Somehow Big Willie was able to break through the nomination gridlock:
The Senate voted unanimously Thursday for Ferrer, a one-time federal prosecutor in Miami and senior aide to former Attorney General Janet Reno. He most recently oversaw federal litigation for the Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office.


  1. eye on you know whoApril 23, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    ST boycott in effect.

    No ST no peace.

    No ST no comments.

    Learn it. Live it.

  2. 11:39, you're a jackass.

  3. 11:39, Other than being a jackass, what are you trying to accomplish?

  4. An unprecedented financial crisis afflicting the nation's largest court system is in the hands of the policy making California Judicial Council, with Los Angeles court officials awaiting its decision on their plea for an infusion of cash.

    The Los Angeles court system has already closed 17 courtrooms and another 50 will be shut down come September unless something is done to find more money. The closures have disrupted everything from divorce and custody proceedings to traffic ticket disputes.

    The judicial council scheduled a meeting Friday to deal with the request from presiding Superior Court Judge Charles W. McCoy Jr. to divert $47 million in funds from the courthouse construction budget to help stave off more courtroom closings and staff layoffs.

    McCoy predicts chaos and a logjam of civil and family law cases if additional funds are not found.

    He said the Los Angeles court's budgetary shortfall is $133 million which will be permanent each year unless there is an influx of funds from somewhere.

    The Los Angeles system has already laid off 329 workers – about 6 percent of its 5,400-person work force. About 500 more jobs are at risk later this year. McCoy raised the prospect of a cumulative cut of 1,800 people from the 5,400-member work force over two and a half years.

    With resulting cutbacks in services, he said, "confidence in the courts would be lost."

    "It's unprecedented," said McCoy. "Even during the Great Depression we did not close down court operations. We kept the courts open."

  5. Blah Blah Blah

    Did you SEE the size of Nurik's fake chompers, in his pictures in the DBR???

    Can you imagine the crud that gets stuck in there during his lunch feeding?

    I wouldn't buy a used Audi 5000 CS from the guy.

  6. I love the Rothstein/Nurik/Gardiner front page photo montage (that's french) on the cover of the DBR.

    NB SFL - did you have a hand in that?

    (The montage, not Gardiner. Gardiner's removal, I mean.)

  7. re J & J. See 404 So.2d 1098

  8. I'm calling it a Shumie.

    I don't care if you are protesting this blog. The Shumie has caught my sails and I am going to go down and enjoy a nice one this Shum Shum Shumie of an afternoon.

    Shumie Time!


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