Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
There used to be a game show called "Name That Tune" in which contestants dueled each other in how few notes they could identify the song. Now comes our own favourite Federal Blogger who has been retained to represent Miami filmmaker nee REGJB juror Billy Corbin who has been summoned to appear before Judge Joe "Don't tweet with me" Fernandez to explain why he engaged in a little social media-ing during a trial in which he served on the jury. Enter DOM who, never missing an opportunity for a clever quip, told ace Herald reporter David Ovalle this: “I can defend Billy in 140 characters or less: He absolutely did nothing wrong.” (78 for those of you counting at home.)
Rumpole plagiarizes: "Some rise by Facebook, and some by virtue fall with Twitter."
Your Miami Marlins blew a one run lead in the eight inning and were down 5-3 going into the ninth inning. But a bloop walk off single by Gregg Dobbs in the bottom of the ninth brought everyone to their feet as the Marlins won for the ninth time in ten games.
JOHN GOODMAN SENTENCED
John Goodman, the Palm Beach businessman/socialite/Roy Black client was sentenced to sixteen years yesterday for DUI manslaughter. The Sun Sentinel article is here. The Judge denied a hotly contested motion for a new trial based on a juror who self published an e-book between verdict and sentencing in which the juror described a test he engaged in to see if the defense theory of the case was plausible. The judge set a seven million dollar supersedeas bond (appellate bond for you robed readers) after the defense agreed to hire off duty police officers for twenty four hour security, along with electronic monitoring.
Enjoy your beautiful weekend.