Clemens is defended by Texas great Rusty Hardin.
Of the judges listed in the post yesterday by the incomparable El Capitain, Rumpole sees eight new judges and one arrest (what do we know that you don't? )
Attorney Richard Hersch has put his name in for a Circuit Court spot. Say what you want, but remember that beyond being a DUI whiz, Richard has been successful in representing clients in complex federal matters, and is the attorney on the groundbreaking self defense immunity case recently decided by the 3rd DCA and much discussed on this blog. While we remain solidly behind Judge White-Labora, Mr. Hersch will be a great addition to the bench.
A comment in the prior blog post asked whether anyone would be in favour of 2 term term-limits for judges? Interesting idea. We don't think it flies- but we've often thought that at least in criminal court there should be some form of internship where a sitting judge spends two weeks at the State Attorneys Office and two weeks at the PDs office every few years just to get reacquainted with the process the lawyers go through. Perhaps a stint in legal aid for judges in civil court.
<----------------Check out our new poll on why attorneys want to become a judge.
BROWARD FALL OUT
Not one incumbent lost a judicial race in Broward. However County Judge Lee Seidman who was a last second challenger to the seat Judge Aleman was vacating. He lost. And in an act of hubris, his wife was also a challenger for a judicial seat on the ballot as well. She lost.
We had our yearly executive physical at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota recently. (Resting heart rate of 61, LVEF of + 80%-which is remarkable. ) We had some spare time so we poked around looking for the "death panels" that Sarah Palin and the other Republicans promised in the face of the passage of health care reform.
We wandered through the administration area, crashed an "m&m" conference (morbidity and mortality conference held to discuss recent deaths in the hospital), had coffee with an orderly named Olaf (really) and generally asked around. Nothing . Nada. Nobody knew of (or would admit-aha) to a group of nefarious doctors parsing out health care with government approval to only those they thought fit to live. Can anybody enlighten us on these panels?
A certain federal blogger with a crush on an certain heiress to a certain hotel chain has challenged out football picks, going so far as to suggest he will be simply betting against every team we pick. We have warned him that should he engage in such a reckless course, he will be back at the Federal PDs office quicker than you can say "Henne to Marshall-touchdown!"
And we have issued a challenge back- currently you can read it only in the comments section of his blog. More on this at another time.
See you in court.