SUNDAY FOOTBALL UPDATE: Today at 2:30- Span/Italy for Euro2012. Predictions?
UPDATE: A rare Saturday update: The administrative order implementing the limited registry is out. Judge Brown issued it Friday at 3:55:42 PM EDST. Whilst you and your loved ones are out frolicking during this semi-holiday weekend, a team of dedicated (not to mention unpaid) FACDL lawyers are parsing the order, legally poking it to find the its vulnerable underbelly.
Our next post will discuss a Game Theory approach to defeating the limited registry. "Prisoner's Dilemma" coming soon!
Your two new Circuit Court Judges are......
County Court Judge (and REGJB denizen) Cristina Miranda and
County Court Judge Rodney Smith.
Congratulations to both. One of these judges came very close to being elevated previously. In fact we know just how close, and we are sure the Judge has made the requisite "adjustments."
What is Rumpole Reading?
Many people want to know what we're reading as their summer vacations approach. We poured through Robert Caro's "The Passage of Power" (the must read of the summer) and now we've turned our attention to some old favourites. There's something about Kazu Isihguro's third novel- Remains Of the Day, that just draws us back every summer or so. The genteel English Butler, adapting to a new american employer- so magnificently portrayed by Sir Anthony Hopkins in the movie- is just the ticket for a lazy summer afternoon. Of course to get our blood boiling for some upcoming trials, we go back time and again to Henry V:
This story shall the good man teach his son,
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered,
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition.
And gentlemen in England now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day.
Roy Black fancies himself a connoisseur of fine literature. He recommends aspiring attorneys plow through Ulysses. We took him to task on his blog and he responded. The "tete'-a-tete'" was of course conducted in gentlemanly discourse.
Mr. Black currently finds himself enthralled with the fiction of Deon Meyer and his latest thriller- Trackers. Mr. Meyer is a resident of one of the former African colonies. We have yet to try Mr. Meyer's tome, but one could get a worse recommendation about a book than from Mr. Black (although not Ulysses. A monumental waste of time.)
Enjoy your fourth of July weekend. Yankee doodle dandy and all that for you members of the former colonies.