Federal court is closed. Read below.
MIAMI DADE SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY. No change on courts. So for all of you parents of school aged children who work in the court system, what can Brown do for you? But because public schools are closed, federal court is closed, as per Judge Moreno's "Inclement Weather Policy." ( (c) Chief Judge Moreno, 2012, all rights reserved. )
UPDATE: Our favourite federal judge (everyone should have one) Jack B. Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York (that's Brooklyn for the few people in Miami who don't come from NY) has ruled that Poker is a game of skill and thus poker rooms cannot be prosecuted under federal anti-gambling laws. From the Agent Orange Case in the early 1980's, to his outspoken opposition to minimum mandatory sentencing schemes, to his handling of the case against mafia crime boss Vinny the Chin (when the oft told joke in the Brooklyn courthouse was that the lord was seeing a psychiatrist because he thought he was Judge Weinstein kept making the rounds) Jack B. Weinstein is a great, great judge.
As dawn breaks over Miami Saturday, winds and rain lash our community and power outages are starting to be reported. TS Isaac is approaching Cuba and the Florida straits, where it is expected to strengthen. Hurricane warnings have been posted for the Florida Keys and a tropical storm watch for the east coast of Florida.
And our 11th Judicial Circuit posted this notice t
Because they're so on top of things, there's also a notice governing the use of beepers in the courthouse. (not really).
A BILLION TO APPLE
This minute by minute coverage of the verdict on the ATL blog is interesting, but it doesn't answer the question we all have after reviewing the billion dollar verdict Apple received Friday night: Siri- did Morrison and Foster and WillmerHale have a contingency fee recovery in their retainer with Apple?
The Dolphins stink. 4-12 looks about right. Just enough wins to avoid the top three picks in the draft. And so it goes.
Stay safe and dry.