In our opinion Judge Ramirez hit his judicial stride while serving on the 3rd DCA. Judge Ramirez recently served a term as a Chief Judge of the 3rd and he ran a good ship. Judge Ramirez was a common sense but no nonsense jurist whose opinions were mostly concise and well reasoned. He was a good Judge and it is the judiciary's loss that he has accepted retirement for (our speculation only) greener pastures with an arbitration/mediation firm. We wish him the best.
A RIDDLE: What do you call a county employee who worked one hour a week, but received full health insurance (costing $10,000.00 a year) while working "part time" the rest of the week for the federal courts for $100,000.00 a year?
Judge Farina calls her "honey" or more formally, his wife. Judge Brown calls her a big headache because he approved the "sweetheart" deal and ace Herald Reporter David Ovalle has blown the lid off of this scandal here.
THE SEARCH IS ON:
It is sometimes difficult to remember that in our advanced society we do not always have all the answers.
Currently the search is on for two great mysteries of the universe: The Higgs Boson, and a Judge that doesn't penalize your client for going to trial.
The good news is that one search may be nearing an end. Unfortunately it won't mean more reasonable sentences for clients who lose a trial.
But for unraveling the mysteries of the universe, the existence of the Higgs Boson may soon be a proven fact.
Bosons are subatomic particles (like photons, gluons, and brady material provided by the feds.)
Matter- the material of the universe- is made up of fundamental particles, whose behavior is predicted by the standard model of physics. But for sometime physicists could not precisely explain why matter had mass. It was eventually theorized (for extremely complicated reasons) that the Higgs boson gives other particles mass. But for that to be proven, science must first prove the existence of the Higgs boson.
Particle accelerators accelerate particles to almost the speed of light, creating collisions which in turn produce very small fireballs which fleetingly recreate energy conditions not seen around these parts since the first trillionths of a second after the universe was created (during which the very first lines to get into the REGJB were also formed). The results of recreating these conditions cannot be directly observed, but can be inferred from data collected from the aftermath of the collision. Sifting through some of the very most recent data from particle accelerators, scientists have seen hints that the Higgs boson exists.
But sadly, your client still gets slammed if s/he turns down a plea offer and goes to trial and loses.
See you in court.