Over at Rump's place, they have been discussing for days this whole Milt Hirsch brouhaha.
It's sorta like the criminal defense bar's version of the endless Mr. Clucky coverage -- it's catnip to those JBB lawyers.
I've stayed away from the story, mostly because I have nothing to add as a civil litigator beyond that I know and respect Milton, plus the dude really knows how to rock a full beard.
On those two criteria alone, Milt will make an excellent judge.
But Riptide has opened up a civil angle to the story, in that none other than the Gainesville Grinder, the Media Man With A Plan, yes -- I'm talking Tom Julin himself(!) -- is representing Milt's accuser, Sean Casey, on a pro bono basis.
In a letter to New Times' Francisco Alvarado, Mr. Casey writes:
Please contact Mr. Thomas Julin (305-810-2516), a partner in the law firm of Hunton & Williams, a widely respected media attorney who is representing me pro bono. Yesterday, Mr. Julin effectively argued in Court against the sealing of the documents on legal and public policy grounds. There is a major legal issue here. The judge granted more time and set an August 13 date for the next hearing. I know you spoke with Mr. Julin once before. He would be more than willing to give you a statement on the issues. The prosecution is asking the court to seal tapes that are crucial evidence in my case and would help me get a new and more fair trial.That's some serious firepower and a superb lawyer to have in your corner, Mr. Casey.
I suspect we have not heard the last of this one -- hail, it may even outlast the epic Reverend Cutié coverage.
(Ok, unless the tapes reveal Milt sticking his hands down a sexy latina's bikini bottom, it probably won't hit peak Cutié Crisis Coverage levels.)