Thursday, November 28, 2013
Time is too precious.
A life is a moment in a season.
A life is one snowfall.
A life is one autumn day.
A life is the delicate, rapid edge of a closing door's shadow.
Thanks: A heartwarming Broward story of Thanksgiving:
As a lawyer practicing mostly in Dade County, maybe you are wondering what you should give thanks for? Look no father than twenty seven miles north on I95 to the Broward County Courthouse. On the JAA Broward blog is the story of a lawyer who had an agreed order to allow his client to leave his home on house arrest to eat Thanksgiving dinner with his family and the judge who would not allow the five second hearing on her calendar before the holiday and the JA who would not return phone calls and who would not give the lawyer the name and number of the on duty emergency judge.
The first thing that popped into our mind after reading this story was....if that's how they treat a local lawyer in Broward, then they really need to put up a sign at the front of the courthouse: "Abandon hope all ye from Miami who enter here."
All that glitters is not gold.....
And nominees for the Federal Bench of the Southern District of Florida should not be bold.
Don't start measuring the drapes for your new chambers in that big glass building that looks sort of like an upside down boat if you're lucky enough to be nominated to the federal bench. Because even though Senator Harry Reid (D- Nevada) set off a nuke and removed the ability of senators to filibuster judicial nominations, the nomination must still be forwarded to the Senate Judiciary Committee for a vote. The actual piece of paper is a blue slip. And until a Senator such as say, Marco Rubio (R- Tea Party Bizzaro World) releases the blue slip on the nominee, nothing happens. It's as effective as a filibuster and any senator can place a hold on any nominee, anonymously. So all the that glitters is indeed not gold.
The NY Times article is here.
Feeding America: Before you spend all of next months salary on black Friday junk that commercials have convinced you that you cannot live without, go to Feeding America. Hunger is a problem right here in the supposedly wealthiest nation on earth. You can feed a family for three weeks for less than thirty bucks- we reset our Starbucks card for $50.00 at least once a month. Donate. You will feel good and it's a better way to give thanks than stuffing yourself on leftover turkey or pushing the old lady down in the aisle of Best Buy as you yank the last GT V video game out of her age spotted hands.
Enjoy the holiday weekend.