Your Tuesday Morning Digital Dump!

So I know we're all politically engaged, what did you think of the debate?

Here's my takeaway:

And of course there's this:

Alright, enough politics.

I see my pal Paul Huck Jr. landed at Hunton:
Paul Huck Jr., the husband and son of judges, has joined Hunton & Williams as a partner in the Miami office.

Huck, a litigator, worked at Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables for four years and served as general counsel to then-Governor Charlie Crist from 2007 to 2008.

Huck said he was looking to join a national law firm to expand his commercial litigation and attorney general investigation practice. He represents clients who are being investigated by the Florida attorney general’s office on civil matters.

“I was looking for a firm with a national footprint,” he said.
Note to managing partners -- this is how you gracefully handle a lawyer departure:
“Hunton & Williams is fortunate that he has joined,” Dean Colson, managing partner at Colson Hicks Eidson said in a statement Monday. “We know that Paul will continue to be very successful, and we wish him nothing but the best.”
Well done, Dean (and Paul)!

In other news, 11th Circuit appellate junkies will rejoice over a weird quirk that happens when en banc review is evenly divided -- the district court judgment is affirmed by operation of law, and the panel opinion is wiped out as if it never existed:
The decision of the district court is affirmed by an evenly divided court. The opinion of the panel remains vacated. United States v. Geders, 585 F.2d 1303, 1306 (5th Cir. 1978) (en banc) (“[T]he court en banc is evenly divided; therefore the judgment . . . of the district court is affirmed by operation of law.”); see id. (indicating that, if district court judgment is affirmed by operation of law, the panel opinion remains vacated); see also Reshard v. Britt, 839 F.2d 1499 (11th Cir. 1988); United States v. Sigma, Int’l, Inc., 300 F.3d 1278, 1280 (11th Cir. 2002) (en banc) (noting that when panel opinions are vacated they “are officially gone,” and “are void,” and none of the statements made in them “has any remaining force and cannot be considered to express the view of this Court.”).
Sorry panel, your opinion has been officially vaporized!


  1. over-the-top funny.

    we're not worthy (ok, I am worthy, and maybe Godwhacker, but no one else.)

  2. quality stuff, SFL.

  3. Your articles on civil law are very helpful! All these complicated issues become very clear and simple. I think, you know lots of good lawyers. If my suggestion is true and you can recommend good legal professionals, you can add their contacts to my Attorney Directory. I create it to provide people a place where they can meet good attorneys. For example, this is a category with Florida civil attorneys and i think that some of your friends definitely should be there.


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