Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Introduction - Disclaimer

Welcome to my blog!! As we begin, the reader should be aware of the "narrow scope" of this blog - we will be strictly limiting to anything that has to do with the law since the beginning of the universe. It may also occasionally delve into the morass that is politics and/or history from the time of the Big Bang to the present.

Now that we have established our boundaries, I would issue the following disclaimer: anyone who relies on this as legal advise for a specific case is clearly not well and should probably see their therapist for some powerful psychotropic medication.

That does it for the disclaimers - believe it or not, I do intend to tackle serious subjects -mainly notorious criminal cases in Wisconsin and around the country - even the world. I will seek to praise those parts of, and person in, the system that are good/great and criticize (occasionally skewer) the parts that aren’t. The latter, unfortunately, are more common.. These will be both anecdotal and systematic observations based on 17 years of legal practice. Most of those exclusively doing criminal defense.

The first few posts may be more overview to imbue the reader with an area that they may not be familiar with (unless they get arrested regularly). But I shall also seek to be timely - though I won’t always try to keep up with the crazy Wisconsin legislature who seem to have a policy of introducing a bill on whatever the crime du jour happens to be in today’s headlines.

Please feel free to respond to posts, add to, point out mistakes, and offer alternative opinions. While I have strong views, I rarely outright reject another point of view (with the possible exception of the death penalty.

John A. Birdsall, Attorney at Law
Birdsall Law Offices, S.C.
135 W. Wells St., Suite 214Milwaukee, WI 53203
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