With the end of the 4th of July holiday, summer is in full swing here in Miami. It's hot and getting hotter.
There was a mistrial last week in the contentious murder trial before Judge Tinkler-Mendez. The trial that allegedly began with a well placed "FU" between opposing counsel, ended not with a bang, but a whimper, as discovery issues forced the court to end the trial and start all over again.
Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is in summer recess. When you're the top dog, you eat when you want and rest when you want.
CRASHING THE PARTY:
So there was this 90th Birthday for a Cuban Hero on Sunday. He's the guy who many years ago outed Fidel as a communist before Fidel came out of the closet.
Lots of political types attended to pay their respects, including that rag tag army of Dade Judicial Candidates. But the event was "invite only", and it was held at an event hall with a fancy sit down lunch. Based on the nature of event, children were not invited.
But that didn't stop one candidate from crashing the event, and bringing his tykes wearing "Martin Zilber for Judge" t-shirts in tow.
Being a judge requires (hopefully) many things, including the ability to know right from wrong (Broward judges excluded of course.)
Tact and courtesy are nice traits. But crashing an old man's 90th birthday party to try and drum up a few lousy votes bespeaks of a candidate who is perhaps not ready to wear the black robes.
As our favourite podcast is called, "What say you?"
Welcome back. See you in court.
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