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Monday, August 26, 2013

SECRET PTI...(shhhsssssh)

SUICIDE POOL: Is now open for registration. Miguel De La O(ver) lucked into the championship last year. Now he's talkin some repeat trash. The only way to silence the judge is to join. Send an email to FBpool12@gmail.com. 

FANTASY FOOTBALL: we have 4 divisions and 19  18 17  16  15 open spots  and the battle for second place (to us) is on.  Send us an email to join. If we get more than 20 people, we can add divisions. 


PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION: DID YOU KNOW?
That a semi-secret pre-trial diversion for first time drug offenders who do not need to go to drug court has been available for several months? According to insiders, each judge runs the program a bit differently. Some run it through standard PTI, while others will just require your client to randomly show up and provide some urine. The program apparently is for the defendant who does not have a drug problem but who was arrested, perhaps in a club, with drugs, for reasons unrelated to having an addiction (use your imagination on this one). Next time you get a case like that, ask the PD in the courtroom what the judge's policy is. And don't forget to use the secret handshake. 

JUDICIAL FUNDRAISERS: QUERY- should we post them on the blog? Our view is, in for a penny, in for a pound. If we post one, we post them all. 

What judge "deserves" an opponent? Ooo...there are some judges who just hate seeing that on the blog. But post some thoughtful comments and we just might conduct a poll.  (comments like "so and so should get an opponent because they got their spot because of their hispanic, jewish, nepalese, etc, surname, is not sufficient.) 

We neglected to post the very fine obituary done by Herald Reporter David Ovalle. Please read it. 
And next time you see Ovalle guzzling black coffee and huddled in one of his wi-fi hot spots in the REGJB, give him a few clucks like a chicken. Ovalle hasn't yet signed up for the suicide pool or our fantasy football league. But then again, what can you expect from a Chargers fan.....? 

Long weekend coming up. Who's not working Friday (we're not even working Thursday)? 

See you in court. 


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andrea Ricker Wolfson needs an opponent...she is a shining star, great to be in front of and smart...I am worried the only way to keep her that way is to remind her to stay good or else. No serious opponent, just a fifth year hack out of law school with 5k in the treasury.

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-08-25/news/fl-rose-marks-psychic-fraud-trial-20130824_1_rose-marks-fortune-teller-jude-deveraux i think the tax issue will be her demise.

CAPTAIN said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION RESULTS .. WOLFSON

to 7:52 AM, either you are wasting our time or don't know what you are talking about.

In 2012, Andrea Wolfson raised more money than any candidate in history, County or Circuit Court, to run for Judge, She raised nearly $391,000 and only contributed $38,000 to the campaign in loans.

She was forced to do this because she drew two opponents. The numbers of contributors, and the amount she raised, speak volumes about the way practicing attorneys feel about the job she is performing.

In the Primary, in August, the results were:

Wolfson - 93,470 - 48%
Greer Elaine Wallace - 52,747 - 27%
Arthur Spiegel - 47,054 - 24%

In the General election, run-off, in November, the results were:

Wolfson - 299,876 - 54%
Wallace - 257,305 - 46%

Wolfson will serve a six year term, unless she gets elevated to the Circuit court during the next six years.

Cap Out ....

Anonymous said...

Ok but, do we really need fundraisers now for elections two years from now?

Can someone publish the list of who is running next time?

I can think of a few of them who need to go back to a real job.

Anonymous said...

Why have you not commented on the Jackie schwartz race yet? Do you not think dooley is a good opponent????

Fake Josh Gradinger said...

Check your 09/29/2012 post.

Sincerely,

The Reigning Champ

Anonymous said...

cap

i think 753 was an attempt at satire. your are getting washed up...

cysco kid

DS said...

Another inmate death at Miami-Dade’s jail psychiatric ward
DAVID OVALLE

dovalle@MiamiHerald.com


A inmate who was found “unresponsive” in a cell at the Miami-Dade County Jail on Monday was later pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Joseph Wilner, jailed for driving with a suspended license, was being held in the jail’s notorious ninth-floor psychiatric ward. He was the third psychiatric-ward inmate to pass away this year

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/26/3587391/another-inmate-death-at-miami.html#storylink=cpy

Out Wit Dem Bums said...

Here's the list of some County Court judges who need to go:

SERAPHIN - tops for self righteous snark and for running the slowest and hottest courtroom in REGJB

HAGUE- 18+ years on the bench and he still doesn't know what private practice is like. Way to rise to your highest level of incompetence and stay there

NEWMAN- nice fellow but clearly bipolar, rulings are bizarre

FABER - waste of space. Gimme someone with backbone

SCHWARTZ - talk about deer in the headlights.

MARINO-- being liked by the ticket schleppers only gets you so far.

Anonymous said...

Still shaking my damn head that stupid Spiegel tried to run against Awesome Andrea. what a putz.

Anonymous said...

Saraphin will get a female Hispanic opponent. We are all tired of him making us wait while he plays games with the crowd.

Newman.... lucky for us, he may retire soon. Lights on, nobody home.

Hague is a good guy but, the most state oriented one of the bunch. He should stay.

I have been before Faber, Schwartz and Marino and see nothing wrong with any of them. The are all nice to people. They should stay.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10: 20 pm... have you met Artie Spiegel? Real nice guy but, dumb as a box of rocks. That is why he ran against a good judge.

Anonymous said...

8:22 is Catalano. You simply can't hide that adolescent writing style.

OMG, she's such a nice person!
LOL, he's such a good guy!

Jeez, dude, Norma Lindsey was nice, too, but she had no business sitting at REG.

Being nice doesn't make you competent, just nice.

Anonymous said...

What is up with all the lady/mommy judges starting their calendars at 9:30, 9:45 or 10 AM and then wanting to take recesses or breaks when they haven't even finished their calendars, while making lawyers and defendants wait around. Is this a new trend for incoming judges to follow as well? Judge Miranda, Judge Alvarez-Barakat, Judge Venzer, Judge Brinkley, Judge Sanchez-Llorens all seem to be setting or following this trend!

Anonymous said...

Jackie Schwartz is not fit to be an attorney, much less a Judge. It is an absolute travesty on our County Court Division that such an unfit individual represents the judicial body. It would truly be difficult to find a candidate less qualified than her.