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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

COURTROOM LUNACY

Ever suspicious of our robed readers, we are constantly on the lookout for exhibitions of their true nature. Now comes this report of a New York State Judge whose behaviour would make a Broward Judge proud.

The New York Times reports HERE
that Judge Robert M. Restaino, in a fairly accurate re-enactment of the infamous "strawberry incident" in The Caine Mutiny, took an entire courtroom into custody after no one would admit to owning a cell phone that rang during a hearing.

We are happy to report that such behaviour is not tolerated in New York:

Yesterday, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct recommended the removal of a judge in Niagara Falls City Court who had what the commission’s chairman called “two hours of inexplicable madness” when a cellphone rang in his courtroom.




NEW POLL: In light of the rampant speculation in the comments section, we have a new poll up for the first time in a long time. Choose who you think should be the next Dade PD. Suggest new candidates in the comments section and we will add them to the poll.





40 comments:

Anonymous said...

MANUEL ALVAREZ FOR PD

fake adrien said...

Take an entire courtroom into custody. Now why didn't I think of that?

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of Jayne Weintraub for PD. Will she run?

Anonymous said...

steve mechanic, joel magazine or tom morgan for pd.

Anonymous said...

Top 10 PD Picks

1) SHUMIE
2) ROGER ELKIND
3) THE Q
4) BARZEE
5) WARREN SCHWARTZ
6)ALEX "DIS IS BULLSHEET" MICHAELS
7) FRANK GAVIRIA
8) JAY WHITE
9) MENDY
10) EZEE E ELORTIGUI

Jason Grey said...

Remember the time Judge Barbara Levenson took all of the black construction workers in the REGJB into custody, because none would admit to making a comment to one of her Jurors?

Anonymous said...

How about Gabe Martin. He can manage 200 lawyers. Suspended- so what- he's as qualified now as he was in 04.

Anonymous said...

Rump,
Unlike Capt. Quige the NY Judge NEVER Found the cell phone. The Caine Muntiny should be mandatory veiwing for ASAs & Judges
D. Sisselman

Anonymous said...

The dark haired, blue eyed prosecutor from Law and Order. NOW THAT IS HOT!

Anonymous said...

Nelso Bellido for PD!

fake judge said...

It's about time a judge took an entire courtroom into custody for a ringing cell phone - have you ever been in a courtroom when one goes off? It makes like 4 seconds of noise and ruins everything for the entire day.

eyeonQ said...

The Job is the Q's if he wants it.

Can't you just imagine the PD's office run by the Q?

Fear the Q
Respect the Q
Close your eyes and

become the PD Q

Anonymous said...

Best quip from yesterday's comments:

"They say the Pd's office is very roomy
but is it big enough for the Ego of Shumie?"

been laughing about that for a day now.

Anonymous said...

3:35-

Mechanic and Goldstein??

from the good old days.

Weiner Robin Tunkey Ross

Mishkin & Golembe

Mel Kessler

Black and Furci

ahh....

Riddler said...

Please consider:
"The Accidental Lawyer" Clay Keiser
Mark Eiglarsh (only if local tv can keep a satellite office on the 5th floor)
Anthony Genova
Ted "Snidley Whiplash" Mastos
J.C. Elso

Anonymous said...

County court judge john r. sloop (seminole county) had 12 misdemeanor defendants jailed because they did not make it to his courtroomwhen they were misdirected by court personnel and were sitting in the courtroom next door to his. They were strip-searched and spent approximately 11 hours in jail before they were released. He was removed from the bench last year by the Florida Supreme Court, which apologized to them since Judge Sloop didn't.

Anonymous said...

JOEL DENARO WOULD WIN IT IF HE WANTED TO DO THE LEG WORK, BUT HE'S TOO LAZY TO DO THAT.

Anonymous said...

Norman Haft

Anonymous said...

terry mcwilliams, ira dibitsky, david drawbert or little tom lee for pd.

Anonymous said...

1.you are a moron. carlos would win that race.
2.lazy i'm not.
3. piss off.

denaro

Anonymous said...

David Peckins, Dan Lurvey, Bruce Fleischer, Tony Moss

fake ABC head honcho said...

I have 95% confirmation that Leon Firtel will appear on the next edition of Dancing with the Stars. Also strongly considered are Fernando Llamas, Danny Bonaduce, Susan Luci, Joan Rivers, and Ivanka Trump.

Soon we'll be calling his honor "twinkle toes."

Anonymous said...

Seriously, though, Jayne Weintraub wouldn't be a bad choice.

Anonymous said...

Eiglarsh wants to know if Channel 6can interview him right away if he announces his candidacy. If not, he won't run.

Anonymous said...

As long as we're talking about has-beens from a bygone era: Henry Carr, Marvin Emory, Michael Von Zamft, Vinnie Flynn, Max Engel, Joe Durant, and Alan Schwartz

Anonymous said...

Why didnt Rory get picked by Brummer? Why was he passed over? Take one guess. He's a prick, has zero charm and wants nothing less then to have to work for a living.

Anonymous said...

RUN GAIL RUN!!!!!!!! GAIL LEVINE FOR PD!!!!!!!!! FIRST A RIPPLE, THEN A WAVE, THEN A SURGE, THEN A TIDAL WAVE, THEN A TSUNAMI WILL BUILD FOR GAIL. SHE'S UNSTOPPABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Steve Bustamante for PD. Ex-marine, ex-cop, kick-ass attitude, he's the man!

Anonymous said...

Why not Kenny Weisman for p.d.?

He would move the p.d.'s office to the Palm in Bay Harbor.....

FAKE ROY GELBER said...

Former Judge Harvey Shenberg is out of prison after 14 years and he would be the very best P.D.

He is very hard working and has the integrity needed to rid us of all confidential informants!!!

Anonymous said...

WE WANT JAYNE..WE WANT JAYNE...WE WANT JAYNE!!!

A REAL LAWYER FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER

Anonymous said...

5:25:00 p.m. and 10:11:00 p.m., what a couple of blasts from the past!

Anonymous said...

Let's get it straigt, it's Queeg not Quige and it well describes the Blog's very own "know it all...but not quite in the know" ---blogger: Cap'n., whose posts demonstrate that he is one stawberry short of a pint. Those who rely on Cap'n Queeg (actually a Lt. Commander) for their news, do so at their own peril. Fake Anonymous

Anonymous said...

WE NEED JAYNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE WILL KICK SOME ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Run Gail, run... before a defense attorney runs you over....

Gail is not nice and everyone knows it.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what dopes post on this blog? 2008 gradas of Cooley LS? They mix in the names of practicing attorneys with dead attorneys and can't spell either.

Anonymous said...

1:24, your question was?

Anonymous said...

Gail at her first arraignment as PD

Court: Ms. Levine, arraign your client.

Levine: We plead Guilty.

Client: Hey, wait a minute. I'm not guilty.

Levine: Oh, wait- Not Guilty.
Judge, he needs a psych eval.

ASA: Judge, we are enhancing the defendant- He is an HO, HVO, GORT, PRRP, three strike offender and a 10-20 life case. We want to go to ROC court.

Levine: God, you ASAs are all alike. Let me guess, the offer is 100 years with a 60 year min man. And I guess it's only good for today, right?

ASA: Yes.

Levine (to client): You better take this deal, pal. This robot ASA is being a real pain in the ass.

Client: But I didnt do it. I have proof that I was out of the state at the time the crime occurred.

Levine: Listen, even if you didnt do this crime, we all know you did something before that you didnt get arrested for. We'll just call it even. Plus, even if you didnt do this crime, you would probably do something else in the future. Just take the deal.

Client: No way, man. You're crazy.

Levine: Judge, I am moving to withdraw on this case. I cant deal with this client.

Anonymous said...

don frost, phil carlton,rex ryland, don spain,tom duff,or arthur[the toe] hutto. lenny rosenberg

Anonymous Chick about the Courthouse said...

Manny Alvarez for PD!!!!!!!!!