My cousin Daniel Barer pointed me to this California State Appeals Court ruling regarding a Santa Barbara Assistant D.A. who showed astonishing bad judgement by writing a self-published novel about a rape case she was in the midst of prosecuting. The Appeals Court threw her off the case.
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So you’re saying my plans to pay Xlibris to print my non-fiction book FUCKTARDS IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY is a bad idea?
Amazing, this is the second article today, that I’ve read of this nature…
Wow, that is some serious stupid. I think I will start my own vanity press designed for poeple who not only need to see their names in print but want to destroy their real-life careers….
Lee, thank you for turning me on to the Ken Levine site. I’ve had fun reading that one as well as Lloyd Thaxton’s which Ken links to.
The “Jesse James Hollywood” opinion Write Procrastinator mentions was a companion case, decided by the same appellate court on the same day as the Haraguchi case. It involved the same county’s office of the DA.
The California Supreme Court may reverse this case. On Wednesday, the court granted review of the case on its own motion. On the same day, it granted review of the Jesse James Hollywood case.