Monday, February 09, 2009
JUST ANOTHER MONDAY IN PARADISE
Our new Chief Judge poll is up. Vote.
Careful readers of the blog will note our new link with Channel Two's uVu. They promised a a link to our humble blog. Check out uVu.
With the illness of Justice Ginsburg, how does that effect the widely anticipated retirements of Justices Stevens and Souter? Stevens has done a superb job, but as the bible says, there is a time for everything, and his time on the court is coming to an end. Justice Souter, who is much younger than Stevens, has never taken to Washington, DC. A nasty mugging while jogging a few years ago in DC did nothing to make his view of the Capital any better. Souter is an odd bird, and he prefers the solitude of his New Hampshire cabin to the solitude of his Supreme Court chambers. But while President Obama was widely believed to have two Supreme Court nominations to make during his first term, he may now have three. While Ginsburg has often talked about working until her mid 80's, (she is 75 now) the post surgery pathology reports will go a long way to knowing the future of her health.
Any possibility a Supreme Court nominee comes from the Florida area, including the 11th Circuit? Will anyone we know even make a short list?
The recession has hit everyone hard, the legal profession included. Large firms have laid off attorneys and staff. Nobody is hiring. Many of our readers are self employed or work in a small firm. The others work for the PDs or the SAO.
How has the recession affected you? If you are a PD or ASA, have you put off your plans to go private? If you're running your own firm, what strategies are you using to survive.
Who's making it? Who isn't?
One thing's for certain- that black robe some of you wear has a big red target on the back. That juicy, guaranteed salary and benefits looks mighty appealing to attorneys wondering where their next client is coming from.
Just a friendly thought from your favourite blogger.
See You In Court.