After 25 years in practice, Al Nye The Lawyer Guy shares commentary on family law with a few personal tangents regarding economics, sports and politics. This blog is authored by solo practitioner, Al Nye of Portland, Maine.
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As reported in the Washington Post, some Chinese human rights lawyers were arrested by government security officials to prevent them from attending a dinner hosted by two visiting members of the U.S. Congress. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) had invited several dissident...
Talk about making your parents proud. A male inmate in the Cumberland County jail has had his picture and that of the female prisoner he had sex with on the front page of the Portland Press Herald the last couple of days because of how he managed to slip out of his cell and into hers almost --...
From these articles in the Portland Press Herald, here and here, it's clear that spending $33 million to renovate the Civic Center is going to be money wasted unless they try to substantially expand the seating of the place. As Steve Crane, general manager of the civic center, states: "The first...
Make no mistake, I'm a diehard Patriots fan. But I wasn't surprised by the result. My prediction for the game was 24-21 Giants. Why? They beat us 4 years ago in the Super Bowl and they beat us this year at home. I didn't care what Vegas said about the odds or point favorite being the Pats -- the...
Taken By Robert Crais G. P. Putnam’s Sons $26.95, hard cover, 341 pages, 978-0-399-15827-8 (2012) Talk about an enjoyable read. This novel has it all: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, innocent young adults, a determined parent, evil men and women with no sense of morality, and bajadores – ruthless bandits...
Soft Target By Stephen Hunter Simon & Schuster $26.99, hard cover, 256 pages, 978-1-4391-3870-0 (2011) Stephen Hunter is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read practically everything he’s written. From the fabulous Time to Hunt, Point of Impact, and Dirty White Boys, to the mediocre Night of Thunder...
Tim Tebow pulls off another huge win -- this time over the Steelers yesterday. It sets up a showdown with the New England Patriots. It was an amazing overtime victory that must have Broncos fans going crazy with excitement. Of the three teams that the Pats could have faced in the playoffs, the...
More Mini Reviews Power Down By Ben Coes St. Martin’s Press $24.99, hard cover, 449 pages, 978-0-312-58074-2 (2010) This is a terrific first novel by Coes who worked at the White House as a spec writer for former President Ronald Reagan. He was also the campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s 2002...