Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"As Kim Kardashian is with her husband, I'm not going to keep you long."

That was Chief Judge Ed Carnes today at Robin Rosenbaum's investiture. It was a great event with lots of good speeches.  Judge Carnes also invoked the song "Don't Rock the Boat Baby" in describing the importance of collegiality on the 11th Circuit.

Judge Stanley Marcus (who has known Judge Rosenbaum since she was his law clerk) gave a very funny talk, telling numerous jokes, which had the audience laughing out loud.  He started out by saying that since this was the third investiture that he was speaking at for Judge Rosenbaum, he felt a little like Zsa Zsa Gabor's 8th husband: he knew what was expected of him, but he wasn't sure how to make it different.

In response, Judge Rosenbaum said: "If you've enjoyed the entertainment, they'll be playing again next week in Las Vegas."  Then she invoked Talking Heads, "Once in a Lifetime."

Very fun event.

Here are some pictures:

Here is Judge Marcus swearing in Judge Rosenbaum.

How would you like this jury:

And here are 11 of the 12 active judges on the 11th Circuit, plus two senior judges:


Anonymous said...

Really happy for her...kind of sucks not being able to have her locally as she's definitely one of the best trial level judges but I look forward to her work reversing Ungaro, Ryskamp, etc.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic event. Though CJ Carnes should have given Judge Barkett a shout out.

Anonymous said...

Message to all judges is "don't rock the boat" and have a sunny disposition.

South Florida Lawyers said...

Congratulations to a great person and jurist!

Anonymous said...

I was actually thinking of the song "Life During Wartime."

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