JUDGE BRONWYN MILLER GETS OPPOSITION
Alert readers posted this weekend that newly appointed County Court Judge Bronwyn Miller has received opposition from attorney George Alvarez.
A Former(?) ASA writes:
I served as an ASA with Bronwyn Miller. Yes, she is qualified, but face it.... she is a first time appointee judge up for election. She has no funds, has never run a campaign and has been a judge for only a short while. She is also a non-hispanic who is going to have a tough fight getting "re"-elected in Miami-Dade County. She is a perfect target. Remember that 99.999% of the electorate has no idea who Bronwyn Miller or Geroge Alvarez are, but are going to cast a vote anyway. It's a coin flip.
A reader wonders:
Where's captain clueless on the news that Bronwyn Miller has drawn the great legal scholar George Alvarez as opposition.
A reader wants a poll:
Poll Rump:What will the very hot Bronwyn Miller do if defeated?
A reader opines:
Regarding Judge B. Miller's competition--This is what Dade County is all about: Attempt to replace an extremely qualified, hard working competent judge with an unqualified incompetent one. To the voters of Dade, (dead and alive), FYI, South Dade Justice Center already has one incompetent lazy judge, they don't need another. Our money is on Judge B. Miller as well. We are in for 500.00
Rumpole responds to the Judge Miller race: We know Judge B Miller. She is hard working, intelligent, and will not go down without a fight. Obviously, at this moment, her biggest concern is her opponent’s name. But she can overcome that with good, aggressive campaigning. Here is the election people are wondering about: A non-hispanic female against a Hispanic male. The hope is that the election turns on qualifications. But if it doesn’t, people will be watching to see what characteristic turns out the biggest vote.
Judge Rob Pineiro said...
Sorry re: the seemingly unconnected post. But, am not all that blog adept. Post was in response to 2/26 "Best Job on Earth."Judge Pineo may blog inebriated, but I'm Judge PINEIRO so I wouldn't know. Am sober as a Judge--not one single autographed desk to my credit, as of yet.
Rumpole applauds Judge Pinero’s extremely obscure reference to former Judge Maryann McKenzie. See, we are older than most people thought. Didn’t think we would catch that did ya Judge?
I handled a case where the Bailiff for a circuit judge chased down a defendant in the hallway after an arraignment and handed him a business card for an attorney and said... hire this guy.... everything will be fine. The client came to me instead.We reported that to the SAO... they investigated and the bailiff admitted it and got to keep his job and no prosecution for that funny crime prohibiting court people from soliciting clients...Oh well. When you are part of the system... they will screw anyone to keep the system intact.
Rumpole wonders: Any criminal defense attorneys have similar stories?
A parody written by a reader:
AP-MIAMI:The recent seizure of Judicial Assistant (and future blimpie's sandwich maker) Juan D'Arce's computer has uncovered some startling finds. Among the items discovered are the CMI Intoxilyzer "source code", Fmr. U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton's shock treatment reports, Ed Newman's real SAT scores, and Jason Grey's ego. In support of his Judicial Assistant, Judge Ivan "Semper Fi" Hernandez points out that D'Arce has a "constitutional right" to conduct political campiagns from a judge's chambers. The learned judge handed over his copy of the Constitution and directed this reporter to look up this right under the Fourth Amendment. I was unable to find either
Rumpole wonders: Why the cheap shot at Gentleman Judge Ed Newman? He is a very nice Judge. And this week he chairs the Muldowny Showdown, giving him a chance to dazzle in the DUI spotlight.
Rumpole covers the Muldowny Mayhem this week on the Blog!
Richard “the elder statesman” Hersch and Mike “not afraid to sign my name” Catalano lead a team of defense attorneys against the toughest and best the State can offer. Who will win?
How will Judge Newman handle a half dozen restless County Court Judges angry at working past noon?
PS Any DUI lawyer who wants to post about what exactly Muldowny is? It would be appreciated. Is it just coincidence that it’s a person of Irish descent challenging the intoxilyzer? What did Muldowny blow anyway?
rumpole is it hard living a double life?
Rumpole responds: Yes. The constant worry, creeping in the shadows, always looking over your shoulder, life on the run is not fun. Seriously, the most difficult part of the job is when some lawyer or judge saddles over and whispers an amusing rumor. Then we need to worry: is this a red herring designed to out us? How can we print it without giving away our identity to that person? You would be amazed at the stuff we have had to sit on because only one person told us, and we couldn’t blog it.
The only regret we have is the very few times we have had to look a person we like and respect right in the eyes and deny we are the blogger. Lying is not our style, but we just don't see a way around this problem. Anyway, the identity thing has died down.
But as we recently emailed a lawyer who is obsessed with our identity,
“face it, the fact the blog is written anonymously makes it much sexier than if you knew who was writing it.”
If our identity was positively confirmed we would stop, as how could we effectively practcie before Judges who might be angry at a comment?
See You In Court denying our identity.
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