This is really concerning us.
People use foul language in their posts.
OK, what do you expect from educated attorneys?
But it is demeaning when this blog is meant in the spirit of fun and good humor.
Yes, we deal with serious matters. But we much prefer to make fun of Judge Jose Rodriguez for tossing his ball in the air and wearing a microphone like Madonna, or laugh at Judge Areces for making attorneys argue JOA motions before the jury, then read a post with a half a dozen curse words about someone.
For instance, here is a fun post, probably not from the person who is listed as posting it, but we like it:
Warren D. Schwartz said...
Hello Bloggers! I wish to extend my sincere thanks for all of your support in the PD election poll. As those know me will attest, I have waited patiently in the wings.
Now, ITS MY TIME! My lifetime of legal accomplishments has brought me to this stage. The other candidates to replace Mr. B simply do not have my experience or ability.
I have spoken to Brummer and he will be stepping down this afternoon.
Based on my overwhelming victory, I have a clear mandate for change.
There will be 3 main rules: 1. all men must wear bow ties and shave their heads bald. 2. no more jury trials--clients only get hurt from that approach. I've personally tried over 100 without a victory. 3. no more slave hours. All pd's from here on shall work the hours I work and no more. Together we will build a better tomorrow!
Sincerely, Warren D. Schwartz
This is a post that made us laugh.
We are truly undecided how to remedy the problem we are concerned about.
So, for the very first time, we present a poll that means something.
Vote in the poll. Submit emails pro and con, and a decision will be made.
The choice is: free for all posting and then we delete the offensive posts that violate our few rules: posting personal information about Judges or attorneys like their home address or posts relating to their families.
A post is submitted, we review it and up it goes so long as it does not violate the rules.
We can only say that we have worked hard to let all posts stay up, even posts that we consider rude or offensive about friends. You will have to trust us to put up 99% of the posts.
Or, it stays as is, and someone posts an offensive post while we are on an airplane, then it stays up for a day and someone's reputation gets tarnished.
Help us decide.
See You In Court.
PS. We stand in awe of our favorite federal court blogger, David O Markus with a K. Check out his blog and see that THE US Attorney asked Mr. Markus to post his comments on his blog. Somehow, we can't see Kathy Ferundle seeking our help, especially when credible rumors reach us that her Komissar Of Kounty Kort has threatened to fire any of her young prosecutors who are caught posting on the this blog. Take heart young ASA's, we are behind you. You can post here all you want and remain anonymous. Our motto is that no "flowery" prosecutor can ascare us.
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