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Thursday, July 20, 2006

CHH CHH CHANGES

This is a good fact to ponder throughout the day:

The Captain writes:

Next time The Captain will refrain from metaphoring with references to skud missles and the Middle East. It looks like I turned the REGJB blog into the Middle East Conflict Blog.
Let's get back to the good stuff like the upcoming elections and the Indictment of a Judge (that is Indictment on this Blog).

In less than 7 weeks, the voters of Dade County will be faced with contested races in:

Circuit Court:Group 25, 42, 78, 79, 80

County Court:Group 1, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 27, 39, 40, 43

That means we could be looking at as many as 16 new judges in our County come January of 2007.
Let the voter beware!!!!!

AND THE CAPTAIN HAS SPOKEN .....

Rumpole wonders how many members of the judiciary are getting less sleep than the Captain(who posted after 1AM) and Rumpole (who posted before 6 AM)?

PS: Congratulations to Judge Rob Pinero. Successful prosecutor. County Court Judge. Respected Circuit Court Judge. But you've never really made it in this town until your thoughts on sentencing are posted on everyone's favorite federal blog. Welcome to the big time Judge Pinero!

See You In Court sipping the cuban coffee and scanning the federal blog on our phone to see what comments we can lift for our humble blog.

138 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since rumpole and the captain will not be awake until sometime after 12 noon, I can safely make this post. (You see Rumpole and Captain spent the entire night resolving the mideast blog conflicts.)

Did you hear the one about the father of the Arab suicide bomber?

"I'm so proud of little Mahmoud," he said. "You know, it's funny about kids – they blow up so fast!"

I admit it. It's a sick joke. But it's a kind of metaphor for the madness taking place in the Middle East today.

If it wasn't all a matter of life and death, it would be humorous. If it wasn't all a matter of preventing another holocaust, it would be laughable. If it wasn't all a matter of preserving Western Civilization from perhaps its gravest threat, it would be a laugh riot.

Anonymous said...

All judges have their own agenda (pro-state, pro-defense, etc.), some are easy to work with and others more difficult. The good ones had experience in the courtroom before they took the bench and honored the legal system rather than embarrassed it. In the races where we have incumbents to measure, the winners ought to be:

Circuit races:
SCHWARTZ (Larry) - He is qualified. His opponent is too but he doesn't merit replacement.
MURPHY - He is qualified. His opponent is too but he doesn't merit replacement.

County races:
McWHORTER - She is qualified. Her opponent panders to the latin vote with her name change and lacks experience.
FABER - He is qualified. His opponent is poorly rated by lawyers, has problems with the JQC and has not proven worthy of re-election.
ADDICOTT - She is qualified. Her opponent is poorly rated by lawyers, has ethical lapses of her own and has not proven worthy of re-election.
MILAN - He is qualified. His opponent is poorly rated by lawyers, has not proven worthy of re-election and is blatantly playing the race as a victim card to retain her seat.
LEIFMAN - The most highly-rated judge on the bench and extremely qualified. His opponent is not in any way qualified.
SAMUELS - He is qualified. His opponent is not.
SCHWARTZ (Shelley) - He is qualified. His opponent is too but he doesn't merit replacement.
MILLER - She is qualified. Her opponent is not.
RIPPINGILLE - She is qualified. Her opponent is too but she doesn't merit replacement.

Anonymous said...

Rippingille is qualified? For what?

Anonymous said...

I thought Judge Samuels opposition dropped from the race?

Can you clarify if he still has opposition?

Anonymous said...

c'mon hernandez is a vet and for this reason he should be re-elected. Who cares if he allows his JA to campaign from his office to undeat other judges. He is still a VET. Who cares if you cannot get a hearing before him after you have pissed off his JA. He is still a VET. Who cares if the JQC is investigating him. He is still a VET.

Do you get the point he is a vet it does not matter what he does. get this through your head people

Rumpole said...

1) The defense never rests and rumpole rarely sleeps. We are wide awake and planning our next brillant cross.
2) could the person who left the post on which candidates/judges are qualified send us an email with their private email address? We have some questions about candidates/judges that we don't know much about that maybe you could help us answer.

Anonymous said...

rumpole needs help, Ummmm

Rumpole said...

Obviously you are being sarcastic but Judge Hernandez did put his life on the line to serve his country in Vietnam, and that does show something about his character. But so did John Kerry and look what happened to him.

Rumpole said...

Its raining pretty hard. Can Chief Judge Farina cancel court today, please?

Anonymous said...

John Kerry dem, Hernandez Rep

dunno

Anonymous said...

*** URGENT ***

Notice of District Court Assessment Survey: The District Court of Appeal Workload and Jurisdiction Assessment committee is asking lawyers, litigants and the public to complete an on-line survey to help them evaluate the district courts of appeal. The assessment committee will examine the survey results as they consider whether a court’s performance in a specific area could be appreciably improved with a jurisdictional change

go to this link:

http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/dca_review.shtml

Rumpole said...

Can they get the Third DCA (aka Third PCA) to start writing some opinions and stop PCA'ing difficult cases where they base their decisions on the result wanted and not the law?

Anonymous said...

mingus sanchez qualified? you sir are not qualified to render anymore opinions anywhere ever.

Anonymous said...

Being a vet is about the last thing that qualifies someone for the judiciary. Soldiers don't question authority, they blindly follow it. A judge, particularly on the County bench, needs a critical eye to judge the testimony of police officers and witnesses. By the measure of Hernandez' ethical lapses, seems he forgot about those principles he was fighting for when he donned his robes. The man is not a good judge and his vet background doesn't make him worthy of re-election.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 8:11:06

Wake up! That was Slom whose opponent dropped out. Relax though, her husband gave her permission to enter one of the newly created seat races.

dear 8:02 said...

josie velez is qualified? who are you? you must be a man of average timber.

Anonymous said...

Migna Sanchez-Lorens and Bonnie Rippingille are both qualified. They have paid their dues, tried cases and have the experience for serious consideration. We can debate whether they are better candidates than their opponents, but that is a different debate.

Anonymous said...

Hernandez is not under investigation by the JQC, there is nothing in the canons that prevents a Judicial Assistant from working on campaigns, thus how would he be in violation of anything?

Leifman feared Juan D was working on Juan Gonzalez's campaign and tried to attack Hernandez's JA to put pressure on Gonzalez to drop out.

Hernandez is not being investigated as there is nothing he could be investigated for.

Ivan is a respectable Judge who meets Rumpole's criteria for endorsement. I am going to vote for him.

Anonymous said...

YEA BUT DID HER HUSBAND (I MEAN D'ARCE) GIVE HER PERMISSION TO SPEAK TO THE HERALD YET?

Anonymous said...

Third DCA (aka Third PCA) could give a damm about telling people why they will lose the case. Now with Rithenberg on the Third DCA (aka Third PCA) all hope for PCA's to be gone is lost. Although with rothenberg you may get a 50 page opinion here and there but you will not find a legal basis for her argument.

Anonymous said...

hey 9:50am ....

You may want to recheck your facts perhaps looking at this document sent by Chief Judge Farina to the JQC complaining about Judge Hernandez.

here is a link to the letter found:

http://www.operationrestorejustice.com/Farina%20JQC%20Let%203.30.2005.pdf

Anonymous said...

Gina Mendez should get serious consideration Rumper. Everyone and I mean everyone that I speak with says that Schwartz is the terrible. Mendez might be married to a guy who is a little frightening but can we blame a nice woman for wedding a (sb)? It happens everyday. She distingished herself as a prosecutor and proved as a defense attorney, that she is not afraid to try difficult cases. That sounds like a balanced trial atty to me who would be an asset to our bench. Plus, she is a very nice person who comes from an outstanding family.

Anonymous said...

It appears that Shelley Swartz was writing posts at 9:04am! Shouldn't he be on the bench or at least shining his Judge pendant at that time?

Anonymous said...

the canons talk about leading the pretige of the office of judge to "others" for personal gain is a violation of canons. "Others" my dear friend means the judges JA.

Is miami just a bunch of dead beats.

Anonymous said...

we'd all be better off sipping, errr gulping, down some good ol' fashioned Irish coffee.

Anonymous said...

i guess if you served in the armed forces, you are inherently qualified to be a judge. i, too, see the correlation between selfless service to your country and the ability to interpret the law. the leap should also be made to appointments like the surgeon general; if you are a vet, you are inherently qualififed to make major medical opinions.

cant argue with that logic.

Anonymous said...

why stop there Brain surgery just as well

Anonymous said...

FYI Rocket Scientist-"Marino" is latin!

Anonymous said...

why is rumpole not qualifying for any open seats.

1. Cannot get up before noon.
2. JQC wont let him continue the blog.

or

3. he is already a Judge.

Eugene V. Debs said...

Patricia Marino is Italian.

Anonymous said...

who cares

Anonymous said...

Speaking of D'Arce... any one know what he's doing?

He's on unpaid leave as a JA and he's not employed by any judicial candidate.

Anonymous said...

hello, he is employed by Juan Gonazalez; George Alvarez; and whats her name Armenteros Chavez (ya know the one that needs adult supervision before she can talk to the herald).

So thats 3 employment contracts Juan D'Arce has.

Anonymous said...

juan more day till the weekend

Anonymous said...

did the pilots seek rehearing??

Anonymous said...

A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middle-aged, balding man standing at the counter methodically placing "Love" stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them.

He then takes out a perfume bottle and starts spraying scent all over them. His curiosity getting the better of him, he goes up to the balding man and asks him what he is doing.

The man says "I’m sending out 1,000 Valentine cards signed, ‘Guess who?’"

"But why?" asks the man.

"I’m a divorce lawyer."

Anonymous said...

Exactly she's Italian not Spanish.
I know a lot of people were up in
arms with the whole Peter Camacho
Adrien thing last elections. So my
question is why aren't these same
people blasting this Patricia Marino-Pedraza thing. Anyone who has been in the REGJB for the past
10 years knows her as Marino, period!!!

Anonymous said...

i hear shirlyon is gonna make her last name cohen-feliciano-mcwhorter

Anonymous said...

people have been blasting it , but I'm voting for her anyway, because her last name of marino and her dolphin colors make me think shes related to dan marino. At least that's what a lot of old ladies in sweetwater have been telling me

Anonymous said...

i guess a bunch of elected unqualified baby lawyers is better than jeb's political hack appointments.

but something tells me the newly elected hyphenated-named jurists would pass jebs litmus test.

Anonymous said...

To 10:12:35:
You should check with the clerk of the court,an assistant state attorney,court reporter and all defendants who were before Judge Sheldon"ShellY"Schwartz before you suggest something.Why not talk from knowledge and inteeligence instead of stupidity.You may also wish to check with the Judge and attorneys who were before him from 8:15 thru approximately 11:00 without a break
Check fact but perhaps you do not know how to like some others on this blog.

Anonymous said...

anyone ineterested in starting a new blog?

Anonymous said...

interested*

Anonymous said...

I like the Middle East discussions - they're a good metaphor for the justice building and all the goings on inside. It's all a big grinding, never ending wheel, a trial of sorts, that will always end in a hung jury, to be retried again and again, with everyone claiming the moral highground. These discussions about which judge is best is like voting for a US president thinking that he can ever make a difference over there. Judge Murphy is a great judge, but he presides over only one courtroom. Bill Clinton had Arafat and the former PM shaking hands on the South lawn. I read today's paper, and I wonder whether that actually took place or I'm just dreaming. PD's blame prosecutors, Israeli's blame Arabs, vice versa all around, and nobody gives an inch, ever. If everything weren't sufficiently summed up by a metaphorical effort to grab or keep more land, we would all live in a happier world; not lobbing insults or bombs at each other. Nobody has a unique claim to land in the middle east, and nobody has a monopoly on truth in the justice building. We just work there.

Anonymous said...

Patti whatsherlastnamethisweek is completely unqualified. Sort of like a much younger Juan Gonzalez in drag with a blonde wig.

Rumpole said...

WHAZZA A MATTA WIT MY BLOG? (ungrateful creatins. go back to broward and cow tow to the judges you bunch a simpletons woosies.-sorry to use all of these high brow legal terms.)

Anonymous said...

CrEtins. Whose ungrateful Rump? Why do you sound so sad?

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Rod Vereen who was sworn in today as the president of the WF Bar Association. PDO in 08.

Anonymous said...

what's WF bar association

Anonymous said...

To 4:08, if you want a funny blog, click on this Jerry Springer special!! http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff73413.htm Rump, based on what these folks post on their site, I'd say you have nothing to worry about.

Anonymous said...

Listen- Patty "dan" Marino Dwayne Wade is highly qualified to be a judge. she hasn't learned any bad habits trying cases on her own, so when sam slom tells her to do something she will follow his directions to the letter.

what a friggin waste of time and money.

Jason Grey said...

That so much of the blog is devoted to the name game is proof we live in a backwards ass backwater. How did we come to the point where people feel confident that they can win an election with no more qualification than a Hispanic sounding name? Why do we continue allowing voters to elect unqualified lawyers judges? We need to change the criteria to run. Twenty years practicing law and 10 jury trials to qualify

Anonymous said...

CNN NEWS FLASH- Strategic Air Command has reduced its alert level that was raised earlier today. The heat flash seen in the South Florida area was not a missile, but has been confirmed to be Patty Dan Marino going ballistic reading these comments about her NAME GAME.

Anonymous said...

patty patty fo fatty
fee fi fo ratty....
Patty..
the name game...

Anonymous said...

Hey Marino-Wade, look at it this way- the only bad press is your obituary.

Anonymous said...

10 years and 20 jury trials.

vidal sassoon said...

jason, the arrogant ass that he is, makes a valid point ( i cant believe im agreeing with him on this).

i think it should be 10 years for county, 15 years for circuit, min of 10 jury trials and an english proficiency exam.

Anonymous said...

For all you trashing Patti, How many of you know, the number of trials McWhorter tried. Not 1.
So what are all you of you bitching and complaining about.
If you don't like the fact that people in dade county vote for last names, then get the fuck out and move somewhere else, perhaps, in hillbilly town where you belong and then run for judge.
McWhorter is not qualified to be a judge and never will be.

PEACE OUT!

The Truth said...

I supervised McWhorter at State and she tried plenty.

Anonymous said...

"Why do we continue allowing voters to elect unqualified lawyers judges?"

Go back to law school dumbass...because we are a democracy.

Anonymous said...

what is going on with judge jeff swartz? did he pull out of judge reyes' race?

CAPTAIN said...

LATEST COUNT IN BROWARD:

It's now 24 candidates for the six open seats - and still three hours of qualifying time left on Friday.

Both Circuit Court races have three candidates each that have qualified.

Interesting note: Dade APD Michele Towbin qualified today - but added her married name and is now running as Michele Towbin Singer.

Also, County Court candidate Arlene Simon became ArlenE Simon Campione.

and for all you Terri-Ann Miller fans, she has qualified to run in Group 32.

more to come .............

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

CAPTAIN said...

Jeff Swartz

I reported several weeks ago that Jeffrey Swartz pulled out of that race.

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

Anonymous said...

Hey, if those criteria were to be met to become a judge, 20 jury trials, 10 years experience, and proficiency of the English language, where would that leave 50 percent of our newly elected judges. Thomas, AKA Tomas, I don't believe has more than 8 or 9 trials. Adrien, AKA Camacho, has never stood in front of a jury and English is not his forte. Who else can I pick on this beautiful afternoon? No, that's it. I'm done. Tomorrow, I'll pick on someone else.

Anonymous said...

captain you are full of shit you never reported that.

I read this fuckin blog daily and you are a fukin liar

Anonymous said...

testy are we

Anonymous said...

For all of you who want to change the rules on qualifying for judge, I'm sure Jeb would be more than willing to help you out on that. Give him a call and ask. Do it quick before he's out of a job.

Anonymous said...

if I ever find that piece of shit low life bastard RUMPOLE I am going to kick his ass.

Anonymous said...

Dan Marino is getting very angry you are dissing his relative

CAPTAIN said...

TO 6:46 PM

On June 20th, one month ago today, I said the following:

CAPTAIN said...
CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

I am happy to report that Judge Israel Reyes has been officially relected to the position of Circuit Court Judge. With the withdrawal of candidate Jeffrey Swartz today, Judge Reyes is unopposed. Reyes' term will run from January 2007 for six years.

so, in the words of Douglas Neidermeyer, of Animal House fame: "You're a goddamned disgrace" .... so go back to doing whatever foul mouths like you do!

AND THE CAPTAIN HAS SPOKEN .....

Larry the Cable Guy said...

someones pissed off The Captain, ooooohhhhh

Rumpole said...

Someone wrote:

"if I ever find that piece of shit low life bastard RUMPOLE I am going to kick his ass. "

Rumpole responds: Please go re-read the post we wrote on Tuesday July 18 and follow each and every step very carefully.

Peace

Jason Grey said...

I'M not an ass.

Anonymous said...

uhh

Anonymous said...

can anyone name all the gay and lesbian judges on the bench in miami

Anonymous said...

rumpole reizenstein wont endorse Ms. Mendez eventhough she is worthy of support. He has a personal dislike of her.

Anonymous said...

can anyone name all the gay and lesbian anonymous posters:

just one: 10:07 PM

Jason Grey said...

Hey 5:52, your post is very enlightening. “We are a democracy”, Wow! You must have completed social studies class in second grade. Did you get that one all by yourself or did you phone a friend? You are a retard, and I mean no offense to retards by calling you that. There is no reason we must continue to elect judges, (statutes and amendments not-withstanding); they can be appointed after first being vetted by some reasonable non-political process. Or we can raise the prerequisites to become a judge so that if voters choose to elect a Judge by flipping a coin all the available choices are qualified. (Sort of a tipsy coachman rule for elections). Do you really think it’s a good Idea to elect people to preside over Jury trials if they have never been in one? Do you think it benefits anyone to have a judge who doesn’t know what he or she is doing in a courtroom? Do you think it is healthy for our democracy to allow uninformed voters pick our Judges by playing the name game, or rock, scissors, paper? You are an Idiot. Try a blog you can comprehend and have a friend read this post to you and explain the big lawyer words

Anonymous said...

jason grey doesnt play - he speaks the truth.

zzzzzzz said...

You need a scorecard to track all the people running in Broward.

Who are the front runners and who are the pretenders?

Anonymous said...

A very very rich gentleman dies,leaving his fortune to his only living
friends, a Doctor, a
CEO, and a Lawyer. But being the eccentric he was, his will stipulated
that each one must
place their third of the money in his coffin before he is put in his
final resting place. The
funeral comes and goes. Over a year later the three friends are
talking over lunch and the
topic of the old man and his strange ways comes into the conversation.
The Doctor finally
says "I have to be honest, I didn't place ALL of the money into his
coffin, I kept five
million". Then the CEO states "Well, I have to admit that I too kept
some of the cash. Ten
million to be exact". The Lawyer glares at the two and says "I am
ASHAMED of you two,
I wrote a check for the FULL amount!"

Anonymous said...

Broward now has 7 candidates for the 2 new circuit slots, a 4th person qualified today in one of the two new seats.

how does any candidate expect to get their messaage to voters in 6 weeks with at least 3 people running in 6 seats?

Anonymous said...

A lawyer returns to his parked BMW to find the headlights broken and
his front bumper smashed. There's no sign of the offending vehicle,
but he's relieved to see that there's a note stuck under the windshield
wiper. The lawyer picks up the note.

"Sorry. I just backed into your Beemer. The witnesses who saw the
accident are nodding and smiling at me because they think I'm leaving
my name, address and other particulars. But I'm not."

Anonymous said...

Normally, any time someone even hints Phil R is Rumpole he posts within seconds to vehemently deny the identification. Yet, when someone says he doesn't like Gina Mendez, there is silence. Is silence an admission Phil? Do you dislike Gina? Oh well, Gina. I guess you just lost the Rumpole endorsement.

Anonymous said...

When endorsing candidates, Rumpole needs to assure the person is even-tempered. Marino Pedraza and Hernandez are good examples of even tempered candidates.

McWhorter, Leifman, Gonzalez, Slom, and Cohn are bad examples.

Anonymous said...

Phil could not be a Judge b/c he is very uneven tempered.

(He threatened to kill D'Arce)

Anonymous said...

12:13:09 -
What are you drinking? Patty Whatshernamethisweek and Ivan (the terrible) Hernandez are two of the three worst candidates in these races. The outright worst is, of course, Juan (i am an idiot) Fernandez who by every measure loses. Even if what you suggest were true that is hardly the stuff to base elections on. If you haven't got a clue it doesn't matter how even-tempered you are.

Anonymous said...

Do some of you believe the crap you write?

Phil would be a great judge. Ivan Hernandez has no business being a judge, regardless of DArce.

Does anyone really think a 5-8 year lawyer is "qualified" (other that statutorily) to be a judge?

When you were in law school, did you envision people like juan gonzalez as judges?

Do we want experienced practitioners to run and seek appointment, or just people with names that will register with unknowing old ladies?

Are the non cuban judges bad? And are all the cuban judges the best?

Should we get rid of leifman because the ticket lawyers are mad at him?

Should we elect Cathy Parks because she is a nurse?

Should we defend Juan DArce's right to use judicial elections not to place qualified candidates, but to seek revenge?

Yes, this is a democracy, but shouldnt we be responsible about it?

Anonymous said...

did you know that judge newman never even practiced law. he got his law license and waited on his ass for 5 yrs and ran for the county court seat. you want unqualified that his a huge example

Anonymous said...

Jason,

You get so angry, it is great. From hence forth, you shall be known as Japoleon.

Dear Japoleon:

Would you rather have politically connected cronies appointed for life? At least this way, when a judge is rude, ruthless and vindictive, he or she can be challenged. Don't even say merit retention, because that is a joke.

So, Japoleon, please calm down and stop writing stupid things on the blog.

s/ Wellington

Anonymous said...

Jason: I'm glad you're back. Screw all the naysayers. You're one of the few making sense around here!

Anonymous said...

Hey, rumpole why did you delete my Michael Jackson joke?

Anonymous said...

How do you know when it's bedtime at Michael Jackson's house?

Anonymous said...

Funny but, Judge Ed Newman started out real slow but, lately has become a rather good judge.

Maybe the rule should be:

To be a judge you must:

a. Be a reasonable person.
b. Have practiced law on an active basis for at least 10 years.
c. The judgeship must be a cut in pay.
d. Must have tried at least 50 cases.
e. Must be nice and not be a jerk.

Anonymous said...

15 years, or the judicial pay must not be more than 30% of what you make now. So if its 130 grand - then you have to make at least 100 to be considered for appointment or to run.

This saves the 15 year asa's and pds who are making like 70

And, yes, you cant be a jerk

Anonymous said...

Absolutely you should vote for Cathy Parks as a nurse b/c nurses at least know know to listen and have some degree of compassion. That's better than all the other candidates. I'm voting for Parks. 3rd shift. Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nurse is on the blog. Welcome!!

Anonymous said...

There are also a lot of nurses who relish in telling people to bend over and then sticking a needle in them.

Anonymous said...

You guys are idiots. That's Cathy writing about herself at 11:33:39.

Miguel M. de la O said...

I tried a case against Judge McWhorter many moons ago. So, she tried at least one.

Anonymous said...

thats one more than half the other pathetic candidates

Anonymous said...

It is funny how a Law Degree did not make any of you fools any smarter or street wise. Thank God for that or we would all be in a mess. Thanks for being stupid and showing how after all those years in school and even practicing, you are still idiots. Gracias Dios!

Anonymous said...

I hear there are a couple of Florida Bar, Elections Commission and Ethics Commission Complaints being filed on some private attorneys and some partners from a large law firm for libel. Anyone heard the scoop on this?

I smell huge law suits!

Anonymous said...

Yes, an inexperienced lawyer can eventually make a good judge. But, that misses the point. It takes years and a judgeship should not be a learn as you go job. Remember that judges can cause substantial damage to the community and people's lives during the "learning process."

I doubt it would make any of the victims or defendants who got screwed by a crappy judge who didn't know what he or she was doing feel any better if they learned that the judge later achieved competency.

Anonymous said...

Rump and or Captain, can you ask Judge McWhorter to explain her secret on becoming rich in a short time?

The American Dream I tell you! From being a poor no body to Judge with lots of money! "Yeah, You Go Girl!"

Anonymous said...

You go Girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Two attorneys were walking out of a bar and a beautiful young lady walks by. One attorney turns to his associate and comments "Boy, I would like to fuck her! The other attorney thinks for a second and said "Out of what"?

Anonymous said...

Hey Juan everyone knows when you post (like 1:25) Stay off the blog you idiot. You are a pint-sized wannabe. You are done in this county. Go back to Honduras you shrimp

Anonymous said...

Viva Honduras! Fastly becoming a majority of the South Florida population! Que Viva!

Anonymous said...

juan is nica, not that it matters by why insult the honduran people

Anonymous said...

did you hear the one about the JA that got fired by the judge?

NO, me either because hernandez wont fire him.

no joke here

Anonymous said...

Did you guys see frumpy velis and Manno today? Women's Political Caucus meeting today. Cohn, Ripplegill, Parks, Schwartz, Faber looked good.

Anonymous said...

faber good? you're kidding. agree with the rest.

Anonymous said...

faber's kids are cute.

Anonymous said...

Parks has a son at Yale, i heard

Anonymous said...

so?

Anonymous said...

Who's that Arab woman who's running?

Anonymous said...

She's not arab, you moron!!

Anonymous said...

Manno wrote that, you idiot!

Anonymous said...

manno's mean

Anonymous said...

who are you referring to with the arab comment ?

Anonymous said...

If Velis shaved her chest hair and gave it to Shelly I would vote for her.

Anonymous said...

disgusting

Anonymous said...

parks corvette is cute.

Anonymous said...

She is Barbie I tell ya'!

Anonymous said...

can we talk about how annoying rippingale is?

Anonymous said...

Parks is going to win!

Anonymous said...

faber is everywhere

Anonymous said...

Yeah, He's working hard.

Anonymous said...

barbie for judge!

Anonymous said...

parks-barbie!

Anonymous said...

Being "Barbie" is not a bad thing- we would all love to see you on the bench!

Anonymous said...

Barbie on the Bench! kool

Anonymous said...

Barbie Corvette?

Anonymous said...

No Barbie-Parks Corvette.

Anonymous said...

cute

Anonymous said...

PARKS FOR JUDGE!

PARKS FOR JUDGE!

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06.12.06 • MIAMI HERALD - County Court 'Super Glue' Case now tied to politics. CLICK HERE

06.10.06 • MIAMI HERALD - Judge Accused of Campaign Violations. CLICK HERE

06.07.06 • Judge Ivan Hernandez, Judicial Assistant has E-mailed O.R.J. threatening to sue us for slander: CLICK HERE

05.31.06 • MIAMI HERALD - touched on the facts surrounding this years testy judicial elections: CLICK HERE

05.30.06 • TO HEAR THE JUDGES SPEAK OUT CLICK HERE

04.05.06 • DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW - Judge's judicial aide on leave without pay. CLICK HERE

03.19.06 • MIAMI HERALD - New accusations against judicial aide. CLICK HERE

03.02.06 • MIAMI HERALD - Courthouse computer of judge's aide seized. CLICK HERE

03.01.06 • MIAMI HERALD - A political question in judge's chambers. CLICK HERE

03.01.06 • DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW - Justice System Courthouse extortion claimed. CLICK HERE




Highly respected, Chief Judge Joseph P. Farina, wrote to the Judicial Qualifications Commission "J.Q.C." regards several complaints his office received against Judge Ivan Hernandez and his JA, obstructing the access of litigants to Judge Hernandez's court. CLICK HERE to view the letter.
Bennett H. Brummer, the top defender of the poor in his capacity as PUBLIC DEFENDER of Miami-Dade County, wrote to Chief Judge Farina complaining about Judge Ivan Hernandez and his JA, Juan D'Arce. CLICK HERE to view the letter.

Highly respected, Attorney, Don S. Cohn, wrote to Chief Judge Farina complaining about Judge Ivan Hernandez and his JA, Juan D'Arce. CLICK HERE to view letter.




In 2006, Judge Ivan Hernandez a South Florida County Court Judge decided to ignore his duty to promote public confidence by continuing to employ his Judicial Assistant after the Judge's office was raided by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office under a criminal subpoena. Judge Hernandez court house computer was seized in early March 2006, as part of the Miami-Dade State Attorneys Office public corruption criminal investigation against the Judge and his Judicial assistant.

The Judge's right hand and judicial assistant also made several anti-Semitic slurs against highly respected administrative Judge Steve Leifman, because the administrative Judge had informed Judge Ivan Hernandez that he was getting numerous upon numerous complaints from litigants about the judicial assistants rudeness and obstruction of access to the court.

Judge Ivan Hernandez who is fortunately up for re-election this year will be facing opposition for his judicial seat. O.R.J. urges all who vote this year to restore justice and remove Judge Ivan Hernandez by voting for highly respected Attorney Robin W. Faber.




In addition to the criminal investigation Judge Ivan Hernandez, recently had a "show cause order" (writ of mandamus) issued against him by the Third District Court of Appeal, after his judicial assistant Juan D'Arce was rude and repeatedly denied a litigant access to his Court. CLICK HERE to view order.

Judge Samuel J. Slom (the Administrative Judge overseeing Judge Hernandez), tells the Miami Herald on May 30, 2006, that he has received numerous upon numerous complaints about Juan D'Arce being rude, insensitive and obstructing the access of litigants to the Court. CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE AUDIO.

Take a moment to watch the below video of the oral argument in the Third District Court of Appeal were Attorney Miguel De La O, (who is friends with Juan D'Arce) attempts to defend the conduct of Judge Hernandez and his judicial assistant.

Pay close attention to the rebuttal portion of the video

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The 3rd DCA panel on the pending main appeal was,

LEVY, GREEN & SHEPHERD



FLORIDA THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
The 3rd DCA panel that issued the show cause "writ of mandamus" order against Judge Hernandez, was,

LEVY, FLETCHER & CORTINAS



CLICK HERE to view order.




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Opinions of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee

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If you wish to report a violation of Chapters 104, 106, or Section 105.071, Florida Statutes, you can download a copy of the complaint form: CLICK HERE

An Aid to Understanding Canon 7. Guidelines to Assist Judicial Candidates in Campaign and Political Activities (updated May 15, 2006): CLICK HERE



Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis was sworn in as Florida's 52nd Chief Justice in a ceremonial session held at 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee on June 30, 2006. To watch this historic event CLICK HERE. Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis, Biography CLICK HERE
Notice of District Court Assessment Survey: The District Court of Appeal Workload and Jurisdiction Assessment committee is asking lawyers, litigants and the public to complete an on-line survey to help them evaluate the district courts of appeal. The assessment committee will examine the survey results as they consider whether a court’s performance in a specific area could be appreciably improved with a jurisdictional change. CLICK HERE



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Operation Restore Justice is geared toward exposing corruption in the Florida Court system. The web site is here to expose the very rare cases in which a Judge or those under the Judge's control violate the publics trust.

The Supreme Court of Florida has set a path of rooting out judicial wrong doing at all levels. The Supreme Court has released numerous opinions over the past few years making it clear to the general public that it will not tolerate violations of the code of judicial conduct either by a sitting judge or a candidate for judge. Recently the Supreme Court of Florida removed a judge from office because of violations of the code of judicial conduct that happened during his judicial campaign to become a Florida Judge.

All citizens of Florida can be sure that our highest court will NOT tolerate violations of the Code of Judicial conduct at any level. Our supreme court is not shy in expressing its condemnation of any Judge who violates the public trust by not following the code of judicial conduct.

Operation Restore Justice is under the control of a private citizen. It was due to the criminal investigation presently against Judge Ivan Hernandez and his Judicial Assistant, by the Miami-Dade State Attorneys office which has resulted in the seizure of the Judges computer under a criminal subpoena, that Operation Restore Justice was born in early 2006. In addition to complaints from numerous litigants of being denied access to Judge Hernandez court and Racial slurs by his Judicial Assistant against the administrative Judge.

Florida has some of the best Judges in the world. We cannot let a handful of bad apples destroy the prestige of Florida's judicial system. The Supreme Court of Florida through its recent opinions has demonstrated that it will NOT tolerate judges who do not follow the code of judicial conduct.