Razumich & Delamater - March 2020


FROMTHE DESKS OF Razumich & Delamater

It’s hard to believe that it’s ALREADY March! Where does the time go? By the time that you get to read this, the Firm will have already handled at least two (and possibly three) Jury Trials in 2020. Justice, it seems, never sleeps. Along with March comes Spring Cleaning season. I have a policy of completely cleaning out my desk every December in order to start the new year fresh, and it’s always interesting the things that you learn after decluttering like that. For example, it would seem that Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies can stay fresh for a REALLY long time if you keep the package in a Ziploc bag. Since many of you will be cleaning out your homes in the next month, why not also focus on cleaning up your history while you’re at it? We spoke to several people late last year about expunging their records as part of our December offer of waiving filing fees, and while a number of people jumped at the savings at that time, many more indicated that they would wait on their tax refunds. New year, new season, new you without your past holding you back. We’re ready when you are.

THANKYOU, JAMES MADISON Celebrating a Life of Service

many of Madison’s ideas made it into the document that he is widely credited with being the father of the Constitution. If it were not for Madison, the Constitution might have never been ratified. To garner widespread support for the Constitution, Madison co-wrote 85 letters to the public with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay that explained the political philosophy underpinning the Constitution and defended its contents. Known as “The Federalist Papers,” these letters are still celebrated as some of the most groundbreaking political philosophy ever published, and it is broadly accepted that without them, the Constitution would not have been sworn into law.

As a full-grown man, James Madison stood just 5 feet, 4 inches tall. He had a health condition that, while never diagnosed, bore a resemblance to epilepsy, and he weighed only 100 pounds. He was so soft-spoken that his speeches were often difficult to hear, and he was frequently described as shy and quiet. Despite those qualities, Madison, whose birthday we celebrate on March 16, went on to become the fourth president of the United States. He held office for two terms, and, during that time, he helped establish America as a force to be reckoned with. For example, he led us through theWar of 1812, which was our first war as an independent nation.

-John Razumich and Joe Delamater

Today, Madison is most well-known for co-writing the U.S. Constitution. In fact, so

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