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The writer and creator of the Rumpole of the Bailey series, as well as many many other wonderful books, fiction and non-fiction alike, has passed away. The title of the post links to the NY Times Obit.
We of course appropriated his most famous character for our nom-de-blog personality.
If you haven't read any of his writings, your missing some really wonderful and entertaining books. Spend a few minutes on Amazon and order one or two. You won't be sorry.
He was everything good about being British.
See You in court, a bit sadder.
Long weekend coming up. We remain committed to the proposition that the chaos and problems that occur on Tuesday far outweigh the benefits of having Monday off. Fridays off is the way to go.
Happy thought: This is the very last weekend W-43 will occupy the White House. Anybody know someone who's going to the inaugural? I sincerely hope that in my lifetime we do not see someone as anti-intellectual and completely unprepared as W was occupy the White House again. As Obama's nominee for the Department for Education Arne Duncan said during his confirmation hearing "It's cool to be smart again."
BILL MATTHEWMAN GETS A NOT GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT!!
As reported on the federal blog, Mr. Matthewman's client was acquitted on Thursday in Federal Court in Ft. Lauderdale after staring down the barrel of a 15 year min man for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. For those of you who follow such things, this is the latest in a string of courtroom victories for Mr. Matthewman. A former police officer, Mr. Matthewman has quietly joined the ranks of the finest defense attorneys the South Florida Bar has to offer. Sad to say however, Mr. Matthewman does not get the honor of the first not guilty in the southern district for 2009. That high honor goes to another star- Tim Day of the Federal PDs office. Congratulations to both for great victories.!!
PS. When are the Federal Judges going to get on board and appoint Mr. Day as a Magistrate? He was a finalist the last time a spot was open, and since our current Chief Judge started his career in the Federal PD's office, isn't it about time that the Federal PDs get the chance to put a highly qualified lawyer on the bench? Just a thought.