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Monday, March 29, 2010

DBR TO THE RESCUE

The Daily Business Review has a good story and great defense of JAABlog (Broward Blog) author Bill Gelin. The title links to the story.

Referring to Carlos Llorente, who purports to run some fly-by-night cabal called "The Broward County Bar Association", the DBR had this to say:

So, it’s no surprise that Gelin or his blog are targets.

But to try to intimidate and silence the blog reeks of Orwellian desperation. It’s what one might expect in
countries where repressive regimes have taken draconian steps to stop the flow of information over the Web and through social media about their abuses and corruption. (Rumpole can't help but note- "countries.....or Broward County.)

It’s a good thing Llorente doesn’t have any real power and can do little more than call a secret meeting. Even if the Bar committee makes a finding, the Broward County Bar Association has no authority to regulate lawyers.

Llorente, a proponent of a new courthouse, apparently isn’t happy enough with the victory in securing funding for a new $328 million courthouse without a public vote — despite Gelin railing against it before the Broward County Commission and making his case online.

It looks like the real problem is that Llorente and other targets of JAABlog don’t like the spotlight. It’s classic “kill the messenger” thinking.


They don’t like that Gelin and his blog have empowered more Broward lawyers to speak their minds without fear of retribution and worse yet, challenge sitting judges. Once a taboo career-ender, it’s now spreading in Broward like the flu in an elementary school classroom.

And we close with this bit of news about the Dade County Jail, because we are, after all, a Dade-Centric blog: Inmates at our homey jail have found a way to charge phone calls to unsuspecting Dade residents, including one unnamed female federal judge. The Herald has the story here.


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

rump how bout an election update

Republican Friends said...

Friends how many of us have them? Let be friends. One's the Republican party can count on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R9sP4JKdCE

Anonymous said...

31 more days till qualifying for judges. who's lurking in the shadows ready to pounce at 11:59 am on April 30?????????

Rumpole said...

Election Update:

Obama Won. McCain Lost.
Dems have large majorities in house and senate.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

JNC Sends Names To Governor

The six names being sent to Gov. Crist to replace Judge Amy Karan are:

Tanya Brinkley
Ivonne Cuesta
Joseph Davis Jr.
Steven Lieberman
Anita Margot Moss
Andrea Ricker Wolfson

If you’d like to share information with the Governor regarding pending appointments or Florida’s judiciary, please write or fax the Governor’s Legal Affairs Office: The Governor’s Office, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-00; FAX: (850) 488-9810 or (850) 922-0307. If faxing, please include a means in addition to your fax number which may be used to contact you for further information. Anonymous correspondence is not taken into consideration.


CAP OUT .......

Anonymous said...

Whose a better bracketologist? Shumie or the Q? I gotta know.

RFB said...

I think I can handle this one- The Q picks brackets in multi dimensions based on the growing popularity of his contention that if you don't like the facts or result in one dimension, just work in another. So in that sense, the Q is probably better in that he has more chances to win in infinite dimensions. But the Shumster has been pretty hot this tourney.

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SOUTH BEACH THE SERIES said...

Keny Weisman's "SOUTH BEACH- THE SERIES" now on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Anonymous said...

Any show with Kenny must be filled with fast cars, fast women, and good food.

sore patoot said...

Rumpolium- can you please run your "re-inventing reemberto" post because he's been a real pain in the patoot lately.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

BREAKING NEWS ..... ELECTION UPDATE .....

Judge Ed Newman has opposition. Assistant Public Defender and veteran criminal defense lawyer Manny Alvarez has filed papers to run for that seat.

CAP OUT .....

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Anonymous said...

Can Newman and Alvarez just work it out in a Sumo wrestling match?

CAPTAIN said...

COUNTY COURT ELECTION CENTRAL ....

The only other contested race in County Court curently is in Group 11 with Judge Flora Seff drawing opposition from Michealle Gonzalez Paulson.

Cap Out ....

Anonymous said...

Tough on the Field
Tough on the Bench

Ver. 2.0

CAPTAIN said...

CIRCUIT COURT ELECTION UPDATE .....

Contested races include:

Division 21: Miguel de la O v. Patricia Kopco

Division 45: Judge Adrien v. Ruiz Cohen v. Jeffrey Swartz

Division 62: Monica Gordo v. Robert Kuntz v. J.C. Planas
Planas is still showing as active.

Cap Out. .....