The Vatican denies Pope (Adolf) Benedict's participation in the Hitler Youth, although the Pope himself has admitted it.
The BBC reports here on the convictions of 5 of 6 defendant's in Miami Federal court after 16 or so trials.
Congrats to Richard Houlihan who is alone among the attorneys in that case who will not be filling out notice of appeal forms. Good work Richard.
Here's the point with the BBC stuff- if these trends keep up, local news will soon be gone. No one to report on County Commissioners doubling dipping into their expense accounts; no one to wander the hallways of the courthouse at 2PM and write about all the Judges missing.; no one to write about the cops accused of misconduct and no one to write about the injustice of trying defendants over and over until the government gets a conviction.
We can function without Susannah Nesmith. We cannot function without the Susannah Nesmith's of the world. It's a scary thought that the free press is fading away not with an assault against the first amendment, but because the morons who made the business decisions for newspapers didn't see five years ago Craigslist was about to cripple their classified ad income.
Al Gore's "lock box" for Social Security will be gone in 2037, 4 years earlier than thought, and bad news for those of us who are aging baby boomers and write blogs in our spare time. The NY Times reports here.
This what the blog is when we do not have the luxury of the past few weeks of Judges royally screwing up. Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.
Oh wait. There is some really big courthouse news. The traffic clerk's attorney room, which previously opened at 8:30 to just accept pleadings will now.......ta da!!!! Do all of the functions the clerks office does during regular hours!!!! Yea!!!!
Besides accepting pleadings between 8:30 and 9:00 am, the clerk's office will now perform the regular functions of making you wait an interminable period of time while they perform the most mundane tasks. Thanks to Richard Hersch and the traffic guys for really going out on a limb and getting this done.
If you want our opinion (and since you're reading the blog you must) the way to fix county court, traffic court, and the clerk's office mess is to rent a really large cruise ship- load the whole lot of them on it- take it out into the ocean- and sink the sucker with a torpedo. And then start over.
See You In Court.