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Monday, October 07, 2019

FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER

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. 

JUDICIAL DIVERSITY
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. 

7 comments:

FakeDOM said...

very funny on the hotlink for legal nerds. Not.

Real Fake Former Judge said...

Yeah, well stop stealing rumpole's topics hotshot.

Anonymous said...

So true about PD/ASA

Also, at some point soon, every criminal court judge switches to civil court (I've heard they need to do this to raise money to get elected -- but I don't know that for certain).

In Insurance law cases, I find most prior Insurance Defense lawyers make great 1st party judges because they know how full of shit insurance companies are.

Anonymous said...

God, I hope they impeach Trump. With that stupidity on the come led by mealy-mouthed Adam Schiff, Joe Biden shamed or Baker-acted out of the primary, Bernie Sanders sidelined by a heart attack, and hopefully Elizabeth Warren/Mayor Pete ticket running, Trump will be easily re-elected.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Holmes is already stiffing her civil attorneys.

Will she have enough money left to keep her criminal attorneys through trial?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/05/more-bad-blood-theranos-founder-elizabeth-holmes-this-time-with-her-own-attorneys/

Anonymous said...

On the federal side I find it interesting that all four of the new judges are men. Hard to be mad when they are all great people and great judges but I think it is worth mentioning. There is a stunning lack of diversity in the new appointments in the FEDS.

Anonymous said...

How old are you? No one says "gay rights."