For the prosecution: The Big Man. The Clarence Clemons of Criminal Law. Local REGJB lawyer made good. Circuit Court Judge. Third District Court Judge. Now partner at Holland and Knight. Representing the Dade State Attorneys Office gratis in the contretemps over the Public Defenders' refusal to accept more cases in this era of budget cuts is one Rodolfo "Rudy" Sorondo
But Sorondo has his work cut out for him, because Bennett Brummer and his wrecking crew of appellate law specialists are undefeated in this arena. Every time BHB has gone to court and said "no more" he has won.
Background: When the budget cuts struck, The PDs warned that they were overwhelmed, under-staffed, and unable to squeeze in even one more possession of cocaine case. They would they from this day forward, they warned, stop taking on new felony cases until sanity and money were restored to the system.
The prosecutors objected as is their wont, and now we have a showdown set before Ex- Assistant Public defender and current chief Judge for the Circuit Court Criminal Division -Stanford Blake.
July 17th is the date for the hearing, and as always, we will be watching.