Category: The Meaning of America by Robb Fickman

911 Remembered

9-11-21 Friends On the morning of 9-11, I was at Hobby airport. I was in line to get my boarding pass when the second plane hit. After that, all flights were cancelled. I had an older friend in college named Rich Aranow. He was a law student. Later he became a lawyer at the NY

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What Makes a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer

September 5, 2021 Friends – As I have been doing this for a while, I think I know what makes a good criminal defense lawyer. What makes a good criminal defense lawyer? Honesty – they are honest in their dealings with people. Their word is good. Judges, prosecutors and clients know that their word is

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America will Survive Trump’s Fascism

July 29, 2021 Friends A friend of mine, a lawyer asked if I thought our Republic would survive Trump? My answer follows: I think our Republic will face continuing challenges from the Republican fascists. I also think our Republic will survive these challenges. Trump has a devoted cult following and he has lackeys in the

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Harris County’s Jury Assembly Pool

June 18, 2021 Friends Years back the powers that be decided to build an underground jury assembly room in downtown Houston. Apparently, they neglected to consider the fact that for good reason NO ONE has a basement in Houston.   So they built an underground jury assembly room a stones throw from the bayou. After

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Huffman’s Plan reduces Minority Representation on Appellate Courts

April 4, 2021 Friends Republican State  Senator Joan Huffman says she did not consider  political makeup in drawing her proposed appellate court plan. Her plan would dramatically give her Party more appellate control across the state. It would significantly  reduce minority representation on the appellate courts. I guess that’s just a coincidence. If you believe

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Trumpism Must Be Defeated Before it is Too Late

2/7/21 Friends – This is not the End of the Fight. This is only the Beginning and Those who fail to see this will condemn this country to repeat history. Hitler’s defeat in 1923 was not the end; it was the beginning that ultimately lead to fascist rule by the Nazis. Trump’s defeat in 2020, is

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TRUMP’S FAILED COUP MUST BE EXPOSED

1/8/20 Friends FOR DAYS Trump called on his Violent supporters to descend on DC. He timed his rally and his incendiary speech to coincide with the Congressional vote on the electoral certifications. Trump wanted to stop the vote. He wanted Pence to do it and he had a back up plan: A COUP. Trump incited

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TODAY TRUMP INCITED THE VIOLENT STORMING OF OUR CAPITAL

1-6-21 Friends I worked today. In the middle of my day my Mom called. She is 90, she listens to the news non-stop. She listens to 3 books on tape a week. My Mom has seen a lot. But, my wonderful mother never witnessed right wing lunatics forcefully take over our Capital at the behest

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The DA SAYS WE ARE ENJOYING PART OF THE PANDEMIC! Outrageous!

12/15/20 Dear Friends Our DA says defense attorneys are “enjoying the delay” caused by the pandemic. That’s right we are!!! We are all enjoying the hell out of the PANDEMIC!!!  It’s like Going to PANDEMIC DISNEYLAND where they have all new rides. ENDLESS JAIL RIDE- This is a great Great new ride where our clients get

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