Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NEW FED WEBSITE

We're back. DOM broke the news on the new Fed web site for the Southern District. But leave it to those lovable feds- the site rotates through pictures of the various courthouses including the US Attorneys office. Is there some subliminal message about having to talk to the the AUSA before going to court? There's a fun survey you can take with the choice of getting an additional point off your PSI or some coupons for Amazon dot com.

Somebody should call MDPD because the Dolphins were robbed.

We just knew the Heat would lose their first game, and let us be the first to go on record and say the Heat will NOT will the NBA Championship. There's high priced talent, and then there's character. Ask the Texas Rangers and the Yankees about that.

This PD discussion is continuing to percolate. There's a lot of good in having open and healthy debates. But lets not lose sight of the fact that the PDs office is staffed by some incredibly talented and dedicated lawyers. And if we didn't say it before, kudos to Edith Georgi for her defense in the re-trial of the "baby lollipops" case. She defended a woman previously sentenced to death for killing her infant. It doesn't get any tougher than that. And it is because of people like Ms. Georgi and her colleagues at the PDs office, and in fact the defense bar of Miami, that we can feel secure that the Constitution will always be defended.

Obviously we're in a better mood, but that cannot last for long, so lets just quit while we're ahead. Some knucklehead robe wearing blowhard will say or do something blog worthy shortly. You can bet on it.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

BETH BLOOM, OUT NEWEST CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE... :)

Anonymous said...

a state hack like you would not realize that the building you speak of houses six courtrooms, judges and the court of appeals. but you knew that? not

CAPTAIN said...

Congratulations to new Circuit Judge Beth Bloom appointed today by Governor Crist. That opens up another County Court seat.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, you need to proofread your blog posts. Carefully review the post for today and you'll see what I mean. You're making more and more mistakes everyday.

Anonymous said...

Stick to football predictions Rump, you are WRONG about the Heat. If they stay healthy they will be impossible to beat once they have played about 25 or 30 games together.

Anonymous said...

Rump,

You are not the first to go on record about the Heat.

Toy Story said...

Fascinating Third DCA opinions today.

One is Marshall v. State. http://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Opinions/3D07-0489.rh.pdf
While the majority PCA'd it, the concurrence and dissent involve a heavy discussion of Crawford and 911 calls.

State v. Ojeda is another one. http://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Opinions/3D08-1079%20&%2008-1077.pdf
It speaks volumes of the lengths narcs will undertake to violate the Fourth Amendment, to get drug traffickers. An additional voluntariness and Miranda analysis in the dissent.

For the civil folks, interesting res judicata issue with United Automobile regarding a restitution and fraud case it pursued against a law firm. http://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Opinions/3D09-2197.pdf

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Beth Bloom but, one has to wonder when Darryn Gayles will finally get the nod. He too is hightly qualified.

Rumpole said...

I make the same amount of mistakes in any post that I make in every post. None. Unless I've been drinking.

Anonymous said...

Seems like you may drink a lot Rump.

Anonymous said...

Toy Story:

Thanks for noting the Ojeda decision. Its a mini-hornbook on search and seizure law in Florida.

Rumpole said...

Only on days that end in "Y" and no others. It's a strict rule of mine.

Anonymous said...

I too join the "we want Darrin Gayles" contingent.

He is overlooked and passed over again and again. Yet he is highly qualified.

That's not to knock Judge Bloom, but it does seem like Crist keeps avoiding picking Gayles.

Hopefully the next Governor won't do the same.

Anonymous said...

I agree and wonder why Charlie Quisp keeps ignoring Gayles.