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Thursday, March 13, 2008

ROCK N ROLL

BREAKING BLOG NEWS:

Several alert readers have emailed us that the Florida Supreme Court (motto: Gore Should be President) has upheld the new conflict public defender's office, what we have been calling the ROC.

The order is below.

ORDER

A tricky disorderly conduct case has kept us in court for the last few days so we haven't had a chance to review the order. But it seems clear that ROC n roll is here to stay.

Remember that we all still owe big thanks to the FACDL lawyers who worked on this pro bono.

See You In Court.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

After watching the oral argument, there was no doubt the ROC would live on.

It may be Constitutional but, it still is a bad system but, hey, it saves money in the short run.

If I run into a Republican legislator, I am going to really let him or her have it for really fucking up the judicial branch.

Maybe those assholes can come here and do the traffic calendars now that the magistrates are out of a job.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Unfortunately, it appears my earlier prediction ("Get used to the letters OCCCRC") has now been reduced to writing with today's Supreme Court's opinion reversing the lower court judge on FACDL's Writ Quo Warranto against the State of Florida.

http://www.floridasupreme
court.org/decisions/
2008/sc08-02.pdf

Joseph George has his work cut out for him with the funding issues presently facing the Florida Legislature and with his inability to have hired any death qualified attorneys to handle the capital cases.

Cap Out ...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 12:32:00 PM

Anonymous said...

Opinion finds that OCCCRC was listed in statute as "public defender" for sole purpose of funding.

Hopefully the counties will tie the state up in further litigation on the funding issue. Why should the legislature get to expand the definition of public defender in order to hold the counties accountable to pay for the offices? Justice Pariente just about invited a challenge by the counties in the oral argument.

Pacificus said...

Now that the Supremes have said that they are not Public Defenders Pacificus expects to see litigation by the counties that have refused to fund to OCCCRC office space.

Anonymous said...

well that truely sucks...

Anonymous said...

DEATH PENALTY LAWYERS:

WE NEED TO LOBBY THE MONKEYS IN TALLY TO RAISE THE CAP FROM 45K!

Greenberg Traurig Indicted in Guam said...

Breaking Blog News!!

Greenberg Traurig Indicted in Guam

Here is the indictment:

http://www.kuam-media.com/news/pdf/cf527_06_03122008.PDF

Anonymous said...

A symbolic setback for Viacom in its $1 billion suit against Google’s YouTube. On Friday, US District Court Judge Louis Stanton denied the media conglomerate’s claim for punitive damages in the case. If the court had let the claim stand, it could have taken the damages associated with the lawsuit into funny money territory — at least theoretically.

Viacom is suing Google’s YouTube for a nice round $1 billion, but even that is a more-or-less made-up number based on a very large number of alleged copyright violations.

Frankly, I’m surprised it took a whole year to junk this ridiculous suit. That’s what happens to lazy old media giants who make stuff up instead of actually filing the paperwork required by law. Expect another rash of perjurous takedowns in petty retaliation.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Come on guys. There was no way they were going to overturn the statute. Statutes are presumed constitutional. The burden on a party trying to overturn them is to prove their unconstitutionality beyond a reasonable doubt. I've been saying that the FSC would rule this way since day one. Get over it. It's not the end of the world. As to whether it works or not, we'll know in a couple of years. Regardless, I bet it doesn't affect any of those of you who are concerned as much as you think it will.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

JADED 20 YEAR BAR MEMBER SAYS; I hope the bar continues to expand committees, cle courses that are irrelevant or cater to the most obscure topics, often more business related than legal, expand the number of law schools and size of their student bodies, so that the numbers of lawyers continue to rise and WE ALL GET FUCKED.

Anonymous said...

LEADERSHIP OF FACDL DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ITS MEMBERS AS MUCH AS IT CARES ABOUT THE CLIENTS IT REPRESENTS AND INTERNAL SOCIAL CLIMBING. LEFT WING CLASS PRESIDENT TYPES.

eyeonq said...

BTDT=Brian Tannebaum Defense ttorney????

Anonymous said...

BTDT

BEEN THERE DONE THAT

Anonymous said...

those disorderly conduct cases can get tricky. and mastering the intricacies of radar in speeding cases, give me a life felony anyday.

Anonymous said...

HEY RUMPOLE: YOU would not do well on cross examination. another freudian slip. you said WE are embroiled in a tricky disorderly conduct case which confirms that this blog is run by multiple meggs.!

Rumpole said...

HEY 248: you are neither a long time nor careful reader of the blog. Reader my profile, wherein I/we clearly state that I/we have adopted the "royal we" for the purposes of writing on the blog. Get with the times.

Anonymous said...

RUMPOLE. you say I 3 times in your blog bio, no mention of cohorts, and my brother can beat you up so nah nah nah nah nah nah!

Rumpole said...

I say "I" because as I have often written "I am that I am."