UPDATE- The PDs report they're closed. The SAO is open. The courts are closed. RC is just thankful they have Gene Zenobi.
Broweird? Do you even need to ask? (open).
Lots of things to do this long weekend, as long as you're not an ASA, PD or full-time Assistant Regional Counsel (see, we remembered you guys for once) as courts are closed Monday, but state offices are open.
But if you're an ASA or PD and per chance get the Washington/Lincoln flu, here's what you can do:
The Boat Show is in town at Miami Beach. Go catch Rumpole looking to trade up.
The 49th Coconut Grove Art Festival is this weekend in....Coconut Grove of course. Go sneak a peak at Rumpole perusing the art exhibits and snacking on a pita stuffed with greek salad.
The federal guys are rightfully excited about the confirmation of Judge Jordan to the 11th Circuit Court of appeals. This was a no brainer nomination and confirmation and it was a appointment that was more than well deserved. There wasn't a more professional, courteous and downright intelligent Judge in the Southern District and that reputation began well before Judge Jordan took the bench. The only downside to the confirmation is we lose a great trial judge. Meanwhile, with Jordan confirmed, Atlanta super attorney Jill Pryor was nominated for a seat on the eleventh circuit Thursday. DOM has all the details. Click above.
In Maples v. Thomas the U.S. Supreme Court gave an Alabama death row inmate another legal chance when his big shot Sullivan and Cromwell attorneys abandoned him. Here is the amicus brief by a group of Legal Ethics Professors and a group of law students at the Yale Ethics Bureau.
S&C is hung out to dry.
The DOW closed at its highest level in four years Thursday. Unemployment claims for January were the lowest in four years. The economy is coming back just in the nick of time and the Republicans are so baffled at what to do now that they are flinging condoms at each other.
It should be an interesting spring and summer until the GOP convenes in Tampa. Set aside our usual table at Berns for the week.
See You Tuesday.