What we came away with: The not so startling revelation that our new governor and rookie politician has such a big ego based on his election that he turned the security for his inauguration into a "presidential style" event. Or at least that's what he thought. It comes off more like a second rate dictator trying to impress his enemies.
Welcome today here in DC to the 112th Congress!
In a "Pledge to America" signed by house republicans and republican candidates in September 2010, the republicans pledged "We will roll back governmental spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least 100 billion in the first year alone."
Now congressional aides to top republicans are quoted in the media as saying that the figure was "hypothetical" and the most savings they can see this year is 50 billion.
You say "hypothetical" we say "hypocritical", lets call the whole thing off.
Speaking of hypocritical, Senator Schumer, (DNY) has called for all republicans who oppose the new health care bill to reject and forego their own health care coverage that they are eligible as members of congress. So far one congressman- Joe Walsh, a newly elected republican from Illinois, and whose wife has a pre-existing condition, has stated he will not accept his government health care.
Anybody else not a hypocrite?
WANT TO SEE A JUDGE ON TRIAL?
The JAA Blog reports that Browierd Judge Dale Cohen has a JQC trial set for January 18, 2011. We wish him- and we sincerely mean this- all the same level of justice and fairness and patience and wisdom that he showed our clients over the years. Really.
Are Exigent Circumstances your 4th amendment thing? Then watch the arguments next week before the Supreme Court in Kentucky v King.
New Judge alert: They will be filtering into the REGJB real soon like a bunch of new kids in kindergarten, carrying their new backpacks, a bit excited, a bit worried, not sure where the potty is and when is lunch time and how to put on the robe. Please send us your new judge stories as they unfold. There are sure to be some good ones.
See You In Court real soon.