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Thursday, July 07, 2016

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT IN RECESS & WADE GONE

Soooo....let's see what's going on. 

The Stockade is shut down. All inmates have been moved. The 1970's-ish -Southern-dusty-town-motel-looking structure is closed. 
Nobody will miss it. 

Facebook is now streaming police shootings liveAnd driving with a broken tail light will get you shot and killed in Minnesota.  If you're black, that is. 

The Florida Supreme Court (Motto: umm...we don't have a motto but we'll get around to it soon...) has adjourned for their summer vacation. Iced teas and mint juleps  on the Cape anyone? 

The court has not decided a pending case on Florida's flawed death penalty statute. And of course the status of embattled Miami-Dade F'ing County Court Judge Jackie Schwartz has not been resolved. 

Three justices face merit retention in November: 
Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Justice Charles Canady and Justice Ricky Polston. Just doesn't seem like a great time to be on the ballot, even for merit retention. 

Donald Trump isn't an anti-semite.  His Orthodox Jewish son-in-law says so.  Oy-vay. 

It's 150 degrees outside and male lawyers still have to wear a jacket and tie to court in Miami. 

And congress, not known for acting with alacrity (they recently concluded hearings into whether Alaska should have a pipeline) somehow managed to get the FBI director on the Hill today, less than a week after the FBI declined to recommend  that Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for stealing gum when she was 12. And some email thing as well. 


EVERYBODY LOVES DWAYNE


Cry-baby Dwayne Wade decided the Heat didn't have a chance to win next year, and unable to Rig-the system, like he did with fellow cheater Lebron something-or-other, Wade showed his loyalty and love for his fellow Miamians, by taking more money and leaving to Chicago. 
But all you Miami Heat bandwagon jumping fans who pledged loyalty and swore they always went to all the games, even when the cheating Heat weren't winning, will still be going to the games, right? 

Somebody has to keep true Heat Fan Judge Colodny company. 


It's going to be a long, hot summer. Enjoy. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did the heat cheat? Seriously. And who wouldn't movd for more money? If someone offered to quadruple your income to throw a ball in a net a a different city who wouldn't take that?

No Longer JAFI said...

It would take more than 4x to move me from Miami to Cleveland.

Anonymous said...

Colodny actually announced that she was at peace with Wade departing. She told the few lingering attorneys in her courtroom, at the end of the day, that the Heat made the correct decision and supports the rebuilding process. I was in her courtroom the morning before he announced too, and she was actually expecting him to leave. I think she will be okay. But don't expect her to cheer for the Bulls any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Rumpole will conjure up convoluted logic to justify his rant.

Anonymous said...

In the immortal words of Willy Wonka-"wrong sir you are wrong." Defense attorney will miss the stockade as a place where the guards were actually friendly to us and it was much easier to get I and out of than the other jails (with the exception of TGK). Most of the inmates got transferred to Pre-trial, which should be condemned as a health hazard and has an attorney policy that could keep you there for days waiting to see one client.