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The Dust Has Settled; Now What? How About Getting Back in Shape

The Dust Has Settled; Now What? How About Getting Back in Shape By Leonard Zwelling          The trial of the month is over. The defendant is now in jail. Her lawyers will be searching for ways to get her out, but I doubt they will find any. Frankly, they should have thought of that before. ...

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Orange is the New White or “You Can’t Fix Evil”

Orange Is the New White Or “You Can’t Fix Evil” By Leonard Zwelling          Approaching the courthouse today, something felt different. I was very cognizant of my freedom. As I saw the police unload a small van two handcuffed prisoners in orange jump suits in it, I thought about breathing. I don’t often think about breathing ...

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The New Head of the Division of Cancer Medicine

The New Head of the Division of Cancer Medicine By Leonard Zwelling          I suspect that the MD Anderson community has had its fill of the Gonzalez-Angulo trial by now. It should end on Monday with some form of sentencing after the closing arguments of the penalty phase. Regardless of the ultimate outcome, this will ...

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CHOOSE LIFE

Choose Life By Leonard Zwelling          We are in the Days of Awe.          Jews around the world have just concluded the celebration of our New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and are preparing for the start of Yom Kippur, the solemnest day of the year on Friday evening. This is the Day of Atonement, a fast ...

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A Tragedy of Epic Proportions

A Tragedy of Epic Proportions, But Who’s the Most Guilty? By Leonard Zwelling          At 11:17 AM CDT on Friday, September 26, 2014, Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo was found guilty of aggravated assault in a dating relationship in the 248th District Criminal Court of Judge Katherine Cabaniss. This is a first-degree felony and carries a ...

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Circling the Wagons, Compartmentalizing the Truth

Circling the Wagons, Compartmentalizing the Truth By Leonard Zwelling          Before the jury comes back and before we learn the fate of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, perhaps we should consider the behavior of others in this lurid affair. By others, I mean the MD Anderson faculty who were close to the principals.          From the ...

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Wanted: Leaders-Only Adults Need Apply

Wanted: Leaders-Only Adults Need Apply By Leonard Zwelling          Lots of comments on my email. Thanks all for reading. Very much appreciated.          I would like to clarify my position a bit as it differs markedly from that of most others writing about the Gonzalez-Angulo trial.          Most media outlets are treating this as a ...

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The Gonzalez-Angulo Trial: Is This the “Big One” on the “San Anderson” Fault

The Gonzalez-Angulo Trial: Is This “The Big One” on the “San Anderson” Fault? By Leonard Zwelling          Ask any Californian about “The Big One.” They will tell you that it is the earthquake that will create beach front property in Las Vegas as The Golden State slips into the sea. Over recent years, there have ...

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NO COURTROOM HEROES

There Are No Heroes in a Court Room By Leonard Zwelling          Today hurt.          Evette Toney, the live-in girlfriend of Dr. George Blumenschein spent another 4+ hours on the witness stand this afternoon and continued her flawless testimony. The assistant district attorney led her through the time line that started before Dr. Blumenschein’s near ...

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THE DESPICABLE HIM DEFENSE

At Least I Am Not as Bad As He Is: The Despicable Him Defense By Leonard Zwelling          As if there hadn’t been sufficient numbers of attorneys in the room on Friday. Bright and early Monday morning, September 22, 2014, the 248th Court was overflowing with them. The prosecution seemed like it had not called ...

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