Today is the first Monday in October. A day celebrated by legal nerds everywhere as the opening session of the new term at the Supreme Court (Motto: "Not political, except for Bush v. Gore").
This season the court has a hot agenda including oral arguments the first week on Gay rights, a second amendment gun case next month, and last week the court agreed to hear a Louisiana abortion case.
DOM's blog naturally has an in-depth discussion of two criminal appeals before the court. Something about insanity and unanimous verdicts blah blah blah. Read before bedtime if you have trouble falling asleep.
On the horizon is Chief Judge Roberts presiding over the impeachment trial of the president in the senate before the end of the term. That could throw a monkey wrench into the Supreme Court's schedule.
Here's a whole of bunch of former ASA's who now wear black every work day. The occasion was the investiture of Judge Lobree at the 3rd DCA this past Friday.
For what it's worth, the absence of judicial appointments by Governor DeSantis of defense attorneys and PDs is a different kind of lack of diversity that should be discussed. Not every prosecutor is a prosecutor oriented judge (far from it actually) and not every former PD is defense oriented. It is nearsighted to make appointments assuming such nonsense.
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