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  • 05/13/14--09:39: 36 APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY 2X
  • The following individulas will be considered to replaceEd Merrigan and Joe Murphy on the county court:

    1. David Barkey; 2. Michael Berstein; 3. Mari Blumstein; 4. Monique Brochu;
    5. Haccord J. Curry, Jr.;  6. Kal Le Var Evans; 7. Phoebee Rebecca Francois;
    8. Keathan Frink; 9. Donald Gelin; 10. Douglas Harrison; 11. Susan Odzer Hugentugler;
    12. Jose Hurtado; 13. Doreen Inkeles; 14. Daniel Kanner; 15. Ernest Kollra;
    16. Phyllis Williams Kotey; 17. Charlie B. Levy; 18. Samuel D. Lopez;
    19. Chris A. Narducci; 20. Rhoda Nelson; 21. Andrew Newman; 22. Stefanie Moon;
    23. Thomas Oates; 24. Vicki Plant; 25. Michele McCaul Ricca; 26. Mark Rickard;
    27. Abbe S. Rifkin; 28. Derrick Roberts;29. Rosa Romero; 30. Jason Allen Rosner;
    31. James K. Rubin; 32. Richard A. Sachs; 33. Maxine Streeter;
    34. Natalie Knight-Tai; 35. Gerard Williams; 36. Stephen J. Zaccor.

    The applicants will be notified by May 23, 2014 if they are being interviewed.  Interviews will be held at the Broward County Bar Association, 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 on May 30, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Interviews are open to the public.     


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  • 05/18/14--18:30: BROWARD JUDICIAL SURVEY
  • It's been a long time since either the Florida Bar or the Broward Bar Association (BCBA) issued a judicial poll for the 17th Circuit.  In fact, the only ones we could find online were this one from 2002  by the Bar, andthis one from 2008  by BCBA.  Rumor has it judges don't like being rated, which is reason enough for JAABLOG to pick up the ball and run with it.

    So here's the deal.  Judges will be broken up by division assignments, and rank (county or circuit).  Larger divisions, like criminal, will be subdivided by floor, so as not to overwhelm the voting public.  Groups of judges will go out every so often for rating, again so as not to overload those who care to share an opinion.  Votes will be cast in the form of your comments, and preserved online for anyone searching in the future for a Broward judicial poll or survey.

    Ours is a lot less scientific than theirs, but much more than checking a box.  As previously stated, it's just your comments, which means you can be as detailed as you want.  Topic areas to consider are Intelligence Level, Integrity/Ethics, Demeanor & Temperament, Work Ethic, Efficiency & Office Management, and for circuit judges, Qualifications For Chief Judge.  Check out the BCBA's 2008 categories for a more exhaustive list of criteria, or make up your own.  Anything you have to add is relevant, and the public has a right to know.

    And now, starting with circuit criminal 4th floor, here are the first judges to be rated:


       Ilona Holmes        Lisa Porter            Raag Singhal      Mike Rothschild     Matt Destry

                                                    
    Make Your Voice Heard!


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  • 05/19/14--05:45: GAS LEAK
  • The North Wing of the central courthouse is on high alert.  The entire building stinks of gas, and not the kind that can blow up if someone carelessly lights a match.  Building staff is currently trying to figure out whether it's a busted sewer line or just a superhumanly clogged toilet.  In the meantime, hold your breath if you have business in the circuit criminal divisions this morning.


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  • 05/20/14--18:30: TUESDAY NOTES
  • Fair or foul? - Lynn Rosenthal took a star turn in the jury room Tuesday morning, putting on a roughly five minute show for a room full of captive registered voters.  During the swearing-in ceremony, Rosenthal mentioned her name three times, and concluded by inviting everyone up to Room 6810, her assigned courtroom, for a looksy

    Of course, Rosenthal isn't the first judge battling it out at the polls to take advantage of the central courthouse jury room perk.  Ian Richards was spotted just last week, despite being assigned to the Hollywood satellite courthouse, where jurors aren't needed.  And everyone remembers Bobby Diaz back in 2012, who took jury room shtik to a whole new level.

    The question now is whether the 2014 challengers are going to sit back and take it.  Both the JEAC  and JQC would have jurisdiction to address the issue,* but getting information out of either agency is damn near impossible.  In fact, a JEAC member's JA told us earlier today the judicial advisory board would only communicate with a judge or a judicial candidate, which unfortunately means the complaint route may be the sole remedy for any other interested parties.  And on the local level, Howard Forman half-heartedly told us he's "looking into it", while Peter Weinstein has made it perfectly clear he won't answer good questions from pesky bloggers. 

    All said, it's really a shame.  It's so transparently unfair to all those hoping for an election on the merits, while reinforcing the 17th Circuit's image of a judiciary primarily driven by political concerns.  And with Weinstein running the show, it seems unlikely things will change before the election in August, absent external pressure ...

    * See Canon 2A(b) ... "A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge ... "

    JAABWALK Monday - yesterday's sojourn started at 2:20 PM, and finished at 2:36 PM.  Out of 36 old courthouse courtrooms checked on ostensibly the busiest day of the week, 16 were empty, 1 had just wrapped up for the day (helmed earlier by a GM), and 19 were occupied.  Of those in use, 1 was staffed by a circuit juvenile judge, 1 by a circuit criminal mental health judge, and 2 by senior judges.  Nice work if you can get it, indeed ...

    *CORRECTION* - regarding one of the many unanswered questions posed to Peter Weinstein in the Dear Peter ... post, it must be stated that Sharon Zeller has always had a full time division, carrying just as many cases as other county civil judges, in addition to her administrative duties.  All apologies, and sorry it took so long to correct, although it would have been nice if the chief judge had bothered to set the record straight himself, when the question was first posed ...

    Coming Soon- JAABLOG writes the Miami Herald, but will they print it?; JNC cuts; Judical Administration, Boss Reporting, and you; RESIGNING WOMEN.

    Florida Bar releases findings in Tampa Attorney DUI set up case

    www.milianforjudge.com

    4th DCA orders Bel-an-jay to get off a whole bunch of cases

    Graham Update - Tallahassee DCA upholds 1,000 year sentence for 17 year old

    Atlanta JC - At least judges can still buy dildos without a prescription

    Bob Norman Video - Woman says she was beaten up by BSO deputies in jail

    Bob Norman Video - BSO beatdown Deputy strikes again  (Gary Kollin)

    The Atlantic - What If Cities Stopped Participating in the War on Drugs?

    LA Times - Smartphone anti-theft "Kill Switch" coming soon

    WSJ - FBI needs pothead programmers too

    Volokh Conspiracy - A sad judicial family story

    Business Week - Led Zeppelin's latest plagiarism legal woes

    SS: Hillstrom gets 10 months for JAABLOG threats

    Rumpole - New CLE Brady standards for felony lawyers

    Captain - Bad news for court appointed counsel

    SS - 4th DCA tells Paul Backman to keep his private thoughts to himself

    YouTube - Little Feat's Lowell George on F Troop  (1967)

    Lowell George & Linda Ronstadt "Willin"  (1975)

     
                RIP COREY DWYER


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  • 05/21/14--05:38: JURY ROOM UPDATE
  • Challenged incumbent Steve Feren swore in the jury pool Wednesday morning.  Lynn Rosenthal was there Tuesday, and Ian Richards made an appearance last week.  On Monday, no one showed up, so a Clerk's employee did it, just like in court.

    Judicial Administration doesn't seem concerned as to what's going on in the jury room.  It's as in your face as can be, begging the question, have the judges with opponents already secured a green light from the JEAC?  Only time will tell, since we're hearing rumblings the JEAC may be queried by someone with standing soon on the issues presented.  In the meantime, is it possible candidates could be offered equal time, just to make things fair?  It is a Clerk's function, after all ...

    Coming Soon - Where's Mel Grossman, and would you like your case to be heard by Peggy Gehl?

    Five years for Adria Quintela impersonator

     EVERYBODY LOVES

         THURSDAYS

    Coming Soon - Peggy Gehl goes too far ...


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  • 05/22/14--22:20: RESIGNING WOMEN (PT. 1)
  • So long, Gisele ...


    (thanks to Anonymous @ 11:15 pm)



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  • 05/23/14--08:55: 36 DOWN TO 20
  • On May 30th the JNC will interview the following twenty individuals for consideration to replace both Joe Murphy and Ed Merrigan on the county court.  Interviews will be held at the Broward Bar Association, and are open to the public:


    Michael Bernstein, Mari Blumstein, Monique Brochu, Kal Le Var Evans, Keathan Frink, Donald Gelin, Douglas Harrison, Susan Odzer Hugentugler, Dan Kanner, Phyllis Williams Kotey, Charlie Levy, Chris Narducci, Stefanie Moon, Thomas Oates, Vicki Plant, Michele Ricca, Abbe Rifkin, Richard Sachs, Maxine Streeter, Stephen Zaccor.

    Coming Sooner Than Expected, And Why - Joe Murphy's retirement ...



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  • 05/26/14--18:30: FORMAN OR WEINSTEIN?
  • *UPDATE* - Steve Feren led the jury room ceremonies Tuesday morning, May 27th.  If you still don't think this is about votes, you're crazy ...

    BrowardBeat.com'sBuddy Nevins wrote a nice piece over the long weekend concerning challenged incumbents swearing-in jurors, called Judges Being Allowed To Campaign In Courthouse.  Buddy is strongly against the practice, calling it "unfair".

    You can read the post here, with arevised ending, as follows:

    "I’m told that Clerk of the Courts Howard Forman controls the jury room.  If Forman is responsible, he should make sure that Richards, Rosenthal and Feren would be the last justices to swear-in jurors until after the election."

    The article's original ending went like this:

    "(Peter) Weinstein owes (JAABLOG) and the public an answer. It looks like the chief judge is trying to involve himself in the judges’ campaigns, which is strictly forbidden by the Code of Judicial Conduct.

    If I were the chief judge, Richards, Rosenthal and Feren would be the last justices to swear-in jurors until after the election."

    The reason for the change is unknown at this time, but as a fellow blogger, we can attest that posts are typically written quickly, without benefit of an editor, and often are followed by post-publication revisions, and in rare circumstances, phone calls requesting clarification.  However, the change does serve to highlight a very important issue, as follows: who should be held responsible for shameless election season jury room practices?

    The answer seems to be both the clerk of courts and the chief judge, together with the challenged judges, who ought to know better.

    It's Howard Forman's jury room, after all.  Swearing in the jurors is a clerk's function, which means he can do it personally, or have one of his employees handle the chore, just like in court.  And if he wants to allow a challenged judge to lead the ceremony, the least he can do is give equal time to the other candidates.  If equal access isn't feasible, then Forman should keep all the judges out of the jury room until the end of election season.  Period.

    On the other hand Peter Weinstein, as chief judge, is responsible for stopping errant behavior by 17th Circuit judges.  We've personally brought the matter to the attention of Sharon Zeller, Weinstein's head of county courts.  Additionally, although nobody will admit it, this blog and BrowardBeat are widely read in courthouse circles.  If Weinstein doesn't know what's going on, then problems at the top are even worse than previously imagined.  For while Weinstein may not be "trying to involve himself in the judges’ campaigns", his failure to quickly put a stop to the practice by speaking to either Forman or the judges in question directly could certainly be interpreted as an approving nod to an unfair election season gimmick.

    So, who do you think is responsible, besides the individual judges?  Forman or Weinstein? 

    You make the call ...

    ETC.Canon 7C(3) ... "A judicial candidate involved in an election or re-election ... may attend a political party function to speak in behalf of his or her candidacy or on a matter that relates to the law, the improvement of the legal system, or the administration of justice. The function must not be a fund raiser, and the invitation to speak must also include the other candidates, if any, for that office ... " (emphasis added)

    and

    Canon 2A(b) ... "A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge ... "


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  • 05/27/14--06:47: ACCIDENT!
  • Lynn Rosenthal has been involved in a car accident this morning, allegedly striking a police car and the gate of the judicial parking lot.  She's reportedly not injured, and BSO is investigating the crash.  Marty Bidwill is covering her docket, and her BMW SVU was still positioned outside the semi-closed gate a few minutes ago when we took a picture for posting later in the day.  Lots of crazy rumors are circulating as to what happened, but all completely unconfirmed at this time.  There are cameras out there, so hopefully the investigation will proceed quickly ...


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  • 05/27/14--06:59: DETAINED? ARRESTED?


  • Lynn Rosenthal may have just been detained or arrested ...

    DEVELOPING ...


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  • 05/27/14--08:57: DUI ARREST!
  • *UPDATE* - Coming Soon - Ambien Defense?

    Sources say there may have been another accident before Lynn Rosenthal got onto courthouse property.  It didn't involve another vehicle, and there weren't injuries, but she may not have stopped to deal with it.  Also, sources are saying the DUI arrest may have something to do with meds.  That's being investigated. 

    Rosenthal is still being processed at this time, so a mug shot won't be available until later today ...

    FROM BSO:

    The BSO Public Information Office is currently working a developing incident regarding a DUI Arrest located at: 201 S.E. 6 St., Ft. Lauderdale.

    Public Information officer Keyla Concepcion is currently gathering the details. Here's what we know so far:

    BSO received a call shortly after 8 a.m. regarding a vehicle that struck a parked BSO unit in the parking lot of the courthouse located at 201 S.E. 6 St. The driver of the black SUV was Judge Lynn Rosenthal. Rosenthal was arrested for DUI and will be booked into the Main Jail.

    This information should be considered preliminary, and as with any developing situation, the details may change.

    COMING SOON
    - Will Weinstein answer our emails now?; Judge McLawrence? ...


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  • 05/27/14--13:41: REFUSAL!
  • Buddy Nevins has posted the PC Affidavit.

    Here's his article ...

                ROSENTHAL REFUSED URINE AND BLOOD TESTING

             
     (More pictures of arrest will post here after 6:00 PM News)


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  • 05/27/14--15:15: PICS



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  • 05/28/14--13:39: MUG SHOT MADNESS
  •  Vote for Lynn ...

    (SS photo of box of campaign literature found in back of crashed BMW)


    Lynn Feig-Rosenthal
    is creating another campaign issue, and she may not even know it.

    When in jail, Feig-Rosenthal scribbled outthis request * to have her mug shot blocked from public view, citing Florida Statute 119.073(1).  It was witnessed by BSO Lt. Chris Moffat.  She cited the wrong statute, but has thus far successfully managed to keep her jailbird portrait from being released.

    Here's why.

    Despite pressure from major media outlets, Feig-Rosenthal does fit into an exemption of the public records laws as a former "assistant United States attorney".  That's found in Florida Statute 119.071(5)(i)1.a, as provided by BSO earlier today, specifically precluding dissemination of the following:

    For purposes of this paragraph, “identification and location information” means the:


    a. Home address, telephone number, and photograph of a current or former United States attorney, assistant United States attorney, judge of the United States Courts of Appeal, United States district judge, or United States magistrate ... (Emphasis Added).

    Got that?

    Feig-Rosenthal, a sitting judge and public figure actively distributing her own picture prominently displayed on campaign literature, objects to the less flattering mug shot being released because of a statute designed to protect the safety of current and former law enforcement officers.  It really is a stretch, putting BSO right in the middle, since they can't violate the plain language of the statute without a court order, or a waiver from Feig-Rosenthal.

    So there you have it.  We've got a call in to Brian Silber, the accused's lawyer, to see if they'll agree to release the photo.  In the meantime, an interested party could move for declaratory judgment (or some other fancy civil law term), thereby guaranteeing additional ongoing publicity for the embattled judge.

    Definitely a wait and see ...

    (* The second page of the PDF provided by BSO has nothing to do with Feig-Rosenthal.)

    AND LOOK WHAT'S WRITTEN AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FLORIDA DL:



    SS: Should judges be held to a higher standard?

    "(Judges) need to know their actions will be scrutinized. And if they don’t, they should be replaced."


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  • 05/29/14--09:53: STEP UP TO THE PLATE, PETE
  • The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board has issued an editorial entitled Protect public from bad actors on Broward bench .  Click the link to read it. 

    The following excerpt is from the editorial:

    Everyone deserves a second chance. And like any citizen, judges accused of wrongdoing are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

    But until their cases are decided, these judges should not remain in a position to affect people's lives.

    Chief Judge Peter Weinstein should be clear in this message to all judges. Serving on the bench is a privilege, not a right. And while suspensions create havoc with dockets, it is essential to maintain high standards at the people's courthouse.

    To be clear, we've confirmed from multiple sources that Weinstein has failed to date to issue any circuit-wide statements to the judiciary concerning the legal and ethical problems facing Imperato, Pollack, Rosenthal, Watson, or former chief criminal judge Gardiner.  He's also failed to respond to our questions explaining why he won't implement programs or training for judges to help understand the extreme stresses of deciding people's fates, and the potential for substance abuse problems.  And Weinstein's not said anything at all to his judges or the general public signifying "bad actors on Broward bench" will be dealt with decisively and severely, in order to both reassure the public and deter future aberrational judicial behavior.

    Nobody wants Weinstein to step down.  In fact, all anybody desires, judges included, is for Weinstein to step up and demonstrate to the community the ship has a captain, and that five embattled individuals haven't sacrificed the moral and ethical high ground the vast majority of the 17th Circuit's judges occupy through dedication, hard work, and leading exemplary lives.  But if Weinstein can't show at this crucial time that he possesses the desire or ability to lead, then he should step aside for someone who can, just as one of his predecessors did way back in 2007 ...

    Coming Soon - Howard Forman on jury room campaigns; Will the chief judge support diversity on the bench?; Lynn Rosenthal's mug shot; Who is Meredith Bush, and why?

    SFT: What we Think: Rectify woeful lack of black judges

    BBeat: Consultants Explain: How DUI Judge Should Handle Her Political Future

    SS: Judge dealing with alcoholism asks for pay during suspension

     EVERYBODY LOVES

         THURSDAYS


    BOGIE TO THE RESCUE - PETITIONS SCT TO PAY GISELE POLLACK

    NBC 6 - FINKELSTEIN QUESTIONS ROSENTHAL REFUSAL

    SS: FINKELSTEIN QUESTIONS AMBIEN DEFENSE

    CH. 10: WEINSTEIN'S PUNT

    LYNN ROSENTHAL DRIVING FOOTAGE RELEASED

    COMING SOON - JNC thanks Judge Rosenthal ...

    *UPDATE* - Ian Richards
    swore in the jurors Wednesday morning ...

                  COMING SOON



      STEP UP TO THE PLATE, PETE ...

    Ch 7 - Rosenthal/Weinstein "has a responsibility"

    Ch. 6 - Rosenthal/Gordon Weekes

    Ch 10 - Rosenthal/Weinstein "no comment"

    Ch 4 - Rosenthal/Weinstein issues

    SS: Rosenthal Ambien defense ...

    SS: Sct suspends Pollack

    UPDATE
    - ROSENTHAL OUT OF CRIMINAL WHILE CHARGES PENDING

                  (Bidwill, Levenson & Weinstein until further notice)

        

      Amateur photographer Lynn Rosenthal ...

    JQC/SCT BRENDA TRACY SHEEHAN DUI OPINION


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  • 05/29/14--13:15: CHEESE!


  • Lynn Feig-Rosenthal consented to the release of her mug shot earlier today ...

    SS: Mug shot of Judge Lynn Rosenthal released

    " ... The Sun Sentinel and JAABlog, a website that focuses on Broward courthouse news and gossip, challenged the right of the Broward Sheriff's Office to withhold Rosenthal's mug shot.

    "She was manipulating a law that clearly doesn't apply to someone in her position as a public figure," said Bill Gelin, the Fort Lauderdale attorney who runs JAABlog. "We expect more from our judges as an example of candor, forthrightness and compliance with all the laws in the spirit they were intended."

    Gelin also chided the judge for refusing to provide evidence that would show whether she had drugs in her system. Driving a car implies consent to any sobriety test required by law, he noted.

    "She should have submitted a blood or urine sample to confirm her claim that this was just a mistake with her Ambien," he said
    ... "

            BERTILA SOTO



    Miami's chief judge runs Florida's largest circuit,
    and
    a full time division ...

    Imagine That!

    JNC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FRIDAY MAY 30th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                                        (open to the public)

    COMING SOON - COURTHOUSE SECURITY SCARE THURSDAY(BOVEN)



                                    Chan Lowe - Sun Sentinel


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  • 05/30/14--13:02: FRIDAY UPDATE
  • Lynn Feig-Rosenthal is back in campaign mode.  As Buddy Nevins reported today, she made an appearance last night, and another source has confirmed she's been calling around seeking support since making bond.  No word yet on whether she'll be on a bench Monday.

    Multiple sources have also confirmed Feig-Rosenthal's husband was indeed turned away during the time of his wife's detention/arrest, after attempting to access her office in the Broward County Courthouse.  No further information is available as to why he needed to get in there, or whether it was BSO or a judge telling him to pound sand.

    Additionally, we've made a public records request to BSO to get Feig-Rosenthal's property receipt from when she was booked, and to see if anything else was removed from her car besides the box of campaign literature seen in the press.  BSO said they'd get back to us on Monday.

    Lastly, one of the lawyers handling Feig-Rosenthal's case, Carlos Canet, gave a statement this morning concerning the likelihood of JQC problems because of the refusal, following a conversation highlighting his optimism that all criminal charges will be dropped. 

    As follows:

    "My prediction, if she appears before the JQC, they won't take any action". (Emphasis requested)

    Regarding questions as to why she didn't provide a urine sample, Canet stated "no comment at this time".

    Developing ...

    Courthouse security issue - something happened up by Randi Boven's hearing room Thursday, involving a litigant possessing a gun.  The incident is being downplayed.  A BSO rep said it involved an off-duty officer in plain clothes who was a party to litigation, who forgot to check his gun in with security.  Apparently the gun was spotted, but stories vary wildly as to exactly what happened.  On one extreme it was drawn, and on the other it was simply seen holstered.  In any event, armed deputies had to get involved.  By the time we got there, everyone clammed up, and an un-cuffed man being escorted to the elevator was quickly ushered back inside behind locked doors due to our presence.  Today Boven said she didn't witness the incident, and referred all other questions to Peter Weinstein.  We left a message with the chief judge, and are awaiting an explanation ...

    Jury Room - after speaking to Howard Forman, it seems the jury room swear-in rotation of judges is strictly a judicial issue.  But more on that later ...


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  • 05/30/14--14:56: MANDATORY JUDGES MEETING
  • Peter Weinstein has called a mandatory judges meeting Wednesday at 12:15 PM, location to be determined.  We'll post more details after receiving the email.

    It's anyone's guess why the chief judge is reacting so slowly to the crisis.  At least two circuit judges addressed packed courtrooms this morning by noting the furor ignited by their three embattled colleagues, by acknowledging jurists are indeed held to a higher standard, and by stressing the fact eighty-seven other Broward judges continue to ably serve the public.  It's something Weinstein should have done long before the most recent debacle, but at least there are some leaders on the bench no longer content to wait for Weinstein to step up on behalf of the judiciary he represents and community he serves. 

    We're working on the mea culpa transcripts for next week, so stay tuned ...

    Coming Soon
    - Lynn Feig-Rosenthal campaigns, others cover ...


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  • 06/01/14--18:29: REFUSAL MANIA
  • SS Editorial: Judges don't trust system, but we are supposed to?

    We want to trust judges.

    But something smells bad in Broward County: All three Broward judges arrested on DUI charges over the past six months refused to take either a blood or breath test ...

    ... if (Lynn) Rosenthal took more than one pill, or mixed an Ambien with other pills, we should know that, too. Maybe she has a problem, and if so, needs help. If that is the case, she shouldn't be on the bench wielding power over people in trouble who have a lot of personal problems, too.

    If Rosenthal was done in by a single Ambien, she had a chance to show us. More importantly, the judge had an opportunity to show us the system works.

    Don't we all expect more of judges? ...

    Certainly, nobody deserves to be sent 
    (to jail) by a troubled judge who operates above the law in his or her own life.

    If Rosenthal, (Cynthia) Imperato and (Gisele) Pollack had taken those sobriety tests, and showed faith in the justice system, we would all know more about the truth and the punishment that should be meted out.

    While none of the judges could operate a car safely, they were capable of making a decision: Hide the truth from the public to protect themselves. And that stinks.

    CH 10 - THIS WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA (roundtable discussion starts at 27:40)

    Michael Putney, Mike Mayo, and others on Rosenthal, Refusal, and Mug Shot Madness ...

    BrowardBeat: Did Supremes Telegraph Penalty For Broward’s DUI Refusal Judges?

    SS: Should judges who are substance abusers resign?

    SS: Should judges be held to a higher standard?

    SS: Howard Finkelstein on the judiciary

    "While it may be just a few bad apples, or in the case of Broward judges, a few bad actions, the Broward judiciary must work hard to win back the public's trust. Three judges have been arrested for DUI, the Judicial Qualifications Committee has determined that another current judge should lose her judgeship, a former Broward judge, who resigned in disgrace, is waiting to see if she can keep her law license, and the courthouse is holding its collective breath to see if other judges will be indicted in the Scott Rothstein scandal. We deserve better from our elected officials."

    SS: Jay Hurley profile - good news for a change

    NYT: On Death Row With Low I.Q., and New Hope for a Reprieve

    *FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OPINION CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMANTS*


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  • 06/02/14--07:56: BLACKS NEED NOT APPLY
  • The following six names have been sent to Governor Scott for consideration to replace both Ed Merrigan and Joe Murphy:

    Keathan Frink, Thomas Oates, Abbe Rifkin, Richard Sachs, Maxine Streeter, Steve Zaccor.

    A surprising and disappointing list.  Dan Kanner, a rumored favorite, was not sent up.  And despite the woeful lack of diversity in the 17th Circuit and the large number of qualified minority applicants this time around, Keathan Frink appears to be the only minority chosen.  Qualified applicants Doug Harrison and Donald Gelin were outright blanked, despite Harrison having been previously vetted and appointed by the Governor's office to his current position on the South Broward Hospital District, and Gelin's years of service with BSO's legal division.

    Developing ...


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