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Monday, March 19, 2012

SUPREME COURT NEWS (more than you think)

Corporate Cash:


Does Apprendi apply to the judicial imposition of fines? Oral argument today at SCOTUS in Southern Union Company v. US.   While fines remain the first and usually only sanction a Judge can impose against a corporation (corporations  have special dietary needs that make incarceration difficult),  we predict that fines will become a more standard part of state court sentences for regular Joes and Mary Janes. Diminishing state budgets signal the high point in the incarceration frenzy that began in the mid 1980's. Because we can no longer afford to lock up more of our citizens that South Africa did during apartheid, or the Soviet Union did under Stalin, and because we realize that it just doesn't work, alternative sentences will now become more prevalent. 


Is that a $$$ that you just saw pop up over the head of your favourite robed reader? Lets see if the 
Supremes make it easier to buy your way out of a year and a day. 


DOLPHINS. 
Nobody wants to be the Fins QB. Not Peyton, not Matt Flynn, maybe not even Alex Smith who scampered over to Davie on Sunday because his agent told him to turn down 8 million per year for three years a week ago and now the 49ers are throwing 70-90 million at precious Peyton (whose agent, Tom Condon,  happens to be Smith's agent as well.). 


 When the music stops one team and one QB will be without a chair at the dance. That's your next Dolphins QB. Not a great way to run a team is it? 


Justice Thomas...
For President? 
ATL reports that idle chit chat continues that should the Republican Convention deadlock this summer in Tampa (although a good meal at Berns should help the GOP big wigs settle their disputes) Justice Clarence Thomas could emerge as a compromise candidate. 


Rumpole says: Never happen. 
You have to speak to run for president. 


Enjoy the week. 

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rump,

My friend and I are having a debate. She says living well is the best revenge. I say revenge is the best revenge. What do you say?

Rumpole said...

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

CAPTAIN said...

"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Peyton goes to Denver! Broncos looking to trade Tebow.

Anonymous said...

Living your life well is indeed the best revenge

Anonymous said...

Manning to Broncos. Tebow gone.

First.

Anonymous said...

Looking good is the best revenge.

CAPTAIN said...

Looks like it's the Broncos that win the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. Does this mean that Tebowmania will be coming to South Beach?

Cap Out ......

Anonymous said...

Justice Thomas would be stupid to leave the Supreme Court to run for president.

Perhaps, His Judicial Majestic Excellency, the Right Honourable Mister Chief Justice Milton Hirsch would accept the challenge to become the Republican presidential candidate.

Anonymous said...

who is going to run against Tanya Brinkley?

Anonymous said...

Peyton headed for Denver. Just get used to Matt Moore as quarterback, at least for one more year.

Remember, Moore's stats would have been much better if not for all those dropped passes and TD passes to Brandon (I only know how to catch them when I want to) Marshall. Marshall's stats are deceiving at 80 catches and 1200 yards. No real production.

Really, just think about it. If the Dolphins take a wide receiver in the first round, a lock down corner in the second (to move Sean Smith to Free Safety) and go into free agency for a right tackle and a pass rusher, they aren't bad and can be contenders for the playoffs, especially with that crap of a schedule they have.

If they bring Teboe here it will cause a terrible backlash. He is a polarizing figure, it will be seen as pandering and not a commitment to building a winning team. Teboe's mechanics stink. His accuracy sucks and I don't think our new head coach will go for it, nor will Ireland. Besides Jacksonville wants he more than the Fins do and they need some serious pandering up there.

Anonymous said...

PAAAAANDO!

"American Minority" said...

I agree with Captain(.)

Anonymous said...

kudos to Franky Gaviria on the Nolle Pros baby!

Anonymous said...

Breaking news. Pando charged by Jqc. Check Supreme Court website.

Anonymous said...

You can read the JQC's charges against Pando here:

http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/12/12-521/Filed_03-19-2012_Notice_Formal_Charges.pdf

Apparently, they don't think she learned much from her last go around.............no surprise there.

BTDT