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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SENATOR FRANKEN

Al Franken, erstwhile comedian, author of "Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot", is now the Junior Senator from Minnesota.

Franken's victory gives the Democrats a "60ish" majority in the Senate, because while the Democrats have 60 votes-giving them a filibuster proof majority, Democratic Senators Byrd and Kennedy have been ailing and mostly absent from votes.


David O MarKus's federal blog has the latest on the candidates who made the interview process for the federal judge spot and the US Attorney spot. In no particular order, we like Judges Scola, Bagely, Barzee and Magistrate Patrick White for the federal bench, and think Broward Judge Illona Holmes would really shake up the US Attorneys Office.


The Broward Blog has a good report on the sad case of a defendant who was so stymied by his house arrest-sexual offender requirements, that he went back to court and asked to be incarcerated rather than violate his conditions of house arrest. His probation officer told him to "go live under a bridge" but had no answer for how he would deal with the violation that would automatically occur when his bracelet monitor was not charged.

Also check out the blog's continued reporting on how Juvenile Court Judge Feren- he who is often on vacation status- attempts to respond to his original transcript where he lodged his foot firmly in his mouth with comments about punishing juveniles who elected to go to trial.

IN OUR OPINION the transcript stands as proof positive that the greatest legal minds rarely ascend to the bench.

See you in court, just not juvenile court you know where.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Norm Coleman has a HOT daughter. Ay cheee wowa!!!

I'd keep her away from the Governor of South Carolina if I was him.

Anonymous said...

Which criminal defense attorney who often takes limos to court just hit it BIG with a contract with a Middle East Oil conglomerate out of Dubai that guarantees, among other things, a new porsche every year, a penthouse at the 4 Seasons, an apartment, butler and driver and limo while in Dubai, and get this....400 hours use of a top of the line Net Jet anywhere he wants to go?


On the other side of the coin, which attorney had her Amex declined at Prime Italian the other night?

shumie instigator said...

Any rules on when we can call the Shumie for the week? Friday courts are closed and alternate side of the street parking is suspended. Can we Shumie out say today at 5? Or must we put in a half day tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

Is there anything more stale or witless than anything connected with "Shumie"?
It was never funny, never clever, just one's guy's sorry attempt to make some internet cash on the basis of someone's last name. How uproarious.

Billy Crystal. said...

This Shumie thing is not fun. It's not funny.

Fake John Gotti for shumie said...

This "Shumie thing of ours"...this La Cosa Nostra Shumie...this thing will live for a thousand years.

Little Captain said...

List of Applicants for Judge Wilson's seat (let the bashing begin):

Olanike Annette Adebayo
William Altfield
Maria T. Armas
Antonio Arzola
Victoria R. Brennan,
Tanya J. Brinkley
Joseph I. Davis, Jr.
Miguel M. de la O
Beverly D. Eisenstadt
Robin Faber
Alan S. Fine
Robert B. Galt III
Darrin Phillip Gayles
Ivy R. Ginsberg
Michaelle Gonzalez Paulson
Monica Gordo
Steven Grossbard
Andrew Stuart Hague
Milton Hirsch
Bonita Jones-Peabody
Kristi Flynn Kassebaum
Andreas M. Kelly
Patricia A. Kopco
Robert James Kuntz, Jr.
Norma Shepard Lindsey
Fleur J. Lobree
Stephen Mechanic
Bronwyn C. Miller
Anita Margot Moss
Gordon Murray
Edward Newman
Maria D. Ortiz
Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes
Jeffrey Joseph Pardo
Margaret A. Rosenbaum
Samantha Ruiz Cohen
Alan D. Sackrin
Mercedes Saladrigas
Lourdes Simon
Alan Adrian Taylor
Marie Jo Toussaint
Lisa Sharon Walsh
Deborah White-Labora

Anonymous said...

Judge Adrien has also applied for Judge Wilson's seat under the theory that his appointment would alleviate his needing to face the voters in a year. Plus as he often says "I can do the work of two judges..."

CAPTAIN said...

Thank you "Little Captain" ..

I have taken a long deserved extended July 4th weekend, (think out of country) and have limited access to the internet.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

so all the Gov. Bush, shoe in, County Court appointments are seeking Circuit Court seats before Governor Christ leaves office??? interesting...

Mike Oxlong said...

Which criminal defense attorney showed up in Judge Fernandez today wearing bear-fur slippers and a "Meet the Mets" full body sleeper??