Globe-trotting, semi-retired litigator. Proud dad & Dem. Lucky husband. Fan of my dog, family, RBG, the Dude & tacos. Anti-45. RT's not endorsements.
Sep 21, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Today, after our “President”’s victim-blaming tweets, a close family friend called my wife about the tweets in tears and confided that in high school, while attending an east coast boarding school, she was raped by her boyfriend’s roommate while camping. 1/x
They had all been drinking. She woke up in the tent with blood everywhere, hemorrhaging.
She nearly died, and had to get transfusions. She didn’t report it. She was drunk and a teen. Her dad didn’t report it. The nurses didn’t report it! We love this woman. 2/x
Jun 15, 2018 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
The #Cohen ex parte application for a #gag order of #Avenatti - beyond being legally weak and conclusory - is in blatant violation of the court’s case law regarding such applications. It contains no reasoning why ex parte relief is required. See Local Rule 7-19. 1/2
See Mission Power Eng. Co. v. Continental Cas. Co. (C.D. Cal. 1995) (noting that such motions are used abusively and are “rarely justified.”) They require specific procedures (not followed by Cohen) & are for when the normal notice process would result in irreparable harm. 2/