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Monday, July 21, 2008

ANOTHER HOT MONDAY IN JULY

It's the middle of summer.
It's hot. 
It's boring. 

Somehow there are some robed readers who are left in this sweltering town who are actually trying cases. Great. Hot. Bored. And in trial. It's not a great combination. 

Meanwhile, the FINS TRADE JASON TAYLOR.
Goodbye Jason. No way  a dancing defensive end fits under the Big Tuna's Tent. This was destined to be. (The title of the post links to a Yahoo story on Taylor)

Blog quiz: This person just had a birthday. His name is infamously associated with this number: 46664.  Who is it? (Try and answer without using Google first.)

1000: Yup our 1000th post is fast approaching. Any ideas for the post? Beyond our customary snide comments reminding our favourite federal blogger how during our first month he confidently predicted to the media there would be no way we could stay anonymous, is there anything else you think we should say in this historic post?

See You In Court. Enjoy the week. 

19 comments:

word of the day guys said...

WORD OF THE DAY!!!!!
(Rump can you try and get the post up a bit earlier? I'm doing this from my I Phone in the parking lot)

PENULTIMATE
Def= second to last. The last one before the ultimate one.

Use: The trial was in doubt until we destroyed the prosecution's penultimate witness, and then even their last witness could not save the case. Another not guilty verdict to be framed and hung on the wall.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELSON MANDELA...46664
(Africa's response to the AIDS epidemic)

Anonymous said...

How about the Defense Attorney power rankings a la ESPN does for all the major sports? Would be a fun 1000th post.

Rumpole said...

Nelson Mandela was prisoner number 46664- and he now made that number into the name of his foundation to fight aids in Africa. Talk about turning a negative into a positive.

Anonymous said...

RE: comment from yesterday: Shumie CIA- does anybody really call him that ? (like Teddy KGB I am imagining the reference is)

Anonymous said...

what happened with david ranck?

. said...

A hot day indeed, Rump.

But, as the great Ice Cube once said, "If an AK is unnecessary, the day was good."

Congratulations on (almost) reaching a 1K posts.

attorney-rejected-by-the-princess said...

I keep cool by wearing shorts underneath my robe.

-Attorney Rejected By The Princess,
proud member since 2008.

esskuse me ossifer said...

Inspector General: Canton troopers cheated on exam
By Associated Press

Jul 17, 2008

COLUMBUS: An Ohio Inspector General report says state troopers assigned to the Highway Patrol's Canton post cheated on yearly exams required for law enforcement officers who give breathalyzer tests.

The report says Trooper Anthony Maroon made copies of an exam he took in 2007 and shared answers with other troopers when he retook the test in April.

The report also says there was evidence of related cheating by troopers on tests given on four other dates in 2007 and 2008.

The inspector general says six troopers cheated on exams, another trooper received exam answers from Maroon and five patrol sergeants knew about the cheating but didn't intervene.

Highway Patrol spokesman Tony Bradshaw says the patrol has started an administrative investigation.


COLUMBUS: An Ohio Inspector General report says state troopers assigned to the Highway Patrol's Canton post cheated on yearly exams required for law enforcement officers who give breathalyzer tests.

The report says Trooper Anthony Maroon made copies of an exam he took in 2007 and shared answers with other troopers when he retook the test in April.

The report also says there was evidence of related cheating by troopers on tests given on four other dates in 2007 and 2008.

The inspector general says six troopers cheated on exams, another trooper received exam answers from Maroon and five patrol sergeants knew about the cheating but didn't intervene.

Highway Patrol spokesman Tony Bradshaw says the patrol has started an administrative investigation.

the anonymouse said...

Ranck got a month off without pay, followed by six months probation.

All the little mice know it to be true...

Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT...one month without pay and 6 months probation for Ranck. I can't believe it. What did you do that deserves that???
E. Garcia

Anonymous said...

Assuming that's true about Ranck, I'm glad they didn't fire him. We've all experienced tough times during our lifetimes.......Ranck is a good guy who has given a lot of great years to the office. He deserved the break.

Anonymous said...

1 month without pay? bullshit! david, keep your head up g. you are a good lawyer and a great dad.

you should try private practice. you are a criminal defense atty at heart.

Anonymous said...

Rump- I contend that string theory is the only game in town.

Anonymous said...

what a blog. No inside info if Ranck was fired or not.

Rumpole close down the blog now.

Rumpole said...

Oh really? Google Lisi and read his paper "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything."

Of course Lisi uses mathematics assisted by Woit, no friend of string theory he. And that has you and your string theory conspiracy theory friends up in arms.

Read the paper and let me know.

Anonymous said...

Stern Rules!!!! Bababooey!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Evelio, you don't really expect anyone to tell you what Ranck did, do you? C'mon man. Give it a rest. If you're really his friend you don't want the question answered on the web.

fake don horn said...

3:35 P.M., E. Garcia, 6:52 P.M., 9:11 P.M., I warned you all not to discuss Mr. Ranck's situation. Pursuant to the special firing authority given to me, you are all fired from your jobs, effective immediately. And if you lie about why you are fired, I will fire you again.

I will inform the propper people at your offices that you have been FIRED.

Pack up your things and leave your jobs now. Like I said, I am Fake Don Horn and my nickname is the Firing Squad.