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Thursday, July 23, 2009

3rd DCA ROUNDUP

UPDATE JOEL BROWN SWORN IN AS CHIEF JUDGE TODAY!!!
Someone screwed up and we didn't get our invitation. Nevertheless the theme of his speech "We're not Broward" *  was quite a hit we hear.

It's hot out. Nobody wants to work. Seems like a good time for our 3rd DCA round-up:

Echevarria v. State: That sound you hear are the nails being driven into the appellate issues over preemptory strikes by the 3rd DCA in this short, sweet, and decidedly state oriented opinion:

Affirmed. See Knight v. State, 919 So. 2d 628, 632 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006) (“A

trial court’s determination that a peremptory strike is genuine, rather than

pretextual, ‘will be affirmed on appeal unless clearly erroneous.’” (quoting

Melborune v. State, 679 So. 2d 759, 764-65 (Fla. 1996))).



Judge Tony Marin joins the wall of fame for denying a 3.850 motion and attaching relevant portions of the record to refute the allegations of the defendant. Now how hard is that to do?


Well, it was too hard for Judge Reemberto Diaz, who gets into the hall of shame for his failure to do just that in Gonzalez v. State.



*that wasn't really the theme of his speech, but it should have been.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was boping along today, minding my own business when all of the sudden I had terribly enervating (and yes, I know exactly what the word means) thought:

Milt Hirsch...for judge??? For Judge???

I immediately sought solace in the nearest Carvel and largest Ice Cream sundae they offer at 317 PM.

Sherlock Holmes said...

Rump:

My previous posting as to your identity was not posted, as I expected. 'fess up to who you are or I'll hold a big press conference at Au Bon Pain to reveal your true identity. Of course, a nice bunch of Benjamins could buy my silence.

Sherlock Holmes

Anonymous said...

Where was cindy lederman at today's pass the gavel?

Anonymous said...

Rumpole is Scott Fingerhut.

Anonymous said...

Kudos and kudos to Judges Lederman and Langer. Both attended the passing of the gavel ceremony for the swearing in of Joel Brown as Chief Judge. They are both a class act.

Anonymous said...

Guess Platzer was too busy ready and contributing to the blog to attend. But where was Ivan?

Anonymous said...

Who's the MILFY judge who was dating the young PD? That's the question of the day.

Anonymous said...

Ivan was out of town. He has no issues.