XMAS EVE TRIVIA: Just for fun, no googling or Santa won't bring you a gift: the first president who 1) was never in the military and 2) was never elected to any other office other than the Presidency.
Good Saturday Morning. The second to last Saturday of 2012.
Three shopping days until Christmas; nine days until we fall off the fiscal cliff and eleven days until your brand new circuit and county court judges are sworn in.
BIG BRWARD NOT GUILTY. We cannot overstate the amazing win in Broward County for Hillard Moldolf, who accomplished the amazing feat of having a client who was on death row acquitted of all charges on Friday. The trial of Seth Penalver, which was the third trial in this case, began in April, 2011. For nine months the defense and prosecution battled over one maddeningly elusive fact: was Penalver the person on the grainy surveillance video who was wearing a hat and sunglasses? The case involved the grisly triple murders that occurred at the home of the owners of Casey's Nickelodeon, a Broward bar. Penalver, 39, has been in custody since 1994. He now begins the difficult job of putting his life back in order, which given the alternative, is not a bad thing.
Favor Hamilton was a three time US olympian track star, competing for the US in 1992, 1996, and 2000. At age 44, the happily married mother of a daughter was living in Wisconsin and working part time as a high priced escort in Las Vegas.
Sometimes, when you miss that runner's high....
THE LAST TWO WEEKS.
We are in the final two weeks of the year. There won't be any big trials started until January. Although we are ensconced in our winter retreat just outside of Truckee, California, we'll update the blog from time to time, so keep checking in.
2013 is going to be a year of big changes, and that includes this humble blog. Just wait and see.
ps. For those of you who participated in the "In Remembrance" blog post last week, thank you. It was a very gratifying experience, and it is a blog post that has quickly become one of our favourites.
See you in court, 1/3/2013, or thereabouts.