The CAPTAIN reports:Update on Group 9 of the County Court:Victoria del Pino has finally drawn opposition. I am pleased to report that the five year attorney (del Pino) will now face off against an actual veteran of the bar, with 8 years of experience, one Joel S. Jacobi, of North Miami.There have been no other changes to the races reported in County or Circuit Court and fundraising reports are not due for the next reporting quarter until March 31, 2006.Rump:I would like to get a poll going on Election vs. Appointment; what do you think?Of course, I think some of your bloggers would prefer duels by firearm, LSAT score comparison, or just plain fistacuffs to a good ole election.and the Captain has spoken ........
Captain has his detractors:
Dear CaptainYou bug me.
ON JA HIJINKS: Someone had replaced BHB as public enemy number Uno. Not many denizens of the REG Justice Building have any sympathy for JA politico wannabe D’Arces, as this collection of posts demonstrate:
Well, well, well, how the mighty have fallen. Wasn't it Jimmy Durante who said, "Be careful who you step on on the way up, you'll meet those same people on the way down." I know EXACTLY of who you speak, and I can guarantee you, it sounds just like his style. So ready to rat others out while his hands remain dirty. This news will make me smile all day, and for those who know me...that's saying something.
You know, I would love to be sympathetic, but I left it in my other suit. I wonder how much KY it's going to take to get him out of THIS one...
Anonymous hearkens back to the Senate Watergate hearings, and quotes Senator Howard Baker about D’Arces’s employer:
What did Ivan know and when did he know it?
Hey Rumpy. I can't stand that JA. He's mean, manipulative, and extorts people. Ivan H. should run away from him like the plague. Why don't you tip this to your girlfriend from the Herald and let her investigate it? We need details!!!
Rumpole responds: Girlfriend??? Well, she is kinda tall and slinky in all the right places, but “she who must be obeyed” would not be pleased. We have it on good authority Oh Susannah peruses these pages frequently.
The Empire (Of Ticket Attorneys) Strikes Back:[re our comment calling them nameless and faceless]
Hey, those of us who work on the first floor are not nameless and faceless. you just may never see anything but our backs as we scurry from ct. to ct. because no one in the clerk's office has figured that staggering court times would be beneficial to everyone. (they're not waiting in line at the metal detector at 8:59). We're also the ones that you big felony guys turn to once a year when you're handling your mother-in-law's case and you have no clue whether the officer used the right statute or if the hearing officer will dismiss if they spelled her name wrong. (for the third time, NO.)
Rumpole replies: May the force be with you.
We conclude tonight’s post, pondering about hubris, of which we have written about previously (Brummer Bummer) and Mr. D’Arces. And as is our wont, we return to the great Bard, who provides us with words when our little mind fails us:
“The Fault, Dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Julius Caesar.
See You In Court, quoting the Bard, when the moment is right