UPDATE: You're an attorney on the run. Your firm is in the hands of receivers and the Feds are getting ready to pounce. You may just be Ft. Lauderdale's Bernie Madoff. What do you do?
Why, since it's North of the Border, and you're Scott Rothstein, you go to the Captial Grille with your attorney for martinis and lunch. Check out Bob Norman's Daily Pulp blog AND THE VIDEO (they mix a great martini at the Capital Grille) here.
While Judges Blake and Slom were figuratively and perhaps literally relaxing in their chambers and sipping a cup of coffee while perusing the comics section of the Herald, this was the scene outside of the courthouse as lines stretched around the block and even attorneys found themselves waiting for upwards of 30 minutes or more as the security screening apparatus in the back of the courthouse broke down.
Several 12th Street Irregulars sent missives:
Rumpole- It's 9:31 and I've been in line since 8:50. Something's happened to the machine at the back of the courthouse and the line is not moving. Even worse, the clients are on the verge of revolt and they've barged into our line and now I have to stand next to some large sweating woman whose son is going to be sentenced by Judge Miller today. Send help!
Rumpole: I'm back in my office after waiting 25 minutes in line to get into the building this morning. There is no help at the back and the security people don't do anything to enforce the attorneys only line. People who aren't attorneys wait in the line, then have to go back through the machine several times because they're too stupid to take out their keys and cell phone and when I complain to the security people they shrug and say "no english". Isn't Blake supposed to be in charge of this? Can you do something to let him know we can't get into the building now?
Rumpole says: There you have it. A massive problem. Will the judiciary respond?
UPDATE: LT Arrested for LSA! Click here.