UPDATE: We have never used our considerable influence as a legal blogger who is widely read. However, precedent is made to be broken is what we always tell the appellate courts in oral argument. SO, if anyone knows the defendant in this case, please let them know we are very interested in representing and defending them.
DOM blogged the horrible news that US District Court Judge Sandra Feuerstein EDNY was killed by a driver in Boca over the weekend. The news was extensively reported in NYC and the driver's name was Snape" who allegedly told the police she was Harry Potter.
If you haven't done so scroll down to the comments in the California Case Law part one. The comments are evenly distributed that the Judge's actions are no big deal and the Judge's actions are a big deal. The Florida Supreme Court has the final say.
Query: Do you think the US Supreme Court should be expanded? Every appellate court in the land has panels why can't the Supreme Court have sixteen or eighteen judges and meet in panels of nine. As the caseloads expand throughout the country, only the Supreme Court has nine judges struggling to handle the appeals from all the circuits. It should not be as hard as it is to get certiorari for important issues. As a well known defender of Judges, we are the first to say that the nine in DC appear to be overworked and could use some help. Perhaps there could be a system where a bipartisan panel of judges selects nine experienced judges throughout the country to serve two or four year terms on the court. Wouldn't you want to see Judge Sola or Moreno or Cook or Jordan or Luck get a shot on the court for a few years?
There is no constitutional requirement for nine judges on the court you know.