November 5 Administrative Orders Judge Lisa Walsh to Circuit Civil 2/4/13 Judge Norma Lindsey from Juvenile to Circuit Civil 2/4/13 Judge Antonio Arzola to Circuit Civil 1/14/13 Judge Beth Bloom to Circuit Civil 1/4/13.
(h/t to an alert reader who posted this in the comments section yesterday.)
Who saw Skyfall this weekend? Thoughts?
Obama ended up with 332 electoral college votes. Which means if he lost Florida (29) AND Ohio (18) he stills wins the presidency by fifteen electoral college votes (285). So much for the sunshine and buckeye states.
Here are our thoughts: if we applied the same standards we now apply to Petraeus in 1942, then we fight WWII WITHOUT General Eisenhower and President Roosevelt. We do not condone breaking the Seventh Commandment ("Thou shall not commit adultery") but we would like to keep the best leaders in place so we can worship freely. Richard Cohen of the Washington Post has this editorial: Get Petraeus Back to Work.
When Judge Hirsch set a bond on a murder case, the deceased's family reacted (understandably) with outrage. Their conduct was disrespectful to the court, and Judge Hirsch said as much. The state ran crying to the 3rd DCA and Suarez, Cortinas and Fernandez told Hirsch, nicely, to hop off the case: We therefore grant the petition for writ of prohibition, but being confident that the trial judge will withdraw, we need not formally issue the writ.
Hirsch should make them formally issue the writ. The problem here is that so few judges have the guts to grant a bond in a murder case, that when they do, the world erupts, the family of the deceased runs to the media and curses the court. In these circumstances, a judge has a right to say, as Judge Hirsch did here, that the people were acting and speaking in a disrespectful manner. See the Herald article here to see exactly what Judge Hirsch said.
Hirsch should prove a point and make the 3rd DCA issue the writ- we would love him to say something like our headline.
Welcome back from a long weekend. See you in court.