There's a "March" today in support of Judge Will Thomas's nomination to the federal bench. Not really sure where or when, just the why.
If you think about it, the explosion of the "nuclear option" which did away with senate filibusters (literally Latin for "blunderbuss nonsense") for judicial nominations (except for the supreme court and Dade Traffic Magistrates) makes the path for Judge Thomas even more difficult.
When last we checked, Senator Marco Rubio (Consv, Pluto) had not forwarded the blue slip on Thomas's nomination. Rubio can hold on to the blue slip until hell freezes over, or there's no traffic in Hialeah, whichever comes first. With the knowledge that Thomas's nomination cannot be filibustered, which would make his confirmation virtually assured in a democratic controlled senate, the only way Rubio can block Thomas's nomination is to keep that blue slip in his vest pocket. Absent Seal Team Six confronting Rubio on a secret mission at his compound somewhere in Northern Florida or the mountains of Tora Bora, and liberating the Blue Slip, things look dim for Thomas.
Rumpole's Practice Tip #9: Misdemeanor Speedy Trial:
We're giving you a peak into our playbook and allowing a quick look at our top ten practice tips for 2014.
When you have an important misdemeanor case, do not send in a NOA. Appear at the arraignment and file the NOA. The reason is that if you mail in the NOA, the clerk cancels the arraignment and immediately sets the case for report, and you lose the time between arrest and arraignment. So don't send in a NOA on misdemeanor cases. (Thanks to the Colonel of County Court for this tip.)
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