Today's definition is:
noun- Person, former judge;
Latin: judicious desperatous;
adj: To Swartz.1) to file for election against an incumbent who is about to be promoted, thus securing for yourself the elected position un-contested.
Syn: sneaky, schemer,
See also: izzy reyes enemies list.
Word reaches us that the Florida Election Commission on February 24 of this year fined former County Court Judge Jeffrey Swartz over $9,000.00 gavels for failing to file campaign treasurer reports on four separate occasions.
Here is what we think: are there any attorneys out there who were recipients of a lecture from Judge Swartz because they didn’t file motions timely, and were lectured on the proper way to do things?
Its not so easy when the shoe is on the other foot is it?
A Judge is empowered to decide whether a person violated the law. Shouldn’t the judge have the common sense to follow the law?
Election finance reporting requirements are not suggestions.
The reporting requirements are the law in Florida.
Go over to those strange orange and black colored books on your bookshelf entitled “Florida Statues, cut off the cellophane, open Chapter 106, pour yourself a large cup of coffee, and read.
In this day and age the citizens and legislature demand judges who have little tolerance for people who do not follow the law. (until one of them is charged with a crime, but that’s a topic for another day).
Rumpole has little tolerance for judges who cannot follow the law.
See You In Court, scowling at the Judge.
PS: Magistrate Ted Klein is in stable condition. Keep the good thoughts heading his way.