And you don't know about the new Judges unless you read The Blog.
(You know what's cool? Over the years we have become "The Blog" No further discussion needed. It's sort of nice. We like it and we rarely like anything.)
Apparently Judge Fine couldn't get out of criminal court quick enough. That's too bad. We heard great things about him. But not every civil litigator who dons the black robes is cut out for the rough and tumble of the REGJB. Where have you gone Judge Murphy? Our courthouse turns its lonely eyes to you.
From the Chief Judge of Criminal Court:
June (Rumpole says the chief means September) 23rd, newly appointed Judge Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos will be taking over for Judge Fine in division 2. For now the division will remain in courtroom 6-2. I will be sitting with her through the transition
as well as Judges Tunis & Tinkler-Mendez.
As soon as the other changes are finalized I will let you know. We will be getting Judges Altfield, Beovides and Cruz as well. We will be losing Judges Diaz, Multack & Walsh. These changes will not occur until mid-October or later.
No offense intended to the others, but Judge Walsh is an absolute gem. Why does she want to/have to go? You know how a judge is deemed great these days? When she is so fair and her legal background is so diverse and she has so much experience that she cannot get an appointment to the 3rd DCA because of the aforementioned qualities. That's how you know you want to be before a judge. Got some black-wearin-card-carryin-federalist society- hack whose name is being whispered for the the 3rd? RUN as fast as you can from the umpire who swears they only call balls and strikes because you're in for an unpleasant experience.
Only because we cannot pass up the opportunity to razz the chief (and because she punches back harder)...
Shouldn't the sentence in the email read : "The division will remain in courtroom 6-2 for now. I will be sitting with her through the transition. So will Judges Tunis & Tinkler-Mendez."
Otherwise you could make an argument that the Chief will be sitting with Judges Fernandez-Karavestos as well as sitting with Judges Tunis and Tink. We're sure they would enjoy the company, but that's not the point.