Wednesday, February 25, 2009

AGE LIMITS

Our favourite Federal Blogger writes about Judge Hurley taking senior status. We echo his comments. Judge Hurley was a true Judge and gentleman and was respectful to everyone, even individuals he was sentencing.  He was smart and a pleasure to try a case before. We wish him well.


Speaking of retirement, the DBR has an article here on Florida's outdated mandatory retirement at 70 law. 

What do you think? Should we push judges out the door (wait until you read the entire sentence before you respond) when they turn 70? 


SQUEEZE PLAY

The Smoking Gun has this report on a University of Colorado student who was arrested for squeezing her ex-boyfriend's......ummm...  private parts really really hard.


See you in court avoiding women from Colorado.  

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

a classic!

Anonymous said...

When you see pathetic lazy judges like Alan Schwartz presiding over serious cases it makes you wish that the old wore out judges actually stayed retired and out of the courtroom. They are getting big pensions and then making extra $$$ for turning in poor work.

Anonymous said...

In another day, in another era, and with a few more breaks, Judge Hurley could have been sitting on the U.S.S.Ct. He is certainly smart enough. He and Judge Stanley Marcus are the most intellectually intimidating Judges who I have ever appeared in front of.

Anonymous said...

can someone please tell me how alan schwartz can stay on the bench of the 3rd dca in that he is over 70. Under what authority is he hearing cases. thank you

Anonymous said...

Rumpole - care to comment on this?

http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h1121__.xml&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=1121&Session=2009

Anonymous said...

For anyone who is interested The City of Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel has recently posted its "Monitor List" at, http://www.miamigov.com/cip/pages/CIP_monitor/CIP_Monitor_List_(Feb_2009).pdf . It is a very helpfull resource for anyone who wishes to peruse the conduct of some of Miami's finest.(Say prior to deposeing one of the Listed) The complaints and CIP recomondations are avalable thru the Legistar link that is on the home page.

Tom Cobitz

Anonymous said...

I want them to retire at 70.

Anonymous said...

They should lower the mandatory retirement age to 65. It would let some new blood into those seats and hopefully weed out cranky old judges.

Anonymous said...

For certain judges the mandatory retirement age should be whatever age they are now.

That being said, there are plenty of judges in their 70s who are still sharp. The mandatory retirement age should be raised to 75, although I question the sanity of anybody still working full time at that age who can afford to comfortably retire. What is this with wealthy, established lawyers working full time well into their 70s and 80s? I once worked with a lawyer well into his 70s who regularly put in 60 hour plus weeks. Take some time off, spend some time with the family, golf, swim, travel, etc. The day I can afford to retire comfortably--which has been postponted indefinitely because my investments have largely tanked--is the day you will see me haul my ass out of the office for the last time.

Anonymous said...

I love it when my girlfriend squeezes my "boys" really hard

Anonymous said...

You must retire at 70. why?

1. So you can now get two checks. (a.) Pension + benefits (b.) appox $500.00 per-day sitting as a senor judge.

2. Take on a high profile case that no Judge would touch due to election looming near.

3. Make a dumb decision and the voters have no recourse, you will not end up with opposition.

Anonymous said...

a squeeze no
a little pull and tug, yes

substantial difference