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.