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Thursday, November 17, 2011

ITS A LONG LONG ROAD

Mr. Black was pondering rebuttal arguments. Actually he was beyond pondering. He was mulling though his collection of great rebuttals of the past. Want to know why Mr. Black is a great lawyer? Read his blog. He loves and respects his craft. And he constantly studies it.

Mr. Black calls the prosecutor's rebuttal in the prosecution of Dr. Conrad Murray "as good as it gets." and "It was a coup de grace." High praise from a lawyer who knows a good rebuttal when he hears one.

Speaking of rebuttals, we were always of the belief that a good piece of defense evidence was more than worth sacrificing the right to a rebuttal argument. This was back in the day when the defense had the rebuttal closing argument unless they introduced a piece of evidence. However, now that the defense no longer has the chance at a rebuttal closing argument, we miss it.

True the prosecution has the burden of proof. But they get to proceed first at every critical stage, from voire dire to opening. Sometimes a good last word works wonders.


Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez thankfully does not join the historical litany of multi-named assassins, as his attempt on the life of President Obama was not successful and he is now in custody. Ortega-Hernandez shot at the White House while the President was a continent away. However one projectile struck the facade over the Truman Balcony where the President and his wife sometimes sit and relax. Do we now have to sequester our President in a physical bubble at all times? Maybe so. But the important point is Mr. Ortega-Hernandez's Second Amendment rights were not infringed before he shot up the White House, right? Right?

"It's a long long road, from which there is no return..."
The Hollies*. He Ain't Heavy. He's My Brother.

*HT to Scott Saul for correcting us.


40 comments:

Rumpole said...

I'm watching the Thursday night football game and the Broncos may well be one of the most entertaining and interesting teams in pro football to watch this season.

Secret Judge said...

Tebow sucks for 55 minutes and then becomes a ferocious combination of Jim Brown and Fran Tarkington for the final 5 and pulls out the win. What an inspired performance by an amazing athlete. Give credit to the Denver coaching staff for allowing Tim to do his own thing just as Urban Meyer allowed as well. The payoff is wins, and that my friends, is the bottom line in sports and in the courtroom.

Scott Saul said...

Hollies

Anonymous said...

Jim Brown and Fran Tarkenton? Wow. Got me thinking. Who is the top contender of the past 50 years who could win that award? Answer: Roger Staubach. And who tried but was not ready for prime time? Here is something for you old timers: Bobby Douglass,
Joe Kapp, and, the greatest football name ever, Roman Gabriel.

Rumpole said...

There's nothing like being corrected by the expert in music. You are so right sir, and I was so wrong. Hollies indeed.

Gator Grumpy said...

Tim Teebow is a fraud. He's a huckster. A cheap one trick "oh look at me I can run with the ball" pony. He will shortly be drummed out of the league for the impostor of an NFL player that he is.

Teebow is all show and no heart. With that fake "i play for the lord and I have the will to win" crapola. I cannot wait until one decent NFL safety rings his smarmy little bell and he wets his diaper and staggers off the field crying for his mommy and says he has to retire because of "concussion syndrome."

Teebow is a scourge upon the league and all professional sports, Guys like Ray Nitsche and Bronco Nagursky and Jack Tatum and Jack Lambert must be ashamed that this little hussy pansy can call himself a football player just like them.

I'm ill. But I will be celebrating when everyone realizes the little fairy qb/emperor has no clothes on. Punk can't throw the ball and wants to be QB. Pulheeese!

Anonymous said...

Gator Grumpy, you just outed yourself as being Tebow's Beeaatch.

Anonymous said...

Rump,

How has the case of the jewelry stealing bar attorney been kept so quiet? The types sitting in judgement over at the bar never cease to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

whoever said greer wallace doesnt have a chance against de la o does not know their county politics-- husband otis is mayor for life in fla city--not great voting bloc but great fundraising potential-- his sister is barbara jordan, wealthiest member of the county commission and controls votes in nw dade-- has been a rubber stamp for every big lobbyist for decades as a commissioner and assst county manager before that-- their sister, a lobbyist, publishes the "the gospel truth" which is stuck in every baptist church around the county each week. they are a very wealthy and powerful family with connections to the deepest developer and infastrcuure donor pockets from the southern county line to the broward border

Anonymous said...

Dude -- I'm not a Gator Fan but, come on...really? I'm guessing that either Tebow kicked your butt a few years back, or you are one frustrated ASA. If so,hang on you'll be in Juvie before you know it.

Anonymous said...

The Broncos play the Bears in about three weeks and, if Tebow is still be playing quarterback for that game, my guess is that he won't be doing so after the game. The Bears have super-quick, three-down linebackers and a defense that keeps everything in the middle of the field--the perfect recipe for disaster for a quarterback like Tebow. Look how the Bears have been able to contain Michael Vick over the years.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the prognostication Clay, even though it goes directly against the analysis that lost you the suicide pool.

Anonymous said...

Just out on the sobelivinlarge blog: "a dandy's guide to south beach- the wit,wisdom and fashion tips of an aging Fop."

Great post by Kenny W

Fashionable firtel said...

Sobe dandy? Aging Fop?

Lmfao

South Florida Lawyers said...

Quite awesome Mr. Rumpy.

Anonymous said...

Everyone has been able to stop Vick and the Eages this year. Saying the Bears can do it is no great accomplishment.

Not a Gator or Bronco fan, but Tebow is a winner. He finds a way. He may not be Joe Montana, but don't think he is going away so fast.

Asa trial girl said...

Feeling a bit slow and sluggish rump. Off to visit my family to ski for turkey day. Any suggestions, rump?

Rumpole said...

Yes, I have a suggestion or two my young trial lass: 1) if you are skiing you are headed to the mountains which means dry thin air. Start hydrating now. Drink extra water a few days before heading out. 2) twinlabs makes a very nice b-12 dot. Its very small and sublingual meaning you pop it under your tongue. Try a few of those for a few days and see if it doesn't take that hitch out of your giddiup. Good luck and make some grooves.

Fake Blecher watcher said...

Is it merely a coincidence that this blog and Blecher have the same birthday? Hmm.

Concerned said...

here's my weekend so far. tuesday. Ng second dui. Not in dade. Spoiled venezuelan college kid. Smokin hot mom. She paid the substantial fee, including the trial fee, mostly in cash. Thur fly to Vegas for college friend's batchelor party. Our fraternity brother is a host at Aria. We all have suites and comps at the restaurants and clubs.

Friday night. Eat at the steakhouse. Playing 100 blackjack and up 8k. At midnight we are going to the strip club. Who siddles up to me wearing almost nothing? My client's mom!!! She had told me she was in beauty pagents in Venezuela and in their playboy edition. While she has the body of a 30 year old, she is 51. super long black hair, amzing full lips. I am mostly drunk and she is by herself and up for anything. We go to the strip club. She spends the night on my lap making out with me, in between strippers sitting on her lap while she is on my lap and I am groping them both.

We leave at 3am and as I write this she is still sleeping. Here's the deal. She basicaly admitted to flying to Vegas twice a month and meeting guys and flirting with them andgetting money. Sometimes they just gamble and she pockets the chips, some times its dates and they buy her a piece of jewelry and yes sometimes its more. She makes she says 20 k a good month 5 a bad month.

So now I have this high priced escort who just gave me hours of amazing foreplay and sex and I don't have a girlfriend and I could see having her around for a few months. It would be a blast. She is so hot, so fun, so sexy and flirty. Can I pull this off and not get taken?

Rocky said...

Yo kid. You wanna dance, you gotta pay the band. You wanna play, you gotta pay the man. Or in this casse the broad.

Wait till the bill comes due at the end of the weekend, Then decide.

Anonymous said...

I love these "boy meets milf, boy bangs milf, stories. Warms my uuhhh. Heart.

Anonymous said...

I nominate Concerned to take over the blog

Anonymous said...

I nominate concerned to take over penthouse forum

Anonymous said...

Concerned-

Go for it. I can't see how dating a hooker could go wrong.

Secret Judge said...

Sounds like true love. Just remember to change your name to 'John'.

Fake Marc Gold of the Ticket Clinic said...

I say go for it. Date a stripper/escort/hooker and virtually nothing can go wrong.

Comedian Artie Lange said it best "You dont pay an escort to come over, you pay them to leave."

Concerned said...

Ok here's an update. From the time she woke up Saturday morning through Saturday evening she went crazy. Insatiable. I am younge-29-in great shape-former competitive swimmer in the NCAA and I could not keep up. And those few moments where she finally seeemed satisfied she would cuddle up to me and tell me all the things she was going to do me once I was ready and she was giving me about a half hour to recover. And the
Is went on all day Saturday. Then we met my friends for a sushi dinner and then some clubbing and then at midnight she said she couldn't wait any more and dragged me into a restroom And attacked me and then finally back to my suite and she didnt stop until about 430 am vegas time. We take thr red eye back tonight and she has made it clear she will be coming back to my place.

I feel like I've bit off more than I can chew, skip the puns please.

Angry Gurl said...

Let's get right to it. Concerned is a pig. He's sleeping with a whore twice his age. He will pay the price, mark my words.

Tis the season they say. The season to give.
"Give what?" I respond.

Give my hard earned money to charities with slick brochures with pictures of sick puppies or sad looking homeless people. Not likely. Not until the members of the charity donate their salary first.

Give my valuable time to law schools whose emails begging me to judge some moot court problem for their spoiled law students are jamming my in box Go pay some judge 50 bucks to do it I say. Judges are always complaining they don't make enough money. Pay them. Stop bugging me.

Get ready piggies. Stuff yourself until you can't move day is coming up. You can always go on the new hgc Diet in January. Until they find that kills you. Very few of you ever decide to simply eat less and exercise more. No. That nakes too much sense.
Go give your money to Camillus House or throw it at Concerned's new aging bag ho.

Anonymous said...

RumP; You should use your editing rights to remove crap like this as opposed to guaranteeing political correctness. What conceivable reason do you have to run this stuff?

Rumpole said...

Which crap exactly? AG and her petty meaness or the 29 year old getting turned inside out by the experienced madam?

Post Game Pete said...

Post game analysis: first the pre-game feast. Rick Freedman and his crew always do an outstanding job sendng us from the parking lot into the game full and satisifed. Thank you Rick!

The dolphins ran the unbalanced line usually when the Bills were in tight run zone defense and it thwarted the Bills ability to run blitz. Some nice play action passes out of this formation led to the first TD To TE Fazano.

On defense we saw the trend continue to the cover two with the nickle back playing short zone quarters to take away the medium passing game Fitz for the Bills thrives on. The strong safety rotated up tight for weak side run support allowing the mike lb to move up and run blitz the strong side. With the running game stopped I saw a lot of mixed cover two with a dime 3-4 thrown in. The Bills were never sure of Fitz was facing extra pressure or extra dbs in the passing game. chalk up a nice winning game plan for the defense coaches.

Good game Fins!

Anonymous said...

It is really a shame that this blog has devolved into an in-joke for a bunch of ageing liberals. It is possible to endure the football trivia - after all it isn't most of the year, but this pathetic middle-aged fantasy porn makes the Shumie nonsense tolerable. How about some good, old fashioned flatus humor?

Eye on shumie said...

First you hate us, but now you miss us when we're gone.

Anonymous said...

angry gurl **YAWN**
Football **YAWN**
stupid shumie comments **YAWN**

this blog should be renamed the bored husbands who get no sex blog.

It stopped being the "Justice Building Blog" over a year ago.

SHAME

It was nice and informative while it lasted.

Anonymous said...

AG

your invictive toward hookers shones light onto your sex life. and it's not a pretty picture. unless you are a bull dyke- then you are fine.

Angry Gurl said...

Piss up a rope. Some pathetic little county court judge once tried to ask me out and when I asked how he would feel about dating someone who spent the equivalent of his monthly salary on clothes jewelry and accessories his pathetic little whatever shriveled right up and he stuttered some excuses and slithered away.

My sex life suffers only from the scarcity of men who a) earn more than me and aren't married or over 60 b) don't live home with mommy c) don't weigh more than their cars.

Anonymous said...

AG sounds more and more like a man.

Fools were are for responding back.....like me.

Anonymous said...

angry horny guy says to asa going skiing, forget rumpole's advice, get drunk and gang banged in front of the fireplace, porno style, 4 guys at once.

Anonymous said...

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