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Saturday, January 12, 2008

GAG ME WITH A LENARD

The Sun Sentinel reports HERE
on our favourite Federal Blogger, David O Markus with a K, and the gag order issued in the Liberty City Seven case.

Lenard issued a "gag order" that included Queen Elizabeth, Janet Reno, Sylvester Stallone, "every resident in any zip code that begins with 3..." most of the Lower Parliament of New Zealand, as well as to victorious Liberty City Seven Lawyer Joel DeFabio "and his agents."

Mr. Markus, having decided to represent Mr. DeFabio, is of the opinion that along with the members of the New Zealand House Of Representatives, he is now officially gagged from blogging about the Liberty City Seven Trial. Mr. Markus entered his appearance on behalf of DeFabio when Lenard forbade DeFabio and his client from talking about their victory in Federal Court. "The Defendant starts publicising that he was acquitted, and the next thing you know everyone will want a trial, and we can't have that here in the United States" a Comrade Prosecutor from the US Attorneys Office was heard to argue in court the other day. "The first amendment is obviously the least important, right? One is much less than ten." the US Attorneys Office successfully argued to the court.

Remember, the US Attorneys Office (motto: "Beat us once, we'll gag you. Beat us again, we'll indict you. Beat us a third time and we send you hunting with Dick Cheney.) is trying this case for the second time, having lost their case against one defendant, and hanging the jury against the rest.

So, Mr. Markus, being silenced for the foreseeable future, your humble blogger and servant becomes Liberty's Last Champion.

Have a comment on the Liberty City Seven Trial?
POST IT HERE!!! (almost) all are welcome. We are not encouraging anyone under Judge Lenard's order to violate it. We will not be accepting any Kiwi Komments until this matter is resolved.

Meanwhile, we anxiously await the re-trial. "In the interest of a fair trial" the Government has requested that every defendant and defense attorney be required to wear an "Osama Bin Laden" mask, so that "an atmosphere of fear descends upon the new jury." We will report on the court's ruling on this motion, and anything else that pops up before the defendants are acquitted (oopps..that just earned us a subpoena and contempt of court charge. Number one if you're counting.)

See You in Court, where we once saw someone throw up on a jury, but have never personally been gagged.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG! If only they knew Rumpole was here to save the day.

Anonymous said...

sieg heil! wake me when we have our republic back

Anonymous said...

It would seem to me that the feds would have better things to do than prosecuting a group of guys that get could not find their way out of liberty city with a map. At least Sacco and Vanzetti were foreign.

Blog Crier said...

9:30 Sat night headlines:

For the rest of the evening the part of "Fake Ted Mastos" will be played by "Fake Alschuler."

OJ Jailed!
Rumpole headed for jail?

Rump pick of Pack prodcues payoff!!

Fake Ted Mastos said...

Now hmmmm wait (chomp chomp) just a moment. Lenard and...uhh...hmmmm (smack smack) and uhh...a defense continuance would be in order but..uhh...(smack chomp) hmmm...now hold on.

Anonymous said...

I was going to say what I thought of the judge and the order, but that might violate Bar Rules, so I shall say nothing, at least, not on the blogs . . .

Anonymous said...

Dear Rump:

Do the Florida Bar's rules allow a lawyer to call a judge a mean spirited witch on a blog?

Curious George

COPE, RAMIREZ, and SALTER, dispensing justice said...

The Third DCA has seen the light. Let's see if you tell the trial judge that you will appeal an erroneous order the court will increase your clients bond from $22,000 to a measly $1,000,000.00 do not fear because 3 months later the 3rd DCA will reverse:

"The Public Defender objected to the revocation because a change in circumstances had not occurred since Creech’s release. The attorney informed the trial court that he was going to appeal the ruling. The trial court then vacated the revocation of pre-trial release and imposed bond in the amount of $1,000,000.00. Creech remains in custody, and this petition for writ of habeas corpus was filed."

The case is No. 3D08-1
Lower Tribunal No. 07-27923
Arthur Lee Creech,
Petitioner,
vs.
Timothy P. Ryan, Director Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, and The State of Florida,
Respondents.
A case of original jurisdiction – Habeas Corpus.
Bennett H. Brummer, Public Defender, and John Eddy Morrison, Assistant Public Defender, for petitioner.
Bill McCollum, Attorney General, and Michael C. Greenberg, Assistant Attorney General, for respondents.
Before COPE, RAMIREZ, and SALTER, JJ.

View case here:

http://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Opinions/3D08-0001.pdf

Anonymous said...

You're losing it Rump.

Anonymous said...

you are a hero rump.

Anonymous said...

If you're wondering as I was, the million dollar bond as retribution for appealing judge was none other than Eig.

Rumpole said...

Thank you. I was wondering.

Should I do a seperate post?

EIG SPANKED BY THRID!!!

fake peckins said...

Miami has Spencer Eig
the lawyer who helped Elian
He revoked the bonds from time to time
for willy/nilly reasonsing
he throws them in jail
or raises the bond to a million
cause when you're talking Eig
you're talking ....

ahhh forget it. This ain't working.

Anonymous said...

nice work judge. you should be very proud.

fake eig to fake blake in a text message said...

oy vey, the blog's after me. !

Anonymous said...

Perhaps someone needs to come up with an appropriate fabric design that people charged with sex crimes must wear on their clothing...

Et tu, your honor? Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

08-1 means it was the first appeal in the 3rd for 2008

Anonymous said...

This has been like the third or forth time Eiggy has been reversed on this issue. He's keeping the P.D. busy with his rulings. But he must be fair since the SAO hates him, they were going to but Herb Walker in there as DC to teach him a lesson, but....

Anonymous said...

The case is No. 3D08-1
Lower Tribunal No. 07-27923
Arthur Lee Creech,
Petitioner,
vs.
Timothy P. Ryan, Director Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, and The State of Florida,
Respondents.
A case of original jurisdiction – Habeas Corpus.
Bennett H. Brummer, Public Defender, and John Eddy Morrison, Assistant Public Defender, for petitioner.
Bill McCollum, Attorney General, and Michael C. Greenberg, Assistant Attorney General, for respondents.
Before COPE, RAMIREZ, and SALTER, JJ.

Once again, you guys whom seem to want to defend this man..... check out his past........ he is not so innocent.......... The higher the amount of bail the better, this defendent has a habit of running when the going gets tough.... to the state of Florida...please nail this man he deserves everything he gets...............