...my observation is focused on what appears to me as improper wording on the part of a justice sitting on the bench. Especially as he obviously leaned in one direction. As a Judge or Justice in his position, should he not be presenting both sides fairly or is he actually in a position to favour one side or the other and thus make a legal or just decision on his own viewpoint?
Further examination indicates strong bias and so I am looking for the support of his legal position.
E. F. Boyle: "I met Ike Clanton in front of the telegraph office...He insisted that he wouldn't go to bed: that as soon as the Earps and Doc Holliday showed themselves on the street, the ball would op... more
Jerry, I think we just have to admit it when Joyce is right. After all, Ike's statements are so vague and open to interpretation, that Spicer's statement that he intended to "shoot them or fight them ... more
no argument on that point.... — Joyce Aros,Tue Jun 01 12:45
I was leaving that for Bob Cash, since in recent posts I think he pointed out that Behan did not mention Virgil's threats in his hearing testimony; and since neither the prosecution or the ... more
...yet it seems bothersome that Spicer appears to lean in one direction, especially if you follow up on his next references.
I will have to get those out to back myself up as I have accused Spicer of... more
Joyce, you are referring to his decision in the hearing. Yes, he is leaning in one direction. That was his job, after hearing all the facts, to lean in one direction or the other. You just happen to n... more
...I suppose you and I, Bob, have a different sense of justice. I thought the judge's or justice's responsibility was to weigh the evidence or testimony and evaluate it in such a way as to arrive at a... more
Justice Spicer used these enlightening words when praising Marshal Virgil Earp's conduct: "...Virgil Earp was at this time the chief of police of Tombstone and charged as such officer by the city ordi... more