Friday, September 17, 2010
A TALE OF THREE JUDGES
Our tale of Three Judges starts with Judge Diane Ward, who takes over from Judge Peter Lopez in ROC court. She wanted it and she got it. But we have to question why in the world a judge would want the mind numbing assignment of handling hundreds of robbery and strong arm robbery cases with more minimum mandatories than you can throw a Florida Legislator at, as these cases tend to dominate the ROC court docket.
We move on to everyone's favourite Judge Court Judge AND Crime Fighter; Judge Deborah White- Labora, who was one of many who received a City Proclamation for their activities of 11 August of this year. For those of you who missed it, the Judge was thick in the middle of chasing a would be camera thief who stole a camera from a Herald reporter who was taking pictures of a Taco Truck that the Judge and her family were patronizing. (BTW- we've looked for this famous Taco truck, and haven't been able to find it. Can someone tell us location, hours and whether the guacamole is any good?)
The NBC news video and story of the Proclamation is here.
And we end up with Judge Wesely E. Brown, USDC, Kansas. He is one of four remaining Judges appointed by President Kennedy. He fought in WWII, and he has served long enough to see his former clerk become a United States District Court Judge AND take senior status. At 103, he is the second oldest person ever to serve on the Federal Bench, and as this NY Times article makes clear, he is an inspiration to us all.
The Blog will be down for spiritual maintenance Saturday. Those of you who eagerly wake up and turn on the computer for the "Good Saturday Morning...here's the news you need for the weekend" will just have to wait a week. We will post our Sunday Football picks Saturday night, along with the suicide pool picks.
For those of you fasting, have an easy one.
See you in court.