NORTH OF THE BORDER UPDATE: Courtesy of the JAA Broward Blog, your new Chief Judge Head Honcho for Browierd is none other than an old Brooklyn Boy -
Peter Weinstein!!! We had the pleasure of trying a case before Judge Weinstein a while ago, and a nicer and fairer judge you will not meet. He is well aware of the well earned reputation of his bench, and we have faith he will do something about it.
BUJU UPATE: DOM has the jury out in Tampa and they start deliberations today after closings yesterday. David cares about all his clients but something tells us he has really bonded with Buju. We wish him well and will be monitoring deliberations with our Tampa blog stringer.
JUDGE EMAS: INVESTITURE TODAY AT 3RD DCA. We always love a "REGJB Boy makes good" story. Brings a tear to our eye.
Time to move on. The only posts that have stayed up longer have been those remembering when someone we knew died. And thank goodness no one has died.
Nice to see the late Rob Pinero is up for an FACDL award. Kudos to whomever nominated him. Where do we vote?
The FACDL listserv was abuzz with a Rule 29 (JOA for us State court practitioners) that David Joffe obtained for his client facing a minimum life sentence (double 851 enhancement) in a big drug case. Biggest surprise seemed to be that none other than Judge Michael Moore issued the blistering rebuke to the government's case. Well done Mr. Joffe.
What's the deal with Twitter? We know it brought down a 35 year repressive regime in Egypt, but is it worth us spending our time on? Like most electronic communication inventions we just figured it was a new way to deliver porn or cheat on your spouse, but apparently we were mistaken.
You should check out DOM's blog this week.
As DOM fights for BuJu in Tampa, Jeff Marcus is doing a bang up job with the posts. He was fast out of the gate with like 11 new posts a day, but we reminded him the race goes to the slow and steady and he has toned it down a bit. But it's enjoyable reading.
No word out of Tampa yet, but we will keep an ear posted for a tidbit.
Those re-trials in Federal Court are real headaches.
That's it for now and we leave you with this thought: We are a nation in love with second chances. Let he who has not royally screwed up the first day on the job cast the first stone. There is no reason not to expect that with his honesty, integrity, dedication and intelligence, that Judge Hirsch will not end up being an outstanding jurist. (wow, that sentence is a triple negative but we think it works, right?)
See You In Court.