TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATES: Al and Tipper Gore call it quits after 40 years of marriage. Look what John Edwards started.
The lines to the REGJB were surprisingly short and misdemeanor calendars were mostly manageable. Lets give credit to Judge Slom and his County Court Judges who apparently planned and worked hard to make the schedule today manageable. According to reports, Judges Louis Krieger Martin and Joe Fernandez had the smallest calendars while Judge Miranda had a larger calendar, but in her defense we hear she is working her way through a large backlog of cases.
We highly recommend the BBC coverage of the incident where Israel boarded vessels bound for Gaza. Israel is quickly being isolated on this, and more ships are heading for Gaza. What do they do now? Stay tuned.
Good Tuesday Morning! It's the first working Tuesday of 2010 June.
Today is June 1, 2010, the 152nd day of the year. There are 213 days remaining. In 1792 Kentucky was admitted to the Union. In 1812 James Monroe asked Congress to declare war on our UK and last year General Motors filed for bankruptcy on this date.
How were the lines into the REGJB this AM? Send us your pictures so we can harass Judge Slom. It's been awhile and it's on our to do list.
ANOTHER DAY- ANOTHER JUDGE IN BROWARD ACTING LIKE AN ASS:
From Bob Norman's Daily Pulp comes this tidbit about the racial insensitivity of County Court Judge Peggy Gehl. We've just about run out of adjectives to describe the Broward Judiciary so we'll leave it to you dear readers. Post your best adjectives in the comments section and we'll choose a few.
During her birthday party last year in a jury room, Judge Gehl needed a light for the candles on her cake, according to Finkelstein. She turned, naturally, to Jamaican-American assistant public defender Ghenete Wright Muir and said, "You have a light." Muir said, no, actually she doesn't. Gehl said that she must have one because she smokes. No, I don't smoke, said Muir. "Yes, you do smoke, because you have dreadlocks," Gehl told her.
The DBR coverage of this outrage is here which also includes Gehl screaming at a defendant "Go back to Jamaica" when his lawyer asked her to withhold adjudication on a matter so his immigration status would not be jeopardized.
Rumpole shakes his head in wonder: The stupidity and insensitivity of the encounter really has us speechless. We wouldn't expect this type of thinking in the average citizen, but then we remember it's Broward and this is a Judge we're talking about, so really why are we surprised at all?