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06/06/2023

JUSTICE RIDES A SLOW HORSE
There's an old saying in the criminal justice system that is often used, "justice rides a slow horse", but the quote attributed to country singer Kinky Friedman continues, " but it always overtakes". This saying is on my mind a lot here lately after too many years, on both sides, of the justice system. Also, I think this is because of a long life of observations spanning from the 1950's til now 2023.
So, I would like to share a short story based on these thoughts including a pithy account of life observations. Beginning with lofty thoughts of our countries' founders, including our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. These ideals were that all men are created equal, with unalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. During this period of time, our country was in its seminal period and these creators of high standards were slave owners. But, lets not pretend that any of us are so brilliant and of high moral standards that we would have been able to live a life of today's standards during these tumultuous times! History shows that every nation of the day was a product of slavery. Indeed, all of the way back to biblical times good God fearing citizens were told how to treat their slaves. So, lets not try to judge history by today's standards, as justice rides a slow horse!
Gods timing isn't our timing, but I cannot help but think of the remainder of the quote, "but it always overtakes". For instance these lofty words of our countries' founders set a standard, but people are people of their time. As we grew as a nation we were one of the first to try to set these high standards on the world stage, but that was a hypocritical attempt as we were too a slave nation. With the world becoming entangled in dealing with each other in the trade industry and geopolitical issues nations developed into their hierarchical positions. Of course, each nation was vying for the top. States in the U.S.A. had a bit of their own sovereignty, that doesn't exist to any meaningful way today, but as a nation we were one on the world stage. But, some developments were occurring and we had a civil war to eradicate those differences among the states, during this strenuous and difficult era slavery was ruled illegal, if not actually, at least somewhat legally, remember, justice rides a slow horse!
After the not so " civil" war, America stayed its journey to be a beacon of freedom for the world stage to hopefully observe. But, injustices remained as we continued our experiment with our republic. God has a way of using the errors of mankind and his interests to continue a trip towards justice, in spite of our errors!
So, in spite of all of our faults our entertainment industry developed, theater, vaudeville and finally movies. Automobiles came on the scene to further bring lives closer together and in contact with various groups of people. The Italians, the Swedes, the Irish the Scottish, the Jews, indeed even the blacks were living in closer contact with one another. Something was happening, people were making their own observations as opposed to being told what to think or believe. As people traveled and enjoyed entertainment they were becoming exposed to various ways of life.
White entertainers were a huge impact on life, dancing, singing, telling stories etc. Comedy proved a big hit, and who better to poke fun at than the blacks, and other "different groups". Anyway, the black populace begin to arrive on the scene, Mr. Bojangles dancing, Fred Astaire attributed " Bojangles" of teaching him much. Singers like Etta James and many others made their way to stage and finally television and movies. They were highly regarded by their white contemporaries. Someone named Elvis grew up alongside these poor people and we know what happened. Anyway, our entertainment was on the cutting edge of working with and sharing life with a varied group and was pretty quickly labeled liberal. Justice rides a slow horse.
Then, the civil rights movement of the 50's and 60's came on the scene by deeds and works when a man, MLK jr. arrived on the scene. Not another war, but much disobedience, riots and civil unrest, all in the pursuit of justice! Finally, and long over due, the lofty words and ideals of many were being revived into reality!
I didn't intend for this observation to be such as it is, but it is what it is, an account of a kid's observations of his era into adulthood!
To conclude, we are still on a journey, a journey hopefully towards justice and a more perfect union. And I believe our history isn't being written by us. We are only the instruments, and history, ours, theirs and creations' is being written by God! This, I believe is why we are moving towards a more just civilization, but it's not our timing either, that too belongs to our Creator. So, let's all remember, justice rides a slow horse. But it always overtakes! Godspeed to all.
Rex B. Abernathy

02/10/2022

There's two types of guilt, legal guilt and factual guilt. I must only be concerned with my oath of legal guilt! Can the government carry their burden of proof? That is my concern! I cannot be concerned with factual guilt, only legal guilt!

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05/01/2021

In law school I was a happy recipient of the gavel/book award in criminal law, only because I was interested and always have been focused on criminal law and procedure. Today I want to post a short mnemonic to assist in the study of law enforcement searches. Government searches have two major categories, searches with warrants and warrantless searches, today the mnemonic concerns warrantless searches. This is not a detailed course in the area of searches, each area that I will mention has many cases and indeed books written about that one subject matter. However, this is a mnemonic to assist in remembering the categories of warrantless searches which allow you to break down, identify and analyze warrantless searches more easily.
Anyway, since I am in Georgia, the peach state, I developed a memory aid, IS A PEACH. This mnemonic allows you to easily recall each and every valid warrantless search category:
I; Incident to a lawful arrest,
S; Stop and frisk,
A; administrative searches,
P; plain view,
E; Exigent circumstances,
A; Automobile,
C; Consent,
H, Hot pursuit.
Now that we have the mnemonic, is a peach, to jump to a category it will be much easier to learn the case law allowing for each exception to the warrant requirement. Later I will post major court holdings and seminal cases that developed and carved these exceptions to the warrant requirement over centuries of law. I look forward to discussing these exceptions with everyone in detail. Please don't hesitate to ask questions and inquire further. Thanks so much for your time and interest. Godspeed!

" No man is an island"By english metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631)"Whether a pauper or a king, none of us accompl...
11/24/2020

" No man is an island"
By english metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631)

"Whether a pauper or a king, none of us accomplishes alone", interpretation by Rex Abernathy of Donne's qoute.

So, many thanks to family, friends, mentors and staff!

“Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest wi...
11/20/2020

“Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer” -Abraham Lincoln

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11/19/2020

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Questions about how police ought to protect Georgians will still be waiting for answers when lawmakers return for next year's legislative session.

Happy Monday!
11/16/2020

Happy Monday!

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce Rex B Abernathy of Abernathy Law for inclusion into its Top 100 Crimin...
11/13/2020

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce Rex B Abernathy of Abernathy Law for inclusion into its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Ga!

It's always a feel-good Friday with Nikki at our Firm!
11/13/2020

It's always a feel-good Friday with Nikki at our Firm!

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11/11/2020

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11/10/2020

Happy Tuesday!

Great turn out at our Firms Election party this week!
11/06/2020

Great turn out at our Firms Election party this week!

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11/05/2020

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News on this yrs election process.
11/03/2020

News on this yrs election process.

Georgia has emerged as one of the nation’s biggest electoral battlegrounds in the race for the White House, and a handful of factors could determine whether the state stays in the Republican column this year or flips to Democrats for the first time since 1992.

Happy Monday from the Rex B. Abernathy Law Firm.
11/02/2020

Happy Monday from the Rex B. Abernathy Law Firm.

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11/01/2020

A beautiful morning makes a beautiful day!

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10/29/2020

There are nearly 1 million people without power in Georgia right now -- Here is some helpful information.

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10/27/2020

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Everyday is Friday at the Firm. With a message to covid, “Don’t tread on me”!
10/26/2020

Everyday is Friday at the Firm. With a message to covid, “Don’t tread on me”!

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10/23/2020

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10/22/2020

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10/19/2020

Many memories and miles later with Bobby Lee.

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10/16/2020

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10/16/2020

Voters began casting in-person ballots Monday as three weeks of early voting began at polling places across Georgia. Early voting sites are available in every county, including Georgia's largest at State Farm Arena.

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10/15/2020

We love our Executive Assistant Ms. Nikki Homen. She is an excellent addition to our team!

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