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Monday, June 12, 2006

A STICKY SITUATION


OPERATION RESTORE JUSTICE UNSTUCK

Our favorite Herald scribe, Oh Susannah Nesmith (who recently promised to go to jail rather than reveal our identity [if we ever confided our identity in her as a source, which we have not] ) has “un stuck” the messy story around the website promoting the candidacy of APD Robin Faber.

The “sticky-wicket” was featured in a recent post on our humble blog. Operation restore justice is a web site with links to anti-Judge Ivan Hernandez and anti-Juan D’Arce stories in the Herald, DBR and other places. The website ends with a picture of Robin Faber and endorses his candidacy.

According to the article, the website is run by an unhappy litigant who appeared before Judge Ivan Hernandez in a “glue related” lawsuit that has wound its way up and down the appellate ladder to the Florida Supreme Court, and back, and may well be on its way back there again.

The website operator actually won his suit, but was a bit ‘un-stuck” when County Court Judge Ivan Hernandez did not award him costs of the litigation.

It appears Ivan Hernandez is “stuck” with this website for the time being.


And who said politics wasn’t all about money?

See you in court, where we always avoid glue-related litigation, with good reason.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

who would support robin faber? he might be the longest serving apd to never try a jury trial.

Anonymous said...

To those of you who presumed him guilty, you owe a big apology to Faber. Word on the street is he actually told Ivan about the website because he bacame aware of it and was not responsible for its content. Avoiding an appearance of impropriety, hmmm...isn't that what a judge is supposed to do?

Rumpole said...

As we have said in other contexts (usually to Judges who were upset with us for some reason) "gee, it must really stink to be accused of something you didn't do."

Anonymous said...

Susannah Nesmith's article was as poor as some of the posts on this blog. It made little sense. How about a topic sentence every once in a while? It was rambling and disorganized.

Anonymous said...

YOU OWE MICHAEL CORLEONE AN APOLOGY SENATOR! THIS ENTIRE COMMITTEE OWES MICHAEL CORELONE AN APOLOGY SENATOR!!

Anonymous said...

I think Susannah Nesmith is hot! hot! hot!

Anonymous said...

Listen, Mr. Robin (the eternal PD without trying a case) Faber met Darrin McGilllis at Juvi Court when the man was doing the TPR case for his sister's children. This fact cannot be refuted. McGilllis was in Juvi all the time and Faber met him there. Now, they have joined forces. One caveat though! Faber never thought McGilllis would get so out of hand as he has and now he is trying to break away. It will not be easy though. McGilllis will end up suing Faber as well for "Breach of Specific Performance" for selling him out. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Judge Cohen must have been super scared of the McGillis fella'. I just finished reading the whole story about him and his doings to the system and I cannot believe the havoc McGillis can serve. He should be Baker Acted.

Read the story:
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/issues/2000-07-27/news/feature.html

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, I saw the following post from I believe, "Super 'Koo Koo' Glue McGilllis" wrote:

"Section 223(a)(1)(3), a federal criminal statute that prohibits anonymously using a telecommunications device to harass someone."

Then I saw this:

"Nah. McGilllis is now a public figure. He is out of luck. If he does sue, the Rump will be uncovered. Let's start a "Save Rumpole from being Sued" defense fund. What say you?"

I am worried. Let's protect the Blog. Where do we send checks to keep Rumpole McGilllis free? I looked at some his many suits and I can see the probability of this Blog being sued.

Wheres Sy Gaer? said...

State Case#: 132006CF0186770001XX Name: LIPINSKI, JOHN HOBART DOB: 09/12/1947
Date Filed: 06/09/2006 Date Closed: 00/00/0000 Warrant Type:
Hearing Date: 06/29/2006 Hearing Time: 900 Hearing Type: A
Courtroom: REGJB-JUSTICE BUILDING, ROOM#:2-8
Address: 1351 N.W. 12 ST
Next Case:
Previous Case:
Judge: SCHLESINGER, JOHN
Defense Attorney:
Bfile Section: F005 File Location: PREHEARING Box Number: -
Seq# Charge Charge Type Disposition
1 INTRO ARTICLE/JAIL FELONY
2 CANNABIS/POSN/20+ FELONY

Anonymous said...

HOBART? HOBART? HE NEEDS MORE HELP THAN SY CAN GIVE.

SY WILL SHOW UP AND SCRATCH OUT A NOA AND DEMAND TRIAL AND TOSS THE DISCO BACK INTO THE PROSECUTOR'S FACE AND LAUGH AT THEIR "DECLARATION OF WAR".

GO SY GO!!!

Anonymous said...

Can Lipinski qualify as a "poor innocent child that the State has decided to extract a pound of flesh from" or is he over the age limit?

sig freud said...

for what its worth (very little i suspect) i dont think faber was hooked up with dobie mcgillis.

the guy just seems like an unstable, manic, obsessive. just look at his litigation. i got my psych degree the same place juan d'arce got his ethics seminar.

Anonymous said...

That is funny; Farina has never had an Ethics Seminar for staffers. It is all tacit approval and nothing else. Get selected, stay selected and act unaware. Chief Judge for life!

By the way, Farina did have an Ethics Seminar for Judges, not staffers. Rumor is that is was horrible and covered nothing this Blog talks about.

Anonymous said...

To: “Monday, June 12, 2006 9:37:08 AM”

Faber knew about McGilllis. There are witnesses that have seen them together at juvenile in the past. Hey, the man was a frequent visitor. If Faber called Ivan, it would only prove that he knew about the upcoming article and wanted to create distance from McGilllis to avoid looking like a dunce. Faber, should have called the Police, JQC, Ethics Commission, State Attorney, Elections Department or someone with authority to file an official complaint. But, why would he? He is not stupid enough to tell on himself. Then again, McGilllis seems to fill that void...

Faber has demonstrated lack of judgment and dirty campaign tactics.

Miami Man said...

Come on, who would try to discredit McGillis or call him "KooKo, unstable, manic, etc.."? I think I know, the Judges office & friends posting anonymously and cowardly. Who else would become a player in this game. Personally, it's a shame to know this people work for us and do this kind of things. McGillis is a private citizen (not running for public office) who is simply seeking justice denied to him by an unfair judgement. Isn't such our right, but they want to silence him by making him look bad. And as for the insults posted here, I think standing up against the powerfull and connected is very brave, not crazy so where did you get your psych degree, Burger King University? By the way, I hope you are not doing this from your office, on our time and money, so get back to work.

Anonymous said...

wow finally someone with sense is posting in here. Good job.

Miami man.

Ps. I agree get back to work Judge Hernandez and his right hand D'Arce

Anonymous said...

How about the complete TPR Unit of DCF. Hello! We have been victims of this man as well. If you ever meet him, you will know what we are talking about.

Miami Man said...

Actually, I have met him. While most of us take the the flaws in the system and accept the loss, Mr. McGillis refuses to be victimized by it's shortcommings. The issue with DCF was based on his concern about the wellbeing of his orfan nefews. He took the trouble to help them and took on the system. While most of us walk away when we are pushed, sometimes some people do not and I guess you are not used to that at DCF or at the courthouse. I consider Mr. McGillis a great friend, and know him as a person who always helps others selflessly. He wouldn't be involved if it wasn't to fight a true injustice, which he does very well by the way. There is nothing for him to personally gain other than to live in a better country. Which of us would take that trouble?

Anonymous said...

Good thing we are all entitled to our opinions. Unfortunately, I am going to have to side with Judge Cohen on this one MIAMI MAN. At least she is on the record with DCF.

Anonymous said...

Judge Jeri B. Cohen ummm was she not the one who was busted saying Cuban slurs from the bench and was sanctioned by the Cuban Bar???

Oh and DCF is that the agency that lost a 3 yr old whats her name Riley and nevr found her and the same DCF that went to a home to investogate abouse of a 3yr old and said everything was great and then 2 days later the little girl was slammed against a frige by the step father and killed. Ohh I can go on and on on this subject........But the blog says no long post so sorry.

Rumpole said...

No "cut-n-paste" posts that take 4 minutes to scroll down. go ahead and write as much as you want.

Anonymous said...

That Cuban thing with Judge Cohen is over. She is a fine jurist that works hard to make things better. DCF has improved dramatically. You cannot stereotype a complete agency. What are you? A FRIVOLOUS SUIT supporter?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the status of Ivan Hernandez' JQC complaint and the indictment of Juan D'arce?

Anonymous said...

No Bob. You are the only with time served.

Anonymous said...

since when does the cuban bar have the right to sanction anyone?

i thought a cuban bar was full of chocolate, nooget, rice, and beans.

Anonymous said...

Bob, did you really call "Glue Koo" to endorse B. Miller? Que Sanaco.

Anonymous said...

alvarez and juan wasn't your proven slander about b. miller and the veteran eviction enough to get you to stop or will it just continue? this is not a political endorsement column. let's talk about something intellectual for a change.

Anonymous said...

IP's don't lie Bob.

Anonymous said...

Free Mary Jane

Anonymous said...

Florida Supreme Court Docket

Case Docket
Case Number: SC06-505 - Active
DARRIN MCGILLIS vs. DANIEL NESS, ET AL

03/15/2006 MOTION-STAY (PROCEEDINGS BELOW) PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis GRANTED 03/31/2006

03/31/2006 ORDER-RESPONSE/REPLY REQUESTED Petitioner has filed a "Petition for Writ of Mandamus and/or Petition to Invoke All Writs Jurisdiction." Respondent is hereby requested to serve a response to the above-referenced petition on or before April 17, 2006. The petitioner may serve a reply on or before April 27, 2006. Petitioner's motion to stay is hereby granted.

05/16/2006 NOTICE-SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis (O&7)

Anonymous said...

Hey Bob, your ass is in trouble now! Seems that soon you will go down as another victim of the Big D.M.!

Anonymous said...

Miami Herald, The (FL)
March 19, 2006
Section: Front
Edition: Final
Page: 4A
Memo:Talk of Our Town



NEW ACCUSATIONS AGAINST JUDICIAL AIDE
JOAN FLEISCHMAN, jfleischman@MiamiHerald.com

Another complaint against Juan F. D'Arce Jr., judicial assistant to Miami-Dade County Judge Ivan Hernandez. Criminal defense attorney Philip Reizenstein says D'Arce refused Wednesday to schedule a court matter for a client.

Reizenstein says there's a story behind that story: D'Arce, he says, displayed ``inappropriate'' behavior by showing up at his house Feb. 26 - uninvited on a Sunday - demanding to speak to him. Reizenstein's wife and law partner, Jacqueline Woodward, talked to D'Arce but did not let him in.
Reizenstein says D'Arce was upset that he hadn't returned two phone calls. Reizenstein, furious about the surprise visit, called D'Arce at the courthouse the next day and chewed him out.

D'Arce says Reizenstein threatened him, saying: ``Look, m--- f---, if you ever come to my house, I'm going to put a bullet in your head and drag you out in a body bag.'' That, D'Arce says, is why he didn't calendar Reizenstein's motion. ``I'm fearful of my life.''

Reizenstein, 43, denies threatening him. ``I chose my words carefully.'' He says he warned D'Arce that if he ``came to my house again I would take it as a threat and I would defend my family.''

Reizenstein says D'Arce has no right to refuse to calendar a case. ``I don't know what makes this judicial assistant think he can interfere with the administration of justice. I don't care if he doesn't like me. This guy is a self-appointed king.''

D'Arce, 34, is under investigation for allegedly running a consulting business on court time, and using bullying tactics to solicit clients. Prosecutors have seized D'Arce's courthouse computer.

Reizenstein sent a three-page letter to Chief Judge Joseph Farina. He mentions D'Arce's house call but says: ``Mr. D'Arce's interference with a Florida citizen's access to the courts . . . is the subject of my complaint.''

D'Arce says he went to Reizenstein's home to talk about who is authoring an anonymous blog on courthouse goings-on (justice

building.blogspot.com).

Says D'Arce: ``I kept on hearing rumors that people thought I was writing that stupid blog.'' He says some people told him they suspect Reizenstein is the blogger. ``I just wanted to ask him if he knew who the blog[ger] was.''

D'Arce also says he thought he and Reizenstein were friends. Says Reizenstein: ``I'd have a hard time picking him out of a lineup.''

Reizenstein says he doesn't know or care about the identity of the blogger, who

goes by the nom de plume ``Rumpole.'' Reizenstein says he did not return D'Arce's calls because he was in a first-degree murder trial, and that when D'Arce showed up at his house, he was napping, as was his 11-month-old son.

D'Arce says Hernandez's bailiff, Josh Estevez, heard Reizenstein's alleged threat via speakerphone. ``I told Juan to file a police report,'' Estevez says. D'Arce did not: ``I don't want to ruin his legal career.''

Anonymous said...

Scandal is brewing over at the Florida bar:

Ramon A. Abadin, Esq., (a very powerful attorney) is reviewing a complaint that was escalated to him by the Florida bar against Miguel De La O, several problems with this, some are below:

He, Ramon A. Abadin donated money to Leifmans campaign, so did Miguel de la O. They are both listed as the top endorsements on Leifmans official campaign web site and the campaign contribution report filed with the county.

Problem Miguel De La O, is the co-chair to Leifmans campaign.

Interesting fact: Randi Klayman Lazarus and Kenneth Marvin of the Florida Bar have reviewed the complaint for disposition, they also contributed to Leifmans campaign. “Conflict” “Conflict”.

Problem, when the complaint against Miguel De La O, was filed with the Florida bar it was assigned to Randi Klayman Lazarus, weeks later after being told a response to the complaint was being requested of De La O, it is revealed that Miguel De La O, is personal friends with Randi K. Lazarus and is on her grievance committee. (I guess having De La O on the grievance to decide his own fate was just wrong). So the case was supposedly sent to Barnaby Lee Min for get this “impartial review” in what took 3 weeks only took Mr. Min one day to close the case and not ask for a response to the complaint. We can be sure that since Lazarus and Min share the same office space that no conflict existed. (Eyes rolling).

John Harness office said it would be sent to another circuit (i.e. Ft. Lauderdale for impartial review) never happened. Ms. Arlene Sankel refused to do the right thing. Mr. John Anthony Boggs appears and says I will make a independent review (yea right). Meanwhile Ms. Sankel’s writing letters to Mr. De La O, saying case is closed and then after Boggs gets involved writes another letter case sent to grievance committee.

Miguel De la O, is a powerful man, he was recently appointed to be the Chair of the Florida Bar of Examiners. If this complaint would have been against any other lawyer at the very least the bar would have complied with its policies of asking for a response to the VERIFIED complaint. It actually says this on there web site.

Those of you lawyers wishing to avoid answering those irritating bar complaints simply get appointed to one of the grievance committees of the Florida bar. It’s kind of like that pesky corrupt Judicial Assistant just did not have the right friends in the right places.

All together now “CORRUPTION”.

The Florida bar (when I say this I mean the Miami div) waited until Ramon was recently elected to the board of governors of the Florida bar before escalating the complaint to him. The complaint was sitting at the Grievance committee for over six months. My how time flies.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Min has some other problems heading toward that office.