UPDATE: BLOOM CONFIRMED. Judge Beth Bloom was confirmed by the US Senate Tuesday morning by a vote of 95-0. She joins a now long line of former county court judges who worked their way up to the Federal Bench. Judge Gayles, Judge Moreno, and Judge Altonaga also make up that distinguished conga line.
Everybody (who is anybody) is talking about the animosity between the defense and the prosecution in the latest murder trial before Judge Tinkler-Mendez. The F word, F bombs, and a few other maledictions are being passed between the parties-outside the presence of the jury.
Doesn't Judge Tinkler-Mendez try anything other than serious, nasty murder cases? We understand she is back-up, but still, even if you eat steak every night, you want a hamburger once-in- a- while.
Judge Bloom: See our updated post yesterday, for her status. Cloture was invoked. Next up is the vote on the nomination. Stay tuned. We will post when the Senate votes. 52nd Street Irving sets the odds at 1-5 in favor of confirmation.
YOU SAY POTATO - WE SAY POHTAHTOE:
A little geography quiz:
Name the small island in the Caribbean the US invaded during the Reagan administration to save a group of US medical students from rowdy Communist-Cuban engineers.
Did you say Granada? or Grenada? One is a city in Spain, the other an island in the Caribbean.
Dr. Edward Gamson, a US dentist on holiday in London, booked two tickets for himself and his wife on British Airways for Granada, Spain. BA sent him and his wife to Grenada, in the Caribbean. After apologizing for their mistake, BA REFUSED to fly Dr. Gamson and his wife to Granada. A lawsuit (and a ton of bad publicity) is now pending.
Mark Twain wrote that the difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between a lightning bug and lightning.
See You In Court.
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