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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

LETS GET TO WORK v1.0

UPDATE: ROC ROLL AND REMEMBER WITH TUNIS IN 2011.....Breaking today: Judge Dava Tunis to ROC court to fill the Julio Jimenez division. Julio to civil(??). Hottest unconfirmed rumor is that Darrin Gayles, the peripatetic former County Court Judge, who was sent to Seff's old division and never made it (promotion) and then was tentatively scheduled for Juvie/Dependency may never make it there and may end up in Tunis's old division. Stay tuned...bulletins at once (or at least after the gym and spa, or if not then, then after dinner as there is limited internet connection in Bourbon Steak in the 4 Seasons where we have been dining lately.)

Our new Governor is sworn in today at 11:00 am. There will be a parade and fireworks afterward and then a Governor's ball tonight.

So much for Republican austerity.

Although he pledged to get Florida back to work, one of our new governor's first acts was to disband a state agency and put all those employees out of work.

Birthdays:
One of our favourite biographers- Doris Kearns Goodwin turns 68. Don't miss her Lincoln work- Team of Rivals, as well as her "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor."

Don Shula turns 81 today. Happy Birthday Coach: any interest in returning?


Obama's Day: AF One lands around 11:00 am with the first family and then the President is in the oval office in the afternoon. Only scheduled meeting is with Sec Def Gates.

This week in Congress: The 112th Congress is sworn in and then an alphabetic voice role call for a vote for the Speaker of the House. First official order of business? On Thursday they will read the Constitution from 10:30-12:30. Then they will crumple it up and move on to their own special interests.

REGJB ROTATION UPDATE: (via the Colonel of County Court)
Judge Vicki Brennan will leave her comfortable digs at Family Court/Domestic Violence and roll up her robe sleeves and take over Judge Seff's (nee Gayles) DUI division and dive right into to the world of breath samples, roadside exercises, HGN, and such.

Welcome Judge B.

Check out the JAA Blog for their coverage of the new Broweird Judicial assignments. See "Courthouse Feng Shui".

Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre has in all probability left the NFL. No more sports for him. But he will be in a courtroom for a while to come, as a few masseuses from the NY Jets have sued him for losing their jobs after they complained about receiving sexually suggestive text messages.

If he thought D-Line took cheap shots, wait till he gets a load of a bunch of civil lawyers trying to make a name for themselves.

It's nice here in DC. We may stay for a bit.

See you in court.





16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brennan is horrible.

I hate to say this but, we all wish Darrin Gayles did not get promoted now that we get stuck with her.

Anonymous said...

That's Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Anonymous said...

Supposedly, the balls and paradees were paid for by private donations and no state money was used.

Anonymous said...

well, I guess the good news is that Tunis and Ward can do the least damage in ROC.

Anonymous said...

Have any of you done a case with Victoria Brennan? She is extremely state oriented and rather rude when she feels like you're pushing your luck.

Damn. I too was looking forward to Gayles. He was great when he was here years ago.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:20, oh you mean special interest business groups. Pshaw.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:20, oh you mean special interest business groups. Pshaw.

Anonymous said...

120 you are a a retard. that is worse. do you think that the 3 million ponied up by big sugar and developers was done out of the goodness of their hearts? or maybe they will expect something for their cash.

on a blog full silly comments yours wins the prize.

now go watch sarah palin shoot something on tv

Anonymous said...

how did colodny not impose a three year min man on the agg assault charge?

Anonymous said...

When 'Big Business' throws in $100,000 each for the partties, perhaps they expect to get more than they could have gotten without giving the money. DUH!!

Wait till the little people get a break in this administration -- then you can Blog about it.

Anonymous said...

Tunis in ROC? That is the most awful news I have heard all day. She is a nice person but her calendars are painfully slow because there is just nonstop talking in her division. Can't imagine her managing a trial heavy division.

Anonymous said...

Rumpy! What you got to say about the Heat now? Haven't heard from you about em for a while now! Probably because their awesome December silenced you! Ha!

Anonymous said...

there's no 3 year min mand on aggravated assault

Anonymous said...

More AssKissing?
Kudos to Mike Bloom and a Congrats to ASA Denero on a reasonable plea in a tragic case. Most ASAs would want to Send a Message, but Dawn did the right thing. Mike, got agood result also.
If this is Ass Kissing, so be it, But Both Lawyers deserve a public pat on the back for an unussually FAIR result in a tragic matter.
DS

Anonymous said...

For those of you who do not seem to understand politics very well, the highest priced tickets in a winning campaign are in the second row. The first row is for the folks that supported him or her from the ebginning. The second row is for the folks that came in after the primary. Second row seats are very expensive and have very low return on investment.
Thought you might like to know, but please don't let it alter your pre-detrmiend ideas that anyone other thann a far left (excuse me, "progressive') Democrat is an evil, morally corrupt, selfish piece of shit. If only the world could be full of Obamas, life would be perfect and absolutely no influence or special interests would exist in governemnt. Only right would prevail.
The only things more tedious than the football crap and the weekly updates on how Carlos The Cruel is abusing thepoor APDs is theeft wing rhetorical blathering on the blog.

Anonymous said...

The arrival of Judge Brennan is a real shame. She is a very unpleasant, insensitive, arrogant, and only moderately bright person who thinks so well of herself that it is impossible to fairly describe.
I suppose that her well known objectivity in always finding the guys guilty and the women correct no matter how absurd the story may have some translation problems in County Criminal.
At least the Defense Bar in Domestic Violence will be ecstatic.