Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dade County Bar Judicial Poll

The results can be found here.

Seems to me like a very low response rate, so it's probably of little use on the federal side.

When are we going to move into the 21st century and allow cameras in the federal courtrooms so the public can see what's actually happening over here?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Silly poll and silly idea of cameras in the courtroom. As if you would ever get a good measure of a judge from the one particular high profile case where cameras would ever be involved. The test of a good judge is in the day to day work and in a reputation built over time. One case, or one appearance on camera, hardly constitutes any reasonable measure. It only provides fodder for media outlets to get more ratings thru sensational reporting. Federal courts are not designed for such silliness.

But on another front, please post the case just handed down from the 11 CTA, reversing post-Gall a quite extraordinary sentence in a child porn case. Very interesting, what say you? Even the most liberal among you might have to agree with the CTA.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 5:19. One of the reasons that federal practice is enjoyable is because no cameras are allowed. For God's sake, state court is a jungle as a result of it. SEE Judge Seidlin. I think David wants TV cameras in federal court to satisfy his unrequited desire for T.V. stardom. LOL!

SoulMan said...

Eventually, there will be cameras in federal courthouses. The public wants it. Judge Ken Marra spoke about this two weeks ago at the Federal Bar luncheon in Palm Beach. It is coming. As for 8:02, the quality of judges in Federal Court is generally much higher than State court. However, if there are incompetent boobs like Seidlin on the Federal bench, the public should know. The average person never goes into federal court. They don't have a clue what it's like.