When we last embattled and imprisoned former Dade County circuit judge Phil Davis, his appeal was affirmed and he was serving a lengthy prison sentence.
Davis filed a rule 3. He has a hearing before Milt Hirsch tomorrow. Rumor- and this is a rumor- has it that he has canned his counsel and will be going it alone tomorrow, ignoring that adage that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.
But then, Davis never did make wise decisions on his behalf.
With apologies to Roy Black, but here is even more evidence of the decline of Western Civilization:
Item One: A Miami lawyer was arrested recently for bringing a loaded firearm into Disney World.
This is what he was imagining:
Orlando Sun Sentinel: LAWYER SAVES CIVILIZATION
"An alert Miami lawyer saved the world today when he intercepted a rogue band of ISIS warriors who had snuck over the boarder in a small vessel painted "Trump's Yacht". Once in the United States, the ISIS fighters rendezvoused at Frontier Land before heading to the famous It's A Small World ride. 'I saw a muslim looking man carrying a small device. He looked out of place on the It's a Small World Ride. I was suspicious. I said to myself: 'self, that looks like a small thermo-nuclear weapon'. I withdrew my firearm and ordered him to halt. He said "Allah ahkabar" and attempted to detonate the device but first I shot his hand away and then I shot him and his accomplices dead. Asked why he brought a loaded gun into a Disney World theme park, the lawyer said "I thought something like this could happen, so I wanted to be ready." Disney announced that the lawyer and his family would be the guests of honor for the next two days and would lead the 5PM parade through the park."
Here's what really happened- some idiot brought a loaded gun into a Disney Theme park and was arrested. He happened to be a Miami lawyer. Here's the channel ten video on the arrest.
Item Two: Major League Baseball continued the lifetime ban on the major league baseball all time hit leader -Pete Rose- because Rose admitted he was still gambling on baseball.
Item Three: Florida Supreme Court to Judge Jacqueline Schwartz: F-You Too! (warning- not safe for work. Contains an expletive not deleted.)
A judicial public reprimand occurs when the Florida Supreme Court summons a robe wearer to Tallahassee and dresses them down in public for their actions.
Judge Jacqueline Schwartz received such a reprimand last week for her actions when she confronted a store owner who had a sign of her opponent displayed. We'd like to think the encounter occurred something like this:
JS "Pardon me good sir. May I have a moment of your time?"
Store Owner: "Why of course. May I recommend the cauliflower. It's on sale today and quite fresh."
JS: "Thank you. I'm sure it's delightful, however I am not interested in cruciferous vegetables at this moment."
SO: "How may I be of assistance to you madam?"
JS: "This sign you have displayed. Are you aware this distinguished fellow is running for the judicial seat I currently occupy?"
SO: "Why no, I was not aware of that. However my support for your opponent is, I am afraid to say, quite firm."
JS: "Quite indeed. Would you consider taking it down as I am patron of your fine establishment?"
SO: "Alas I cannot do that."
JS: "Go fuck yourself."
And thus ended another uniquely Miami moment, destined to remain infamous in the annals of judicial election history. Here is one of our many prior posts on the F-You and the horse you rode in on case. Here is another one.
Anyone trying cases these two weeks?
See You In Court.