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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

HELP WANTED.

UPDATE: Judge Pinero being picketed by supporters of the anti-christ. Herald article here.
We guess there are worse enemies a judge could make.  Maybe Judge P should put a few bucks on 666 in the daily lottery. Just a thought. 


Sent to us by a long time and careful blog reader, we present to you  a bill in the Florida Legislature to REDUCE the salaries of all elected or appointed officials (including ahem...the salary of Judges) by 5%. 


10-01410A-09 20092020__
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to public officials; reducing the
3 compensation of certain public officials for the 2009
4 2010 fiscal year; prohibiting the payment of bonuses
5 to such persons; providing for future legislative
6 review; providing an effective date.
7
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9
10 Section 1. (1)(a) The salary of any elected or appointed
11 public official in this state whose compensation from public
12 funds was $65,000 or more in the 2008-2009 fiscal year shall be
13 reduced by 5 percent for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
14 (b) In addition, such public officials may not receive a
15 bonus for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
16 (2) The Legislature shall review this issue during the 2010
17 legislative session.
18 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2009
.


HELP WANTED: Must be a member of the Florida Bar more than five years;  demonstrated ability to work from 10-2;  no need to play well with others; intemperate character a plus.

Apply Governor Charlie Crist, Tallahassee, Florida (The Sunshine State). Salary non-negotiable and subject to be reduced 5% every year. 

Query: Isn't there something, somewhere, that we learned in law school, about separation of  powers that prevents a legislature from messing with the salaries of the judicial branch. Not that we think there's anything wrong with it. 

Of course, every Judge can just return to their high-powered legal practice that they enjoyed before coming on the bench, right?  Right?  You know, the practice we hear about ad nauseum in chambers. The one where they prepared every case within a month after arraignment and then tried the case a week later. The one where they tried 40 cases a year and lost maybe one. The one where they made millions but sacrificed it all for public service. 

That's the practice they can return to.  Or not. 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only problem I see with that is that the Assistant Public Defenders are considered appointed Government Officials, and trust me those trial lawyers can't get afford to get their pay cut.

dick said...

I think you need to read up a little more, Rumpole.

shumie twitters w/princess said...

Hot chat on Twitter by the great man himself and the princess.

CAPTAIN said...

Rump:

Should we tell the picketers that Pineiro does not work at that building anymore?

Cap Out ...

Darrin McGillis said...

I personally believe that the salaries of ALL public office holders should be capped at $100-K and zero bonuses. Why are elected officials getting a bonus this is not Brands Mart, WTF?

At present Mayor Alvarez get's over $200-k each year, Harvey Ruvin gets about $180-k way more than any pay of a Judge.

The voters do not want public officials getting high salaries, exhibit A, the no vote to give County Commissioners a salary of $90-k versus what they get now of about $10-k (I agree they need a raise) the point is that voters will vote for a cap on salaries if given the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

If he is Christ because the court's are prosecuting him for not following a Court order, the Dade County jail must be the Vatican.

old guy said...

I really hate to raise a religious issue, but as to Rob and the Anti-Christ; well he did convert to Judaism a while back...

But that has been a label that the Jews have borne since before the Crusades.

Anonymous said...

WWJD (or what would Jesus do):

Probably don a yarmulka, put the leftover humentashen in the fridge, and get ready for Shabbat service!

Anonymous said...

OMG. McGillis is back on this blog? Why? Do you not need a HS Diploma at the very least to appear on this blog?

Anyhow, if the salaries get too low only the wealthy will want to be judge.

McGillis, get your GED man.