Friday, May 02, 2008

D DAY




DOS DE MAYO

D DAY
The day our wonderful robed readers will find out if they have opposition. Will the summer be spent knocking off around 3PM and squeezing in a round of golf or a massage at the Four Seasons on Brickell (we highly recommend their spa) or trudging to endless chicken dinners at such hot spots as the Hialeah Kiwanis Club or the evening card rooms at Aventura condos?

Like the German Atlantic wall (and we are ever mindful of the problems we ran into the last time we used a WWII analogy) Judges have their hired guns- political consultants, lawyer-friends, and the rumor is one even hired new Dolphin Offensive Lineman Jake Long- manning the wall in Tallahassee. These politicos are ready, willing, and able to tackle if necessary any challenger who marches up at the last minute to file their papers to run against a particular Judge.

If you haven't seen it, it is a spectacle not to be missed.

Gary Cooper in High Noon it is not.

And yet, at high noon, ask not dear robed readers for whom the bell tolls, because for some of you, it tolls for thee.

Think March of the Penguins, plus the 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions landing at Omaha Beach, with a little of WWW wrestling thrown in for good measure.

People laugh. People cry and beg. Promises are made by these political consultants that they can never keep: "I'll make you a Judge next election guaranteed. Pick your spot. Third DCA? You got it, just don't file against my county court judge." There are scuffles, and shouts, and more cell phone usage than a Britney Spears appearance outside of a Hollywood courtroom.

Check this blog for updates throughout the day, handled in a most capable fashion by El Capitan.

See You In Court Monday, where some Judge who is sleeping soundly tonight, will be sitting there with a very sour face Monday morning, the bell having tolled for them.

31 comments:

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION UPDATE ....

Twas the night before D-Day and all through the house (court), all the creatures (judges) were stirring, especially the mouse (Judge Gross - are you still around??).

And thru the night they bit their nails, time flowed as slow as a snail (hey at least it rhymes);

they watched the clock tick from 9 thru Noon, checking their incoming texts - and soon, the message would be sent to aly their fears

"You've been elected again to serve another six years" .....

At least - that's what they hope the message will read, as for some it will say, ...

"Open your wallet, write a check, raise lots of money, cause you'll need it throughout the summer all the way til' election day" ...

Watch for updates throughout the morning.

CAPTAIN OUT .....

Anonymous said...

rump and capt. - can you believe the recently convicted d.c. madame hung herself today. now dead, the court has cancelled her sentencing.

prostitution should be legalized -don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Here's a new name for "Captain," He Who We All Know, but Rumpole Will not let us say, or HWWAKbRWNLUS, perhaps too cumbersome. Why is it so important, Rumpole, now that Captain has revealed himself that he it still remain an "open" secret. Captain, himself, revealed he is the highest rated lawyer on AVVO. If it was his mistake to reveal himself thusly, why do you care?

Anonymous said...

High noon? Many of these guys have avoided the line of fire because they've built war chests with a fistful of dollars. As a result, they have absolute power (even if their performance has been unforgivable). One wonders who the first million dollar baby will be.

Others will face competition, having to run the gauntlet because they wouldn't put in a few dollars more.

But, the saddest part is that some candidates will attempt to walk a tightrope and beguile the public any which way they can (ie. changing their names, etc.).

No, it's not a perfect world, but it should be interesting.

BTDT

PS---sorry, couldn't resist

Anonymous said...

high noon = free mary jane

Anonymous said...

LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!

Anonymous said...

Why is the Miami Dade Election Commission making the Form 6 financial disclosure public.

Example:

http://www.precinctfind.com/pdf_fl_dade/doc_561_20080430121124_Qualifying_Doc.pdf

and

http://www.precinctfind.com/pdf_fl_dade/doc_579_20080430145148_Qualifying_Doc.pdf

and

http://www.precinctfind.com/pdf_fl_dade/doc_569_20080501115844_Qualifying_Doc.pdf

and

http://www.precinctfind.com/pdf_fl_dade/doc_584_20080501115718_Qualifying_Doc.pdf

and

http://www.precinctfind.com/pdf_fl_dade/doc_570_20080430112615_Qualifying_Doc.pdf

This is wrong. Why? Because form 6 is a detailed financial information on assets, banks, debts, and so much more. The law says it will be a public document which is fine but plastering the about in PDF for any unknown Rumpole to view. I say take down form 6 from the candidates qualifying link.

If so and so wants a copy of this public document they should be required to make a written request. Why? Because if someone with bad intentions "criminals" could steal the identity of a candidate or worse. I am for a paper trail of who gets copies of the sensitive documents.

Can I get some support on this matter?

incumbent judge said...

GOD I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!

Anonymous said...

http://mannysegarra.com/

This is awesome!

Sincerely,
Not Manny

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION UPDATE ....

The following candidates have not yet Qualified as of 10:30 this morning:

Scanziani
Tauler
Millan
Prescott
Glick
Corona
Segarra
Rodriguez

Cap Out ....

Anonymous said...

If you are really going to be a candidate, you should have qualified long ago.

Why on earth would anyone wait to the last minute to file the correct papers with the correct check that will not bounce.

Anonymous said...

help,help,help, I am stuck in traffic on Capitol Circle and can't get to the office before noon.........stop the world Rumpole...........or get the Captain to stop the office from closing !!!!!!!Judge ......

Anonymous said...

Rumpole for Judge in 2008!

Anonymous said...

Rumpole for President.
Captain for Vice President.

Anonymous said...

Its 12:12: What's the story?

Anonymous said...

It's T+17 and Tauler, Millan, Glick, Corona, Segarra and Rodriguez still show as active while Denise Martinez-Scanziani has jumped against Bernard Shapiro.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

FIRST SHOCK OF THE DAY ....one incumbent judge is smiling, whilst another is now sitting on the crapper

As I alluded to just a day ago, another incumbent judge now faces opposition....

Judge Bernard "Bernie" Shapiro must be very sick right now. His Group 57 is lonely no more as our favorite candidate to pick on, Denise Scanziani aka Martinez-Scanziani, has left Judge Eric Hendon alone, and she has moved from County Court to Circuit Court.

Judge Hendon, it looks like you can light up that cigar and redeposit the $100,000 into your bank account.

More to follow .....

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

Public Defender Carlos Martinez - Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Captain you did a great job.

Why did she jump ship and move?

CAPTAIN said...

Shapiro has been a Judge since 1987. He served on the County Court bench until 1991 and has been a Circuit Court Judge for the past 18years.

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

Denise Scanziani very sweet lady very smart will make a great Judge.

Anonymous said...

COUNTY official. Only race is Lindsey and Lesperance. All others elected without opposition. Congratulations

Anonymous said...

Sampedro-Iglesia unopposed and Manny Seggara moved into Sanchez-LLorens race

bell tolling fool said...

how very literary you are today, rumpy. well, w/ the exception of britney. but literary nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole the Election department took down all the Form 6 links of the candidates.

They had the detailed financials of candidates up on the Dade site and I was shocked. Alot of sensitive information, bank, car, loans, SSN's and more. Looks like someone with common sense saw the error.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Maria Sampedro-Iglesia appeares to be a new Circuit Court Judge - without having to run for the job.

Manny Segarra pulled out of her race and filed in Group 18 against Migna Sanchez-Llorens.

So, it's Group 63 Maria Sampedro-Iglesia winning without opposition and Group 18 Llorens v. Tauler v. Segarra.

Cap Out .......

Anonymous said...

Hey Cap FYI:

I believe Shapiro was APPOINTED in 1987 and he's NEVER run for office or been opposed or elected before...

Maybe it's time the people spoke on whether he should be there or not?

Sincerely,

Capitan Manguera

Anonymous said...

About the jump from Hendon's race, I ask Federal Prosecutor Alex Acosta to start investigating al races to see the tactics utilized by Bob Levy, Lorenzo and Gutierrez to get people to switch.

I foresee many arrest.

Anonymous said...

Shapiro should have been removed a long time ago, his rulings are unjustifiable, he doesn't know what he is doing, he should be investigated, and be given a psychological evaluation the man is burnt out, and his rulings come out of his A_ _! he is a joke and so corrupted, Hey shapiro how much
money do you get to destroy children's lives, he has an I.Q. of 60, go retire and do the people a favor.

travesty of law said...

Bernard S. "Bernie" Shapiro screw ups are finally catching up to him, I happen to be aware of a world wide petition against his otrageous rulings and travesty of law, abuse of power and cruelty to children:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/custody-change-of-16-year-old-boy-in-family-court
take your time and read the comments on this petition, I did some research and the boy is back with his mother but not due to any of Shapiro's rulings, child support is moot,and Shapiro's ignorance almost destroyed the boys life, We as attorneys need to support judges who will respect the law and respect the best interest of the children it will make attorneys lives much simpler when judges follow the Law and don't rule on self gain!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bernard S. "Bernie" Shapiro is a joke, he does not follow the law, why doesnt anyone stand up to him, the state, should be a shame to have him on the bench, Miami should be a shamed, he's crooked and ignores the law. it is now 10-17-2011 and the bastard still hasnt changed.