Good morning. Today is June 7, 2010, the start of the second REGJB trial week in June.
For those of you following the "Baby Lollipops" re-trial, the trial starts next Monday - June 14, 2010 before Judge Reemberto Diaz. The trial is State v. Ana Maria Cardona, and the young boy who was murdered was 3 year old Lazaro Figueroa. Edith Georgi heads the PD defense team.
DAY OF DAYS PLUS 1.
66 years ago today Allied soldiers in Normandy, France had moved inland off the beaches of Normandy and the vicious "hedgerow" fighting that would mark the second phase of the invasion would begin in full force. In Ste. Mere-Eglise, which had been taken by the 82nd Airborne in a nighttime drop on June 5-6, the Germans counterattacked with mortars. From the WWII history website on the counterattack:
WE'RE NUMBER 1!!
Florida's 382 mile stretch of I-95 is the most deadliest highway in the nation, with 1.73 fatal accidents per mile from 2004-2008.
I'M SO SORRY UNCLE (JIMMY) ALBERT:
In case you missed it over the weekend, here is the Scott Rothstein "I can't believe I was so stupid and greedy" letter to Judge Cohn. The letter is on Scribd courtesy of The South Florida Lawyers. And not to be outdone, since Fed Court is his milieu, David O Markus with a K posts the sentencing memo filed by Rothstein's attorney here.
THINGS ARE GETTING NASTY:
Last week on the FACDL listserve, Broward Attorney Talitha Leacock posted a question seeking advice on a warrantless search of a vehicle. Ms. Leacock wrote, inter alia,
Whereupon the floodgates of "can't we all get along?" emails ensued as FACDL members rushed to take up various sides of the contretemps.
Eventually Jude "The Hammer" Faccidomo, FACDL Treasurer and Sergeant at Arms, took time out from his busy day to send this email from his I-Phone:
THE WEEK AHEAD: Speaking of the FACDL.....
There's a changing of the guard at the FACDL in Orlando this week, as our own Brian Tannebaum takes over the presidency of the statewide organization. Congratulations to Brian!
Brian's platform for his candidacy was a promise to focus more on dues and meetings. Just kidding. The FACDL does a lot more than that- and hopefully someone will write in and tell us what it is.
UPDATE: And shame on us for neglecting to report that our own Barry Wax is being installed as Treasurer and Sergeant at Arms for Statewide FACDL! Congrats to Barry as well.!!!
Just like President Obama had the banking crisis to deal with before actually taking the oath of office, Mr. Tannebaum has the "Wear/Leacock" crisis to occupy his time before being sworn in.
UPDATE!: A presidential memo- Brian Tannebaum responds to the "Wear" crisis, in the comments section!
Well, that's enough for any Monday. We're back in town after posting a surprisingly respectable time in the Susan Koman Race for the Cure DC run.
See You In Court. We're the ones looking just a bit fitter these days.