Tuesday, March 23, 2010
BIG FEDERAL NEWS
We've learned some really big news about Federal Court.
New Chief Judge? Bigger.
More than 10 minutes for voire dire? Bigger.
Early discovery? Much bigger!
Our favourite federal blogger Mr. David Markus with a K has the big story: The cafeteria in the new Federal Courthouse is now open!
After doing a quick (and we mean quick) arraignment before Judge Huck and getting your case set for trial the following Thursday, you can stop down on 5, where we hear they have one of the largest selection of antacids in all of Miami for sale. Pop a few Tums, get a coffee and starting working your way through the 8500 documents in order to get ready for trial in six days.
Some times all the news is good news. And with that we are happy to provide the link here to the DBR article announcing that a record 12 Judges North of the Border are being challenged in the upcoming election.
And we have even better news: The deadline for filing is not until April 30, 2010!
Circuit Judge and Miami Judicial Historian Scott Silverman has been honored by the Miami Jewish Federation with the 2010 Community Service award. The link to the announcement for the award is here. And the community service was apparently not even a condition of probation.
If you read one commentary on the repugnant problems with the Republican Party, read Bob Herbert's piece in the NY Times on Tuesday entitled "An Absence Of Class."
From the piece:
For decades the G.O.P. has been the party of fear, ignorance and divisiveness. ... This is the party of trickle down and weapons of mass destruction, the party of birthers and death-panel lunatics. This is the party that genuflects at the altar of right-wing talk radio, with its insane, nauseating, nonstop commitment to hatred and bigotry....The G.O.P. poisons the political atmosphere and then has the gall to complain about an absence of bipartisanship....A party that promotes ignorance (“Just say no to global warming”) and provides a safe house for bigotry cannot serve the best interests of our country.
See you in court.
(Coming tomorrow: "Hold the Mayo, Extra Relish")