Updated on: November 12, 2012
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce and brave man, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain.
Bird (vs) U.S., 180 US 356, 21 S.Ct. 403 (1901) pg. 391
Stated: "It is well settled that the defendant has a right to a full statement of law from the court, and that a neglect to give such full statement, when the jury consequently fall into error, is sufficient reason for reversal. ...The chief object contemplated in the charge of the judge is to explain the law of the case, to point out the essentials to be proved on the one side and the other, and to bring into view the relations of the particular evidence addressed to the particular issues involved."
Everyone is urged to continue writing letters to Dick Simkanin. He really depends on your letters to keep his spirits up. His new address is:
Rest in Peace
Now you are
From: Marty Stricker
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 10:47 PM
Subject: Update on Dick Simkanin
Sorry to report such sad news, but per Ed Brannum in Texas, Dick
Simkanin passed away in prison, after being sentenced to 7 more years in prison for not showing up for his first probation after "release" from prison. Dick reported that he had blood in his
urine about three weeks ago.
Way to go Judge McBride!