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Friday, April 15, 2011

CAASRADA

Concerned
Attorneys
Against
Stupid
Repetitive
And
Dumb
Acronyms.

Case in point: WPNG- anyone and everyone who practices criminal law knows that PNG means "Plea of not guilty." Indeed at least half the Judges in the REGJB know that as well, but we digress.

There are two ways you can enter a plea of not guilty: you can go to court and during the arraignment say the words "the defendant pleads not guilty" or you can file a written plea and thus obviate the need for your client to attend the proceeding (in State Court. Don't make that mistake in Federal Court!)

When someone in the comments section writes that they "filed a WPNG" it is a redundancy. If you've been paying attention you know there are two ways to enter a plea of not guilty- say it or file a written plea. It is, to the best of our knowledge, impossible to file an oral plea.

Therefore, it is a redundancy to say that one "filed" a written plea- there is no other way to do it.

CAASRADA will meet the third Tuesday of every month at AEETBNL:
an exclusive eatery to be named later.


GET A ROOM...ON SECOND THOUGHT....

The JAABlog reports on the rumor of the day- that two amorous ASA's were caught In Flagrante Delicto in the Broward County parking garage.

We'd be tempted to tell the over-heated crime fighters to go get a room. But with all Governor Scott is doing to state employees, our sympathies are with them. Perhaps they cannot afford a room. Now if they were going at it on county time....well that would be a different kettle of fish all together.

Speaking of Sex :
We are loathe to even dignify this conversation, but we shall, just this once.

There is a damn good reason why an individual's sexual orientation is not allowed to be discussed on the blog. It's nobody's damn business. Now WHERE they seek fulfillment might be someone's business, if they do it on county property and government time ( see above.) But otherwise there is more of chance that we would offer to take the entire Dade Judiciary to lunch at Joes and wash their cars while they ate then we would allow anyone discuss this subject on the blog.

Look at it another way. Nobody looks at Judge A and says identifies the Judge as a heterosexual judge. Just like most police descriptions used to not mention the individual's race if they were white. But for reasons similar to why african-american males are routinely singled out as "black males" in police report while white males are just "males", gay judges would be routinely referred to as "a gay judge", while we have never heard anyone refer to a heterosexual judge as a "straight judge."

Nobody deserves to be labeled and identified simply on their sexual preference. It's as irrelevant as identifying an individual by the sport team they support (although there is a damn good reason to make an exception for people who support the cheater-Patriots.)

So just stop it already. It will never make this blog.


There you have it. We got two things that were bothering us off our chests.

As we said, spring is in the air, and a young ASA's thoughts quickly turn away from min-mans and to love. Just be careful. You never know who's watching or what security cam is recording the most embarrassing moment of your life.

See You In Court.


32 comments:

ILA (i love acronyms) said...

Trained in all that acronym crap from the old-timers at the DCSAO. I learned to write KR, KNR, DCONT, KCONT, DISCO, R&R, JT, S/T DEM on SFT, PVH R/S, PDA on the morning calendar.

All I can say to you, Rump is LSMFT. You're getting prickly in your old age.

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

And I take credit for the very best acronym of all time- which I invented in Judge Arthur Winton's division:

DNAR- Dismissed. No Apparent Reason.

Anonymous said...

Damn well stated on BOTH counts.

Anonymous said...

Remember the roaring 80's when Sonnett, Sale, Kuehne tore it up? What a firm! Then the Clone/Bondsmen Wars of the 1990's came and devastated the legal field. They were one of the casualties.

Anonymous said...

L.A.S. ?
Lawyers Against Stupdity
DS
More Lergislative BS:

Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Trinity, said he would vote in favor of the bill “to stick it to every death row inmate in the state of Florida

Rep. Dana Young, R-Tampa, said the proposal makes the selection of judges more transparent by requiring Senate confirmations.

Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando said suggesting that the GOP is seeking political appointments to the court is disrespectful of judges, who are supposed to be politically neutral.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/14/2169700/democrats-call-house-overhaul.html

Anonymous said...

The Best is having to change the locks, cannt trust those last tenants the 1DCA Judges...
DS
Same bill will..'
move the Supreme Court to the new First District Court of Appeal building in Tallahassee.

Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, said all it will take to facilitate the move is to change the building signs and door locks.

Anonymous said...

FSBO--Florida School for Boys in Okechobee, a/k/a "State School." When I was in Juvenile Court, we used to refer to it as Fizbo.

Anonymous said...

oh yeah, sonnett hasnt tried a case in decades. he and Bierman would be the first to run to the USatty to plea. Only Shohat is a trial lawyer with those yahoos.

Anonymous said...

And they (the republican traitors in Tallahassee) want the court re-structuring vote to be the same election as the repukelican primary in January, WHEN DEMS WILL HAVE NOTHING OF CONSEQUENCE ON THE BALLOT, and most moderates won't care about the court system, except for hearing that the "trial lawyers" (which always comes with the Fox-news implied "evil" in front of it) are against it, so it must be worth voting for...

Maybe Obama can declare marshall law and force a return to constitutional government in Florida.

Anonymous said...

C.A.S.L..
Committee Against Stupid Legislation
DS

HJR 7111 asks voters to consider a constitutional amendment that would add three justices to the Supreme Court and create two divisions, one for civil cases and one for criminal.

“I’m sure the pill mill drug dealers don’t want reform but we’re reforming them,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Destin.

The court needs to be more efficient, particularly in death penalty cases, he said, suggesting that perhaps in some instances the suits need an “expressway



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/14/2169700/democrats-call-house-overhaul.html#ixzz1JiXnEqmE

Anonymous said...

KR = STATE READY
KNR = STATE NOT READY
DCONT = DEFENSE CONTINUANCE
KCONT = STATE CONTINUANCE
DISCO = DISCOVERY DEMANDED
R&R = RESET AND RENOTIFY
JT = JURY TRIAL
S/T DEM on SFT = SPEEDY TRIAL DEMAND ON SET FOR TRIAL
PVH R/S = PROBATION VIOLATION HEARING RE/STENTENCING
PDA = PUBLIC DEFENDER APPOINTED

Anonymous said...

Why is it every time someone here writes something positive about a lawyer, some writes something negative moments later. Miami lawyers hate to see other lawyers do well and make money. A bunch of haters in this down.

A New Yorker

Anonymous said...

You miss the point re the sexual orientation of judges. No one cares about a judge's sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs, or the like, unless it affects how they rule or the experience reservoir from which they draw their judgments. In the same way that "finishing school" graduates probably ought not sit in the criminal courts, people, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, who are not familiar with intimate relations between opposite sexes should not be in Domestic Violence Court judging those accused of crimes involving relationships between folks of the opposite sexes.
Sometimes you get so wrapped-up in your PC attitudes that you lose all objectivity. Remember that there was a day when people who were not straight could not get appointed to the bench. Now they do, and those appointments frequently come through Nominating commission not majority-populated by gays and be executives who are not gay, and that is how it should be.
The next time you bitch about a lawyer with a civil background that is appointed to the criminal division, keep in mind how prejudiced a view that is. What difference would it make if they know nothing about criminal law. At least, they can read that and learn it.

Anonymous said...

KNP has always bugged me. I see ASAs use KNP for Nolle Pros. Don't know where they think that K comes from.

A True Story ... said...

My friend from law school got a job in a small prosecutor's office in the north east. He ended up prosecuting a fetching young woman for welfare fraud, who he then started having a sexual relationship with.

One weekend, after an evening of heavy drinking, he decides to bring her back to the office and ends up having sex with her on the District Attorney's couch.

When he shows up for work on the following Monday, he is fired and escorted out of the office. While never confirmed, it was said that the office had hidden security videos ...

Anonymous said...

CTS--Close That Shit

Anonymous said...

and not one person remembers the DLOP. Sad.

Anonymous said...

5:37,

Actually, your position is the more overtly PC perversion. You'd have the characteristics of the the litigants or cases determine who or what the presiding judge should be. Should judges that don't have children be prevented from serving in the juvenile division? Those that don't drive be kept away from traffic cases? How about racial or ethnic considerations? Should black litigants get black judges? Jews? Catholics? Native Americans? Not to mention that your premise is based on the assumption that gays don't
experience domestic issues. Really??

I'd guess you're a republo-Federalist Society-libertarian-homophobe that has, like the rest of your ilk, has found a smug, pseudo-intellectual means of expressing your least-common-denominator prejudice and ignorance. Have fun sleeping with you Palin poster. Or is it Pawlenty??

Anonymous said...

anyone ever hear of an attorney named Bob Haggard?

Anonymous said...

ISMHAPB

I so mad he's a player blog

Anonymous said...

"W" - Work

Written on nearly every file. it meant someone better do something on the file - usually it meant resending discovery, or sending additional discovey.

If it meant doing real work, like responding to a C4, you would just stick it in the pile of files, and when it came up again, let the next ASA deal with it in court.

Anonymous said...

COTFLGOHAHA
Crawling on the Floor Laughing Guts Out and Having a Heart Attack

IANALBIPOOTV
I Am Not A Lawyer, But I Play One On TV

PMYMHMMFSWGAD
Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me for Someone Who Gives A Damn

YWSYLS
You win some, you lose some

NAA!
Not Another Acronym!

Namaste said...

Please tell me that the email blast this weekend about shumie teaching a birkham hot yoga class at gables sobeb spa this weekend was a late april fools joke.

Please said...

Yeah and Kenny Weisman is teaching a vegan aerobics pilates class too.

Please.

Anonymous said...

10:04..........K is what they use for "State." Thus, KNP, KNR, KCONT, etc.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

I'm sick of people who who walk around with their rubber mats and sanctimonious smiles
in Midtown and pretend that they’re on their way to spiritual superiority. These people who look at you with pity and condescension if you dare admit that you don’t “practice” breathing while sitting with your legs crossed. Do you really think developing an ability to sustain discomfort for extended periods of time makes you better than me? If you need to believe that the way to stop feeling shitty about yourself is to squeeze into over priced tights and be manipulated by some “guru” who has come to yoga because they can’t hold down a real job – fine. Before yoga grew into the scam that it is today, it was called stretching. It was the thing you did before you exercised. oh-- and it was also what you did if the police pulled you over for drunk driving. Yes, once upon a time, extending your arms out and touching your toes was a way to tell if you were sober. Let's Face it-- yoga is for people who are too lazy to exercise.

BTWYIFLWACL--- By The Way Yoga Is For Losers With A Capital L

Rumpole said...

I hear your words but wonder why the anger? In the last year yoga has helped witht two medical problems drs could not solve including one where I kept getting sinus and ear infections. Its effect on my body has been substantial in area where "traditional" exercises have never helped. I have better balance. I wake up cravng certain poses. I don't preach , but for me yoga has been a blessing which arrived right when I needed it.

Anonymous said...

Dismissed for Lack of Prosecution. awesome back in the day

queezy said...

The jokes about wesilman are all fine and good but really, the thought of the big fella in downward dog has me a bit nauseous to say the least.

Anonymous said...

K as abbreviation for "state" comes from "king" because in the old times, the king was the state.

Gables Spa Member said...

You have lived until you've seen the big fella transition from Tree Pose to Pigeon pose! A classic that must not be missed!

Anonymous said...

Yoga can also help you relax and handle stressful situations more easily which 4:18 seems to be in need of.

YINFL- Yoga Is Not For Losers