Saturday, August 07, 2004

At the Threshold

Well, I suppose I should write something to get this weblog started. Otherwise someone might wind up here and wonder what the heck is going on. He's got a neat title, but no content, other than that profile. Can't have that,can we?

So, why "Mister District Attorney" aka misterda? It says right up there on top that I'm an assistant prosecutor, not an assistant DA. Well, as Robert Traver, another prosecuting attorney, said, introducing his collection of short stores Small Town DA, he used the term DA because that's the more familiar title, across the United States. Because of that familiarity, It sort of covers us all, the prosecuting attorneys, the state's attorneys, the county solicitors, the city attorneys, the township attorneys, and, of course, the district attorneys.

So, why a weblog, anyway? Because I've had the itch to do something like this for a while. Because Blogger enticed me with its ease of set up and maintenance. Because there are so few prosecutors (if any) doing weblogs. More defense attorneys than you can shake a stick at, darn few (none I've found, anyway) prosecutors. Prosecutors can be fun and amusing, too. Plus, we've got these great white hats. . . .

If I'm wrong, and the Internet woods are crawling with APAs, ADAs, etc., posting away, will someone let me know?

5 comments:

Ken Lammers said...

Missed one: It would also cover "Commonwealth Attorneys" as I believe prosecutors are called in all 4 of our nation's Commonwealths (some of us don't deign to live in mere States).

Blonde Justice said...

Welcome to the blogworld. I'm looking forward to hearing what you've got to say.

Tom Lincoln said...

Ken Lammers can't count. It's five commonwealths, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Don't get back at me for that basketball loss. Which brings up the question of how is Puerto Rico competing against the U.S.? All persons born here are U.S. citizens. Back at the startt of the last century, the Suporemes decided that Puerto Rico "belonged to but was not a part of the United States" under the Treaty of Versailles. They also invented a new judge-made territory: unincorporated. The Constitution only speaks of territories, but a few Harvard Law professors started this theory and it was adopted by the time two of them made it to the Court. I'm waiting for Scalia tro address that one. Anyway, welcome to the blogosphere. You'll end up paying Ken Lammers royalties for referrals, given the traffic at CrimLaw.

Mister DA said...

Ken, Blond, Tom - Thanks for your comments.
Blond Justice should know that it was her blog, as much as anything that inspired me to finally give it a try myself.

ADA Gumby said...

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts we are called Assistant District Attorneys. Nice Blog.