He was a county court judge, he was clerk of the courts, he was recognizable by his bow ties and fastidious appearances. He was Marshall Ader, an REGJB original, and he passed away at age 95 on February 6, 2015.
Ader was instrumental in using video for bond headings, ending the parade of defendants back and forth across the street. Ader expanded traffic school as a way of keeping points off your license. As the Herald reported in their obit, he was knighted by Malta in 1962 for work he did as a treasury agent. And finally, he was somehow involved in the wonderful 1800 club, which is long gone but well remembered.
Marshall Ader was a true Miami original. He brought innovation and verve to our courthouse. He lived a long life and he has been missed and will be missed. Ader's impact on our courthouse and our community will be long remembered.
Monday was a bit of a slow news day. More winter storms, Republicans don't like Obama, and …hmmm, oh yeah- the Chief Judge of the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order in violation of a Federal Court Judge setting off a legal crisis not seen since Governor Wallace stood on the steps of the University of Alabama and tried to block the entry of Vivian Malone and James Hood, while the US Federal Marshals and Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach told Wallace to step aside.
Wallace refused. Katzenbach called his boss, President Kennedy, who federalized the Alabama National Guard and Malone and Hood entered and desegregated the University of Alabama.
Bama has a proud history of defying federal law, which continued Monday when the CJ of the Bama Supreme Court issued an order prohibiting judges and clerks from marrying people of the same sex, while the US Supreme Court denied a stay of the order of Federal Judge Callie V.S. Granade allowing same sex marriage in that portion of Dixie.
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