WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM

Monday, October 19, 2009

OPEN FOR BUSINESS



While all attention focuses on our County Court brethren today and "The Blitz" (no one has really offered an explanation of what this blitz is or why Judge Slom is sending his linebackers and corner backs after the quarterback) we say: Welcome Back to the Miami Beach Branch Courthouse!

The Miami Beach Branch Courthouse quietly opened last week and is set to house judges, lawyers, clerks and a full complement of accoutrements needed for the fair and swift administration of justice.

Special this week only: Come to the Miami Beach Branch Courthouse and file a document or pay a ticket and receive one free commemorative bag of official Miami Beach Courthouse asbestos. A real collectors item! Offer good while supplies last. No purchase necessary.

See you in court; one word of advice: keep your backs and tight end in to protect against the blitz.

11 comments:

Rumpole said...

Its feels nice to wake up to a win on Sunday night football.

Enjoy the blitz. Shipping files out west today to prepare for the big move. Seems like half my office is going out there. Nice to have a client pay for it.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, tell us more about your alleged Sunday morning outing on Key Biscayne. If that is really where you were...

Anonymous said...

1. Is this a football blog or a courthouse blog?
2. How many times has the Miami Beach Courthouse been closed and opened?
3. Who cares anyway?

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Supreme Court's Stevens keeps cards close to robe .....

In USA Today, the piece discusses the career of Associate Justice Stevens:

"In the 1970s, soon after Justice John Paul Stevens joined the Supreme Court, he asked a clerk to figure out the average age justices retired. "I had him make a study," Stevens recalled, "so that I could plan ahead and retire at that age." The average was a bit over 70.

Stevens is now six months shy of 90. He is about to become the fifth-longest-serving justice in history and, more important for the law in America, he has emerged as a skilled tactician crafting liberal majorities on key cases in an era of judicial conservatism.

To read the entire piece, go here:

http://www.usatoday.com/
news/washington/judicial/
2009-10-18-stevens-
supreme-court-justice_N.htm

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

Captain, could you focus instead on local races? Is it true the Peter Macho Camacho Adrien has been outraised by Samantha Ruiz Cohen Jackson Astor Lee?

Anonymous said...

Judicial seniority is a pretty dry subject, but has significant impact on who runs the court and how they run it. It means enough that one judge hinted a lawsuit may be necessary to her protect seniority.

So here's a pure hypo...

-Alexa was appointed Circuit Court Judge 4 years ago.

-Barbra was appointed to County Court 5 years ago. Two years ago she was elevated to Circuit.

Question: Who has seniority? Barbara has been a judge for 5 years, but just 2 years as Circuit Court Judge. Should we count those years as County Court Judge?

Would the answer change if Barbara had served 16 years in County Court followed by 2 in Circuit?

Rumpole said...

10:21- it is neither. You are confused. I will assist you. IT IS MY BLOG. You are welcome to never read it again, or tune in twice a day. Either choice affects me not in the slightest.

9:37. I rode my bike to the beginning of the key. I ran over the bridge and to the end of the key, and then I ran back. Then I rode my bike to Starbucks, had mint tea and a scone, read part of the Times. Then I rode my bike home. Pretty much my standard weekend routine except I try and vary the times for personal reasons. You're welcome to stake the place out and join me, if you can keep up. It took a lot of years to get to this point, and now my problem is my hips are going and I am going to have to give up the running soon and just bike. Getting old sucks. It should be for other people, not me.

Anonymous said...

4:22 -

Who gives a shit. You wanted to be a judge. You became one - either by appointment or election. You have a cushy job with a title, some power, and some prestige.

If you don't like the way it is run, go back and work in the real world.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Stevens for holding on and continuing to serve the public.

Anonymous said...

Anyone, especially one of our robed newbies who thinks they have a protected right in seniority worth suing over should read Judge F. Moreno's opinion in the Spechler vs Tobin lawsuit. Spechler should be embarrassed and anyone who doesn't learn from it should frankly be removed from the bench as being senile.

Anonymous said...

mark ciavarella , gerald Garson and rabbi Boteach applied for jobs at the BROWARD COURTHOUSE of Ana Gardner , et al.