Michaels is representing 17 year old Andy Rodriguez in a tragic case where Rodriguez is accused of stabbing to death a fellow Coral Gables Senior Highschool student during a fight.
Yesterday there was an Arthur Hearing before Judge Tunis, complete with a separate metal detector outside of the courtroom. Long time and careful blog readers will remember that when Michaels appeared at the initial hearing in Juvenile court, a melee broke out behind him outside the courthouse as he was being interviewed.
From the Article:
"Who ordered the circus outside?'' Michaels complained to the judge. ``Extra security. Extra cops. Extra metal detectors. I find it very offensive and unnecessary.''
And then this shocking bit of reportage:
"The acerbic Michaels squabbled with Segovia, drawing admonishments from the judge. He asked the detective if it appeared in the surveillance video that Rivera was swinging at his client."
As an adjective, "acerbic" is commonly defined as
|sour or astringent in taste: harsh or severe,|
as of temper or expression.
"Acerbic" just doesn't seem to fit with us regarding Michaels. We seem to recall that Former 3rd DCA Judge Rudy Sorrondo called Michaels "contumacious" in an opinion. That seems a better fit.