Judge Kagan gets an up or down vote to become Justice Kagan this week. From the SCOTUS blog:
Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska became the first Democrat to announce that he will vote against Kagan’s confirmation. Senator Nelson cited the concerns of his constituents and his inability to address those concerns given Kagan’s “lack of a judicial record.” However, on Friday Senator Judd Gregg became the fifth Republican senator to announce that he would vote in favor of Kagan’s confirmation, thereby joining fellow Republican senators Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Richard Lugar, and Lindsey Graham.
August 2010 marks the final month of US Combat operations in Iraq. We think it will take ten to twenty years for the verdict on this costly war to be written.
August also marks the month when the new hires for the PD and SAO start their job. Fresh out of law school, fueled by Starbucks and an intense desire to learn their craft and perhaps make their mark, we've been wondering what you-dear reader- would say to these fledgeling new attorneys if given the chance? Write in and we'll post a few.
We also would like to hear your memories of your first day in court in the REGJB.
Our first foray was not memorable- but it did include a hearing before the kind and wise County Court Judge Morton Perry. And in that regard we were lucky because Judge Perry knew how to treat a young lawyer. Unfortunately the hearing went well, and that gave use courage to venture into Judge Alfred Nesbitt's courtroom, from which we still have reoccurring nightmares. We never actually knew a Judge could curse in open court.
But in our opinion no Judge was more patient and spent more time helping young prosecutors and PDs learn their craft the right way than Judge C.P Ruberia. He was a wise Judge and took seriously the obligation he believed County Court Judges had to help mold young lawyers into successful, confident, and ethical attorneys.
We may be depressed in a few days. If that tropical wave in the Atlantic becomes a depression.
We fixed the font issue with the blog. Almost.
That sound you hear in the NFL season right around the corner. Whilst our colleagues spend their down time in the summer catching up on FLW back issues, we are busy loading last years stats into our patented program that allows us to make such startlingly good predictions.
Did the Seahawks score more points on the road against an NFC team that plays the 3-4 or at home against and AFC east team that plays the 4-3? Don't worry because we know the answer.
Last year marked our first losing season after two seasons in which we outperformed any so called professional handicapper that posts their picks. Much like our hometown Dolphins, we are looking forward to making a comeback this season. And of course there will be the much beloved Rumpole's famous blog suicide pool.
Stay tuned. August turns into September and when things cool down we'll start to heat up.
Until then...see you in court. (damn fonts)