Update: Tomorrow we will have the unofficial-official list of Judicial Rotation for the new year. We left the Ben Kuehne fundraiser up because it's a worthy cause and everyone should go tonight.
Thursday Night Football: The Steelers are 10.5 point favorites over the Bengals. The Steelers beat up the Bengals in Cincinnati by more than 20 points earlier in the year. And yet the Bengals played the Eagles to a tie last week and the Eagles beat the Steelers earlier this year. What does that tell you? Nothing. We picked the Steelers twice this year and lost both bets. The O/U is between 34-36 because of the weak Steeler Offense. The Steelers are due for an offensive breakout and the Bengals defense is nothing to be too afraid of. We'd leave this one alone. If you can get 34 take the over. For fun we'll say over 36 for 50.
Beloved attorney Milton Ferrell has passed away. See below.
A fund raiser for Miami Criminal defense lawyer Ben Kuehne, co-chaired by former Florida Supreme Court Justice (and former Miami Circuit Court Judge) Gerald Kogan and Miami super lawyer Bob Josefsberg will be held Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Coconut Grove at some establishment called CHRISTABELLE"S QUARTER at 3157 Commodore Plaza.
(click on the link for more info)
The suggested donation is $200.00, which is a mere pittance for those of you following our Sunday football picks (thanks to the over Monday night for bailing us out of a horrible week.)
Ben is scheduled for trial in January, which will be a little more than a year from when he was indicted. Ben has had to deal with this mess hanging over his head for a year. And when you read the indictment you come away thinking that the government's zealous overreaching actions could target anyone of us.
Among the committee members helping sponsor and support this event are Albert Krieger, Former Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth, Former Southern District US Attorney Kendall Coffey and Former Florida Bar Presidents Frank Angones and Hank Coxe. And of course, we would be remiss if we didn't also include everyone's favourite federal blogger, David Markus.
This will be quite an event and it's for a very worthy cause.
Miami lost a "quiet giant" in the Miami legal community this week with the death of attorney Milton Ferrell. Mr. Ferrell emerged from the Dade SAO to become a confident of , and counselor to, Potential Presidents and Potentates. Read the wonderful Herald coverage about this extraordinary gentleman here.