UPDATE: He kept a pistol under his robes, a mini electric chair on his bench, and once said to me "How high can you count" when I asked him to set a bond for my client. Long time cantankerous Judge Daniel Futch has passed away. Here is the Sun Sentinel Obit.
Phil Spector, music producer, member of the rock and roll hall of fame, founder of the "Wall Of Sound" music of the 1960's was found guilty of second degree murder on Monday in Los Angeles. He faces 18 years in prison. The title links to the NY Times article.
Meanwhile, in Miami Federal Court, race car driver Helio Castroneves is still dancin with the Feds as he and his lawyer Roy Black sweat out a jury verdict on tax evasion. If we were the defense attorney, we probably would have tried to avoid getting a verdict during the week of April 15. But what do we know?
And finally, in a move that signals the beginning of drastic changes in US/Cuban relations, President Obama eased restrictions on travel between Cuba and the US. US citizens will now also be able to send as much money as they want to family members on the Island.
Cuba will change. And change is nearer than you think. As history shows, as that is needed is one crack, and the walls and barbed wire of communist oppression will come tumbling down. Remember you read it here first.
We've seen a lot of change in this town. During the riots, we entered the REGJB with National Guard troops standing guard. But nothing will compare to the day the communist regime in Cuba topples down.
See you in court practicing our Spanish. As Fredo wondered, "How do you say Banana Daiquiri in Spanish?"