FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE:
"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection."
Rumpole talking to Silent Charlie or a certain sesquipedalian Judge? Nope. Rumpole talking to most anyone who wears a black robe? Nope.
It was 150 years ago today that the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, closed with those words in his first inaugural address. The Civil War started soon thereafter.
First a shout-out to our gracious hosts in the 9th Circuit. What a wonderful place to practice. And the law ain't bad out there either.
Next- South Florida has two good posts- DOM's motion for Buju for a new trial (rule 33) and motion for judgment of acquittal (rule 29) which....lets see...carry the 3....is a rule 64 motion! Courtesy of SoFla, here is the link to the motion.
South Florida also reports on the meltdown of George Yoss's law firm. Rent and partners not being paid amounts to bad publicity. And with no money at the State for the SAO to re-hire the former chief assistant, times look tough. But just remember- "tough times don't last- tough people do."
No verdict in the Spence-Jones trial. Rest assured we will be within the top 100 to report it.
Speaking of speed, this Twitter thing is really great. Up to the moment info on what we're thinking and reading. The links to the articles are a nice way of sharing interesting articles.
And for the person who asked: CCP is none other than the wonderful princess of blogging. She owes us both a witty response, and a pic of her in thigh-high boots. Stay tuned.
Regional Counsel Update: Remember them? Well the deadline to file to become a Regional Counsel (appointed by the Governor) has passed and 173 applied in Broward and three in Dade including the current RC (Joseph George) , a person alleged to be a magistrate of some sort (Steve Lieberman) and some lawyer totally unknown to us named James Ermacora who applied in Dade and Broward just for the fun of it.
Sort of like the last guy drafted in the NFL: Mr. Irrelevant.
See You In Court.