Good morning. It's Memorial Day Weekend and here's the news you need to enjoy your weekend.
'We're not in some Third-World nation where the Constitution means nothing. In this division, the Constitution means something,'' Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Betty Butchko told lawyers Friday.
Rumpole wonders: What does Judge Butchko know about other divisions that we don't? Who does she hang out with, robed reader wise? Who is she eating lunch with? Will she respond and list just which divisions she is aware of in which the Constitution means less than something? Stay tuned.
OBAMA'S CLEANUP KERFUFFLE:
Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts accuses BP of trucking in 300-400 extra workers for Friday's photo op showing the President walking the beaches with BP workers in the background earnestly cleaning what looked to us to be pristine beaches.
Understandably the WH was nervous about letting the press photograph the President on oil fouled beaches, lest the images be used in 2010 and 2010 campaigns. But what about the allegation carried by CNN here that the workers were trucked in for a staged photo op?
REMEMBRANCES OF JUDGE EDWARD DAVIS:
Everyone's favorite federal blogger has two wonderful emails from Judges Moreno and Altonaga on Judge Ned Davis. It's must reading.
RUMPOLE'S TOP LIST:
Vienna tops the list of Best Cities in the World based on Mercer's quality of life survey here.
And Usher's OMG rests atop the Billboard Hot 100.