Thursday, May 11, 2006

TICK TOCK...ELECTION CLOCK

Candidate Enriquez wrote in to clear the record:

Captain,

In response to your query whether I am the same Carlos Alberto Enriquez that was issued a final order in 1994 denying an Ohio Securities Salesman License, let me assure you that I am not. The Carlos Alberto Enriquez you mention to the best of my knowledge and belief was an “accountant” who lived in Coral Gables, Florida. I remember being called by several reporters back then to verify if I was that Carlos Alberto Enriquez. I am not. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of getting “the record” on the Justice Building Blog straight.
Carlos Enriquez


Candidate Mendez ponied up the dough:

CAMPAIGN UPDATE:MENDEZ IS IN. Gina Mendez paid her qualifying fee today and she is officially a candidate to unseat Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Schwartz.

CAPTAIN OUT .............


Left Hook Al to run again Judge Mills Francis?


This guy Millan is putting in against Mills Francis if he has not already.

Rumpole notes that there is currently no way to confirm the rumor that Left Hook Al will be flying to Tallahassee tomorrow to beat up any candidate who files in the same slot he files.

To those attorneys new (or newer) to our little world, Friday is the deadline for attorneys who want to file to run for Judge. It is sort of a tradition for candidates, political big-wigs, and attorneys who want to be "players" to fly to Tallahassee and hang around the clerk's office where candidates go to register.


It is also a tradition for Judges facing election to fly to Tallahassee armed to the teeth so as to prevent anyone from filing against them. Tales of flying tackles in the hallway outside the clerk’s office, sexy stewardesses plying potential candidates with liquor on the plane, back room deals, oral sexual favors and the like, are part what makes up the proud history of the Judiciary in Dade County. (The Judges of The Eleventh Judicial Circuit- our motto: “Why work for a living when you can do this?”)

This Friday at noon (which is the deadline) , if you walk the usually empty corridors of the REGJB and listen closely, those sounds you hear will either be cries of joy or the agonizing wail of a Judge who faces the distinct possibility of returning to the world where not everyone laughs at your jokes, clients bounce checks on you, and having to deal with one of the good lord’s worst creations: newly elected judges who think they know it all.

To all our robed readers: good luck.
To some of our robed readers: good riddance.

“Ties that bind” brought in this response:

No ties in Court? Maybe we could also allow jeans, and open collar shirts with slip on shoes and no socks. It could be called the "Scott Saul" rule. Or, perhaps, we could show some respect for the courtroom, and dress appropriately.

Rumpole notes that it is important to show respect to the court. However, how many Judges wear jeans and t-shirts below their robes? Ties should be worn in trial. But during summer, we think, as much as it galls us to admit it, North of the Border has the right idea: the 50% of attorneys who have to wear ties (men) should be relieved of this burden during the summer, or at least until the Bush Administration hires scientists who know how to use a thermometer and admit that global warming is a reality.

FARINA IN THE SPOTLIGHT: DAY TWO

Rumpole wonders if any members of the judiciary care to comment on the rule that interpreters may not tell family members of a defendant what just occurred in court? How about those members of the Judiciary that are facing an election? How about those candidates for the Judiciary? This is a valid election issue that should be discussed. All statements for or against the FARINA RULE will be published by this blog.



See You In Court.
No truth to the rumor that the chief judge has ordered all sharp objects removed from all judicial chambers in anticipation of Friday’s noon deadline.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Rump. Isn't there a difference between Al Millian and Steve Millan?? And why must a candidate fly up to Tallhassee if he/she is going to file to run for County Court Judge?

Anonymous said...

Miliian is driving up right now, he's around West Palm.

Anonymous said...

hey rumpole,
why isn't anyone putting in against the egomaniac echate? The guy is brutal to defense attorneys and only likes attorneys that lick him. He andf Miller are new pals- they have a competition re:who can hold more people in contempt.

Anonymous said...

Heard he was trying to get Miranda to run against Glazer- until Glazer said she will run against him.....now he ain't talking trash no mo

Anonymous said...

I'm unaware of what you are calling the "Farina Rule". Anyone who has been in my courtroom knows that if a defendant speaks English and a parent doesn't AND the interpreter is present, I ask the intrepter to translate for the parent. A noncustodial defendant who is non-English speaking can have a non English speaking family member with them while the interpreter does their job for the defendant. And last, a custodial non-English speaking defendant with a non-English speaking parent present, I've asked the interpreters to speak loud enough so that the family member can hear the translation. No interpter has ever complained nor have I ever been told that there is an administrative order prohibiting the use of interpreters in this manner.
Feel free to come to Courtroom 2-5 to watch the procedure.
Judge Larry Schwartz

Terry Funk jr. said...

All of this hoopla about the elections are fine and good but while we (the royal one)have been bemoaning the sad state of our bench and cannidates the Miami Maulers (3rd JNC)has put out a list of names that I am sure came straight from Herr Bush. The list does contain some people that are actually qualified to hold this office, unfortunately they have the same chance as I do of modeling swimsuits for an L.L. Bean catelogue. The Great, Imperious, Lord of Lords JEB has quietly been assembling the greatest threat to personal freedoms since those guys with the fun and funky uniforms. WAKE UP!!! Its happening in our own backyard.We have agroup that for the last few years has proven to be political hacks without regard to their level of competence. Or....I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Doctor Farina,

Yo quiero mi abogado para mi hijo, el no es criminal, pero si yo no puedo hablar con el en la Corte, porque su secretaria no esta ayi como cunado yo hablo con el en su oficina, bueno entonces voy a tener que esperar que el estupido de me abogado aprenda espanol o cambien de abogado. Por favor ayudeme.

Vaya Con Dios,



El cinquenta porciento de Myami.

Anonymous said...

Senora, tranquila, yo voy hacer que Maria vaya a La Corte con nosotros. Tranquilla. Perro, por ahora, por favor pague el dinerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrro, que estoy muy necesitado, mi secretaria esta embarazada con mi hijo y mi esposa no sabe. yo pensaba que yo iba a poder despedir a Maria pero parece que me voy a tener que joder con ella y el hijo. caramba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! QUe problema el espanol.

Anonymous said...

Hey Judge Larry Schwartz,

Shut the Fuck up and get back to work.

All of us.

CAPTAIN said...

Let's clear this up, once and for all:

Alberto "Left Hook" Milian (M-I-L-I-A-N), former ASA in Broward County, former boxer who punched a defense attorney in an elevator in the Broward County Courthouse - during the trial - former candidate for Dade State Attorney -has not filed to run for anything as of 10:35 today.

Stephen Millan (M-I-L-L-A-N), has filed to run for County Court Judge in Group 30. I mentioned earlier this week, that I predict he will move to another race before Noon on Friday - possibly filing against Karen Mills Francis or Deborah White Labora. If he does change Groups, he will only have to drive to downtown Miami to do so, not Tallahassee.

Now, does that clear it up ....

Captain out ..................

Anonymous said...

to 8:52 am; forgetting about the fact that Judge Schwartz wrote in at 8:25 am, it would be nice if you showed a little respect for an elected jurist in our County.

Judge Schwartz took the time to comment on an issue that we were addressing on this blog; your insulting and disrespectful manner just discourages other judges who work at the REGJB from ever commenting on this blog.

So, assuming you 8:52, are not an elected official:

shut the fuck up and go back to earning an honest living......

Anonymous said...

even though its a little disrespectful, it's really funny.

Anonymous said...

it's it's, not its

Anonymous said...

rumpole, can you confirm the rumor floating out there that jeb is coming to mia to personally campaign for judge b miller?

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard that rumor but I have heard another that's a little juicier...

Can anybody out there confirm that George Alvarez and Juan D'Arce are in bed together (literally)???

Anonymous said...

that is a slanderous claim. really funny too. who is george alverez? is he the mayor of dade county?

Anonymous said...

Grow Up!

Anonymous said...

I do not know if D'Arce is working with George however I have seen that he is selective on who he works with. That is why his candidates always win.

Whoever D'Arce works with will be a Winner in September!!! If the rumor is true, then you will all be saying "Your Honor" to George Alvarez.

Anonymous said...

From a woman's perspective, Juan D'Arce is macho and he could not be in bed with male candidates. If I were a candidate I would sleep with him!!! Actually, I would still sleep with him.

I think its his charisma...he is a charmer. D'Arce wherever you are, I have a crush on you.

Anonymous said...

As a 'gringo' lawyer who spent time, energy, money, to learn Spanish (I'm completely fluent now), what bugs me is that it seems to be 'expected' that I make the effort to learn Spanish. I don't like speaking to my clients in Spanish when I can see that they have made no effort to learn English.

Anonymous said...

Macho, macho man
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah)
I've got to be a macho!

riddler said...

Como estan, Beeetches:
It is so refreshing to see the blog degenerating into a WWE frenzy.Let me try to clarify a few points of contention.
It was always my understanding that the so-called "Farina Rule" applied to whatever the man behind the curtain wanted it to. Much like the "infield fly rule", nobody really understands it so we just look to other people to tell us what it really is when it comes up.

In support of a relaxed dress policy in the courthouse during the summer months, I am calling on all of you good soldiers to join with me in a show of solidarity to demand that this start now. We live in S. Florida. If we can't dress appropriately for the climate, than we get what we deserve. More drycleaning, more perspiration, and more stink.
I suggest we all gather outside the REGJB on a Monday morning around 8:30, tip over all the hot dog carts, join hands dressed in underpants and dress shoes with socks while singing Nick Lachey's new hit single, "Whats Left of Me". You guys with man boobs, please get fitted with a "manziere" or "bro" so we don't violate any decency laws. If you have to think about that, wear one. We shall overcome.

Or, we could just set up a fund for some charitable cause, and all attorneys who wish to ditch the ties could donate. That way we raise money, we still look good, we are comfortable and the media will pick it up and give us some positive spin for once.

If you can't get a securities license in Ohio, than you can definetly be a Judge in Miami.

Bush and Miller are meeting in Miami. My sources tell me they will be breaking bread at, surprise, Granny Feelgoods. Despite the assination attempt on Miller by Greico, this is where Miller wants it. Security is expected to be tight. Topics for discussion will be how to deal with opposition (outing the wives of potential adversaries), how to hold 10 people in contempt at once, and, my favorite, how to try a dealth penalty case without dragging it on for over a year, paying a retired judge thousands to cover your calender while you screw up every aspect of the case, pick a jury, let the lawyers take control or lose control while the Def. craps all over your courtroom and then declaring a mistrial under a gag order in a very suspicious and secretive closed courtroom. The lunch will end with the traditional "crossing of the 9mm's" a gesture showing solidarity and affection.

More later.

http://riddlersroundup.blogspot.com/

riddler said...

Someone just delivered a fish (looks like an amberjack) to my office wrapped in the Nuevo Herald. It was a message from Farina. Please disregard anything I may have said about the Hon. Judge that may lead you to think I prefer one policy over an other. Deciding the issue of interpretation for spanish speaking people is exclusively your job and I cannot participate at all in that decision.

CAPTAIN said...

According to my good sources, I wish to report that, a Judge, who shall remain nameless, has sent out invitations to his victory party in anticipation of not receiving any opposition. (I was not invited). But, knowing who this judge is, I certainly hope and expect that he will receive no opposition in the next 22 hours and 18 minutes.

Captain out ..........

Anonymous said...

I agree with the prvevious comment about Echarte. I hope the arrogant judges like him get a good opponent who will make them human again. He is so rude and likes to put people down . A good day for him is if he make someone look stupid in court. then of, course, his ego is re-inflated and he can walk around with the pole up his ass.

Anonymous said...

hes nice if you tell him he is smart and wonderful and then suck his cock

Anonymous said...

everyone would be nice if you did that :)

Anonymous said...

This will clear this up:

Steve Millian- Real nice guy and good lawyer.

Alberto Millian- Real bad guy and not a good lawyer.

Case closed.

Anonymous said...

Echarte is an EXCELLENT judge who treats you well if you are prepared and courteous. Cross the line and get what you dserve.

Anonymous said...

Re Judge Echarte- Does someone d-serve to be humiliated? i was in his division and he was so rude to the PD's. It was nice to know that as he screamed at us he had probalbly been out the night before drinking and laughing with his ASA division chief. Made you feel you weren't getting justice. Aren't they supposed to reveal these close, personal friendships? We used to see him all the time with her... All Judges want the lawyers to be prepared! He is just so rude. It must make him feel MANLY to make others feel like shit.

Anonymous said...

Echarte is a former public defender and good friends with c. david weed. go complain to him. echarte is a hard ass but he is a good trial judge. just learn to say the following words with conviction and your life will become much less complicated. The defense is ready for trial.

Anonymous said...

Echarte runs a courtroom the way it should be run - quick, efficient, no excuses, no whining. He rules and calls the next case.
If you've been sitting on a case for a year and a half, never scheduled a depo, don't know where your witnesses are and seeking the 7th continuance, then you deserve a good reaming. Lawyers are just used to other judges who could care less about managing their docket or making attorneys work diligently for their respective clients.
I heard that he has fined lawyers (state, PD and private) for being late for court. Lesson learned. Get off your ass or get slammed at the podium.

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