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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

PERAMBULATION

David Ovalle and the Herald have the home surveillance video from the Facebook murder. It doesn't show the shooting but purports to show muzzle flashes. Ovalle also writes about the victim's diary entitled "The Mind of an Insane Woman" in which she discuses her desire to rip her husband's eyes out for looking at other women, worries about zombies (don't we all?) and details the ups and downs of her relationship. The article with the video is here.  (Not thrilled with the suspect's choice of clothing, post shooting, in which he dons a jacket with the phrase "Writers Rock" on the back. Not cool for us writers.)

David Markus will be monitoring the Federal JNC which will send up four names for two open spots. A 1 in 2 chance at a lifetime gig- not bad odds. 

If your perambulating per chance in downtown Miami Wednesday morning around 10:30, head over to federal court (the corner of SW 3rd Street and NW 1st Avenue to be exact) and check out the press conference by the NAACP, The Wilkie Ferguson Bar Association,  The Haitian Lawyers Association, The Black Women Lawyer's Association (and one very happy hot-dog vendor) as they discuss the delays in the nominations of Judges Will Thomas and Brian Davis to the federal bench in Florida. (H/T to South Florida Lawyers for the heads up on the presser.) 

The NY Times  editorial board admirably wrote in favor of making the ban on life in prison sentences for juveniles retroactive. 

See You In Court. 



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm offended by the irony of racist/sexist organizations protesting the racist/sexist delay on confirming the nominations

Rumpole said...

Your next two federal district judges will be from this list:

Beth Bloom, Darrin Gayles, Peter Lopez, John Thornton

Congrats!!

Interesting to note that all four are sitting state judges in Circuit Court.
From DOMs blog.

Anonymous said...

...and two are qualified -- and two are demonstrably members of minorities...

the trialmaster said...

All are worthy. howver, my money is on John to join his Norte Dame buddy Fred on the federal bench. Peter lopez a close second.

Anonymous said...

And at least three of those choices would be terrific!