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Thursday, February 05, 2009

NEW CHIEF JUDGE

BREAKING BLOG NEWS: IN A HOTLY CONTESTED ELECTION, WE NOW PREDICT........

DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN......stay tuned. 


The Cardinals are in conclave. No white smoke yet. 

We may not be able to break the news when it happens. There's this horse running at 3 and ...never mind. 

4:30 Update. Is it possible they're still at it?  So many judges still in the courthouse this late (for them) in the day? 

They say Brown is close. So were the Cardinals. Stand by. 

5:20 Update: The golf courses and malls of South Florida are especially empty today for some unknown reason. 

Joel Brown and Ivan Fernandez slugging it out (so to speak. They're both gentlemen and very fine judges.) 

Which one will find Santonio Holmes in the end zone with 35 seconds left????

Rumor has it both judges have promised to "find Rumpole and hang him by his thumbs in the second floor justice building restroom".   The rest of the judges gave a standing ovation. 

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumpy, you sanctimoniuos, smug, cynical fuzzball (I mean that in the best way possible).

Cindy, were can I send your gift basket?

Anonymous said...

While they are at it, could they mention to the Pope about the 'rehabilitation' of Cardinal Williamson and his followers?

Even Germany has made it a crime to deny the Holocaust. Maybe the Pope should rethink this divisive idea.

Anonymous said...

Man arrested in Cape Coral for disorderly conduct and trespass after warning for making out with two blow-up dolls at a Publix parking lot. See A-form here

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0205091doll4.html

No misdemeanor took place in the officer's presence as required by F.S. s. 901.15, yet the officer arrested him anyway.

Anonymous said...

Election results:
www.dailybusinessreview.com

Anonymous said...

can u say run-off.
bagley out, brown on top, just 4 votes short of winning without run-off.

Anonymous said...

that's one way to have a three some

Anonymous said...

runoff between Joel Brown and Ivan Fernandez!!!

Anonymous said...

are the robed ones commenting from the conclave?

Anonymous said...

Joel Brown, another fine gator educated judge. Joel will crush Ivan.

Anonymous said...

3:04:00 p.m., there seems to be a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about what the media calls the "rehabilitation" of bishop (not cardinal) Williamson.

Williamson was excommunicated from the Catholic Church for schism when schismatic traditionalist bishop Marcel Lefevbre consecrated him a bishop without papal authority. Williamson incurred an excommunication latae sententiae, that is, he automatically excommunicated himself by virtue of his own actions. Excommunication would be the equivalent of separation from the Church and being unable to participate in the sacraments, and it is a sanction intended to incentivate the person into seeking reconciliation.

Once Williamson and the other three bishops complied with the special conditions to lift the excommunication, they were able to petition for such decree which was granted by the prefect of the Congregation of Bishops. The decree means that they can again be Catholics and can recive the sacraments.

The decree does not lift their suspension nor does it allow them to minister or work as bishops, so, they have not been "rehabilitated" nor are they likely to be rehabilitated as clergy.

On another point, isn't it scary for us Americans accustomed to the First Amendment that free countries like Germany, France or Austria have laws that criminalize speech no matter how unpopular the speech can be?

Fake Dale Ross said...

Ahm not sayun Ah want the job, you understand. Ahm just a sayun that you folks in Miamuh need a real judge to run things for a while. Just until you get settled and all. You know where to find me if y'all want me.

Anonymous said...

Do we have a Chief yet? I am lost with out someone in control.

eyeoncheifjudge said...

No Shumie Time for these judges. Someone call the Shumie please and let these judges go home!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lurvey crushes State again!!!!

Fake Howard Finkelstein said...

I thought Dale Ross was transferring from Broward to take over as the Chief Judge in Miami-Dade County so we didn't have to deal with him in Broward anymore.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Election Results .....

Judge Joem Brown & Judge Ivan Fernandez are in a run-off. That vote will take place on February 12, 2009 at the DCC at Noon.

There are 123 judges in Dade County and it takes a simple majority to get elected.

Absentee ballots are permitted.

Captain Out ....

CAPTAIN said...

The Captain Reports:

Rump, you should know that the Daily Business Review is reporting today that Robert James Kuntz Jr. has filed to run for Judge in 2010. (They failed to mention what seat he had filed in.)

Of course, if they simply had read YOUR BLOG, they would have been able to report it a month ago:


"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."

Cap Out ...

Friday, January 02, 2009 7:30:00 PM

Anonymous said...

CAPTAIN is wrong,
The Rules of Judicial Administration require a majority of the Judges in the Circuit, not a simple majority. If neither candidate in the run-off gets a majority of the Judges in the Circuit, ie, some do not vote, then the CHief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court selects the winner.

batman said...

Anonymous at 7:49 is only paritally correct. It does take a majority of all of the judges of a circuit (circuit and county)to elect a chief judge, but the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court only fills the spot temporarily and under certain circumstances "...until a successor judge is selected..." If there is no majority on Feb. 12 then there will be another election. They have until July 1 anyway.