Don't forget to be nice to all those well dressed new lawyers at the PD and SAO offices, scurrying around, scared to death, trying to look professional. We were all there. Once. ...a long time ago...in a galaxy far far away.....
THE DEA HAS BEEN LISTENING: You thought the NSA was up to no good? The NY Times reports here that the DEA makes the NSA look like a bunch of pikers:
For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency's hotly disputed collection of phone call logs.
The Hemisphere Project, a partnership between federal and local drug officials and AT&T that has not previously been reported, involves an extremely close association between the government and the telecommunications giant.
The government pays AT&T to place its employees in drug-fighting units around the country. Those employees sit alongside DEA agents and local detectives and supply them with the phone data from as far back as 1987.
You think you've had a long, hot summer? Judge Will Thomas continues to twist in the wind while Florida Senator Marco Rubio keeps a hold on his nomination, preventing a vote by the Judiciary committee to send Judge Thomas to the floor of the senate for confirmation. As we all know, Senator Rubio doesn't have to explain his hold, nor does he ever have to lift it.
Judge Safyie moves to full administrative duties as head honcho for the Criminal Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit (Motto: "proudly continuing cases, going to judicial conferences, and vesting pensions since Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was a governor." )
New Judge Robert Luck tries his hand at trying cases and takes over Safyie's division. Luck comes from the Feds...and mostly they have made good judges (Trawick, Prescott, Barzee, Thomas, etc.)
(Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward- the man who started the mess.)
We had our fantasy football draft Monday night. It was a lot of fun and a success. We will keep you updated on the standings.
Welcome back. See you in court.