Monday, January 14, 2008
A couple of us are saying "ouch" today.
First Rumpole, utterly beaten on Sunday, picked both games incorrect, after picking both Saturday playoff games correctly.
Not only did this hurt, but we didn't see it coming, it was totally unexpected, and we'd probably make the same bets again. Sunday was just "one of those days." Ouch.
There is now only one sensible and reasonable thing to do: double the bets for next week to make up for our loses.
And Judge Spencer EIg is also saying "ouch" as he was spanked by the Third DCA for his bond antics. The decision is here: SPANKED
As near as we can figure, Judge Eig set a bond, then wanted to modify the bond at a later hearing sua sponte (Latin for "the judge is acting crazy again.") and then when the public defender objected and said s/he would appeal, the Judge then took the defendant into custody and re-set the bond at one million dollars.
Lesson learned: The Third DCA doesn't like it when Judges act petulant and set million dollar bonds after first setting a reasonable bond.
How it will be applied in the REGJB: No more initial reasonable bonds.
OUR BUILDING WOULD BE EMPTY:
And with a tip of the hat to the Broward Blog, we post this LINK
to the story of a Washington State Court Judge who resigned after her affair with a Public Defender in her courtroom became public.
Lest any of our robed readers express outrage, let s/he who has not sinned cast the first stone against that glass house.
Our thoroughly un-scientific opinion is that if everyone in our little courthouse resigned for that reason, it would be an awfully lonely place for hacks like us.
See You In Court, where no judge has ever had to resign because of us. (Of course, to borrow a Woody Allen line, the PD was just doing to the Judge what she had been doing to his clients.)