Did you know that your Miami legal bloggers talk? Well at least by email we exchange ideas, tips, and try and stay in our own lanes during Pax-Blogger-Miami. Of course from time to time lines are crossed and we have to go to the mattresses, but the disputes are short lived. When Mr. Markus blogs well we all win. And of course we always blog well.
And so it came to pass that during an electronic exchange of ideas we went down the path of getting a shoe shine before court. It is a ritual. It inspires confidence. It is a brief repast before the day begins, or during the day, when a shot of Cuban coffee, and a glance at the sports section clears one's mind before the troubles of court intrude.
In the course of this exchange of ideas we mentioned that in an "only in Miami story" the gentleman who shinned shoes at the REGJB in the 1970s-80s was of course arrested and convicted of murder. Or at least that is how we remember it in the foggiest part of our memory.
So it is time for the Justice Blog Irregulars, many of whom are legal historians par excel-lance, to weigh in on the details.
Have at it.