Thanks to those who notified me of this situation. I was also told that the John Connolly appeal was denied and the poor bastard won’t be seeing daylight anytime soon, if ever. I will have more to say about that tomorrow after I finish reading the decision.
As you have heard me preach that the law is what the judges say it is; what it was before doesn’t matter. I told yesterday how Whitey’s appeal had no chance because it was Whitey who was appealing. The same applies for Connolly — over and over again the judges tell us what a bad guy he is with the lesson being we will bend over backwards to see that he never gets out. If you want to read the decision click here.
It is 144 pages long. When you have decisions on simple matters that require 144 pages you know you are going to be showered with lots of legal bull. The issue is simple, the judges try to make it complicated.
The decision could have been written in one page since the message is clear — in the same way it was to the black professor who tried to register to vote in his southern town who was told he had to show he was intellectually qualified to vote. He was asked to read and explain two sheets of paper that had writing in Ancient Chinese on it. He studied it a while and said “the best I can make out it says no black man is going to vote in this town this year” — that Connolly is never going to get out of a Florida prison. It is not because he committed the crime; it is because the judges believe he committed lots of other crimes which they spell out in the opinion. The legal theory being if he didn’t do this he did something else so we will keep him locked up. Yikes! It gets me ill thinking these judges credit the testimony of the gangsters which on its face is incredible.
I’ll discuss it more tomorrow. Thanks for the support and patience with the site being down. Hopefully it was an internal glitch that took it down rather than Tim Cook being upset that I said mean things about his watch.