Thursday, March 15, 2012


Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear.
Beware the ides of March.
What man is that?
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

Julius Caesar, Act 1, scene 2. 

DOM posted the link to watch HRH Roy Black in trial live in West Palm. The link is here. 
Fed prosecutors tuning in have been confused: they can't understand why a case agent is not sitting at the prosecutor's table.  "Prosecutors try cases by themselves in State Court? The next thing you know State courts won't punish defendants for testifying and losing." 

When we last left Attorney Ira Still III shortly after his motion for attorneys fees was argued in Broweird,  Judge Matthew "Money Ball" Destry  had awarded Mr. Still a total of $20,000.00 for two cases that he tried and won. Mr. Still was seeking about $110,000.00.
Still filed a petition for writ of certiorari and the 4th DCA granted it here; vacated the trial court's order, and remanded the case for proceedings consistent with paying Mr. Still more than $13.00 per hour. 

A Rumpolian "Well Done" Mr. Still. Well done indeed. 

We're back!


Anonymous said...

Other than blanket objections to every motion filed, I'd like to see a JAC attorney try a case. And try one at 13 per hour at that.

fake adelestein said...

damn I wanted to be first. Oh well I;m Avis I'll try harder.

Anonymous said...

I figuired it out.

ASA made $75,000.00 that year. So. he or she made $36.00/hour. Judge made $74.00/hour so why pay us less?

Barrister of Ballentrae said...

Here is a Story to make DS happy.

The Barrister

Billboards touting medical marijuana target seniors

By Robert Nolin

The man who paid for the giant signs along Sample Road, who once was part of a Miami pot-smuggling gang, says senior citizens would benefit from legalization and should support it....
Legalize Medical Marijuana” shouts one, with a godlike hand extending from the heavens, a marijuana leaf in its palm. Facing it is the photo of a senior citizen in a wheelchair and the caption, “I’m a Patient Not a Criminal

Read more here:

Anonymous said...

Roy is getting ready to cross the State Accident Investigator/reconstructionist - should be interesting to watch, the guy was very good on direct.

Anonymous said...

Never mind, some other guy

Anonymous said...

It was a poorly worded question, but in any case, how is it 'calling for hearsay'when the question is "what type of evidence did you collect that demonstrates the defendant had more than three drinks?" Possible answer: "I gathered three witness statements from Witness A, B and C; together with a scientific report prepared by Witness D." This is not a hearsay response, b/c the witness is not testifying to the contents of the witness's statements.

Anonymous said...

Do you know if the trial is actually televised? What channel?

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, can you quote the opinions of the 3rd DCA as easily as the plays of Sir Wm. Shakespeare?

Anonymous said...

I can:

The Constitution of the United States does not allow for the imposition of criminal sanctions for "making a scene."

Name the case, and the author!

BTW it's a footnote.

Anonymous said...

State v. Alex Michaels?

Anonymous said...

It calls for inferential hearsay, in violation of the Molina/Postell line of cases, by suggesting that non testifying W's told the LEO that D was drunk.

Anonymous said...

L.T. v. State?

Anonymous said...

Dude, the Alex michales comment is funny as hell!

Anonymous said...

Dude! Thanks.