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Tuesday, January 16, 2007
FAVOURITE BOOKS/FAVOURITE AUTHORS
Rumpole's favourite authors, in no particular order:
Ayn Rand; John Steinbeck; Stephen King; William Manchester; John Irving; E.M. Forester; C.S. Forester (Horatio Hornblower novels) ; Robert Caro; Gabriel García Márquez; Tom Wolfe; William Shakespeare; Henry David Thoreau.
Rumpole's Favourite Books, in no particular order:
To Kill a Mockingbird; Grapes of Wrath; The Fountainhead;
A World Lit Only By Fire; 1984; Slaughterhouse 5; Farenheit 451;
Widow for a Year; Of Mice and Men; Catcher in the Rye;
Old Man and the Sea (and its the only Heningway book I can tolerate); Dune; Travels With Charley; Crime and Punishment; Lord Of The Flies;
A Passage to India; The Right Stuff; Romeo and Juliet; Henry VIII; Merchant of Venice; Don Quixote;
I'm sure I've missed a bunch- this is just off the top of my head.
A post in the Comments section yesterday states that the Florida Supreme Court has opined that the Code Of Judicial Conduct (article One, section One: Never reach for the cheque). does NOT apply to Judicial Assistants. Recall the Judge Hernandez controversy with his JA running campaigns against other Judges. Seems to us that even if the Code Of Conduct does not apply, Judges might not want their JA running campaigns against the Administrative Judge who is their boss.
NORTH OF THE BORDER REPORT
Speaking of Judges, whispers North of the Border about a Circuit Court Judge who took a defendant into custody for missing court . However, before the case was called the bailiff had the client and the PD step outside to discuss the case. When the PD came back into the courtroom and tried to explain, the Judge, clearly mistaking the PD for a lawyer from Dade, would not listen to the explanation.
Broward PD's talking about a JQC complaint. Anybody have more info?
See You In Court: we're the one's reading Farenheit 451