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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

BENCH AND BAR MIXER

You've often bent their ear, so now's your chance to bend an elbow with your favourite judge (if there really is such a thing) at a "Bench and Bar Mixer" at  famed Miami watering hole Tobacco Road on Thursday January 31, 2013.  If you can't think of any other reason to go, then celebrate the last day of the first month of 2013. One down, eleven to go.



Dcba bench and bar from Justicebuilding


YOUR NEXT COUNTY COURT JUDGE
will be from this group the JNC (Motto:"A little juice never hurts") just forwarded to Governor Scott. 
Robert Coppel; Jason Dimitris; Steve Lieberman, Jonathan Meltz; Michelle Delancy; Sandra Miller-Batiste.
Our vote: PD Rob Coppel. He ran a great campaign against Judge Verde last August and is a deserving and experienced choice. And a nice guy to boot. The pick replaces Judge Hendon who was elevated to Circuit Court recently.  

Dead? Nyet!
In having spent more  than a quarter century in courts, we've almost seen it all. But not this. Russia is about to prosecute a dead man. The NY Times reported here that  "Russia took the unusual step on Monday of attempting to put a dead man on trial, when it tried to open posthumous proceedings against Sergei L. Magnitsky, the whistle-blowing lawyer who died three years ago in a Moscow jail cell. The effort to prosecute Mr. Magnitsky, which was postponed when Mr. Magnitsky’s legal team refused to participate, stoked tensions in a case that has already damaged Russia’s image abroad and strained relations with the United States."

First Pussy Riot and now this. We gotta get to Russia

Dasvadaniya comrades. 


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Logically you've got to try a dead guy. No way he is going to get through a plea colloquy. Jason Grey

Anonymous said...

Really hope Robert Coppel gets the nod. Good lawyer and even better man. Great temperament. He is really one of the good guys.

CAPTAIN said...


Geez Horace. No Hat Tip? If you are going to post these things, at least get the names correct; (Lieberman & Meltz)

Reposted, with permission from The Captain: (from his post at 10:22 am):

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

AND YOU NEWEST COUNTY COURT JUDGE IS .....

coming from the following list of names that were sent to Governor Scott today to replace Judge Eric Hendon (who was elevated to the Circuit Court):

Robert Coppel
Jason Dimitris
Michelle Delancy
Steven Lieberman
Jonathan Meltz
Sandra Miller-Batiste

Cap Out .....

Rumpole said...

8:55- you know, you're right. You're thinking outside the box. Keep it up.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

Coppel definitely deserves the Nod good temperament, magnanimous character, unlike most of these bench prosecutors.

Anonymous said...

I love Coppel too but with Scott at the helm the odds are that it will be another prosecutor on the bench. Probably goes to Dimitris because of both State and Fed experience.

Anonymous said...

Another senseless shooting

http://news.yahoo.com/teenage-girl-shot-killed-days-performing-obamas-inauguration-120200091.html

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Coppel's celebrating the fact that he's received UAM's endorsement. What other fictional characters will support him?

LOL.

BTDT

CAPTAIN said...


The Captain Reports:

Super Bowl 48. Weather Report.

Next year, at this very time, we will be celebrating a Super Bowl in NYC. This Sunday's weather forecast for that area:

Game time kickoff temp in the 20's with 14 mph winds and a 30% chance of snow. And the NFL is demanding that we spend $400 million dollars on our stadium because it rained one time in ten South Florid Super Bowls.

Are you fricking kidding me.

Cap Out .....

CAPTAIN said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Horace:

Since December 14, 2012, the day of Sandy Hook, more than 1,400 people have been killed in gun violence across the country. That's 47 days. 1,400 dead.

Shocking fact.

Cap Out ....



Anonymous said...

Gotta keep the guns to clear space for all the new "Americans" Obama is letting in

Anonymous said...

Heral reported Scott has only appt 6 African American judges out of 91....what ever happened to affirmative action....all trivia about black judges was not favorable..here's one ...what black judge wrote 2 book on traffic laws???? Judge Mapp!

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

BTDT,

I bet your a two time divorcee. You just seem to be an asshole. You could be Brennan for all I know. Anyhow have you heard about the officer who "punked" the public's trust again by sexually assaulting a woman he was supposed to be transporting to jail. His name is Luis Hernandez look it up.

Btw sorry you have a problem that a man such as Mr. Coppel apparently was raised better than yourself and is respected in a broad number of ethnicity groups. I know you find that surprising. I'm sure your folks are smiling in backwoods Bama northern Bau--ston, or Jorsy.


7:23

That is why your party will continue to loose because of your antisemitism and absurd ideologies that are contrary to the General American beliefs, but keep it up Newt.

Anonymous said...

The jnc sent up some great names...robert jason sandra...any of them would be great.

Anonymous said...

LOL UAM guy. Love your usual speculative accusations and such.

Actually, for the real folks who read this blog, I have no problem with Coppel. Just find it amusing that UAM (who, even if real, admittedly has never practiced law) supports him as if he knows what he's talking about.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

UAM---PS, you forgot to call me a cracker or some other racist term and to allege some kind of crazy worldwide conspiracy. You going soft?

;-)

BTDT

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

BTDT,

"Real folks", as in the real President, with the real birth certificate, I know I know I know, right.

P.S. I did... in what I feel was a more acceptable, geographical way.. You going blank on me? lol

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

Had your posting/statements not been exemplary, and "indicative", of indifferent undertones, I would not address them, thus being said my posts are not speculative, more responsive and befitting than anything. Get use to it.

~Real Folk~

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

BTDT,

Assuming you earned your college degree I'm going to recommend a book for you it's titled "The New Jim Crow", I know you think Jim Crow is a American Conspiracy, but just one thing I'm going to have to break to you there was a Civil rights bill that passed in 1964 that was brought to LBJ by MLK and--. Second thought read the book.

~UAM~

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

BTDT, answer this question why did Matthew Bent get no bond in the 17th and recently Jordyn Howe got a bond on Manslaughter in the 11th ?

Go ahead explain....

Anonymous said...

LOL. UAM, sometimes I wish I could believe you aren't punking us (especially when you make a valid point). I just can't imagine that someone who posts a picture of himself and wants to succeed in the legal profession in our multi-cultural community would post anywhere near the number of racist and (I won't even get into the ridiculous name dropping).

BTDT

PS----You forgot to call me cracker again.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

BTDT,

Your a hack and not the sharpest knife in the bunch just as I thought you cannot have a meaningful pragmatic discussion without your undertones interfering God help you.I have confirmed your personality and motive. You get no more attention from me your among the lost and unredeemable to say the least. You'll see or hear who I am in the future and realize the only one who was doing the punking is yourself to yourself, you are pretty ignorant and small minded and sad your parents raised you wrong and with hate. You had no real free minded black friends and you definitley work with suck ups/Uncle Tom types. I know your type.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Now that's the UAM I know and love.

BTDT

PS----you still forgot to call me a "cracker," but I do appreciate your comments regarding my upbringing and relationship with black people as if you had any idea of what you're talking about. LOL.