There is no truth to the rumor that the halls of the Justice Department are so empty that the GSA has taken to renting office space to attorneys running a ticket business in D.C. Not yet anyway.
QUEEN CROWNED IN MINNESOTA ?
There is another contretemps involving the new US Attorney for Minnesota. The NY Times has the story here: STORY.
This "experienced" 34 year old prosecutor had a coronation that included a choir and a Marine Color Guard. We wonder if that Color Guard might have better things to do, like honor the wounded and dead returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, rather than entertain some political hack.
Anyway, three top deputy supervisors in the US Attorneys Office of Minnesota have been so taken with new US Attorney Rachel K. Paulose’s management style that they have resigned their supervisory position and assumed positions as trial lawyers.
We don't approve of her coronation or apparent management style, but we will sheepishly admit to this- we wouldn't mind being caught in flagrante delicto with this US Attorney, and that is definitely the first time we have ever admitted to that. Her picture accompanies the story above.
JURY SELECTION CONTINUES
[STRIKE THAT- MR. Laeser has written in to inform us that Openings are Monday morning.]
Our favourite federal blogger has a post this week on jury selection in federal court and several comments spoke about the differences between voire dire in federal and state court.
Jury selection resumes on Monday before Judge William Thomas in one of the more horrific allegations of kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder that Miami has seen in many years. Abe Laeser and Laura Adams for the prosecution, while former Major Crimes Prosecutor Gary Rosenberg and new defense super-star Joel Denaro are for the defense in this death penalty prosecution. You couldn't find four better lawyers anywhere and this trial is worth watching.
See You In Court.