Actually, we don’t ban anyone or any topic. However, we join in with the chorus of views that the Grieco/Davidoff chat is , to quote one of our favorite readers: “zzzzzzzzzz.”
Rumpole makes a plea: can’t some Judge, somewhere, issue some stupid ruling so we can switch to another topic? We are not going to publicize it, but it is true, because we have seen it with our own airport bleary eyes, that there is a Grieco blog. No comments or readers. But it exists. Also, our favorite federal Blogger David Markus weighed in with a few choice comments.
Captain of the Election ship hoists anchor and writes:
In Circuit Court Group 25,Judge Murphy is looking good and challenger Josie Velis is on life support:In the January 1 - March 31 reporting period,
Judge Murphy reports:$36,565 raised from 156 contributors.
Challenger Velis reports:$7,370 raised from 24 contributors.
In Circuit Court Group 42,Judge Lawrence Schwartz widens his lead over challenger Gina Mendez in the area of contributions:In the January 1 - March 31 reporting period,
Judge Schwartz reports:$33,425 raised from 151 contributors.
Challenger Mendez reports:$12,975 raised from 64 contributors.
JASON GREY LOGS OFF????
In reply to a comment, Jason Grey, an original member of the “not afraid to sign my name club” writes:
I’m not dumb, I make way more money than you, and I can kick your ass. Enough of this shit I'm done. I shall blog no more forever.
Rumpole responds that its always sad to lose a reader and contributor. However, this blog can get rough. Mr. Grey can always write in anonymously. However, if any reader wants to use the “search this blog” feature at the top and search for “Grey” you will see that Mr. Grey quickly got the spirit of this blog. His comments were always thoughtful and on topic and produced excellent discussions of interesting issues. We are sorry to see him go, and hope he changes his mind.
While we were away, some comments about the Grieco/DJ/Redskins case involved Ed Carhart. Here is what 99% of you REGJB regulars who first walked into the Justice Building some time during the 1990’s do not know: Ed Carhart is one of the finest attorneys in the United States. He is a master at cross examination, and has handled some of the biggest cases in Miami. Do not let his chronic illness which has confined him to a wheel chair confuse you. Prosecutors underestimate him at their own peril. Those people whose ability to write posts are limited to strings of four letter words would do better to write less, and go in court and watch Mr. Carhart try that case. We understand Sean Taylor has several attorneys, but if those lawyers want to win, they should stay seated and let Mr. Carhart do his thing.
TWO NEW JUDGES GET SOME PROPS
A reader writes:
two new judges that treat people fairly and with respect should be noted. Schlesinger & Butchko
A Reader likes lists:
Let's make a list:
Lawyers who refuse to speak to anyone in the courthouse and hence NOT nice:
Defense lawyers who are NOT NICE
ASA'S WHO ARE NOT NICE:
Deisy "Komisar of Kounty Kourt" Rodriquez
Judges WHO ARE NOT NICE:
Leifman; Lindsey; McWhorter; Glick; Jackie Scola; Tunis; Lederman; Ward; Echarte; Emas; Bagley. [Rumpole notes that if you ever want to chat with Judge Echarte, just find him outside with his cigar. He almost got arrested for loitering and prowling because of the time he spends out there.]
Lawyer who always say hello and hence ARE nice:
Defense lawyers who are NICE:
Hersch; Rabin ;Grey, his good looking partner; Tannebaum;
All of the ticket lawyers ; Half the PD's office ;Ken Hassett;
ASA'S WHO ARE NICE: Bill Howell; Richard Scruggs; Abie Rifkin; Mike the DJ Greico; Bill McGee; Kathy Rundle herself.. the ONE time she actually showed up in a courtroom....Bennett Brummer... himself.. the ONE time he actually showed up in a courtroom...
Judges WHO ARE NICE:
Krieger-Martin; MJ Francis;Newman;Peterson;Slom;Adrien;
Blake (best jokes too);Firtel;Jimenez;Piniero;Reyes;Soto;Young;Lopez;
Crespo and Leyte (in memory)
Rumpole says: hmmm….lots of fodder and grist for the mill. (we edited one listing of an ASA because it had a gratuitous comment in the form of a nickname that was just mean. We like nicknames, but the reader should think of something better than the one they used. The comment in its original form is still in the comments section.)
Which half of the PD's office is nice? The lawyers who go to court or the lawyers who stay in the office, munch donuts, and tell the lawyers who go to court what to say and how to say it?
Seriously, if this Grieco thing does not die down, we’re going to pour water over someone’s head in court, just to generate a new controversy and change the topic. It's not that the list idea was overpoweringly interesting, but just that it might change the topic from "Davidoff/Grieco/I know not what I speak o"
See You In Court. We’re the one’s holding the water pitcher in a menacing manner.
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