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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

SUMMER IS OVER

We're back. You're back. The judges are all back.  Everyone is tanned, rested and ready to try cases. That probably explains all the frowns in the courthouse on Tuesday. Nobody likes the first day back from vacation. Mix in the end of summer, and it's a Grande day at Starbucks. 

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. 



19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that you allowed somebody to steal both RG3 and CK - mine as well hand him the trophy now.

the trialmaster said...

Judge Thornton is the most qualfied and the odds on favorite to be a federal judge. He will join his buddy, Fred on the bench. Will he have a ND monogram on the sleeve of his robe like Fred? Butchko would be a disaster.

Anonymous said...

Jameis Winston is the real deal.

Anonymous said...

Jacory Harris was the real deal his first game too

Anonymous said...

Agree re Winston .

- GB

Anonymous said...

Thornton is demeaning to the attorneys in his court, no judicial temperament.

Anonymous said...

Thornton is toast. A surprise is coming.

Anonymous said...

Gordo and Fajardo should have applied for federal court. They are much better equipped than Thomas Rebull.

Anonymous said...

re: Anonymous (10:18:00 pm) - Are we talking about the same Thornton? His signature trait is judicial temperament, and you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who says he is "demeaning".

Anonymous said...

Find the "so was Harris" line hysterical. Harris did not complete 93 percent of his passes against a defense that was ranked 17 last year with 9 returning starters.

I get why the Cane and Gaytor fans are pissed. But y'all should learn to accept.

Anonymous said...

Fajardo got her seat (first time applying to the JNC) because the right wingers in Tally wanted her. Those connections end in Tally.

Anonymous said...

Ed Newman for the Fed Bench! "GET THE PANEL!"

Anonymous said...

Lulz! That made my day.

Anonymous said...

I like Judge Bloom's chances.

Anonymous said...

The intelligence and itegrity of the Bozos who inabit this blog can be measured by the negative Thornton comments and the fact that no one has discussed the 3rd DCA nominees even though that list was announced a week ago

Anonymous said...

Yep Yep.

Anonymous said...

411..............I like the Beth's chances are zero.

Anonymous said...

Hey Smartynole, in his first game as the UM starter against #18 Florida State, Harris went 21-of-34 for 386 passing yards (more than Winston last week) with two touchdowns and also ran for a score in UNRANKED Miami's 38-34 upset win on the road. Not bad for his first start ON THE ROAD. And the only preseason poll I could find that had Pitt ranked, had them at #82, defense or no defense (which BTW only returned 7 starters)

Anonymous said...

What difference does it make who gets the Third DCA seat. Is there a worse court in the country on criminal stuff?