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Saturday, March 05, 2011

BREAKING SATURDAY NEWS: One of Charlie Sheen's two "goddesses" has "left the building" as per a late night Tweet. Events are fluid in California and in Tripoli and we are monitoring both for you.

Friday's Investiture of Judge Michaelle Gonzalez Paulson:

An eyewitness to history writes:

Anonymous said...

Today's investiture of Michaelle Gonzalez Paulson was very simple and emotional. It was not a sesquipedalian ceremony (to use Rumpole's word) but a very heartfelt and down to earth event. Michaelle will make a great judge.

Friday, March 04, 2011 10:10:00 PM


Rumpole says: And you were there-at the beginning of it all. Save that ticket stub.


UHHO- First Jeopardy and now document review- computers begin to replace lawyers: The NY Times Article is here:

When five television studios became entangled in a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against CBS, the cost was immense. As part of the obscure task of “discovery” — providing documents relevant to a lawsuit — the studios examined six million documents at a cost of more than $2.2 million, much of it to pay for a platoon of lawyers and paralegals who worked for months at high hourly rates. (Rumpole reminisces: Ah. the good old days.)

But that was in 1978. Now, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, “e-discovery” software can analyze documents in a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost. In January, for example, Blackstone Discovery of Palo Alto, Calif., helped analyze 1.5 million documents for less than $100,000.

Then the computer pounces, so to speak, capturing “digital anomalies” that white-collar criminals often create in trying to hide their activities.

For example, it finds “call me” moments — those incidents when an employee decides to hide a particular action by having a private conversation. This usually involves switching media, perhaps from an e-mail conversation to instant messaging, telephone or even a face-to-face encounter.


Rumpole remembers: We once told a judge that sentencing involved more than being a calculator to arrive at the maximum possible sentence. They were not amused.


Lots to ponder. Will the day of Judge Gonalez-Paulson's investiture also be remembered for the day it all began to come crashing down for Charlie Sheen? Can Charlie be satisfied with just one "Goddess"? (We couldn't.)

Will Judge Brown be the next to be replaced with a computer?


All this and more will be addressed next week, on your favourite legal blog.


Enjoy your weekend.








10 comments:

blonde blog goddess said...

RUMPOLE! What does that trollop Tara Stiles have that I don't? I'm really insulted. I thought we had something.

Rumpole said...

Well, lets see, for starters she has a rockin body. And an amazing personality. Sweet, quiet, centered inner strength.

She's famous so she can deal with my fame, and she's successful so I know she's not after my wealth.

You see, I actually met her at a party in NYC over New Years and I have been smitten ever since.

blog sleuth..always on the case said...

Very unlike you Rumpole to reveal a personal issue- lets see, Gary Rosenberg is living in NYC now. Have you inadvertently revealed your identity?

Rumpole said...

And before the comments start flooding in, I know she's married.

"The saddest words of song or pen,
are what might have been...

old guy said...

Slight mis-quote of Whittier.

"For all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been."

Anonymous said...

Who cares about Charlie Sheen?

Rumpole said...

7:42- yeah but I did it on the fly without googling it. Not bad.

Anonymous said...

The over/under on when Sheen will meet his maker is November 1, 2011.

Tara said...

If you're that funny cute lawyer from Miami I remember meeting you. And yes, I am married : )

T

Rumpole said...

That can't be real, can it?