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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION UPDATE ..........

On the national front, eight weeks from today we will know who will be the 44th President of the United States.

On the local front, we have one open Circuit Court seat that will be decided by the voters in November: a runoff election between Steve Millan and Yvonne Colodny.

For those of you looking ahead, 2010 brings a host of new judicial elections. By January of 2009, expect to see candidates opening up campaign accounts.

Some of the seats up for election will be wide open as there are a few judges who are expected to retire, (including some because of the age restrictions).

The following seats are up for election in 2010:

In COUNTY COURT:

Beth Bloom
Wendell Graham
Amy Karan
Carroll Kelly
Edward Newman
Ada Pozo Revilla
Judith Rubenstein
Flora Seff
Fred Seraphin
Rodney Smith
Lisa Walsh


In CIRCUIT COURT:

Peter Adrien
Barbara Areces
Jennifer Bailey
Scott Bernstein
Gill Freeman
Michael Genden
Norman Gerstein
Gerald Hubbart
Julio Jiminez
William Johnson
Judith Kreeger
Rosa Rodriguez
Nushin Sayfie
George Sarduy
John Schlesinger
Paul Siegel
Scott Silverman
Bertilla Soto
William Thomas
John Thornton

Finally, regardless of your politics, please say a prayer on Thursday for the more than 3,000 innocent victims that died seven years ago. Our parents' Pearl Harbor Day is our 9-11.

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

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Which judges are retiring?

Anonymous said...

ALERT ALERT!! THIS IS A PUBLIC NOTICE...THE CUBAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION aka CABA IS UP FOR AUCTION...ONLY ANTI-HISPANIC/CUBAN CANDIDATES MAY BID....

DESCRIPTION OF QUALIFIED BIDDER(S):
1. must make at least (1) one anti-cuban comment and be forgiven by Marlene Quintana in a public forum

2. must not be of cuban heritage

3. must hire a former convicted felon and state rep. to run campaign and stand at polling place

4. must not speak spanish

ALL THE LATER IS THE SAD TRUTH AND IS 100% ACCURATE INFORMATION. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS LITELY IF YOUR A CUBAN AND OUT OF THE CLIQUE. TAKE ACTION NOW!!!!! DON'T WAIT, IT WILL BE TOO LATE!!

YOURS TRULY,

THE T.P.L.V. TEAM

Anonymous said...

ANYONE that runs against Peter Adrien, Rosa Rodriguez or William Thomas should win. Too bad Eig isn't up in 2010 too.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see who runs against Adrien. And if he tries to use the name "Peter Adrien Camacho" again.

facdl-miami said...

FACDL-MIAMI begins our Lunchtime Seminar Series on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at NOON at the Dade County P.D.'s office in the Brummer Building. Our first topic is "Scientific Evidence, DNA, and the 'Innocence Revolution:' Florida's Experience" and will be taught by Milton Hirsch. Milt has about 70 pages of written materials to hand out with the lecture.

We are trying something new this year - FREE seminars. The seminar will include lunch (sandwich, side dish and a drink), CLE credit and course materials. Here is the catch - you must reserve your spot for the seminar with a $15 check payable to FACDL-Miami by mailing in the check to Sheryl Lowenthal, 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1200, Miami, FL 33156. Please indicate DNA Seminar on your check. When you arrive at the Seminar, your check will be torn up. The seminar is FREE for the first 50 members that mail in their checks and show up; all other members will pay the $15 and we will keep those checks. With the help of Carlos Martinez and the PD’s crack technology staff, this year our Seminars will be videotaped and catalogued. Please mail in your checks today.

Anonymous said...

Captain

Please dont mix religion and 911

Anonymous said...

cue in music from Rapper's Delight; REPUBLICAN RAP; My name is Johnnie M C and when you elect me the man I'll keep the war on in Iraq and pick a fight with Iran 9/10ths of the time I'll do it just like Bush- now don't you fall down because I won't insure your tush! Energy Policy will not change with me Halliburton is cool and so is Cheney I got so many homes and my wife is so rich I had to down a case of Bud to propose to the bitch I am so old and sick that at 72 I'll go back to bombing folks cause I'm too old to screw Yeah I'm Johnnie M C and I want to be your Prez-Vote for me and I'll be all your friends Forget that you don't have 40k a year for school I make sure the armed forces make a man out of you More gun violence, drugs, illegals and prisons I don't know about you but that's my Republican vision. Taxes too high did I hear you say Whining like that you must be gay No marriages between Adam & Steve and while we're at it stop the abortions please I know you think gas costs too much and I know what you want me to do But if I lower oil's price who will my rich buddies screw? I left my first wife and had numerous affairs Came back from the Nam and didn't much care You see dropping bombs on kids wasn't much fun I preferred to kill women with the planes' machine gun Ya see I'm Johnnie M C and I'm running for Prez don't listen to what their spin doctor says The black guy fought for the jobless and poor Elect me in the fall and I'll show them the door I'll keep tax loopholes and havens for the super rich like me The other 99% can drop to your knees Pray to be blessed and grateful like me I'm 72, cancer free and every 4th day I can pee, Illegal aliens are not a problem in my state They are good at cutting grass and pickin the food for my plate The border fence wasn't my idea but I won't tear it down The corporate elite love cheap labor even if their skin is dark brown Now I know that Johnnie M C is not loved by all So in January you won't be at my victory ball If you liked the last 8 I'll give you 4 more Expensive gas, no health insurance and plenty of war, It is honorable for young men to die in Iraq Cindy knows a casket supplier and we won't take much flak You see when they die we them a flag and their name on a wall Profits for the 500 cannot be allowed to fall The rich must get richer-its the American way So your kid died for his country-at least he's not gay I'm Johnnie M C and I'm running for prez Don't listen to Obama and whatever he says Elect him and what- Give peace a chance Peace Not-I'm Johnnie M C and I just crapped in my pants!212

Anonymous said...

Retirees most probably will be Kreeger and Hubbart, possibly Johnson.

No one will run against Rosa because depsite the fact that she is not Cuban, she is still the darling of CABA and the Cuban American Community thanks to Elian. No one wants to remember those nasty criminal charges, the suspension or the reprimand.

Adrien will get opposition. I know someone who is only waiting for this election season to end in November before declaring. It is someone of real substance and will take Adrien out without much of a battle. However it is important that this remain a two man race. You don't want to give him a chance to get into a runoff against a hispanic where he could win.

Areses should get opposition, but may not, only because she has the money to defend herself. That could be interesting depending on who files.

Wow are we getting ahead of ourselves or what? The best part is that all this makes Adrien very nervous. I guess the question is: does he sleep at night worrying or is he so delusional to beleive he is untouchable?

Remember, Adrien, it is not paranoia if they really are out there trying to get you.

Anonymous said...

Dear 6:42 am,

If you are so damn smart, then you run.

Running is a royal pain in the ass.

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought- every member of the FACDL should file papers for Adrien's seat. Hundreds of lawyers. You can file papers before having to pay. It would generate loads and loads of negative publicity and then one person would pay and beat the daylights out of him and return him to the legal aid society where he can spend his days interviewing tenants who can't pay their rent, which is really all he is qualified for.

Anonymous said...

BEST WEDNESDAY SOUNDING RUMOR:

The L&L twins will be sending out a christmas office calendar featuring their delightful, delectable, delicious, and downright sexy associate on the cover. YOWZA!!! I'll take two.

Anonymous said...

I will be announcing at the appropaite time that I will be running against Scott Bernstein in 2010. I am quietly gathering support and will take him off the bench.

ionshumie said...

Channel 6 video after dolphins game. Interview with dolphins rookie Kendall Langford. At the end he says "this game went down to the last play. We catch the ball we win. Ain't nothing like no Shumie time for us in the fourth quarter. We were in it the whole time."

Thought it was funny.

ionshumie said...

Channel 6 video after dolphins game. Interview with dolphins rookie Kendall Langford. At the end he says "this game went down to the last play. We catch the ball we win. Ain't nothing like no Shumie time for us in the fourth quarter. We were in it the whole time."

Thought it was funny.

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with judge adrien. I think he is a fine jurist and an example for all other judges to follow.

Anonymous said...

Rosa Rodriguez is the Learned Hand of the building except good looking. Just mentioning her name in the same sentence as Adrien proves that 6:42 is an idiot. Anybody who even considers running against her should have their head examined.

defense lawyer-for-the-princess said...

WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM TO BRING YOU THIS UPDATED BREAKING NEWS:

I have installed a dancing pole in our bedroom. The princess will be entertaining me nightly after my long hours of practicing law.

Anonymous said...

There is a new prosecutor just hired. She will be running for Judge in 2020. I am announcing that I will be running against her in 2026. she'd better get ready to rumble.

Anonymous said...

6:15 Wednesday. Shumie time for me.

Anonymous said...

nmhb

Anonymous said...

whats wrong with eig? you object to having a religous fundamentalist who has a worldview similar to the taliban on the bench?

Anonymous said...

I will vote and pay $500 for all challengers. Incumbents need a wake up call.

Anonymous said...

$500 for ANYONE running against Thomas.

Anonymous said...

See the posts at 2:10 and 3:57. It appears that Judge Adrian truly does beleive he is a great judge deserving of appointment to the Federal bench. What is not surprizing is that he believes Rosa Rodrguez is a Learned Hand. That says a lot. The blind (the unethical) leading the blind (the idiot).

Anonymous said...

eig is arrogant and for no good reason either

Anonymous said...

Where is the spinner clerk? She is not in judge Schwartz's courtroom anymore, or judge Fernandez? How can I have a great week; if I can't see her at least once.

Spiderman said...

COURTHOUSE EYE: Definition: Finding a person significantly more attractive than they actually are because the courthouse is the only access you have to the opposite sex...Get a babysitter and/or pry your sticky hands away from the computer and venture out to Sobe or the Gables one night and a point of reference you hermit(s).

Anonymous said...

Rosa Rodriguez is one of the best judges in the courthouse. As someone who practiced in front of her every day, I can say that she can move her calendar quick, get rid of junk cases and does not take anyone's crap. Just compare her case load to the case load of other divisions. There are plenty of dusty cases in the SAO where the victims are all gone and disappeared, but scared prosecutors will not dare to drop it and defense attorneys will take a plea just because,....well, much better in her courtroom because they get rid of crap cases and try the real cases that matter.

Rosa is awesome and everyone loves her.

Anonymous said...

ATTENTION...THIS IS AN OFFICIAL PETITION TO REMOVE "CUBAN" FROM THE NAME CUBAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION AND ADD THE WORDS MIAMI AND ANGLO. AFTER SAID CHANGES IT WILL READ "MIAMI ANGLO AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION" OR MAABA...PADRINO ANTONIO M. NO NOS IGNORES!!!SORRY SORRY!!! IN ENGLISH I FORGOT..GODFATHER TONY M. DO NOT IGNORE US!!!

YOURS TRULY,

THE T.P.L.V. TEAM

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha ha you thought Spenser is qualified to be a judge?

he was an impotent INS attorney on loan to the USAO. he was the laughing stock of that office. terribly intelluctually challenged and lazy. mean spirited and insensitive. his subsequent comments from the bench on the record to a black man, made with a smirk on his face as he looked around the courtroom to see who wanted to giggle with him at the plight of poor person ,that the defendant should marry "his baby momma,'is despicable.

Only cowards, school yard bullies and thugs, kick the weak when they are down and make the poor man conscious of his poverty or the obscure man of his obscurity.

But, he sure will marshall the jewish vote for his relection.

Anonymous said...

Adrian Clockwatcher:

846

Anonymous said...

Scott Bernstein rocks. Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

nushin sayfie.

now that's hilarious

attorney-rejected-by-the-princess said...

Rumpy baby you left my Princess a message and she accepted it! What's your secret?

Attorney Rejected By The Princess,
proud member since 2008.

Rumpole said...

WELL, my oft rejected colleague, perhaps you are trying too hard. Maybe a little less needy might do the trick. You know, maybe Bogart had it right- "I never met a broad that didn't respond to a shot of whiskey or a slap on the behind."

Play it cool- and she'll come to you.

Anonymous said...

12:42 - Let's see - Rosa Rodriguez is awesome. You have to be a public defender. You mean she rails on the state, gives away the courthouse and moves her calender so she can get the hell out of there early. If you like judges like that, plus have no ethical standards, has been a criminal defendant herself, has been suspended, reprimanded and fined after admitting to multiple violations of the code of judcial conduct, then you are right, she is awesome. To the rest of us she is a hack and should draw significant opposition, but won't.

Anonymous said...

12:42 - two words:

sour grapes.

Anonymous said...

To 5:44 - I don't know who you are but bless you for your comment. I thought I was the only one...

Anonymous said...

10:55 - You are welcome. No you are not the only one. Many lawyers and a large number of the robed ones feel as you and I do, but can not speak out. The time will come.

5:44