Shoeless Joe Jackson.
(there's an interesting update about David Ranck below.)
Attorney "Shoeless" Tom Risivy has been complaining for some time now that the highly trained security personnel at the Coral Gables Branch Court (Motto: "We're at Christy's. Please leave a message and we will get back to you shortly.") have been requiring him to remove his shoes before being granted access to the building.
So now we know what the Coral Gables Branch Court and the TSA at MIA have in common: a foot fetish.
The FACDL has promised to get right on this "as soon as we finish up reading the minutes from our meeting in 1996".
Query: Just what can happen at about 3 feet above sea level if a "shoe bomber" were to set one off during one of Judge Andy Hague's 4 hour PIP calendars or whatever it is they do over there?
On the other hand (or foot) it would be kind of cool walking around in court in socks for a while. It might give our sore feet a rest.
In any event here's the haberdashery update for Miami Courts: Men have to wear jackets and ties in court in the summer, but they don't have to wear shoes in Coral Gables. Something to ponder while sweating in those security lines.
See you in court, fully dressed top to bottom.
As many of you know, David Ranck recently was let go by the SAO after many years of dedicated service. The reasons behind the parting of the ways are complicated and partly contained in Judge Gold's order in Ranck v. Rundle, et.al. (The link is in yesterday's post.)
David Ranck has sent us a link to his new (?) blog in which he discusses at length and in at least three parts, his handling of the case of State v. Stevenson Charles and Passion Carr. Here is the link.
Miami Herald Reporter David Ovalle will be doing a story on this, and this is apparently Ranck's anticipatory response.
Have at it.