Coming Monday: Rumpole, Joel Brown, The FACDL, and Court appointments. Politics and $$ make strange bedfellows.
Miami Heat crumble. Update below.
It's been raining in Miami. Who moved us to Seattle?
If you haven't been reading the JAA blog, you're missing non-stop-relentless reporting on the absences of County Court Judges from their Broweird courtrooms. Judge Robinson has been out eight days in a row. Judge Diaz had one case on his calendar Thursday and then the JAA blogger/reporter snapped a cell phone pic of the peripatetic Judge in the elevator on his way to finding a felony trial for his interns to watch.
(Judge being stalked by blogger.)
And people think we give robe readers a hard time.
George Zimmerman's bond was revoked for having more money than he said he had. Why can't we have clients like that?
BIG FEDERAL VERDICT
Guilty verdicts for two South Florida Doctors on a big medicare fraud trial before Judge Setiz that lasted two months. Tough loss for veteran defense attorneys Sa, Rabin and Jose Quinon. Hung jury for Federal Court veteran Dennis Urbano and his client.
Rumpole'e oft cited Third Rule of Jury Trials: "Avoid Friday verdicts at all costs." It worked well for John Edwards on Thursday.
Lots of "hush-hush" meetings on all sorts of things REGJB related. From getting into the building, to getting paid, we're on top of it all.
BAN ON SODA
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promoting a NYC wide ban on sugary soda drinks sold in containers over 16oz. Why? Two reasons.
1) Sugar is a dangerous substance that is addictive and kills; 2) Bloomberg obviously reads our humble blog.
Enjoy your first summer weekend. Stay dry. Go Marlins and Celtics.
UPDATE: HEAT GET BASHED IN BEANTOWN
From the ESPN coverage:
It's all about Boston's defense and its ability to contain (within reason) two of the most lethal slashers in the game. It should come as no shock the Celtics' effort was anchored by two people in particular: the redoubtable Kevin Garnett and the mercurial Rajon Rondo , who followed up his magnificent Game 2 for the ages with a satisfying double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds).
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