Brian Tannebaum emails us with a update on the Tallahassee Lassies:
Rumpole - The Senate Transportation Committee just "temporarily postponed" the "Pink Plate" bill. "Temporarily Postponed" in Tallahassee lingo means they did not take up the bill because they did not have the votes to pass it out of committee. Word is that it will not come up again, and will die a slow death.
Rumpole mourns the fact that now we will never see Mr. Best trying a case in a bright pink suit.
A member of the Warren Schwartz fan club writes:
WARREN S. FOR PRESIDENT, or at least governor. Rumploe, the constitution wil never crumble as long as men like Warren S. patrol the grounds. I want to make love to you, Warren.
Rumpole notes that the vote for the next PD on our poll is running in favor of Warren Schwartz, but we wonder if someone is stuffing the ballot box?
A private attorney writes:
Bondsmen are crooks and taking money from them is always a plus. Especially since I am not paying them the going rate of 1/3 of the retainer for cases, I am getting no business because of this.
broke and private
Rumpole would like to know if other private attorneys have the same problem with crooked bondsmen and attorneys stealing their cases.
Anonymous writes about Judge Slom and bonds:
If the new legislation results in higher bonds for DUI defendants, and Judge Slom was involved in the legislation, one may find it interesting that many bail bond companies contributed to Judge Slom's campaign; All of that information is on his campaign finance records.
Rumpole notes that Judge Slom, as is his constitutional right, has chosen to remain silent and not respond to the allegations raised. What we want to make very clear is that we have served as a reporter of members of the defense bar in this matter.
A Lawyer does some lawyering:
A friend of the blog (fob) news reporter emailed this the other day and we haven’t have time to post it:
The following is a news release issued to the media:
This is Scott Fingerhut, counsel for Justin Rundle. I thank you for your courtesy, and want to provide you with the following statement:
What happened today while Justin Rundle was home from University was a very unfortunate misunderstanding. Justin is an A student with an extremely promising future.
You may rest assured that he committed no crime.
Just as important, he was at all times cooperative with and respectful of the police. In short, Justin should not have been arrested, and we are confident that soon he will be completely exonerated.
Obviously, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office will not be handling the case.
H. Scott FingerhutH. Scott Fingerhut, P.A.
See You In Court watching H Scott kick some butt.
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