Mayor Of North Miami Beach.
Circuit Court Judge.
First Mayor of Aventura.
Cantankerous jurist with a tennis court named after him, Judge Snyder was nothing if not controversial. He had a penchant for offering defendants polygraphs in drug trafficking cases, and for holding defendant's who showed up late to court in contempt.
But he was also tough on the state. Judge Snyder could separate the wheat from the chaff and knew a BS state case when he saw it.
Post your memories of Judge Snyder. Love him or hate him, he was an original and is part of the colorful history of our beloved (???) building.
David Ranck gets PTI for Pizza provocation. The Herald reports here.
Here's the inside info on Miami's TV judges courtesy of the DBR. David Young and Karen Mills Francis are out. Alex Ferrer and Marilyn Milian (our favourite) are hanging strong.
And who else doesn't like the Judges in Broward? Why the clerk of the court!!! Here's the DBR article on the very public feud between Clerk Howard Forman and Chief Judge Victor (I'm in charge here and don't you forget it) Tobin. With television cameras present Forman got in Tobin's grill and told him just where his authority stopped (at the doors to the clerk's office).
“I was offended by his attitude,” Forman said later. “I’m kind of done with him.”
("Me too" says Rumpole)
Keep fighting the good fight Howie Baby.