Wednesday, May 21, 2008

An Interesting Entry at the Texas Appellate Law Blog

Just passing along the information in this case, no comment. The Texas Appellate Law Blog.

"Lawyers from across the state have volunteered to represent children from the Yearning for Zion Ranch in El Dorado. Many of the volunteers are neither family lawyers nor trial lawyers and are unfamiliar with the steps required to preserve the appellate record or to prosecute an appeal. These lawyers could use an appellate mentor now."


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3 comments:

didy said...

Congratulations on your new job. I suspect you have the stuff to make you a valuable asset to your employer.

I've been reading your comments on the FLDS Texas raid, and they've been very good. I found you through a search engine, in my daily attempts to keep up with the case.

I'm not FLDS, or LDS, or a Texan, or a polygamous, but I fear what is becoming of my country.

Hugh McBryde said...

Thanks, I'm a conservative (very) Presbyterian in Montana. I too share the concern for our country and as I have said, see this as a grave constitutional crisis.

didy said...

I'm a "conservative" too, but that label is also applied to governor Perry. Yet he is the one who tried, with the stoke of a pen, to make sexual guinea pigs of all the state's 11 year old girls by trying to force his sexual health choices on them (Gardasil). That was an attempt at a convoluted money making scheme at the expense of the best interest of children and parental rights, and so is this FLDS mess, imo.

We have to fear modern "conservatives" as well as liberals. Let's face it, Stalin and Hitler would have agreed on a lot of things, save economics. What we should fear is statists and authoritarians of both parties, at this point.

After all, one of President Bush's first actions was to pass NCLB with Ted Kennedy, and it would have been devastaing to home schoolers without the tireless work of people like Dick Armey and HSLDA. Thank you Dick Armey!

So what is the answer? There isn't any in the next presidential election. They are all major authoritarians, as well as most of the people in the country. They know better than us stupid serfs.

So, I'm a conservative, too, with no home (politically). Reagan knew that the worst thing anyone could hear was, "I'm from the goverment and I'm here to help you." His second term was my first (age allowed vote, I was 18) and I think I've been settling ever since.