Friday, June 03, 2011

Barzee, Pettus still waiting for verdict

The jury in the SDNY insider trading case is apparently sending all kinds of notes, asking for definitions of terms and other itmes. Bill Barzee and "Country Dave" Pettus have to just sit and wait and it's not easy. Fridays are always the toughest day waiting for a verdict. You don't want the jury to feel rushed, but the weekends are always difficult for not guilty verdicts. Here's the latest article, which basically says the jury is deliberating.

You wanna be a federal judge? Read this. "The Path to the Federal Bench" sets out the basic process. Here's my favorite part:

Finally, a word to the wise: Before you are nominated to the federal
bench, you will be subjected to an FBI background check. Have you
ever committed a crime? Failed to pay your taxes? Been embroiled in a
scandal? Staffers from the Department of Justice will likely read
everything you have ever written and will interview members of your
community to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for the
bench. In evaluating your qualifications, subject yourself to The “New
York Times test,” i.e., if anything in your past would embarrass you or—
perhaps more importantly—the president or your home state senators
if it showed up on the front page of The New York Times, then perhaps
pursuing a federal judgeship is not for you.


Anonymous said...

With all this hype, there better be an acquittal.

Anonymous said...

The above poster is a hater. This city is filled up with them. It would be an astounding victory. I've never tried a wire tap case. It does not sound like much fun either.

Anonymous said...

Also, to be a Federal Judge be prepared to get strung along for 2-4 years while DC (The Executive Branch and the Senate) drag there feet and refuse to give a "up or down vote." Makes you wish for the good ol days when a strong recommendation from the ABA and the agreement of both home state Senators would allow the vote to proceed. The crisis in the Judiciary (i.e the staggering number of vacancies) is one of the most under reported stories in our Country.