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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

HELLO

EQUAL TIME TO THE CHIEF JUDGE:

The very informative
SCOTUSblog
has a post for October 13, 2007, that explains the Supreme Court’s position on Certiorari (four votes) versus a stay of execution (five votes.) The post by Tom Goldstein explains in more detail than we can comprehend why Chief Justice Roberts did not mislead the Senate when he answered Senator Leahy’s question about the problem of granting cert but not a stay of execution. We've criticisized the CJ on the pages of this blog, and we post this link in the interests of giving both sides of the story (something we rarely have our clients do in court.)

Perhaps the best thing we like about the
SCOTUSblog is the publication of the oral argument transcripts. Call us strange, but we find the transcripts both informative and interesting reading.



Speaking of the Supreme Court, the Court has granted cert in Cuellar v. U.S. (06-1456) to define money laundering. Currently money laundering is defined asthe transaction of any money between two individuals within the confines of the borders of Dade County, or in other circumstances when money is exchanged and one of the two individuals is a lawyer licensed to practice law in the State of Florida.” Apparently some of the Circuits are having trouble applying that definition. The SCOTUSblog has all the “certy” details.


NEW BLOG ALERT:

There’s another new blog in town:
SOUTHFLORIDALAWYERS

Welcome to the party pal. The blogster has forsaken the spotlight so ably filled by Mr. Markus, our favourite federal blogger, and chosen to blog in anonymity, eschewing fame, fortune (not to mention the groupies) in favor of humble writings anonymously proffered for the good of all humanity. What is it about our profession that motivates some of us to wax poetic about things we know little about?


Hello......

Today, the
DALI LAMA receives the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed by Congress upon a civilian. Our tough, no nonsense, don’t take crap from no-one President, bowed to criticism from Communist China and met the Dali Lama in the White House Residence rather than the Oval Office.

Those wimpy countries- Germany and Canada- managed to stand up to China and their leaders officially met with the Dali Lama. Canada even bestowed an honorary citizenship upon the Dali Lama.


Before we sign off, we can’t help but wonder. When introduced to His Holiness, is it in poor taste to say “Hello Dali”? Or is he just sick of that joke?

See You In Court.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rump- very strange Shumie sighting today. He was seen in the garage of his office building sitting in his car shaking with rage because someone parked closed enough to his delicate car so that he could not get out of his spot.

Anonymous said...

Rumpola- You can have your Bloom PDs. You can have the California Surfer court options Girl in Ortiz.

I'll take that super hottie spinner traffic clerk that was selling chips and cookies for United Way today on the first floor.

Oh my. !!!

Take the Poly Cobitz said...

Rumpole. Did Cobitz every take the Poly? if not, why not?

Tom, why don't you just have a xmas rumpole party and we can all celebrate your rumpoleness?

Rumpole said...

The person who wants to know why I am not posting comments about a particular lawyer who is being considered for judge, should send me a private email from a private email address and if it is bothering you so much, I will deign to give you a few moments of my valuable time and explain why I am not posting those comments.

Anonymous said...

3:30- its a very close call. The California Surfer Court Options Girl in Ortiz is a bit taller, is blonde, and has a sexy tan.

The spinner clerk is shorter, has a latin complexion, and jet black hair, and those beautiful kissable latin lips. It really depends on your taste, or in my case, what mood I'm in that day.

Anonymous said...

It should be noted that former Circuit Court Judge Martin Greenbaum has died,and the funeral will be held on Thursday,October 18 at 1:00P.M./Riverside Gordon Chapel on Alton Road,Miami Beach.
Funny,we read so much b-ll sh-t on this blog,including lies and inuendos oftentimes.
Yes,we should have fun on this blog;and yes we get some relevant information from it.Yet the demise of a former member of the judiciay is not mentioned.
Lets see a turnout to show our respects,including some of the judges.Yes,a great turnout for Judge Crespo,Vidal etc.But no turnout for Morphonious,Nesbitt etc.

Anonymous said...

This blog has officially jumped the shark. I believe it was the skeezy young pd girl comments that caused it.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Here comes the judge .....

The applicants for Judge Jorge Perez' Circuit Court seat that have applied to the JNC are as follows:

1. Patricia A. Kopco
2. Stephen Mechanic
3. Joseph I. Davis, Jr.
4. David M. Peckins
5. J/George Sarduy
6. Mario Garcia, JR.
7. Meryl S. Gold-Levy
8. Alan A. Taylor
9. Jorge Cueto
10. J/Bronwyn C. Miller
11. Lisa Walsh
12. Margaret Rosenbaum
13. Manny Anon
14. Alan Sackrin
15. Abby Cynamon
16. Maria SamPedro Iglesias
17. J/Darrin Gayles
18. Shirlyon McWhorter
19. Steven Grossbard
20. Herb Andrews
21. William Altfield
22. Angelica Zayas
23. Miguel De La O
24. Lynette McGuinness
25. Stacy Daryl Glick

So, we have 3 County Court Judges, (and one former CC Judge), 6 candidates who have filed to run for Circuit Court (Kopco, Garcia, Cueto, Cynamon, Iglesias and Glick)and several applicants who have recently been sent up to the Governor for consideration including Davis, Peckins, Sarduy, Walsh, Gayles, De La O, among others.

The JNC will conduct interviews of some of the applicants and then send 6 names up to the Gov. for his consideration.

CAPTAIN OUT ..........

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION UPDATE:

With just over six months left to file, we are down to three sitting Circuit Court judges who have still not submitted their papers to the Florida Elections Commission:

Group 35 - Judge Prescott
Group 36 - Judge Pineiro
Group 55 - Judge JB Cohen

(we are assuming that Fierro, Gordon, Glick, Simons, Rosinek and Silver are all not filing as either age limited or for other reasons).

and one County Court Judge:

Judge Rosa Figarola

CAPTAIN OUT .............

Rumpole said...

8:26- I did not know Judge Greenbaum had passed away and I will post the information. Thank you for letting me know.

Anonymous said...

Tony Montana: You wanna waste my time? Okay. I call my lawyer. He's the best lawyer in Miami. He's such a good lawyer, that by tomorrow morning, you gonna be working in Alaska. So dress warm.

He must have had a PD as his lawyer

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, it's not the Dali Lama. It's the Dalai Lama.

South Florida Lawyers said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Rumpole.

Tough crowd you got here.

Anonymous said...

Stop with the "The Clerk in this division is hot and the PD in this division is hot." Maybe (just maybe) they are what you would consider "Gerstein Building Hot."

Go to Lincoln Road for about three and a half minutes and you'll see about 200 girls that are hotter.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that post @ 1247 Grieco

Anonymous said...

Sarduy rules

Anonymous said...

what?