Jan 22, 2007

I Smell Oscar...

for the role of William H. Jeffress, Jr. - William H. Macy...separated at birth or not?



Blogger jan said...

That's it! That's guy! I knew he looked like somebody, I couldn't think of who- GOOD CALL!

3:56 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Have a donut!

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, have a cookie!!!

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Money on fitz said...

In his 34 years as a trial lawyer, Bill Jeffress has tried over 29 complex civil and criminal cases before juries in nine different states and the District of Columbia. He has also tried dozens of cases before judges and administrative tribunals. Mr. Jeffress' cases have involved a wide range of substantive areas, including fraud, government procurement, antitrust, securities, regulation of financial institutions, insurance, newsgathering, tax, healthcare, international transactions, civil rights, and public corruption.

A large part of Mr. Jeffress' practice centers on the representation of corporations and individuals under investigation for violation of criminal laws, and defending them where indictments are returned. He has won acquittals for public officials accused of extortion, perjury, money laundering, and vote-buying; for lawyers charged with bank fraud, insurance fraud, and money laundering; and for businessmen accused of antitrust offenses, bribery, tax fraud, mail fraud, misapplication of funds, and RICO violations.

Mr. Jeffress defended ABC News in a landmark case alleging fraud and trespass during newsgathering, successfully prosecuted the Mexican national oil company for civil contempt, won a Supreme Court ruling for former President Richard Nixon involving public access to the Watergate tapes, and achieved a landmark ruling involving wheelchair accessibility at sports arenas under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Jeffress served as a law clerk to Judge Gerhard A. Gesell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and as a law clerk to Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court. He has served as Chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Standards Committee, and was a member of the ABA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility from 1996 to 2002. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has testified as an expert witness on legal ethics and criminal defense practice.

Representative Engagements

Education and Honors

LL.B., Yale Law School, 1970

Editor in Chief, Yale Law Journal
B.A. (summa cum laude), economics, Washington and Lee University, 1967

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Tom Cruise said...

I will play Fitz and Katie wants to play Judy Miller!

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Chris Noth said...

Sorry Tomcat, I am Fitz material you can play Libby.

Katie is too wholesome for the role of Judy. The rumors already have Courtney Love as the hands on favorite.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



One of the guys is a 60s white male. Said about Iraq, we can't stay, we can't go. Sometimes questions credibility of the Bush Administration. But will keep an
open mind.

Another is thirties white female.

One is a retired hotel manager.

Another is a guy who only reads the bible.

Late thirties, white female, very giggly, is in.

Lockheed woman, going after billion dollars of business, is still in.

A woman whose son was sent to prison by Judge Walton is in.

Some of the people who have been stricken is an intell guy who does software simulations, the MoveOn guy, a lawyer who knew Woodward, an Israeli MIT PhD, a GW grad student.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Courtney Love-what a wonderful choice to play Judy Miller!

They could be twins they look so much alike!

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upcoming Votes

Fair Minimum Wage Act - H.R.2

The Senate is scheduled to begin work on this bill that would raise the minimum wage.

Voting by Delegates and Resident Commissioner - H.RES.78

This House resolution would allow the delegates and resident commissioner to vote on the floor of the House if their vote does not alter the outcome.

Recent Senate Votes

Ethics Reform bill - Vote Passed (96-2, 2 Not Voting)

This Senate ethics and lobbying reform bill is intended to bring transparency to lawmakers’ dealings with lobbyists.

Recent House Votes

College Student Relief Act - Vote Passed (356-71, 8 Not Voting)

This House bill is intended to make college education more affordable by gradually reducing the interest rate on need-based student loans issued after July 2007 from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent.

Creating Long-Term Energy Alternatives for the Nation Act - Vote Passed (264-163, 8 Not Voting)

This House bill is intended to encourage development of alternate sources of energy.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


From FDL:

We've got a jury!!!! More details on who is in it later.

Walton is dismissing the rest.

Trial starts tomorrow.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank god that we got a jury. Now, let's the games begin with opening statements tomorrow...

4:56 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...


I can't believe the woman whose son was sent to prison by Judge Reggie is in. If it was another judge -- okay. But it feels wierd to me.

If some judge sent my son to prison, I think I might have a hard time being ubiased about the judge's rulings...

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Isn't that amazing? That woman is in but a lawyer who knew Woodward is out... It is amazing who is excused and who stays in the pool of jury.. The jury selection on this trial should be made for T.V.


5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Will start at 9:30. Will take less than an hour. Both Wells and Fitz are standing looking very humble. Fitz with his head to the side. Wells with his hand in the pockets.
Fitz will take an hour for his opening. And Wells is happy to break his opening statement in two, befor eand after lunch.

Done for the day!

Schedule for tomorrow:

9:30 - 10:30 Jury Instructions

10:30 to 11:30 Fitz' opening

12:00 to 1:00 Wells Part One

2:00 to 3:00 Wells Part Two

5:17 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

My opening statement is already finished. Should I post it on here tonight? ;)

5:19 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...


5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. give the fellow bloggers a sneak peek to your opening statements tomorrow.


5:26 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

LMAO Fitzie!

Knock 'em dead with your opening statement tomorrow...

5:27 PM  
Blogger jan said...


5:28 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

"Both Wells and Fitz are standing looking very humble."

Shucks Fitzie, I want to see that picture of you being humble ;)

5:28 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

PJF: Why not post it tomorrow night so that we can read it, since most of us don't have access....or maybe after lunch.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, come tomorrow, neither Wells or Fitz will be standing "humble." Both of them are looking to win. But, it will be interesting hearing both of them present their opening statements.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

From FDL:

We've got a jury!!!!

Trial starts tomorrow.

YEE HAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow morning:


I'll really have to make a conscious effort to keep my nose farther than three inches from the screen.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

LMAO @ "I'll really have to make a conscious effort to keep my nose farther than three inches from the screen."

Very funny Stephanie...You're making me feel a little less OCD about this trial myself!

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...
My opening statement is already finished. Should I post it on here tonight? ;)

Omigod, that's so sweet of you to give us a sneak preview!!

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will probably get the makeup of the jurors later on FDL. I wonder if the woman from Lockheed Martin or the woman whose so was sent to prison by Walton were chosen as one of the 12 jurors..

5:40 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...


I bet FDL will have a posting of opening statements tomorrow too.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Yes post the opening statement and let me know what you were wearing and if you were standing straight. What did you have for lunch, what color tie did you wear, was Randall ok. Did the Brother Libby fall of the chair. Was there eye contact with the jurors. Did you kick butt? I want to know everything.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...


How about the woman that was charmed by PJF when he said her children had to be very young...I wonder if she is still on?

They even have an opera singer to belt out the verdict at the end -- awesome!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Schuster says jury made up of:

9 women 3 men

10 White, 2 African American

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I don't know if that woman made that cut Quzi. There were so many jurors that were excused and stayed last week that it was really heard to really keep up.

"9 women 3 men

10 White, 2 African American"

Interesting makeup of jurors. 9 women. That should score in Fitz's corner. And I bet quite of number of those jurors are Bush's critics.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...


I read at FDL that the former WaPo reporter, who worked for Woodward, made the cut...unbelievable too.

I like the idea of nine women...if a woman thinks you are lying look out! This may very well work in Fitzie's favor!

I hope there are no stealth jurors on this one who would hold out for Scooter-Patooter...

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just read about that. I was under the impression that the lawyers was cut. I wonder of the woman whose son was sent to prison by Walton is in. But anyway, here are the remainder of the makeup of jurors:

Of the folks in the jury pool (both in the jury and alternates), we have a web architect, an investment banker, a travel agent, a retired math teacher, a consumer protection attorney, someone from HHS, an art curator, the fellow whose former editor was Bob Woodward, someone who works in hotel sales, one person who has formerly served as a jury foreperson in a prior criminal case, someone who does data entry, a retired postal worker, a day care provider, and a juror who formerly worked for the military, then a nonprofit and is now retired.

What I don't understand is the jury pool was 80% white but the population of race in D.C. is 30% white. Go figure.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Courtney Love is beautiful with lovely skin....
Judy has neither

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but they both went to the same finishing school ;)

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quzi Formerly CC said...

Very funny Stephanie...You're making me feel a little less OCD about this trial myself!

Hey, thanks!

Glad I could brighten your day.


And OCD, that's the truth!

7:50 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

I'm with you two! Now I'll have to check here every few hours to see if we do get a sneak preview of the opening statement!!

(All I have to say is good thing I decided to be a full-time student for this semester; I don't know how I would explain all the time I spend online to an employer!)

Looking forward to tomorrow,


OK - here's a special treat of a link:
lonelydem07 video

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I can't wait to hear your opening statement! :)

It's gonna be good...something like this, eh Fitz?

"You can act like a man! [slap] What's the matter with you?"

Don Corleone to Johnny Fontane (The Godfather)

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or, how about this line..

"Today I settled all Family business, so don't tell me you're innocent, Carlo."

Don Michael Corleone to Carlo Rizzi


8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just kidding you Fitz! hehe

I know your opening statement will be incredible!! :)

9:06 PM  
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8:01 AM  

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