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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

F-BOMBS

UPDATE: BLOOM CONFIRMED. Judge Beth Bloom was confirmed by the US Senate Tuesday morning by a vote of 95-0. She joins a now long line of former county court judges who worked their way up to the Federal Bench. Judge Gayles, Judge Moreno, and  Judge Altonaga also make up that distinguished conga line.


Judge Tinkler-Mendez:
Everybody (who is anybody) is talking about the animosity between the defense and the prosecution in the latest murder trial before Judge Tinkler-Mendez. The F word, F bombs, and a few other maledictions are being passed between the parties-outside the presence of the jury. 

Doesn't Judge Tinkler-Mendez try anything other than serious, nasty murder cases? We understand she is back-up, but still, even if you eat steak every night, you want a hamburger once-in- a- while. 

Judge Bloom: See our updated post yesterday, for her status. Cloture was invoked. Next up is the vote on the nomination. Stay tuned.  We will post when the Senate votes. 52nd Street Irving sets the odds at 1-5 in favor of confirmation. 

YOU SAY POTATO - WE SAY POHTAHTOE:
A little geography quiz: 
Name the small island in the Caribbean the US invaded during the Reagan administration to save a group of US medical students from rowdy Communist-Cuban engineers.

Did you say Granada? or Grenada? One is a city in Spain, the other  an island in the Caribbean. 

Dr.  Edward Gamson, a US dentist on holiday in London, booked two tickets for himself and his wife on British Airways for Granada, Spain. BA sent him and his wife to Grenada, in the Caribbean. After apologizing for their mistake, BA  REFUSED to fly Dr. Gamson and his wife to Granada.  A lawsuit (and a ton of bad publicity) is now pending. 

Mark Twain wrote that the difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between a lightning bug and lightning. 

See You In Court. 


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grenada, the Spice Island. Gorgeous place too.

Anonymous said...

One of them is eating a little too much chunky monkey ice cream if you get my mid-dritt

Anonymous said...

Am I the only lawyer who thinks off 1-Adam 12 when they walk into judge Denaro's courtroom? ("There's a 2-11 in progress....).

Anonymous said...

F-Bombs in open court? Come on. Everyone put it back in your pants and grow up.

F-Bombs, for any reason, used to be the basis for Contempt (Horace might remember some of those stories . . . and it wasn't that long ago)

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

BREAKING .....

The U.S. Senate, on a vote of 95-0, sends Judge Beth Bloom to the Federal bench and a lifetime appointment.

Congrats to Judge Bloom.

The JNC now has two Circuit Court vacancies to fill and Governor Scott will be naming two new Circuit Court Judges about two to three weeks before the General Election in November.

Cap Out .....
Captain4Justice@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love Dawn Denaro in 2-11 but, wish she would drink less coffee. She's almost as fast as Gerry Klein was.

(aka Fast Gerry)

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


In the Tinkler-Mendez trial, I believe the defense is David Peckins and Stu Adelstein.

Who is representing the State?

Cap Out ....

Anonymous said...

If there are F-Bombs being thrown around, I'd guess that Michael Von Zamft is the ASA.

Anonymous said...

Cherry Garcia or Pfish Food

Rumpole said...

Lespoiled baby opts out of Heat contract. Well. Well. Well. Loyalty indeed. Only thing worse was Riley lecturing him on loyalty. Riley should know about stabbing a team in the back. NY Knicks.
Buncha jerks.

Anonymous said...

Shumie time

Heat fan said...

If only you had a clue Rumpole. Lebron and company are all going to opt out creating more cap space so Riley can sign new and improved supporting cast.

Now go back to what you are really good at; cheering on your Brits in futbol. How's that World Cup thing going for ya?

All Heat. All Heart. All the time.

Heat Fan

Fake Alex Michaels said...

Vhat is beeg deal about saying FUCK in court? It is word I say most often, both in English and Romanian.

And to all of you, FUCK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Judge Lenard a county court judge, too?

Anonymous said...

Lenard was also a county judge too. Joan Stember and got Lenard last name when she married Howard.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


The Captain Reports:

Yes. 8:33 PM. You are correct. Judge Lenard was a County Court Judge for 11 years, from 1982-1993.

Cap Out ....

W. Clermont said...

Very happy for Judge Bloom. She worked her way up from Traffic Magistrate back in 1992.

She's paid a lot of dues to get this far. Congrats.