Friday, June 15, 2007

You can't make this stuff up...

Pot smoking judge resigns.

Judge of 50 years resigns for sexual comments.

Lawyer really really really sorry for happy meal comments to judge. (previous coverage here).

And police officers arrest man for asking them for warrant before cutting down his tree during the citrus canker days.* Then they make him watch the cutting down of said tree before throwing him in the slammer for 18 hours. Happy ending -- After a trial before Judge Lenard, a jury awards man some money.

Keep laughing Mr. Lat!!

*The cutting down of our fruit trees was perhaps the dumbest policy decision ever in this State. Is everyone still enjoying their $50 giftcards? (But I'm biased: See Markus v. Department of Agriculture, 785 So.2d 595 (3rd DCA 2001)).


Rumpole said...

Stop stealing my material and stick to analyzing the legistlative history of federal statutes and the Padilla trial.

I think the judge should let the lawyer off the hook for the happy meal comment. But if the Judge had a sense of humor, he (she?) would walk on the bench with a Happy Meal to start the hearing. And eat some fries during the hearing. But I guess that's too much to ask for Federal Court.

Anonymous said...

I suggested that the attorney be hit with sanctions and that the money be donated to the Ronald McDonald house charity. Can't wait to see how Her Honor rules.

David Oscar Markus said...

What material did I steal? And if I did, isn't that the greatest form of flattery?