Tuesday, August 09, 2011
THE BRONX IS UP BUT THE DOW IS DOWN...
Judge Matthew J. Perry of the South Carolina Federal District Court, who was South Carolina's first black federal judge, has passed away. His obituary is here. Working as a litigator for the NAACP, Matthew Perry brought cases that desegregated hospitals, colleges, beaches, golf courses and restaurants. He was a real American hero.
The DOW finished down over 600 points Monday. If you want to know how to make money in the stock market read what we wrote yesterday, but the bottom line is this: do the opposite of everyone else. Not an easy road to hoe, but take our advice and in five to ten years your account will have a very healthy balance.
Here is the New Times article on Federal Inmate Elroy Phillips. Convicted of selling a few rocks of crack, Judge Joan Leonard slammed him with 30 years. Now the case appears to have fallen apart. Who will step up and assist Mr. Phillips?
Tell you what. Some lawyer takes on his case and Rumpole will take you to dinner. Your choice of restaurants. We will order the wine since we know more about that than you.
Want to know what is not funny? The current post on DOM's blog about the swearing in of Judge Kathleen Williams. Either the guest blogger or Judge Moreno thinks they're a comedian. But they're not. Leave the funny stuff to the pros like us por favor.
The problems with "Knock and talk" consent searches very ably explained here by attorney Gary Ostrow on the JAA Broward blog. It would be nice if a lot of attorneys read it. It would be GREAT if a few Judges delay their Tee time a few minutes one afternoon this week and read it.
See you in court.