Court ordered therapy three times a week for 18 months!!! Doesn’t the 8th Amendment prohibit that?!??!

Poor L-Lo. The good news: she completed court-ordered rehab.The bad news: the rehab place sent a letter to the judge requesting that he order she do therapy three times a week, either in person or via skype, for 18 months. 

That is a lot of therapy!!! And if she’s doing it right, that is a lot of emotional energy.  
Cruel and Unusual?  To quote my favorite phrase from law school: “to ask the question is to answer it.”  My husband says that doesn’t make sense. So, I’ll answer my own question.  I don’t know if it is cruel and unusual. In all seriousness, of course it is not.
But, poor L-Lo has been through so much in court.  

Just cut the ginger a break already!!!

Which reminds me of this: (not safe for work!! and also sad):

 Sidenote, in my LA days I met this guy at a club and, as expected, he was a total asshole.

P.S.  Dear Shawn Holley, you know you are going to be on TMZ, ya think you coulda wore a suit???

P.S.S. Shawn Holley got her start as a public defender.  More proof that Yglesias is a moron. And you know JJC isn’t scared to tell him.  


Anyone starting to feel bad for him? I mean, he did get publicly shamed on above the law.  Ok, I’ll leave the poor guy alone. Startinnnnnnnnnnggggg Now!

Published by Jenny Brandt

About Me: sociology, african american studies, chicano/a studies, critical race studies, and criminal law scholar. public school kid from kindergarten-J.D. Former public defender. I am a post-conviction guru. Appeals. Sentencing. Withdraw Pleas. Habeas. Published author in the Criminal Law Bulletin and California Defender. "I do it for the joy it brings, because I'm a joyful girl, because the world owes me nothing, and we owe each other the world." Why I started JJC: My PD buddy suggested it. What and who JJC is inspired by: public defenders I have worked for, with, and next to. my clients who have battled things no one should and are still here. innocence and guilt and everything in between. My coworkers, who fight just as hard as the PDs I love, for many of the same reasons. My husband who was once voted "most Christ like" (every Jewish girl's dream). My Corgi who loves everyone. The constitution. Tabloids. My mom, for giving me a voice. My dad, for teaching me what to say. My brother, for teaching me how to say it.

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