Tuesday, August 12, 2008
There's just not a lot going on.
Is it me, or is our president positively Jimmy Carterish in his dealings with the Russians this week? I mean, he can't do anything other than shake his finger at them and accuse them of violating international law. And if that is not the Texas pot calling the kettle black, then I don't know what is.
While the Broward Blog is on vacation, we'll comment on the Broward SAO's decision to charge the wife of the police chief with disorderly conduct for shooting at him. OK- that's a bit of an exaggeration, but how many other defendants discharge multiple shots from a firearm at a victim and DON'T get charged with attempted murder?
Or maybe this is just the new kindler, gentler Broward SAO we've all been promised. Here's the Herald article with the Broward SAO dancing around their filing decision.
Remember, this is the county that sends more non-violent first offense felons to state prison than any other. Wonder what the plea offer will be for firing at gun at the Chief Of Police? W/H 2 years probation, special condition an apology and a promise not to do it again?
The US Mens Olympic Basketball team beat Angola. There hasn't been a matchup this one sided since Russia attacked Georgia.
The South Florida lawyers Blog reports that Dade Circuit Judges Israel Reyes, Kevin Emas, and Gisela Cardonne-Ely join 3rd DCA Judges Juan Ramirez Jr., Leslie Rothenberg and Angel Cortinas in applying for the vacant Florida Supreme Court Justice slot. Our personal choice: The Governor could do a lot worse than Kevin Emas.
Bit of trivia: Name the last Florida Supreme Court Justice to be selected from the Dade Circuit Court?
BREAKING NEWS: Our State Attorney has returned from vacation to opine that "gangs" are a problem. The Herald's coverage of this fascinating and surprising statement is here.
PUNISHMENT: We could not make this up. United States District Court Judge James Robertson for the District of Columbia, issued an order in USA v. Everette Lee hayes, Jr., 03-0500(JR) in which the prosecutor, having missed a deadline to file a response to a 2255 petition was ordered "to append to the response a single sheet of paper, on which he has written 100 times, in his own hand, 'I will not miss filing dates in federal court.' SO ORDERED."
Now who said Federal Judges lack imagination?
And finally, the Fins released kicker Jay Feeley today after he turned in a record setting season last year. (21 of 23 fgs for a record 91.3 %success rate). GM Bill Parcells has announced that no job is safe "including that of Huizenga's. If the owner doesn't shape up, I'll put his butt on waivers, and you can quote me."
We did. (sort of).
See You In Court.