The precedent is this: "When you are elected for a second term as a city of Miami Commissioner, suspended because you are facing criminal charges, then win a special election to fill your own seat, then suspended again, then acquitted of the criminal charges (Down goes Frazier! Down goes Richard Scruggs!) and then re-instated, you have served as full a term as defined, and cannot run for a third term under the pretense that you did not get a full second term. "
It's easy if you take a deep breath before you say it.
There's also this- you get your emoluments. Really. No fooling. The decision says so:
"She received full back pay and the emoluments and allowances for the period of her suspension."
Who's In Trial?
Thankfully not us. It's too damn hot to work.
But ASA Gail Levine and defense attorney Charles White are battling over the case where defendant Michael Robertson is accused of attempting to kill Miami Dade Detective Carlos Castillo by hitting him with a cinder block thrown from a building and then running over his body with a car. It's a miracle that Detective Castillo survived. We often don't remember just how dangerous the job of police officer is.
David Ovalle is happy to be back in Miami and covering trials after his Zimmerman experience. You can follow Ovalle's coverage of the trial on twitter @davidovalle305.
I missed local crim court. Only in
#Miami does judge make sure jurors are comfy, ask if they need stretch break or a shot of Cuban coffee.
You can follow all of our witty thoughts @justicebuilding and speaking of secret twitterers (?) everybody wants to know who's behind the twitter handle @draculawyer?
In case you missed the beat-down of Scruggs by Spence-Jones, here is the forerunner to that knockout:
Down Goes Frazier! And suffice to say Frazier was beaten so bad he never got all his emoluments back. Foreman looked unbeatable. Until the Rumble in the Jungle....Kinshasa, Zaire, October 30, 1974, when the phrase "Ali boma ye" entered the sports lexicon for the ages.
See you in court. Spence-Jones boma-ye!