Have You Heard the Big News, Miami????

After months of speculation, excitement and building suspense, the Big Man finally made his decision and I'm sure everyone has heard by now.

A veteran federal judge who has handled some of the hottest cases in South Florida plans to retire in January, but continue in ``senior'' status with a lighter load.

U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold, 66, notified President Barack Obama of his plans in a letter.

Gold, a New York native who attended Miami Beach High School, the University of Florida, Duke University School of Law and the University of Miami, was appointed to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton in 1997.

Actually, this is big news.

Judge Gold has served admirably, fairly, and courageously -- his intelligence, impartiality, measured approach and willingness to hear what counsel had to say without lapsing into "robe-itis" made him a top judge in my book.

He's certainly earned senior status though we hope we still draw the good judge from time to time.

Congratulations, your honor, and thank you for your service.


  1. He is one of the Best. A great man.

  2. Great. That means his seat should be filled by 2013, after a fucking republican is sworn in as president. Yikes.

  3. Great Judge indeed.

  4. Obama better get off his ass, and soon.

  5. Isn't setz like 80? When is he going senior?

  6. Love me some DJ Irie

  7. Really classy 2:13. Please provide the names of every judge appointed by a Republican in the Southern District who does not measure up to the job. If you can't, then be quiet. Democrat or Republican, the federal bench down here is high caliber. Those kind of infantile remarks are uncalled for.

  8. Shoot the Lawyers, I'll show you infantile:

    Fuck You, Republican hack; and, I know you are but what am I?

    That being said, your blog SUCKS.

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