Crusaders vs Hurricanes – Super Rugby Round 16

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Justices reveal personalities, philosophies

By on December 19, 2020

first_img August 1, 2003 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Justices reveal personalities, philosophies Justices reveal personalities, philosophies Associate Editor“Discussion with the Court,” a q-and-a session sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section at the Bar’s Annual Meeting, brought an informal peek into the personalities and philosophies of the two new Supreme Court justices.Justice Charles Wells turned to Raoul Cantero and said, “I remember last year you sat on the last row and asked some tough questions.”And Justice Kennth Bell, Wells said with a grin, “is from the First Circuit, and that is a part of Florida.”Justice Bell was quick to fling back: “The first part of Florida!”Looking out at the audience, Justice Bell said: “We eagerly await your cross-examination. The thing I did learn coming on this court was my Miranda rights. If you ask a question, I do have the right to remain silent.”Jack Aiello, chair of the Appellate Practice Session, asked what happens when a new justice assumes the bench. He said he knew there was a school for judges, but “is there judicial hazing?”Justice Cantero answered with a smile: “We’re not allowed to discuss that.”Justice Wells interjected: “They must be kind to the elderly.”Justice Bell recalled on his first day on the job: “I was duly escorted to the marshal of the Supreme Court, and I was feted with two boxes of files and a laptop. And I was told to be ready for oral arguments a week from Wednesday. That was the initial training.”Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead, who announced the “crisis had passed” and the governor signed the bill so the court can maintain its education trust fund, said both Cantero and Bell attended the Trial Judges Education Conference.“Perhaps the worst thing about the two of them is they are two good athletes,” Anstead joked.Anstead told the story of inviting Cantero to his noontime basketball game at a downtown church’s gym.“I was assigned to guard him,” Anstead said with a grin. “He made a lay-up and I was in the middle of the court with my drawers down!. . . So yes, we do have hazing, but it’s reverse hazing.”Justice Cantero kept the fun going when he said, “I was worried because I thought you’d ask if I passed the school. The reality is with opinion-writing and collegiality, it’s really learn as you go along. I’ve been fortunate. My colleagues were welcoming and ready to teach me and advise me on which way to rule.”That sparked lots of laughter.“Whenever I had questions about the merits of cases,” Cantero continued, “they were very willing to discuss their opinions with me. We meet with a conference every week. The first time I was there, we all go around and give an opinion on a particular case. It got to me and I didn’t know what to say. I said, ‘I was just having fun here listening to you.’. . . Before I got on the court, I read articles and treatises on the death penalty and on the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. I am still learning. It’s still an upward learning curve.”On a more serious note, a woman from the audience said she has noticed more and more civil cases have been decided without oral arguments and she wondered why.“Are these issues more crystallized or are criminal cases overwhelming the court? Is it bad briefing on our part, and you don’t want to deal with these people?”Justice Cantero answered: “In my short time on the court, I’ve realized 75 percent of oral arguments are in criminal and half of those are death cases. When I get a civil case, I feel like I’m on vacation. I don’t think there’s a particular reason they are not set for argument. We just get more criminal cases than civil.”Justice Peggy Quince encouraged attorneys with civil cases to ask for oral argument.“My experience is a lot of people just don’t ask for it. More than likely, if you ask for it, you will get argument on your case. We like having interchange with the attorneys, to hear what you have to say.. . . Don’t think your briefs as so fantastic on civil cases that you don’t need oral argument.”Justice Wells added that the court has been “somewhat selective in non-death penalty cases.” Also, he said, “We are at a point in most instances where we have district courts who have written opinions and we are dwelling on the issues, and a lot of those cases have been honed down to where we pinpoint on issues. We have a lot of cases that end up controlled, ultimately, by the decisions in one case. We set oral argument in a lead case and do not have argument in the other cases.”Miami attorney Ben Kuehne, said “It’s a day of celebration for appellate lawyers” when they get a question certified as being of great public importance. Yet, he said, “It seems the court is declining jurisdiction in more of those cases than it has in the past. Is there anything lawyers can do in those situations to help the court make a decision to accept a case when there is certification that the district court of appeal thought important?”Justice Cantero, who came to the high court as an appellate lawyer, responded with a constructive suggestion: “The problem is when something gets certified, there are no jurisdictional briefs. The first time is the brief on the merits. Most attorneys, when they ask for briefing, they assume we are going to take the case and don’t argue jurisdiction, and assume we are going to accept it. As advocates, it’s a good idea to explain to the court in the brief for a certified question: Why is it important?”When Cantero practiced law, he said he wrote an article about when there has been a divided DCA panel and the majority is paying homage to the dissent by throwing you a consolation prize and certify the question to the court.“That doesn’t necessarily make the question of great public importance. We need to take an independent look at whether the question is of great public importance.”Sometimes a conflict has been certified, but it’s not there when you scrutinize the case. When that happens, Cantero said, “The best thing you, as advocates, can do is tell the client there is no basis for jurisdiction in the Florida Supreme Court, and let’s go home and take our losses.. . . We know the only reason you are arguing conflict is you are not happy with the DCA’s decision. Sometimes, it goes for months, and you finally get an envelope in the mail and you think it’s that 15-page opinion. But it’s a discharge of jurisdiction. Actually, at the beginning, you should have told the client there was no basis for conflict. The best think you can do for us is make sure when arguing conflict, that you have a good faith basis for it.”Justice Bell added his trial court judge’s perspective: “Concede arguments you have to concede and focus on the real issues. Sometimes, there is a tendency to cloud the issues, and we have to struggle with it more than we should.”Too often, he said, the justices have to spend frustrating hours digging through the documents to get at the “heart of the issue.”Justice Quince added that attorneys should make sure it’s really a question of great public importance, not just important to your client.And Justice Wells reminded everyone that the district courts of appeal are really courts of final appeal, “and I think it’s important that we respect that.”“Only in instances where there really is a conflict and there really is a question that needs to be resolved” will the Supreme Court take jurisdiction, he said. Yet, too often, Justice Wells said, lawyers come to court for oral argument and act surprised when the justices ask them questions about jurisdiction.Miami lawyer Steven Stark said that as an appellate lawyer it’s easy to forget that “the court of last resort for a lot of citizens is the trial court.. . . What can appellate lawyers do to help the trial courts and work to salvage that system and answer that call to action you raised today at the Judicial Luncheon that lawyers need to get out and get active, when most of our practice is the appellate courts?”Chief Justice Anstead responded: “You all are an incredible group of talented communicators. You have the ability to research records, evaluate what’s important and what has occurred, but most importantly, you have the ability to communicate. Most of you probably know a large number of practitioners out there. The cases came from some place, and you know people who practice in the trial courts. With your great communication skills, go home to your circuits and volunteer to judges. This is what we do for a living, communicate in writing and communicate orally, persuasively. This issue on court funding is one that we want to win on the merits. We need people who have, first of all, a belief that we do have a the finest court system in the country. The Business Law Section is volunteering their help because they recognize their clients will be greatly impacted by the budget cuts. I can go to Illinois and see the delays. The business community has an enormous stake that cases are processed in a timely way. All of us in the justice system and the profession have a stake and obligation to speak up when the justice system is threatened.“We have to assist our judges who go before county commissions and the legislature. There still is an important and substantial role play by counties. And the courts are caught in a squeeze, as counties say, ‘We’re not going to pay for anything any more.’ Realistically, county commissions won’t let citizens suffer. But chief judges have their work cut out for them.”Justice Cantero said that when he first got on the court, he went to a conference in Dade County, in which Senate President Jim King and Charles Canady, former state and U.S. representative, former general counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush, and now a Second DCA judge, spoke on a panel discussion.“Canady said something important to remember,” Justice Cantero said. “When he was an elected official, he listened most to his constituents. Judges and lawyers could come up to him, but the people who mattered most to him were his constituents. You all are constituents to legislators around the state. Call, write, individually or as a group, to tell them how important a fully funded court system is. If they are not getting much feedback about the trial courts, they will think people don’t care much about trial courts. They will appease and fund those who contact them. The first thing to do is impress upon the legislators that you care. Funding the trial courts is a fundamental issue in the state of Florida and needs to receive priority treatment. That will happen only when lawyers call and write as a group.. . . This is the kind of issue that makes to participate in a democracy.”Justice Bell said that having come from the trial bench, “this is really important to me.. . . If we don’t fund the trial courts, the impact on everyone is tremendous.”The Supreme Court this year asked for 37 new judges, but got zero, he noted.“It’s going to be worse next year,” Bell predicted. “We have to respond now. The governor’s proposed budget happens in September. Just as the business attorneys do, you have clients. Whether you play soccer and softball with their kids, get the ear of a legislator. Judges are uncomfortable lobbying. We shouldn’t be doing it. We need you to stand up for us. That is who they listen to, the people who contribute the money to them.”last_img read more

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Indian badminton manager from Arunachal denied visa by China

By on November 20, 2019

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) Arunachal Pradeshs Bamang Tago, manager for the Indian badminton contingent, has been denied visa by the Chinese government to travel to Fuzhou for the ongoing China Super Series Premier badminton tournament. Tago, who is also the Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Badminton Association, has been running from pillar to post after he was denied visa by the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi “on ground of Arunachal domiciles”, a day after applying for the travel document on November 10. Tago today sought the intervention of Minister of State, Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in this regard. “I have been in Delhi since November 10 but I have not been granted the visa. I am the manager of the Indian team and they are already there playing in the first round today but I am stuck here,” Tago told PTI. “When I checked with the Chinese Embassy about the status of my visa application, I was told by embassy officials that since I belong to Arunachal Pradesh, an approval from Beijing is required,” he said. “There has been no response from the Chinese Embassy since then. So today I met Mr Kiren Rijiju and sought his intervention. He told me he will look into the matter and enquire about it and get back to me. I am hoping something positive comes out,” Tago added. Tago was to lead a 14-member Indian team on the invitation of Fuzhou Municipal Sports Bureau to participate in the Thaihot China Open in Fuzhou, which started yesterday and will conclude on November 20. Badminton Association of India (BAI) had submitted all required documents of members of Indian contingent at Chinese Embassy, New Delhi several weeks back for obtaining the travel documents. But while all other 13 members got their visa without any problem and left for Fuzhou on November 12, Tago have been left behind. “My visa has been withheld on the ground of me being a domicile of Arunachal Pradesh which is totally a discrimination by China,” Tago said. “It has been 54 years since the Chinese aggression of 1962 and 70 years of Indias Independence. The issue of Arunachal Pradesh remains unsettled because of the territorial dispute between India and China which has put the future of the Indigenous people of Arunachal in uncertainty,” he said. In 2011, a five-member karate team on its way to Quanzhou to take part in the Asian Karate-do championship was prevented by Indian immigration officials at IGI airport New Delhi for possessing stapled visa issued by the Chinese Embassy. In Jan 2012, a team of Arunachal weightlifters were prevented to board their flight for possessing stapled visas. Further, in October 2013, two young archers from Arunachal Pradesh could not participate in the Youth World Archery Championship in Wuxi in China as Indian immigration officials prevented them to board the flight for the same reason. “China has now become an important location for international sports events and will continue to host more in the future. In such a scenario, sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh will be deprived in days to come for no fault of theirs,” Tago said. PTI ATK/ACB SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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