THURSDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: DOM has all the details on the big rule 29 win in Federal Court in the Paki terror trial. Dore Louis, Kim Acevedo and Joe Rosenbaum did the job for their client.
Meteorological update: Open the windows tonight and get out the warm comforter as a cold front moves in behind the rain. Temps will drop into the mid 50's tonight and we will struggle to reach 70 Friday. Finally a little respite from the warm spell.
The rumour mill was in full swing Wednesday and our email in box was overflowing with information about a lawyer and a police officer who squared off in front of mild mannered Judge Louise Krieger-Martin. The bailiff intervened as the squabbling parties were ushered into the hallway where the officer made mention of calling the Florida Bar while the attorney continually taunted the cop to hit him. The affray ended without fisticuffs.
OFFICER ANGEL MERCADO SUSPENDED. As per the Herald's Scott Hiaasen here. In the on going gambling investigation. So don't expect him to show up for depos.
Reminder: the memorial for Jim Best is tonight at "The Hole In The Wall" at 14421 South Dixie Highway, starting around 6pm.
On Wednesday Judge Thomas sentenced Michele Traverso to 364 followed by two years house arrest for hit and run death of cyclist Aaron Cohen. Ramon dela Cabada for the defense. The state was seeking six years in prison. Should those who commit traffic crimes, even those resulting in a tragic death- absent aggravating factors like impairment-be punished with six years in prison? We mean, the word "accident" is part of the actus reus.
Trivia: Which president asked congress for a complete ban on the manufacture of assault rifles?
President Ronald Wilson Reagan did.
So much for the NRA's second amendment hero.
Trivia: This is a hard one. Which very very high ranking Obama Administration official's father had a middle name which was the last name of a long time REGJB Judge.
See You In Court.
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