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Monday, December 28, 2015

WHERE DO YOU WANT THE BLOG TO GO 2016?

It's been many of years and thousands of posts (this is number 3006 we believe)
since we burst on to the scene at the end of the year in November, 2005.

"Won't last until the end of the Heat season" said once local blogger confidently.
"Flash in the pan" said others.
We've been sued, threatened, subpoenaed, cajoled, enticed (women used to send us provocative pictures to meet them in a bar- but we've read too many cold war spy novels to fall for a honey-trap) ignored, and finally accepted.

So where do we go from here?
A few things are sacrosanct. Bashing Broweird. Insulting the intelligence and work ethic of those who wear black robes at work, not including those at Hogwarts.

But some things are up in the air. 

2016 is a presidential election year.
Should we comment on that?
Should we comment on Miami social issues like books and restaurants and the arts and theater (we are an expert in most of those areas)?
Should we write more humor?
More or less contributors?

How about an ASA? Or would s/he get fired? Shouldn't Ms. Rundle authorize someone from her office to contribute and give us their perspective? They would have carte blanche and their postings would be unedited.
That would be nice.

Should we go back to analyzing 3rd DCA decisions released on Wednesdays?

Should we adhere to the maxim  that if it's not broke, don't fix it?

Post your thoughts. We can start with everyone's favourite commentator "zzzzzzzzzzz" and get that one out of the way and go from there.

Not sure how much we are going to be around with internet access spotty on Tristan da Cunha, until January 3, but keep checking in. We have interns who will be clearing the comments.

See You In Court. See You Next Year.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

No more Ayn Rand bullshit

Anonymous said...

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Always thought Dextera Domini was used for Easter not Christmas?

Bill said...

Just do what you do best.

Anonymous said...

No more ren

Anonymous said...

Any word on the movement of judges for the new year?

JAI said...

I come for the legal/courthouse/chambers info and gossip. If I wanted to read people arguing pointlessly about national politics, I'd read the comments section of a Salon/Slate article.

Anonymous said...

More on judicial candidates and elections.

Rumpole said...

Blog intern here. Using Mr. R's account. Sorry for the delay. I thought he told me I was starting tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Being from the old school I agree with 10:55A and 12:02P, just keep up the good work.
SAO5

Anonymous said...

Let's just discuss anything and everything.

Anonymous said...

Happy shum year.

Anonymous said...

When do I have to stop saying merry Christmas ? Just checking. Is it now? After 1/1? I mean by 1/10 we are done with happy New Years and merry Xmas right ? I have so much more important things to do.

Anonymous said...

Can't be too hard to discuss the 3DCA opinions on Wednesdays...especially considering they are all PCAs.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see an analysis of the 3rd DCA opinions released on Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

I love the blog most of the time and despise it some of the time. Just like every other great daily relationship. Please don't change anything including talking about anything you feel like. After losing the courthouse cafeteria I don't think I can handle another destabilizing event.

Anonymous said...

Hanzman going to civil. About time!!!

Anonymous said...

Courthouse gossip, judicial politics (I know, I'm repeating myself). Inside stuff from the PDs and SAO.

If I never read another shumie or Ren comment, it wouldn't break my heart.

Anonymous said...

Two Miami political heavyweights duking it out on social media and rumpole's in some freaking South Pacific desolate island. Please.

Fake Shumie said...

Hey! 141

Rumpole said...

Blog intern here. Mr R left strict instructions not to post any Ren comments if that helps any.

Anonymous said...

This blog is useless. Time to shut it down.

Rumpole said...

Blog intern here. Mr r has instructed me to answer "thanks mom" to all comments of this ilk. And may I personally add no one is forcing you to read and you are uncouth sir or madam.

Anonymous said...

obviously 12:40 is a sir not a madam.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts in the order of your questions:

2016 is a presidential election year.
Should we comment on that?
Please No. We all know that the only issue is which of the Democrats is sufficiently left to please you and we know that all of the Republican are crass and venal. Thus, the blog perspective on these topics is akin to what one would expect in Junior High. Why not leave it alone. We all know and respect what your views are but we really have heard enough of it.

Should we comment on Miami social issues like books and restaurants and the arts and theater (we are an expert in most of those areas)?

Nice break. Like the entertainment column on the WSJ

Should we write more humor?

Not one of your fortes, although God only knows the dumber the joke, the more the devoted band of ethnic followers cheer.

More or less contributors?

Perhaps someone with a different viewpoint would be nice from time to time.

How about an ASA? Or would s/he get fired? Shouldn't Ms. Rundle authorize someone from her office to contribute and give us their perspective? They would have carte blanche and their postings would be unedited.

Doubt that would be very popular on the Fifth Floor.

That would be nice.

Should we go back to analyzing 3rd DCA decisions released on Wednesdays?

Yes. This was a really fine feature

Anonymous said...

You can stop saying "Merry Chrimah" after the Tres Leches Parade in January.

the trialmaster said...

This year we lost two old former Justice Building veterans. Stanley Newmark an original PD before Phil Hubbard turned the office into the best criminal defense firm in the country after he came in during the early 70s. And Art Tifford, of the Bird-Tifford affidavit used today for a basis for separate trials. Artie was a defendant with his father-in -law in the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital fraud. Although he got convicted it was reversed in federal court and he was cleared. He went on to have a great career. Staney focused on family law and never looked over 40. Both will be missed by veterans of the Building.

The Professor said...

To satisfy those who want an analysis of the 3rd DCA opinions every Wednesday, here it is:

Six (6) Citation opinions and two (2) PCAs. Analysis over.

Anonymous said...

actually, 3 dca out-did itself this wednesday, in the christmas holiday spirit, by refusing to review summary denials to residency petitions by three abandoned traumatized children who had traveled at great personal danger to our shores to escape poignant deprivation and coercive gang culture, each over righteous dissent by Salter, J. Kinda like their blanket pcas and citation opinions in criminal appeals, the 3d has clanged shut the courtroom door to the most vulnerable among us. So yeah, I think this blog should be on the frontlines against the most conservative and lazy appellate district in the state. If we can't save our clients at trial (yeah, I know, you're all winners win so what does it matter), they are doomed on appeal.

Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article52487300.html

Anonymous said...

Retire the Professor and bring in an anonymous PD and an anonymous ASA. Also, if possible, an anonymous JA and someone from the Clerk's.

Keep the focus on what happens in REG.

Anonymous said...

David Waksman was another veteran of the Justice Building who unfortunately passed away in 2015. He was well-liked and respected by all.

Anonymous said...

to hell, get a life.

Anonymous said...

Today at the bond hearings.... Sunday... Mindy Glazer had a guy tell her to suck her dick.

Unlike Chomat, she kept her cool.

Oh well

Anonymous said...

Go back to analyzing 3rd DCA decisions released on Wednesdays?

Yes.

Gretzky said...

Here are my thoughts:

1. While the blog is superior to its Broward counterpart, they do investigations on that site like counting empty courtrooms in the afternoon or following up on rumors and other goings on. Perhaps you can take on a more investigative role?
2. Call a Shumie on the inane Ren references.
3. Provide your thoughts on judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys. Which retired or deceased judges do you wish were still on the bench?
4. Opine on where our profession is headed. Are we trending toward "socialized criminal defense" if the United States Supreme Court permits the freezing of one's assets if there may be a need for restitution?
5. How is the Internet going to change our practices? How is Internet advertising and SEO work going to change how clients find us? Is "word of mouth " dying?

That's enough for now ... Let me know what you think when you return to Miami. Be well my friend.

Anonymous said...

What did Mindy Glazer do?