UPDATE: Monday afternoon Judge Firtel denied the motion to suppress in the Escobar murder trial. The argument and decision was today. Ovalle with the Herald has all the details here.
The College Of Cardinals officially meets today in Rome to get the ball rolling. We can't get enough of this.
Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens has waded right into a Jimmy Ryce sexual predator controversy by refusing to release an infamous convicted Miami Dade Rapist although the jury split 3-3 on the civil commitment trial. The jury is instructed that a 3-3 split will result in the release of the convict. But Judge Sanchez-Llorens has issued some sort of JNOV ruling committing the offender. Attorney Andrew Rier for the defense. The Herald article by Ovalle is here.
Query: Is the judge's decision an example of the ends justify the means? Or is there precedent for her decision because the trial is a civil trial as we understand it? Having never tried one of these cases, we are not possessed of the expert advice our readers have come to expect of us on these legal issues.
Cold day starts off a hot week in court. Lots of cases popping. See You in Court, we're wearing the Homburg and mufflers.
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