Thursday, July 07, 2005

CALIFORNIA LAWYER BY DAY, PORN STAR BY NIGHT

I watch a lot of quasi-tabloid TV shows like Celebrity Justice. I just find Hollywood and the justice system fascinating and I still follow developments in the legal field pretty closely.

Well, I fell out of my chair laughing at this story on the show. They did a profile of some guy named Ronald Miller, Esq., and he is a criminal defense lawyer by day and a porno star in his off hours. He makes X-rated movies with his porn star wife.

And I was thinking, you've got to be kidding. How's this guy able to keep his license? I wonder what Nancy Grace thinks of this guy. She's not a fan of most defense lawyers and she'd hit the roof when she hears about him.

Apparently, though, appearing in porno movies isn't illegal so Miller's not committing any ethical violations by doing this. Something about "freedom of expression" and "the First Amendment". So he gets to keep his license and continues to represent criminals and other scoundrels in court.

I don't get it, either; appearing in porn flicks is pretty slimy business and would seem to bring the whole profession into disrepute, but I guess those are the rules in California. It sounds like the legal profession there is really wild, especially the defense bar. Ronald Miller would definitely have very little in common with the lawyers here in Canada, criminal or otherwise. I know a lot of female lawyers who are big feminists; they'd all have a cow over Ronald Miller and demand his immediate disbarment.

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Speaking of law, I've added a few things to the side about the legal field. One is a link to Justice Magazine, a new celebrity magazine about the justice systrm and big cases. They have people like Marcia Clark contributing to the magazine so I think it'll get a lot of sales. There's a huge demand for news about crime in the United States; look at the ratings for Greta Van Susteren and Nancy Grace, which are through the roof.

The other site I've linked to is to Debra Opri, who is a lawyer in southern California who represented Michael Jackson's parents. She also has appeared countless times as a commentator on these cable TV talk shows. She even has a demo of herself on TV on her site. Check it out.

That's it for now. Good grief, I notice the Jerry Springer Show is on. I can't believe that show is still on, didn't they name it the Worst Show Ever?

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