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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rogow Heads 'Names in the News'

Congratulations to Bruce Rogow, headlined in today’s Daily Business Review, taking a job with Miami law firm Miami plaintiff firm Alters Boldt Brown Rash Culmo as special counsel.

Bruce Rogow has been a professor of law at Nova Southeastern University Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since 1974. In 1978-79, he was co-dean of the Law Center. Mr. Rogow has taught Civil Procedure, Federal Jurisdiction, Constitutional Law, Appellate Practice, Criminal Law and Legal Ethics. He is the deacon of lawyers in South Florida, truly a potential candidate for the United States Supreme Court in an Obama Administration.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Rogow has litigated extensively over the past 42 years. He has argued hundreds of civil and criminal cases in federal and state appellate courts, including eleven cases in the Supreme Court of the United States. He was Supreme Court counsel in Seminole Tribe v. State of Florida, Florida Bar v. Went For it Inc., Argersinger v. Hamlin, Gerstein v. Pugh, Ingraham v. Wright, Davis v. Scherer, co-counsel in Fuentes v. Shevin, and was appointed by the Supreme Court to represent the petitioner in Francis v. Henderson.

Rogow has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers In America for the past twenty years, and is one of the few lawyers in the United States, and the only lawyer in Florida, to be named in Criminal Law and First Amendment Law. In the newest edition of The Best Lawyers In America he has been named in four categories: Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense and First Amendment Law. Mr. Rogow has also won numerous awards over the years for his public service, litigation, and teaching.

So speaking of the Supreme Court, in Palm Beach today Justice Antonin Scalia appeared at the Palm Beach Forum, and the Sentinel reports that he was called out by an FAU student for not allowing cameras in the Highest Courtroom….Meanwhile, Broward Judge Cheryl Aleman will be appearing before the Supreme court in Tallahassee to accept her public reprimand on April 7…According to a JAABLOG report, the Department of Corrections and Judge Ilona Holmes will be proposing a new method for jurists to deal with probation violations which are strictly technical in nature. That should help reduce jail populations further, but nothing has been as effective as having a first appearance program in place, with two dockets a day, guided ably by the superbly efficient Judge Jay Hurley
Whoops, the Florida Bar president John White has called the DBR article on gay adoption ‘grossly misleading and factually inaccurate.’ A major slip up, there, for sure. See his comments below the article in our blog…Mike Satz has reported in the SAO Journal that furlough leaves for his staff are no longer necessary and Chief Traffic Hearing Officer, Brenda DiIoia has informed her personnel that the State has refunded the program under a new mandate. Hey, are things getting better?....Eric Schwartreich just returned from another teaching trip to the University of Moscow, and this time he was with Bob Trachman…
Judge Bernie Bober’s brother, lawyer Peter Bober, is featured in a Herald article this week about his first year tenure as Hollywood mayor…The Broward County School Board has been put on notice by Attorney Sia Barnes that they will be sued for negligence in the November shooting of a 15 year old in the school…The Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Networking group will be holding a luncheon on Thursday afternoon at Timpano's on East Las Olas..
Tonya Alanez reports in Thursday's Sun-Sentinel that a 32 year old Fort Lauderdale detective, one Jeremy Aguayo, will be terminated for "flagrantly disregarding" Department policies by consorting with a known drug trafficker. Excellent reporter, Tonya is. Speaking of suspended parties, for you Broward County politicos, here is a compelling and eye opening article by 'New Argument' author Andrew Perez about former Sheriff Ken Jenne, arguing that his misconduct was virtually identical to former US Senator Tom Daschle, but the latter will get off simply with no job in the Administration

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