Here is an updated Herald Obit on Judge Deehl, which includes an in depth look at the Judge's life- from the battle of Okinawa, to being offered the head of capital crimes by newly elected State Attorney Richard Gerstein, to putting Muhammad Ali in jail in 1968 for a few days for DWLS.
We wrote the post below Sunday for publication Monday but then delayed it a day upon learning of Judge Deehl's passing. That's why some of the language seems a bit off.
Start you day and week off right and follow this link and stop reading our blog and read Roy Black's blog post entitled "Criminal Law: Quo Vadis." If that doesn't energize you to try a case this week and tell the prosecutor and the cops to shove it, nothing will.
What Roy wrote is just too good not to repeat (steal, copy, etc):
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. THIS BLOG HAS BEEN CALLED "THE DEFINITIVE BLOG ON MIAMI CRIMINAL LAW" BY THE NY TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE POPE, AND DONALD TRUMP WHO ALSO ONCE SAID IT WAS "REALLY GREAT". POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM