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Friday, January 02, 2009

LABARGA GETS THE NOD

Having apparently distinguished himself by virtue of his tenure on the 4th DCA (about a month) Jorge Labarga is your new Florida Supreme Court Justice.  The title of the post links to the Florida AP bulletin. 

Careful readers will remember that the Governor just appointed Labarga, a Palm Beach circuit court judge labouring in anonymity but for his run in with attorney Gary Kollin,  (click here for our post "4th DCA Brouhaha")      (you'll have to scroll down for complicated reasons)  to  the 4th DCA, when the Governor decided to continue his fight with the JNC by asking for more (read Hispanic) names when he didn't like the list submitted for the Florida Supreme Court. (Our own Judge Emas was the best choice by far.)  

Now Governor Crist has finished the rapid rise of Judge Labarga by appointing him to the Florida Supreme Court, and in return, Crist will get the originals and the  negatives of the pictures Labarga apparently has. 

Our own El Capitan called it correctly in our comments section here, on the Justice Building Blog that gives you the news before it is made. A great reason to keep reading in 2009. 


(THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Early prediction: Jorge Labarga. Yes folks you read it right. Labarga is back in the running. Despite the fact that Crist named Labarga to the 4th DCA, Labarga told the Gov. that he wants to remain on the short list for the Supreme Court.

Crist will name Labarga and take the heat off himself for the shenanigans he pulled with the JNC and the Frank Jimenez fiasco.

Cap Out ...

Monday, December 22, 2008 11:36:00 AM)



The big game starts all over again Monday. Anyone as depressed as we are? 

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumpole - you and your BLOG are the -hit! 11 days ago the Captain called it on the head!

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Early prediction: Jorge Labarga. Yes folks you read it right. Labarga is back in the running. Despite the fact that Crist named Labarga to the 4th DCA, Labarga told the Gov. that he wants to remain on the short list for the Supreme Court.

Crist will name Labarga and take the heat off himself for the shenanigans he pulled with the JNC and the Frank Jimenez fiasco.

Cap Out ...

Monday, December 22, 2008 11:36:00 AM

Anonymous said...

Breaking Blog News:

Energizer Bunny arrested, charged with battery.

You heard it first here, another reason to not read this blog in 2009.

Anonymous said...

Big game starts Monday???
Lucky You!
Obviously you didn't have any motions set for today!
What, with all the budget crises, the court couldn't have turned out the lights and turned off the air for a day? Only 'essential' matters should have been heard today.

Anonymous said...

This caps off a bizarre selection process that was first reported by the Daily Business Review, that critics contend featured the worst politicization of the judicial selection process and even undermined the Judicial Nomination Commissions. The architect of the state constitution (Sandy D'Alamberte) has called for all the JNC's to resign and the entire process to be reengineered in the wake of the controversy -- that I'm proud to say were it not for the Daily Business Review, probably would have gone unnoticed, and happened quietly in a closed meeting. We fought to open that meeting and reported on it. This is why the First Amendment is so important. In a society based on the rule of law, the process is important!!!!

Anonymous said...

To Power Ball or not to power ball? On the plus side, the jackpots should be bigger. On the down side, the already long odds of winning just got a lot longer (power ball odds are in the range of 1 in 195,000,000 vs Florida Lotto odds of about 1 in 22,000,000).

Rumpole said...

I have a detailed strategy for winning the lottery. I probably will not power ball until I crack the regular lotto.

Rumpole said...

12:21- CAREFUL readers of the blog know that for the past three weeks or so I have been ensconced in my winter blogger's retreat high in the Sierra Nevada mountains where my biggest worry was whether the light was flat (and thus wear my brown tinted sunglasses) and whether the powder was too deep for my snowboard. But alas, all good things must come to an end, and we are flying back early to see the dolphin game on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Rump: doesn't Power Ball replace the regular six digit Florida Lotto? If so, you better get cracking on that "detailed strategy." Power Ball starts next week.

Anonymous said...

Found this out about Mr. Kuntz








rkuntz@devinegoodman.com

Robert is an AV-rated litigation attorney who has represented commercial clients in a wide range of industries including aviation, shipping, trucking, construction, lending, manufacturing, and gaming. He has handled all manner of business disputes - including torts, contract claims, class actions, and product liability - at every stage, from pre-suit negotiations, through discovery, trials in state and federal trial courts, and to appeal. Robert also has experience in representing and counseling corporate and individual clients in the full range of white-collar criminal defense and compliance matters.

Robert especially enjoys cases that turn on complex technical matters. He has worked with experts from such varied disciplines as aviation, the maritime trades, industrial manufacturing, the physical sciences, medicine and forensic accounting.

Robert practiced with the national firm of Holland & Knight LLP for six years before joining DGPR&W. He is admitted to practice in all courts of Florida, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before going to law school, Robert was a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 12 years. His undergraduate degree, a BS in biology, is from the University of Cincinnati. Robert graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where he finished 6th in a class of 340, and was the Paul B. Anton Scholar and a Dean's Fellow. His pro bono legal activities have included children's advocacy, immigration and family law matters.

Robert is a member of and author for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Historical Society and serves on the Steering Committee of the Dade County Defense Bar Assoiciation. He is also a member of the Minister and Church Relations Committee of the South Florida Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. He served as General Counsel of Opsail Miami 2000, conducting all legal affairs for the largest-ever convocation of international tall ships, a festival attended by more than 500,000 people, for which he was awarded a Public Service Commendation by the United States Coast Guard.

Rumpole said...

Just why do we care about this civil guy?

Anonymous said...

Rumpole

You are really funny with your prediction on the mkt. 6500 huh? Are you tryin to guess the market? I did. On the year I am down 5%. Ive been long for 2 months. Im thinking about selling everything, again.

Anonymous said...

Updates please:
Dan "the man" Shulafan; Former County Judge Jon Colby; Former ASA Dan Geffin; Former AUSA Fritz Mann.

Thanks.

CAPTAIN said...

Robert James Kuntz Jr has filed in Group 62 to replace retiring Circuit Court Judge Paul Siegel.

He joins Milton Hirsch in the 2010 election as Milt has filed in Group 41 to replace Judge Gerald Hubbart.

A bio of Mr. Kuntz is written below:

Kuntz is an AV-rated litigation attorney who has represented commercial clients in a wide range of industries including aviation, shipping, trucking, construction, lending, manufacturing, and gaming. He has handled all manner of business disputes - including torts, contract claims, class actions, and product liability - at every stage, from pre-suit negotiations, through discovery, trials in state and federal trial courts, and to appeal. Robert also has experience in representing and counseling corporate and individual clients in the full range of white-collar criminal defense and compliance matters.

Robert especially enjoys cases that turn on complex technical matters. He has worked with experts from such varied disciplines as aviation, the maritime trades, industrial manufacturing, the physical sciences, medicine and forensic accounting.

Robert practiced with the national firm of Holland & Knight LLP for six years before joining DGPR&W. He is admitted to practice in all courts of Florida, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before going to law school, Robert was a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 12 years. His undergraduate degree, a BS in biology, is from the University of Cincinnati. Robert graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where he finished 6th in a class of 340, and was the Paul B. Anton Scholar and a Dean's Fellow. His pro bono legal activities have included children's advocacy, immigration and family law matters.

Robert is a member of and author for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Historical Society and serves on the Steering Committee of the Dade County Defense Bar Assoiciation. He is also a member of the Minister and Church Relations Committee of the South Florida Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. He served as General Counsel of Opsail Miami 2000, conducting all legal affairs for the largest-ever convocation of international tall ships, a festival attended by more than 500,000 people, for which he was awarded a Public Service Commendation by the United States Coast Guard.

Cap Out ...

CAPTAIN said...

thank you 5:15 - I did not see your earlier post.

CAPTAIN said...

Captain's Picks:

Cardinals over Falcons
Colts over Bolts
Ravens over Dolphins
Eagles over Vikings

Cap Out ..

colby update said...

Colby I believe is working for an indigent immigration services clinic in Yuma, Arizona.

Don't know about the rest.

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Anonymous said...

Robert James Kuntz seems mighty qualified. Now he'll get a random opponent with a Hispanic surname and already be behind in the race.

eliot bernstein said...

Jorge Labarga is in a trillion dollar federal lawsuit, with several other Florida Supreme Court Justices. The case is related to a New York Supreme Court whistleblower case and is known in certain circles as Patentgate or the Iviewit story. Info can be found at
iviewit.tv regarding Labarga's involvement and some say he threw the election to Bush because he was busted in the attempt to steal technologies valued at a trillion dollars from Iviewit in conjunction with Foley and Lardner and Proskauer Rose lawfirms.
The New York cases are as follows:
CASES SEEKING ASSOCIATION WITH ANDERSON CASE
(07cv09599# Anderson v The State of New York, et al., WHISTLEBLOWER CASE

#07cv11196# Bernstein, et al. v Appellate Division First Department Disciplinary Committee, et al., TRILLION DOLLAR FEDERAL COMPLAINT RELATED TO WHISTLEBLOWER CASE

#07cv11612# Esposito v The State of New York, et al.,
#08cv00526# Capogrosso v New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, et al.,
#08cv02391# McKeown v The State of New York, et al.,
#08cv02852# Galison v The State of New York, et al.,
#08cv03305# Carvel v The State of New York, et al., and,
#08cv4053# Gizella Weisshaus v The State of New York, et al.
#08cv4438) Suzanne McCormick v The State of New York, et al.

Best ~ Eliot Bernstein