As fine a criminal defense attorney that ever walked the halls of the REGJB, Bill Matthewman, is going to be invested today as a federal magistrate at the Ferguson Courthouse downtown. Everyone is entitled to one mistake in life, and thus we overlook Matthewman's donning of the black robes, and wish him the very best in his new career. The big question on everyones mind is whether everyone's favourite federal blogger will be attending, as the 12:30 start time has put a crimp in his plans for his afternoon repast.
The nicest thing about appearing before Judge Matthewman will be that regardless of how he rules, as a former trial lawyer (not to mention former police officer) you will know that he has been there, and done that.
How do you think Joe Biden did last night? We think he did fine.
One indicator of a successful candidate has often been whether he or she is the type of person you would like to have a beer with.
Well, we propose that question to you about our judiciary.
Which judge, if given the chance (and obviously you are buying) would you like to have a beer with?
Bill Matthewman would be at the top of our list. So would Dennis Murphy.
Post an answer in the comments section and we'll select the top nominees and have a run off and final a champion. And if that judge is so inclined, we'll buy the first round.
Enjoy this beautiful fall weekend. See You In Court.
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