Friday, June 26, 2009
MILLER CHANGE'S HIS MIND
Judge David Miller changed his mind about the bond status of Adam Kaufman- and Aventura resident accused of killing his wife.
According to this CBS article, Judge Miller had an epiphany of sorts on Father's day, and reconvened court this week on the issue of releasing Kaufman, which he had previously refused to do.
The ability of a professional, especially a Judge, to ponder a difficult decision and later change his or her mind, is an admirable trait. It bespeaks of the Judge's ability to consider and re-consider difficult decisions. Judge Miller is to be commended for taking the pre-trial incarceration of anyone, especially someone charged with crime in a high publicity case, seriously.
Of course the prosecutors responded in the same likewise thoughtful and professional manner: They threw a fit and filed a motion for Miller to recuse himself. Very professional guys. Practice tip: You can't file a motion to recuse a judge just because you don't like the decision.
As we informed you before: Bill Matthewman for the defense.
Very quietly the deadline for US troops to withdraw from Iraq is this Tuesday.
You don't hear much debate on this anymore.
As we turn our attention to Afghanistan, you might want to pick up this new Book for beach/4th of July reading: Horse Soldiers. It's about the first CIA and special forces in Afghanistan weeks after September 11. It gives a good insight into the historically troubled and murky region which is rife with internecine rivalries that take years to even fully understand.
Florida takes part in Operation Dry Water (an oxymoron? Sort of like "Learned Judge"?).
Basically, when you drink alcohol, you shouldn't do anything, especially drive a car or boat.
And sitting on a couch, watching the Marlins and drinking, sounds like a good weekend to us.