With that 'on again off again' internet traffic to Asia hampered by massive solar flares, y'all are stuck with me for the rest of the year. (GB, where are you?)
My budget doesn't include touring the Great Wall by rickshaw! As close as I'm going to get is some good Chinese takeout and watching that new Marco Polo show on Netflix. A European hanging with the Mongol hoards reminds me of those Star Trek episodes when the Star Fleet officer has to serve on a Klingon ship.
And it's just as well really, because while most of the world is wrapping up 2014, Florida's marriage equality fight is still in its final rounds. Judge Hinkle gave us marriage equality advocates a glorious Christmas present with this amazingly snarky order that should provide some order to the chaos by Monday.
By its terms, paragraph 4 binds two Florida officials with statewide jurisdiction—the Secretary of the Department of Management Services and the Surgeon General—and “their officers, agents, servants, employees, and attorneys—and others in active concert or participation with any of them—who receive actual notice of [the] injunction by personal service or otherwise.” ECF No. 74 at 31. The Attorney General of Florida is an attorney of record for the Secretary and Surgeon General in these actions.After reading the full order, I can only assume that he's daring them to play dumb.
I'll be back with news on this and perhaps some final thoughts on the year, but otherwise I'm out of here too! Peace, y'all!