Longtime and careful blog readers know that neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor gloom of night shall stay Rumpole from the swift completion of his planned blog post.
But the killing of Osama Bin Laden will do it every time.
Here was the post, with appropriate and timely changes, that was due to brighten your Monday:
The Broward JAA Blog's coverage of L'Affair Du Judge Ilona Homes just keeps percolating along.
They posted this "we're sort of sorry" letter from the BSO to Judge Holmes and her family.
The gist of the letter is - reading between the lines- that "you're black and in every other circumstance when we come out to a home black people- especially black people who carry guns (even lawfully as Judge Holmes was doing) go to jail, so count yourself as lucky for now." It's really quite insulting and puts blame on everyone and anyone except those who responded to the call.
Here is the press conference of Judge Holmes' family.
Sunday was "Yom Hashoah"- Holocaust remembrance day.
This is one of many websites in which you can access and get the names of Holocaust victims. It is a meaningful experience to pick out the particular name of a person or a family and spend a year repeating their name, remembering their birthday or the day they were killed.
DOM opines on federal criminal discovery practices ( general rule-"nothing shall be disclosed to the defense that will help the defense...").
Our fear is that far from getting Congress to change the law, Florida Legislators will read DOM's piece and start looking at Rule 3.220 and getting ideas.
Speaking of the Florida Legislature, they did something to the Supreme Court but ended up not being able to split the court into two sections (the "appeal granted section" in which one clerk is given one "appeal granted" stamp, and the "appeal denied" section in which 150 clerks are given 150 "appeal denied" stamps).
Although defeat is indeed an orphan, the Republican dominated Legislature is not discouraged. Plans were announced for next year to "get rid of that dad-gum reasonable doubt crap that is ruining our society."
Today we are safer. We feel safer. How about you?
See You In Court.