A reader has heard a rumor: That's what we're here for:
Can some one please tell me about the incident where Judge Miller reported Judge Young for dressing like a penguin for Court? I heard the rumor and want to see if anyone else can verify it
Judge Young at a judicial conference?
A Reader has a riddle:
Rumpole, Capitan and others, here is a riddle:What does Alberto “Al” Milian, Robert Petrieta, $25,000 and a Judicial Election have in common? Answer: Candidate Migna Sanchez-Llorens.To Elaborate: Of course, allegedly, Migna pays Robert a whopping $25,000 for him to run her campaign, he pays Al who is so loved by the community part of that $25,000 to actually do the campaign as he does not want to appear in the books or openly to be campaigning. (Might have to do with how much he is loved by everyone.) Al was never going to run; he wanted to create the illusion as well as commotion for him to feel popular again while he got Migna a seat or two. (He is obviously earning more than he ears as a lawyer with Robert.)Conclusion: I am proud to say that neither I nor anyone I know who is sane will vote for anyone who Alberto “Al” Milian is representing, associated with or friends with. Nothing personal, but I think that any friend (including Mr. Petrieta who I never seen, but must be as crazy as Al) of Al is not worthy of my vote or the votes of a sane community. (Captain can you please get us the cases from Broward and show the Blog Community. I don't have Lexis... :-( to put it here. Sorry Migna. I am voting for Shelly. GOT THAT, JUST SAY NO TO DOPES! NO AL, NO ROBERT, NO PROBLEM.This is a community service announcement against while and crazy guys… The information on this message is for entertainment purposes only as well as being only an opinion with alleged facts.
Rumpole notes that whatever Left Hook Al is up to is always entertaining and unusual.
A reader has an opinion on Left Hook Al:
Al Milian is the biggest jerk to walk into a courtroom with a brief case.He is rude, agressive and obnoxious.He beats people up, intimidates people and is hated by many.Now... let me tell you how I really feel about big Al...
Rumpole debuts a new feature: “Dear Rumpole”
I am so confused lately. When the Governor appointed to me to County Court everyone said it would be easy: "Just do whatever the State wants" they said. But lately, I have found that relying on prosecutors who are attorneys less than 6 months isn’t working. What should I do?
Confused in County Court.
It is indeed harder to be a judge than it seemed in those heady carefree days after you got your phone call and before you had to explain to a defendant for the seven hundredth time in a week the difference between a withhold and PTI.
Here are a few tips: It’s OK to ignore the advice the 23 year old prosecutor is giving you. Just because they are a prosecutor, does not mean they have the wisdom and temperament that comes with age and experience. Not every a-form explains enough to merit you denying a motion to take depos, not every possession of marijuana requires the defendant to be adjudicated, and not every DUI case is the end of the world. Just ask your political hero, Pres. Geo Bush. Yes, he had a DUI way back when (and his boss, Dick Cheeney had a few!!!) and look where they ended up. OK. Maybe being responsible for the deaths of +2000 Americans and +100,000 Iraqi’s is a bad example. The point is, every now and then try granting a motion or two. It’s fun! Hang in there.
Why do you hate us so much?
Not So Bad.
Dear “not so bad” Judge North of the Border.
We don’t hate you. We pity you. However, it’s not fun waiting until 12:00 noon to be called last on an 8:30 sounding calendar.
I think the Kommissar of Kounty Kort thinks I am the one posting bad things about her. Help!
Dear Young ASA:
Take our advice and when called into the Komissar’s Office, waive reading, stand mute, demand discovery and trial by jury. We will represent you. Just remember that without a confession they got nuttin. What can they do to you? Send you to Hialeah branch court? It’s not so bad.
Sometimes I get bored sending people to prison all day long. Any advice?
Bored In Circuit Court.
Dear Judge Dresnick:
Remember those days when you were on our side. Remember how much it hurt to have a client sent to prison? The dark side of the force is strong. But try and resist it. A little probation now and then wouldn’t hurt anyone.
See You In Court. (We may have bloggers block. We are around…nothing is jumping off the keyboard. We just sit in our office, the phones are quiet, no new clients, and nothing funny to say.)
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