“It’s called a tech-ni-cality, bitches.”Ya know how when a golfer gets a

“It’s called a tech-ni-cality, bitches.”Ya know how when a golfer gets a hole-in-one he or she is automatically obligated to buy everyone in the clubhouse a beer, just as a way of acknowledging the luck and good fortune that hath shone upon them? Well I think there should be a similar unspoken agreement amongst lawyers. Except that, instead of a hole-in-one, the standard to be met should be anytime they get a conviction against an admitted pimp overturned on account of a technicality. Under those new rules we’ve just established, the next round is on Suzanne Elliott.A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday sent the case of Jerome Todd back to federal court in Seattle. Why? Because Elliott, Todd’s lawyer, convinced the court that Todd, who was convicted last year on sex-trafficking charges, hadn’t actually coerced women to work for him as prosecutors had alleged, because some had previously worked as prostitutes on their own. (Free agents, if you will.)So despite the fact that all the judges — men and women in fancy robes, mind you — knew that the man standing before them had beaten and threatened women into giving him their money, Elliott managed to get him a new trial. (A trial he will now lose.) One bounce. In the cup. Make mine a Manny’s, Suzanne.


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