UPDATE: The JAA Broward Blog reports that controversial Judge Cheryl Aleman has passed away after a bout with lung cancer. Their blog has all the details.
Good Thursday morning! It's December 2, 2010 and the year is winding down.
When the sun rose this morning at 6:51 am we were already back in our abode having completed a leisurely bike ride. It was a very pleasant 52 degrees and the weather will be in the 50's in the mornings for at least the next week.
OUR NEW FEDERAL JUDGE?
As reported on several other blog sites, former REGJB Judges Bagley and Scola have had their name sent on to Florida Senators (Bill Nelson and Senator elect Marco Rubio) for recommendation to the President to replace Judge Huck. Both Judges got their start as prosecutors in the REGJB under Janet Reno, which is just further proof that Ms. Reno had a great eye for talent and integrity. Magistrate Judge O'Sullivan, who cut his teeth in the US Attorneys Office was also on the list, and for a former fed, he's not a bad guy. No Miami Federal Magistrate has ever been elevated to US District Judge, although several have made the final cut. Bagley and Scola made the final cut last time when Federal Public Defender Kathy Williams was nominated.
JUDGES WHO APPLY TO BE PROSECUTORS:
A commentator yesterday pondered the propriety of sitting Judges applying to be a prosecutor- United States Attorney, or currently Statewide Prosecutor. Is that an appearance of impropriety? Would a siting judge in criminal court who made the final cut be less likely to grant a motion to suppress or a JOA, especially in a serious or high profile case?
For those of you who have been in Miami before there were Starbucks, you remember long time radio host Neil Rodgers. Neil, according to the Herald, is back in Miami for open heart surgery this Friday and we wish him well.
See You In Court.