Well it's a pretty damning statement about our toxic American politic when the Dean of frickin' Yale Law School can't get himself confirmed for a job in the Obama Administration. Right right I know he wants to apply Sharia law in American courts and all, and he looks all foreign and everything. Guess that's reason enough to attack the guy.
Speaking of "mergers" Dr. Barbay -- some interesting affiliations reported yesterday. A quality group of ex-Akerman litigators and some tobacco defense lawyers have formed a new Miami office of a New York firm I never heard of before. And Scott Rothstein's firm establishes a Miami beachhead as well. Congrats all!
And here's pesky blog fave Scott Dimond prattling on in the Herald about devils and "balancing acts" or something:
Scott Dimond, a Miami litigator who chairs the Florida Bar's Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, said videoconferencing has been discussed by the committee, which has yet to make a formal proposal to the state Supreme Court -- which ultimately must decide whether to approve it.
The rules committee is studying whether the use of video technology can save court costs without sacrificing a litigant's or a defendant's right to confront witnesses or accusers, Dimond said. ``You have to ensure that no one is losing rights provided under the law by implementing new technology. It is a balancing act.
''The devil is in the detail when writing a rule that thousands of lawyers will look at and interpret every day,'' Dimond said. ``You have to be careful to get it right the first time because it is very hard to change.''
For example, when posing for an important picture the devil is in the details and you really have to be careful to get it right the first time. These things are very hard to change.
Oh hey -- this little crappy blog thingy was selected as local "blog of the day" by the Sun-Sentinel. You can see the other local blogs they have featured here.
Have a good day everyone!