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Monday, October 27, 2014

I FEEEEL GOOD......

UPDATE: Joseph Richer was convicted Monday night of second degree murder for shooting a maintenance worker in the back as he fled after Richer produced a gun when police arrived to convict him. Richer was also convicted of attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer. 

The last call at Tobacco Road made the NY Times Monday. Here. 

We went three for three on our picks yesterday. Naturally.

Want a nice, quick, fun, mindless read to relax? 
Try the Parker Novels, by Richard Stark. Start with Book One: The Hunter. Fun and easy. 

Judge Maritza Tinkler-Mendez sentenced Andrew Rolle to life in prison for the murder of Detective James Walker. She called the acts "selfish and senseless." (h/t @davidovalle305)

Also on tap, closing arguments before Judge Tinkler-Mendez (the James Brown of Judges? You know, the hardest working judge in the business? ) in the trial of Joseph Richer, a Wyoming Lawyer who shot and killed a worker on South Beach during an eviction. Tammy Forrest for the prosecution, PD Herb Smith for the defense. 

South Florida Lawyers blog has all the latest on the battle for a new civil courthouse. No word on whether the new digs  will come with a locker room for civil counsel to check their egos. What it won't need is a whole lot of jury boxes. Those chumps can't try their way out of a paper bag. Everything settles. 

If the referendum fails, we can see a Judge Soto/Kickstarter campaign in our future. Maybe.  Or maybe a bunch of robed-readers can take to the streets like those kids with football helmets trying to finance a trip to a big game. They can wear their robes, shake a gavel, and their bailiff can collect proceeds. 
Or maybe someone can start a Ponzi-scheme. 


Fall is definitely here. 

See you in court.






6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good work on that Richler trial shout out to ASAs Tammy F and Maryam A...that def was a time bomb. Sorry for the vic and his loved ones. Condos suck.

Anonymous said...

Monday massacre with those taking Dallas.

Anonymous said...

Nice story in Herald about red light camera lawsuit. Someone should suggest to David Ovalle that he head to courtroom 5-4 one of these days and ask why the Hearing Officers aren't dismissing the red light cases in front of them.
Even though the appellate case was Broward, unless there's a contradictory case in Dade (there's not) then we need to follow.

Anonymous said...

I believe that it is UNETHICAL and a JQC violation for the Chief Judge and other Judges to "strong-arm" law firms and lawyers to give money for the new courthouse construction lobbying efforts to get the vote.

Many lawyers and big firms have expressed much dismay by the efforts of the Chief Judge and her band of "knee breakers" ….

JQC???

Anonymous said...

No more unethical than having lawyers give money for judicial campaigns.
Sure, they can't ask themselves but they're standing next to the little table up front where you're supposed to leave your check.
And it's not like the donations are anonymous.

Anonymous said...

The Professor says:

I am sorry 5:14, but it is specifically permitted for judges to seek contributions for something that is public purpose. The campaign for a new courthouse is a public purpose, not a private one. Sorry, no JQC complaint there. Try reading the Code of Judicial Ethics before spouting off about something of which you know nothing.