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Friday, March 03, 2006

WAKE UP!!

NPR REPORTS:

Morning Edition, March 3, 2006 · This may explain why the Supreme Court doesn't allow cameras in the courtroom. The Court heard arguments this week over Congressional districts in Texas. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be intently reading something during the arguments. Close observation showed she was really napping. According to Bloomberg News, the snooze lasted fifteen minutes.

Rumpole Recalls: Judge Maginnis (rest in peace) used to fall asleep in trial all the time as well. We always knew his talents were under appreciated in Dade.

Anybody have any dirt on Dade Judges napping on the Job?

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Judge Murphy seems like he is napping every time an attorney raises a complex argument. At least he would have an excuse.

Anonymous said...

I think most of them are napping.

Anonymous said...

rumpole is it hard living a double life?

Anonymous said...

Arthur Snyder used to take a nap after morning calendar.

Anonymous said...

Where's captain clueless on the news that Bronwyn Miller has drawn the great legal scholar George Alvarez as opposition.

Poll Rump:

What will the very hot Bronwyn Miller do if defeated?

Anonymous said...

who is george alverez? my money is on b miller if she can raise 175k. im in for 250.00.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Judge B. Miller's competition--This is what Dade County is all about: Attempt to replace an extremely qualified, hard working competent judge with an unqualified incompetent one.
To the voters of Dade, (dead and alive), FYI, South Dade Justice Center already has one incompetent lazy judge, they don't need another. Our money is on Judge B. Miller as well. We are in for 500.00.

Anonymous said...

if we are going to have judicial elections then the S.Ct. should set requirements. Ten 1st chair jury trials to verdict and 10 years as a lawyer.

BRIAN TANNEBAUM said...

Rump - congrats - looks like the blog has a state-wide presence.

This comment:

Re: Brian Tannenbaum's 1/12/06 comment: Brian's comment points out one of the greatest flaws in The Florida Bar's grievance and disciplinary process. Too much anonymity and too little documentation to support grievance committee decisions. Written records are not ordinarily kept of grievance committee proceedings. The discussions are typically oral and not, routinely, recorded. This fosters cronyism characterized by a lack of meaningful investigations and nod-nod, wink-wink decisions when well-connected lawyers are involved. Many law firms are political juggernauts that enjoy a unique shield against consequences for violating The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.

was reproduced as a letter from one Jeffrey R. Hill of Jacksonville in the recent edition of The Florida Bar News (so much for posting anonymously). Check it out.

Anonymous said...

Judge Johnson in Juvenile often slept during trial. And drooled. DISGUSTING!

Anonymous said...

I actually heard Judge Johnson does a much better job while asleep during trial.

How about a poll on which judges should sleep during trial?

Anonymous said...

Dear You,


I've caught PDs napping all the time.


signed,


slippery prosecutor

Anonymous said...

how can you not nap when you are subjected to hours of "and what happened next, officer?"

Anonymous said...

Our attention is so short, D'Arce is already stale news. A judicial assistant is accused of actively campaigning, while on county time, against another judge, and of abusing his 'influence' with the judiciary. He's a self-avowed "political operative." And the topic can't sustain itself for more than 2 days?

Anonymous said...

that because it is not a big deal. small time stuff. you must have an agenda....

Anonymous said...

Thanks Juan

Anonymous said...

I served as an ASA with Bronwyn Miller. Yes, she is qualified, but face it.... she is a first time appointee judge up for election. She has no funds, has never run a campaign and has been a judge for only a short while. She is also a non-hispanic who is going to have a tough fight getting "re"-elected in Miami-Dade County. She is a perfect target. Remember that 99.999% of the electorate has no idea who Bronwyn Miller or Geroge Alvarez are, but are going to cast a vote anyway. It's a coin flip.

Anonymous said...

You guys don't really think cops lie, do you?

Anonymous said...

Like the sheets on my bed.

Anonymous said...

Endorcements for 2006 Judicial Races:
Gina Mendez(but keep your husband under control- he frightens us)
Dennis Murphy(this one is not even close)
Sheldon Shwartz(dito)
Bronwyn Miller(give the woman a chance)
Steve Leifman(if he speaks up to defend himself on the blog)
Al Milian(not against Langer though. This guy has the worst reputation but is really a great guy. He might try fight you but after he does he will offer to buy you a drink.)

Anonymous said...

BHB likes to nap in his car during work hours--tax $ at work.

Anonymous said...

Let a little Brummy roll ya ass, wetness.

Anonymous said...

I know George Alvarez. He is an extremely capable and qualified attorney and well suited for a seat on the bench. As a former Community Council member in Westchester he is also well versed in politics and am confident that he can and will win.

Anonymous said...

Here is the most interesting part of the case you posted.

Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Angel Luis García, Carmen García et al., Plaintiffs and respondents
v.
World Wide Entertainment Co., Darrin McGillis, Defendants and petitioners
No. CE-92-126
San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 24, 1992


"The plaintiffs alleged that both contracts were void because they were contrary to law, morals and public policy. As second cause of action, plaintiffs alleged that defendants (McGillis and boyfriend) had physically abused and sexually harassed the minor, for which they sought damages."