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A Friendly Visit from the Federal Marshals

“He called the judge an ASS-hole! Can you believe it? My crazy husband called the judge an ASSSSSS-hole!” My wife spent yesterday afternoon calling and Skyping her friends and family, excoriating my poor judgment in posting an over-the-top letter to the judge who sentenced Tarek Mehanna to 17 years in prison. She thought it was so unprofessional, so excessive, that it damaged my credibility and maybe even Tarek Mehanna’s case. Compared to her, the pair of Federal Marshals who visited us yesterday offered relatively mild literary criticism. They asked  me why I wrote it and what did it mean. After…