We got a full day to ourselves here in Maryland. It was a relief to have some time with just “us” doing homey, family things. Cooking, cleaning, laundry. You know, the things you don’t usually get to do on a roadtrip.
But, almost as though the state of California could see me smiling, I got an email notification that my appeal had been decided on and the opinion published.
They affirmed the judgment in full.
I’ve become a realist during the course of my experience with the state, but I did have a small glimmer of optimism with this one. I shouldn’t have. But it felt so unlikely to fail. The arguments were so good and so beautifully articulated.
Ah, well. It is what it is. And I’m really not that surprised. The state of California is so utterly corrupt.
I posted on my facebook page the following determination: “Appeal was denied. Have fun with your state government, Californians. It is utterly corrupt, without common sense and devoid of humanity. I will NEVER, EVER return to visit it. I will NEVER speak of it with any kind of sweetness or feelings of fondness that one might have for their homeland. I am fully and completely its’ exile and I am horrified to even say I was born there.”
Not only did they deny the appeal, they opined in a deeply evil way: that licensed midwives are not legally allowed to carry medication, give shots or suture. LICENSED MIDWIVES. And therefor, I shouldn’t have been able to do them as a student.
Se la vie. Justice is a shadow here on earth. True justice can only be found in heaven. I’m trying to keep my head up… The idea that what was happening to me ultimately had a higher good or purpose was what kept me going. Now the entire thing appears to be purposeless.