As astounding as it may seem, I believe we have run out of things to say.
Nothing to expound upon.
No witty comments; no alliterative attacks on robed readers.
Even those hyper-caffeinated prosecutors trudging over from their county court offices have managed to stay out of our way in the attorney's parking lot.
But we'll give it a try:
Next week is a traffic "blitz" week.
Just what is a traffic "blitz'?
Can Judge Newman still pick up the blitz as he once did so very well at the Orange Bowl on Sundays for our now 0-8 Miami Dolphins?
The Broward Blog is unofficially kaput. No posts since Blogger Bill Gelin was forced out in a Broward Beer Hall Putsch. Did the Empire Strike Back? Did Judge Ross, banished to the lonely confines of Probate somehow manage to exact revenge on the blogger(s) who brought him down? For that matter, are lawyers still giving closing arguments topless North Of the Border?
The Broward Blog gave us so many wonderful blogging memories these last few months, here's hoping that a new blog springs up. With a courthouse full of such misfits, unusual characters, and people with penchants for putting their foot in their mouth (and we haven't even mentioned any lawyers yet) there is just too much fodder to not blog about it.
Our favorite quote was from the former chief Judge who loudly complained that everything in the blog was a lie, and then said he had never read the blog. And this was to a newspaper reporter who dutifully reported the Chief Judge's seemingly inconsistent statements. We say "seemingly" because lord knows he denied enough of our motions over the years for various reasons without ever having read one of them.
Word comes from the FACDL that after months of intensive negotiations, we can now file motions with the clerk's office at 8:30 AM. Yeah, that's just what we want to do: get up a half hour early so we can go wait on a line that never moves. If we're going to wait on that line, we come prepared: a subway sub, some books, a DVD and DVD player fully charged; a thermos of coffee.
It is against our religion to ever praise the FEDS unless we absolutely cannot help it. However we are forced to admit that the Federal system of on-line filing actually works pretty well. No more rushing to the courthouse to make last minute deadlines, and every motion you file is automatically emailed to all counsel of record, doing away with having to mail copies of your pleadings to everyone.
Sorry we don't have any breaking news. But this is Miami. It just is not possible that one of our dear robed readers will not do something "blog worthy" shortly. They have never let us down before.
See You In Court, where things are kind of boring.
PS: Congratulations to the Red Sox who won more games in a World Series sweep than the Dolphins may win in two years.
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