Judge Aleman. She was reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court today. Having a bad day? Need a "pick me up?" Read the transcript of the reprimand here.
Here's a highlight:
Judges are not and must never become adversaries of
any attorney appearing before them, especially in
first-degree murder cases where a person’s life is at
All of us who sit on the bench are subject to
criticism, including recusal requests that may be
highly unflattering to us.
Nevertheless, we still must be fair, courteous, and
impartial when responding to such requests.
Rumpole wonders: We now know that judges are required to be "fair, courteous, and impartial" when we move to have them recused. What about the rest of time? Ba dum dum.
And a day of shame for the DOJ as well:
The case against former Senator Ted Stevens was officially dismissed today as the Judge blasted the Department Of Justice and appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the investigators.
The title of the post links to the NY TImes article.
Here's how bad things are- the FBI agent who spilled the beans on the meetings with the prosecution team during which the lawyers intentionally and continually failed to disclose Brady material, has asked for Government "whistle blower" protection.
And former senator Stevens joins that lengthy list of proud public servants who spent a life time extolling the virtues of the great american legal system, only to learn the dirty little secret that it usually doesn't work.
Thursday starts one of our favourite times of the year, as the Masters gets underway in Augusta, Georgia. You won't find us at work Thursday or Friday. No sir. We take the rest of the week off, cool off a case of beer, and spend four days at home watching golf. Fun fun fun.
WHERE IN THE WORLD WUZ RUMPOLE?
Those of you who correctly identified the fuzzy picture of the late Judge Manny Crespo which now hangs in Judge Pinero's courtroom were correct. Kudos to Judge P for hanging a picture of his dear friend and a true Justice Building gentleman and legend.
Now we throw you a curve ball with this one:
See you in court, where this time of year we're apt to wear our green blazer.