Judge Thomas Adams listed under Professional Referrals in the Firestone Estates. Firestone….wine country….you put it together. There’s the PDF file: http://www.firestonewine.com/level2/downloads/events/ffe_events_packet.pdf
Judge Rejects Solid Defense Arguments, 995 Motion MJEOL Bullet #211 995 Motion denied even given the admissions of regrettable behavior by prosecutors Why is the judge in the Michael Jackson case making excuses for prosecutors actions? While some may not go that far, other observers found the rulings on the defenses motions concerning the illegal Miller raid and the 995 Motion to be more than a little strange. More about the Miller raid in an upcoming MJEOL Bullet. Judge Rodney Melville, determined to start this trial in January 2005, was probably not going to throw out the prosecutions indictment even if Tom Sneddon himself dropped his pants and did cartwheels in the middle of the room in front of grand jurors. In his decision, the judge writes, Some instances remain where it appears that evidentiary objects might well have been sustained in a courtroom. In other words, there were things done by prosecutors that a judge wouldnt have allowed to continue if the defense was there and made an objection to it. But hey, thats ok according to Melville. However, he then claims that these instancestaken by themselveswerent sufficient to have prejudiced the entire proceeding. The only problem with that logic is that instance after instance after instance equals a larger situation that taints the proceeding. Maybe the judge didnt get that point.
Last modified Friday, October 15, 2004 9:39 PM PDT Santa Barbara prosecutor’s office evacuated By: Associated Press SANTA BARBARA — The district attorney’s office in Santa Barbara County was briefly evacuated after security officials spotted a suspicious package addressed to District Attorney Tom Sneddon, an official said. The package, about Continue Reading