UPDATED BELOW: Stacy Glick writes in about her dad.
JUDGE BLAKE IS NOT RETIRING!!!!!!!
Proving just how hard it is to blog 3,000 miles away from Miami, we eat a bit of crow here and announce, much to everyone's satisfaction we may add, that Judge Stanford Blake is NOT retiring.
There was an announcement on the rarely used PA system this morning. Some have said that the announcement mistakenly said Judge Blake was retiring before correcting the announcement and saying that it was Judge Lenny Glick who was retiring and today was his last day.
It was before dawn in our winter blogger's retreat in the cold and snowy Sierra Nevada mountains when our email started buzzing with the shocking news about Judge Blake. By the time we got back from a few snow board runs, the whole mess had been straightened out.
Either way, we say: 1) Glad to have you back Judge Blake. And many more years to come we hope.
2) Au revoire and farewell Judge Glick. You've really spent a lifetime in the REGJB. From a prosecutor in the old municipal court, to a Chief Prosecutor under Janet Reno, to a long serving and greatly respected trial judge, we hope this next chapter in your life provides you with happiness and fulfillment. We will miss you, and we hope you return often as a retired judge, where your counsel and wisdom will be greatly welcomed. Miami is a better place because of the service you provided our community throughout your entire career. Of course very few if any judges are afforded the wonderful and proud moment of retiring only to have their daughter replace them. You are a lucky man indeed.
Tomorrow on the blog: Janet Reno to return as State Attorney?
UPDATE: STACY GLICK:
The soon to be honorable Stacy Glick wrote on the comments section this about her dad:
I am very proud of my father. I know he is looking forward to spending time with my mother in his retirement. He deserves well-wishes from all who practice in the REGJB. While it would be nearly impossible to match his 35-year committment and dedication to serving this community, I am proud and humbled to be filling his seat in the upcoming years. I hope he enjoys his retirement but I look forward to his return as a mentor and fine jurist.
Thanks for writing in Ms. Glick, and just remember these three little letters , where applicable: " J..O....A." Try it out. It's more fun than you may have realized as a prosecutor.
See you in court next year.