Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Court of Appeals and other updates

Tuttle's Case against Pacheco, Garcia, and Lozano.
Monica Garcia, Jimmy Gutierrez, Paul Cook, and Greg Tuttle
(From left to right).
Sorry to everyone for not updating; it's actually been a busy last few weeks. My big event was on October 15, 2018 - I had oral arguments for Tuttle's case at the Court of Appeal in Downtown, Los Angeles. I appealed the trial court, because I wasn't awarded mandatory attorney fees, after Mayor Lozano, Council Member Pacheco and Garcia, filed a meritless restraining order against my client Greg S. Tuttle. (In total, they've violated our Free Speech Rights in four instances.) But even though I won Tuttle's case, I didn't get my attorney's fees. So that was what was being appealed.

It's a bizarre world we live in, when three attorney firms are making a killing on doing evil and losing, and I get nothing for doing good and winning. That's called our modern court system. What's worse though, is that these three attorney firms are making money off taxpayer money to defend the position of destroying our right to Free Speech. In my view, this is reprehensible.

Anyways, personally, I felt like my fourth oral argument at the Second District Court of Appeals was a good experience. As usual, I learned a lot and am getting better at the whole thing. This was my first hot bench experience; I was asked probably 7 difficult questions by the justices. I was in that zone-mode; so, I don't actually remember that much of what was asked. I just remember and felt like I answered each one thoroughly and well. Sadly, the other side wasn't asked any question - as usual. I mean - the main question is: "Don't they have to pay something for being evil and wasting everyone's time?"

Other than that, I've been settling in at home. My cat's finally forgiven me for taking such a long break from home. My mother brews me my favorite Blue Mountain coffee every morning. I feel so happy after I drink it. During this time, we chat about life. There will be a time . . . That lift and drop a question on your plate.

Once, I pointed to my mug that had a painted silly owl on it. And I told my mother in Korean, like a kid: "It comes from Japan." 

Then, she said, "Are you ever going to grow up?"

I laugh.

My mom's awesome, and I appreciate her so much for planning my meals for the week. She often boils bones for two days to make a broth to keep me healthy and strong. I add saffron to make the broth glow gold. It'd be hard to find something more nourishing than that.

I've also been catching up with friends. I'm back at boxing training. And I run on the off days in the hills at night. There, an owl has taken a liking to me, and s/he greets me sometimes. It's definitely a whimsical looking creature with big bright orange eyes that shine in the moon light. It reminds me of a bird version of the Cheshire Cat. How can one be silly and wise at the same time?

Other than that, on my free time, I'm enjoying my time reading new books. Highly pleasurable.

The other day, I read a verse from the Psalms. It impacted me so much, I thought I should share. It says: "Light shines in the darkness for good people, for those who are merciful, kind, and just. . . . He is not afraid of receiving bad news; his faith is strong, and he trusts in the Lord." (Psalms 112:4 & 7 GNT). 

1 comment:

  1. I find it amazing that your winning side was not awarded legal fees. Good for you to keep fighting for the rule of law. Clearly with the recent revelations about Lozano, you are on the side of truth and justice.