Two (Illinois) Judges in an extramarital tryst. Yuck.
Voire Dire continues today before Judge Colodny ("Lets go Heat") in the Facebook murder case.
SIGN IN or SIGN OUT
Remember that photo of an offending sign on a few courtrooms threatening to confiscate phones, and to do all sorts of horrible (not to mention illegal) things to people who dare enter a courtroom with a phone and headsets?
Well it turns out the sign on at least one of the courtrooms was a left over from a previous judge (hint: one who has trouble writing civil motions to dismiss).
The signs have been replaced by new, 11th Judicial Circuit approved signs that respectfully ask the public to turns their phones off, and to ask permission before taking video and pictures, which is all very proper and correct. Bravo.
|Now that's the right way to do it.|
Meanwhile, lets pretend it's a rainy day. You walk out of the REGJB after a long day of running to courts, dealing with clients and prosecutors and waiting for judges. You get outside. It's raining. Your feet hurt. You want to take a seat for a moment and rest your weary dogs. Uhho. No sitting allowed.
It's not quite clear who posted this sign, and under what authority they believe they can prohibit an individual from sitting down for a moment. Furthermore, while loitering AND prowling is a crime in Florida, is loitering a crime? And if so, what about Judges at a free buffet?
You can't sit on the steps, but can you sit on the railings?
And finally, aren't lawyers solicitors? Isn't that part of our job? If we are walking out of the REGJB and see a prosecutor, are we prohibited, while on the steps from "soliciting" a better plea offer? And if we do solicit a better plea offer, who is supposed to enforce the prohibitions in this sign?
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?