Our political reporter, the intrepid Captain writes in with breaking news:
BREAKING NEWS:Your self-anointed political reporter, who first reported the unusual happening of an incumbent Broward Judge actually facing opposition, has some very interesting news .....Judge Robert Diaz no longer has opposition.
Attorney Brian Peter Wolk, who filed to run against Judge Diaz on March 13th, (that's the Judge Diaz, who was suspended from the bench without pay for two weeks for some past problems) has DROPPED OUT of the race.
Why ... we can't answer that one yet .....?????
On a separate note, can you believe the amount of judicial fundraisers that have been taking place in the last couple of weeks and those that are scheduled to take place this week.
I've got envelopes piling up from the following campaigns:
Candidate Stephen Millan
Judge Stanford Blake
Judge Maria Espinosa Dennis
Judge Mary Jo Francis
Judge Mindy Glazer
Judge Luise Krieger-MartinJ
Judge Lester Langer
Judge Cindy Lederman
Judge Ellen Leesfield
Judge Steve Leifman
Judge Bronwyn Miller
Judge Karen Mills-Francis
Judge Dennis Murphy
Judge Catherine Pooler
Judge Sheldon Schwartz
Judge Sam Slom
Judge Ellen Sue Venzer
Makes you want to vote for a constitutional amendment where all judges get appointed instead of elected!
A reader thinks s/he knows why Judge Diaz no longer has opposition:
That Broward dude couldnt run. Quirtk in law, gotta be a member of the bar 5 years at qualifying time for county court and 5 years at time of election or take office for circuit. he wouldnt be 5 years by May 12.
Rumpole notes that Judge Diaz was suspended for sending an anonymous email to Judge Seidman complaining about Seidman turning defendants into Immigration and Customs for deportation. We have already made our feelings about this judge well known. Too bad Judge Diaz didn't just post on our blog.
Only North Of Border do people get punished for speaking out and trying to do the right thing, while oppressive, ignorant, xenophobic, jingoistic bullies get rewarded.