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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CUSHIONS

We received this email the other day:

"Rumpole. Love the blog. Breaking news. Courtrooms are being fitted with cushions for the bench seats! This is big!! Trump effect?"

These next two weeks are pretty much the last two trial weeks of the year. After that- no one wants to work. 

As we head into the end of the year, we were recently in federal court and walked past the wall on the Akins building listing all the District Court Judges for the SDFLA.

Some judges served a long time. Others only a year or two, their names and memory lost to all but a few in the legal community; and some not known at all. It got us to thinking: which short-term judges at the REGJB are worth remembering? We'll define a short-term judge as someone who served less than a full term. We've run across a few in our time who came- left at 2 pm for a few months or years and then just left. 

Meanwhile Jeff Sessions as attorney general? Buckle up, it's gonna be a rough ride. 

See you in court. 



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of the most overlooked and greatest legal minds ever to sit on an REGJB bench. Using a novel but constitutionally grounded 9th and 10th amendment approach, he came up with this famous ruling: "Unless ah say othawise, ah find probable cause."

The one.
The only.
The man, the judge, the myth the legend: the meek one himself-

The honorable Meek Robinette!

Anonymous said...

MEEK was nice, but kinda got bored in the end..was he drinking with Mary anne?? otherwise became othawize?? anybody who remembers him is over 60 and shouldn't be reading blogs??

Anonymous said...

"Unless ah say othawise, the public defenduh is appointed in each and evry case"

Anonymous said...

Good luck to ya, pal.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Meek was the inspiration for the animated character Foghorn Longhorn.

Anonymous said...

Tom Scott