Attorney-at-Law

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES

In Uncategorized on 05/26/2021 at 09:53

Today Judge Gale is again doing it all himself in Kiran Rawat, Petitioner and Raghvendra Singh, Intervenor, Docket No. 11350-18, filed 5/26/21. I missed Judge Gale’s 5/19/21 order, to which he adverts in today’s opus.

Ragh, a guest of CA, laments he can’t prepare for trial, which is on for June 7. “… the Court received a letter from intervenor Raghvendra Singh, wherein he requests that this case be continued to December 2021. In support of his request, Mr. Singh alleges: ‘Being a prisoner, I am not allowed to participate in any court action.’ He further alleges: ‘I expect my release in October, 2021. I need some time to prepare the case.’” Order, 5/19/21, at p. 1.

Judge Gale, having already communicated with the authorities at Kern State, wherein Ragh then resided, is assured that Ragh would appear for any Zoomie proceedings.

But Ragh was on the move. And today he echoes that classic lament from the late great John R. Cash. That song brings back memories. It was a favorite among us so long ago. My pocket transistor radio, and those of my fellows, echoed with the lonesome whistle; we’d call up Radio Dong Ba Thin (“Serving Cam Ranh, Phan Rang and Nha Trang”) and ask the GI DJ to dedicate that song to one of us with a derogatory but acceptable cognomen (e.g., “Louie the Lifer”) on the D Bar T Jamboree at 1600 local time. Those were the days. And if this is meaningless to you, consider yourself lucky. But I digress.

Judge Gale is also on the move.

“Officials at North Kern State Prison (NKSP) recently contacted the Court to advise that on May 20, 2021, Mr. Singh was transferred from NKSP to Folsom State Prison. Accordingly, the Court has been in contact with the proper officials at Folsom State Prison and is presently engaged in making the necessary arrangements to ensure that Mr. Singh will be made available on June 8, 2021, for the remote trial in this case.” Order, 5/26/21, at p. 1.

Hit it, Johnny. One last time, for old times’ sake.

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