Squint Hard to Read Between the Lines

‘If your name is in there, you’ve been very, very bad.’

� Appellate specialist Jon Eisenberg, of Oakland’s Eisenberg and Hancock, on the take-away when lawyers are criticized by name in appellate opinions (“Do Judges Mask Misconduct?”, 08/08)

Don’t Blame the Messenger

‘The photographs at issue here are gruesome because the charged offenses were gruesome.’

� California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, rejecting ‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez’s argument that the photos jurors saw of his murder victims were so inflammatory they merited reversal (“Death Closes in on Night Stalker”, 08/08)