Hobbs’ Friday Flash points: French leader may be cleared of New York Rape/America’s Government fetish/Minnesota’s Deficit Meltdown

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

By Chuck Hobbs, Esq. – FRENCH LEADER ARRESTED FOR RAPE MAY BE INNOCENT “There’s a lot of real G’s doing time, because a groupie bit the truth and told a lie.” The late rap artist Tupac Shakur on his classic hit “I Get Around” One of the oldest axioms in the legal profession, one that [...]

Hobbs’ Hump Day Hot Topics: President Obama wrong on Gay Marriage/Obama is right on Afghan troop withdrawal/Obama impersonator just plain wrong

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

PRESIDENT WRONG ON GAY CIVIL UNIONS/MARRIAGE Amid almost daily attacks from Republicans about economic and foreign policy issues, as President Obama and his campaign team gears up for 2012, a far deeper concern is how to keep certain core Democrat constituencies, in this instance Gay and Lesbian voters, in tow and ready to turn out [...]

Monday Musings on Racial Gerrymandering under the Voting Rights Act/John Edwards’ Indictment in Federal Court

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

By Chuck Hobbs, Esq – RACIAL REDISTRICTING – Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Cynthia Tucker took the unusual step of breaking with her typically progressive orthodoxy in a recent editorial that calls for the end of racial gerrymandering under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Tucker’s opinion—which I fully share—is that majority-minority districts, originally drawn to [...]

US Supreme Court Orders Release of California Inmates

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

By Chuck Hobbs, Esq. – Eighteen years ago, Monticello, Florida, a small hamlet near the capital city of Tallahassee, made international headlines when British tourist Gary Collie was murdered at a rest stop along the Interstate by four young black males. The public outrage soon morphed into a number of measures to reduce crime, including [...]

Hobbs’ Hump Day Hot Topics on America’s Debt Ceiling/The Obama Doctrine/Peace Corps Rape Hearings

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

By Chuck Hobbs, Esq. LOWERING THE DEBT CEILING One has to respect New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie, who is one of the more consistent critics of the escalating federal debt ceiling. Christie recently informed Republicans that if they fail to do as promised by reducing federal debt, that he would campaign against them in [...]

Chuck Hobbs’ Monday Musings on Tax Incentives for Big Oil Companies, Ghost of Terrorist Past, Florida Court Overhaul Fails

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

By Chuck Hobbs, Esq. TAX SUBSIDIES FOR BIG OIL Four dollar per gallon gas! Just reading it on the page hurts almost as much as dropping 80 bucks to fill up my car. For all of the righteous indignation we have as Americans about soaring gas prices, the issue is what to do about it? [...]

Hobbs’ Monday Musings: Osama Bin Laden is Killed/Royal Wedding and a Funeral/Obama tours Alabama

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

OSAMA BIN LADEN IS KILLED “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…a time to kill—a time to heal” Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 At long last, American forces cornered—and killed—Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the rise of Al-Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks. The politics of Bin Laden’s death [...]

Affirmative Action of a Different Kind

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

By Chuck Hobbs, Esq – Barely minutes after President Obama trumped Donald Trump on the idiotic “Birther” issue, Trump side-stepped his failure by asking to see President Obama’s undergraduate grades from Columbia and Harvard Law School. For Obama supporters, before getting too outraged please consider that such has been a fair area of inquiry before, [...]

Court Reform Measures will Detrimentally Impact Minority and Women Judicial Candidates

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

By Chuck Hobbs, Esquire – This past week, a measure passed in the Republican controlled Florida House of Representatives moves the state one step closer to a 2012 ballot measure that, if passed, would require nominees to Florida’s Supreme Court to undergo a senate confirmation process similar to the federal system. At present, Supreme Court [...]

Congressional Budget Crisis

Chuch Hobbs, Esq.

By Chuck Hobbs, Esquire – Whether you support or despise the loose coalition of groups collectively known as the Tea Party, you have to admit that, if nothing else, the rise of this movement has coincided with a greater awareness of politics and the practicality of decisions made by political leaders. When considering the looming [...]

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