Update: Speaking of laboring for truth, our favourite Federal Blogger was at the 11th Circuit Hearing today on the Government's appeal of Judge Cooke's dismissal of the money laundering count against attorney Ben Kuehne. His blogging is here.
The argument apparently went well for Kuehne, with the government DOJ
lawyer having to admit that under the government's view, approximately 4 billion people on earth have committed some form of money laundering. Not really- but the government did back themselves into another corner. Again.
You know what this looks like to us? This looks like the government realized a long time ago that they blew this case and should have never charged Ben Kuehne. But now they've dug themselves such a deep hole they can't get out of it, so they're going to go down swinging and try and take Ben Kuehne with them just on the stress and damage to his practice this ridiculous and outrageous prosecution must be having on him.
Real lawyers- not coddled federal DOJ appartchiks- would have manned up to their mistake a long time ago and apologized to Ben Kuehne and dismissed the case. But never mistake those DOJ pretty boys and girls for real lawyers.
Congratulations to Judge Antonio Arzola of the County Court for his promotion to Circuit Court.
Did you know that Judge Arzola once clerked for now Chief Judge Federico Moreno in Federal Court?
Did you know Judge Federico Moreno got his start on the bench right in our humble little building as a County Court Judge?
Did you know whilst a County Court Judge, Federico Moreno once signed a bench warrant for a Dolphins wide receiver, and then is reported to have remarked or written on the warrant "don't arrest on Sundays"?
Best of luck to Judge Arzola as he joins our never ending "Labor for the the Truth", and while we have little experience with him where he has been, we truly mean it when we say.....See You In Court Judge Arzola.
Courtesy of the Broward Blog, here's a link to the Sun Sentinel which has a You Tube video posted of your Fort Lauderdale Police at work. The words "safe", "professional" and "non-violent" would never be associated with that gang that patrols the streets North of the Border.