Ed Mason and evidence

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JUDGE VANCE: Mr. Weinberg.

MR. WEINBERG: Well, thank you a lot. I feel like I’m back in the Army. The W’s always get called last. I don’t know what I’m going to add to this august storytelling. I do remember Judge Vance and Ed Mason and I wound up in a hearing one day involving a search warrant, and Ed was very serious about his search warrants when he was prosecuting. Judge Vance listened to my argument and granted my motion to suppress, whereupon Ed — who had brought all the betting slips and the money to court to put in into evidence — turned around and hurled it all into the jury box. Judge Vance, he made Ed pick up every penny that was in the box. And that’s how we —

MR. MASON: Spilled.

Mr. WEINBERG: I knew I was going to tell that on you, on the thing. But not to glean from this any, but the one thing that I remember is interesting things had happened. And this happened to me before I even got my license. I was a reporter. I think that’s why I was being able to practice law very well. But I got my license in a trade that — I worked for KLIF, and I worked for the Times Herald. I worked for the old Scotsman, Gordon McClendon. I’m afraid the judges and prosecutors all were afraid that I knew where all the bodies were buried so I managed to get along pretty well with everybody.


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