a Google in Every Guatemalan Peasant That Sneaks Across the Border

8 03 2016

Washington, D.C.

That’s a pretty good summary of Zuckerberg’s argument.

He forgot to include in his brief anything about cheaper labor helping multi-billionaires getting even more filthy rich.

Provel Crow

27 02 2016


Headline wants us to think that there’s some George Wallace standing in the school house door.

Read down, and you’ll find out that the real reason is a Federal court decision based on 1980’s racial demographics.

The Law Works (For Once)

24 02 2016



St. Louis to pay nearly $800K in racial discrimination lawsuit involving police sergeant

City police Sgt. David Bonenberger, who won a racial discrimination case over a lost assignment, is about to be paid the $620,000 he won about two years ago in a federal lawsuit, plus $172,000 in attorney’s fees.

The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider the case, leaving the city without further appeals.

Bonenberger, who is white, sued in 2012, claiming he was passed over for assistant director at the police academy. The suit alleged that Lt. Michael Muxo, then the director, told Bonenberger not to bother to apply because the job was going to a black woman under orders from Lt. Col. Reggie Harris, who also is black.

I wonder why Reggie Harris wanted a black woman working under him.

That interrogatory is a double entendre, ICYMI.


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