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Department of Homeland Security

Nov 20, 2009

Homeland insecurity, in a 3-ounce serving

They took away my wife’s Sensodyne toothpaste at the airport. We were flying down to Manhattan to see “Hamlet,” so I suppose the thought could have been that an outraged retired schoolteacher might attack the Statue of Liberty with a huge toothbrush and whiten the statue’s teeth beyond all recognition. I’d warned my wife: “I […]

Mar 12, 2009

Plea with caution when your client isn’t a citizen

Call your malpractice carrier. You’re being sued by the wife and children of a permanent resident who was just deported back to some hell-hole of a country. You told him the deferred-prosecution deal you worked out for him would not count as a conviction. He protested his innocence to the charges, and the state’s case […]

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