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?