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Friday, July 18, 2014

YOU SAY LAGOA, WE SAY LOGUA...LETS CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF

THE DADE COUNTY BAR POLL IS HERE!
THE DADE COUNTY BAR POLL IS HERE!!







Dade County Bar Association
2014 Judicial Poll 

The 2014 DCBA Judicial Poll will be conducted electronically and e-mailed to all members of The Florida Bar in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida* on July 16, 2014.  The deadline to complete the Judicial Poll is July 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 

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Please note,  the last name of Third District Court of Appeal Judge Barbara Lagoa was misspelled as Barbara Logua.  We apologize for this error.  The security protocols do not permit us to edit any portion of the poll once it has been broadcast. 

Vote early. 
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Vote Lagoa....or Logua....

Hot summer weekend is here. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

my poll email went straight to spam, so you really do need to look because if you did not already get it, it IS in your spam folder.

Anonymous said...

wish I could also vote in the Monroe Judges poll and give a super high vote to former Dade ASA, class of 1989, narcotics division prosecutor Judge Luis Garcia!!!!! Luis, way to go in your maerriage equality ruling Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Lagoa Logua Logue

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

MILT DOES IT AGAIN; nine page Order quotes Shakespeare, Plato, and Oliver Wendell Holmes .....

Here is what you need to know:

The Defendant, Guy Bailey, is 75 years old. He is an attorney; or should I say WAS an attorney before this mess. He was convicted of First Degree Grand Theft after a jury trial. He scores State Prison. The State asked for State Prison. The Defense filed a Motion for Downward Departure.

Judge Hirsch, decided to write a nine page sentencing Order that quotes from the like of:

Shakespeare, Plato, and Oliver Wendell Holmes; just to name a few.

WORD OF THE DAY GUYS:

Get to work and define the following words, all used in the Order:

Malapropism
Deontological
Tautology
Septuagenarian
Sedulously
Penological

In all seriousness, it is an Order worth your time to read. Not for the big words, or the quotes from famous dead persons, but for the proposition that prison is not always the proper sentence. And Judge Hirsch advances that argument in his well written Order.

Have a great weekend and stay out of the direct sun, lest you end up like some of those that are quoted from in the Order.

Here is David OValle's article and his link to the Order.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/18/4242736/miami-lawyer-convicted-of-looting.html

Cap Out .....
Captain4Justice@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This order is an outrage and should be appealed. Among other things, it presumes that a lawyer who steals money has already suffered enough because of his fall from grace due to his actions. It encourages the public to believe and in fact proves that lawyers get special treatment.It also assumes payment of restitution from someone who was convicted because he stole money and didn't repay. The assumed recourse is a paper judgment for treble damages. Bailey is experienced enough to hold nothing in his name. A criminal belongs in jail. Bailey is a criminal.

Anonymous said...

Old lawyers shouldn't be incarcerated. Neither should young black kids who sell coke. Guess which client I have.

Anonymous said...

Prison should be for violent offenders. The State and some judges use prison very cavalierly in cases that don't call for it. That's why we have so many people in prison that don't belong there.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want about Milt but he is wicked smart and not afraid to go against the grain if he believes it to be the just result. I wish more judges has his cajones and intellect.

Anonymous said...

4:52 p.m., you missed "infracted" and "damnified"(in page 4) and "peculated" (in page 6).

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


10:28 pm. I am not 4:52 pm. Yo soy El Capitan.

The Captain thanks you for those additions.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

It's becoming clear now that whoever wins the de la Portilla vs. Diaz race will be a total fucking idiot.

To me, it looks like a guy with absolutely no legal experience running on a Cuban political family name running against an unethical young Latin woman who will do anything she wants to get her way.

Bertie: Put the winner in Probate please!

Anonymous said...

Milt Hirsch is an arrogant maggott who should be removed from the bench. This ruling was a discrace.

el Doctor said...

Who was GUY Bailey's lawyer who achieved this downward departure?

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


The Captain Reports:

According to the Docket Sheet, attorney of record was Roberto Pertierra. Second Chair Rene Sotorrio.

Case was tried March 3-5, 2014.

ACROSS THE POND ...

Looks like it is a forgone conclusion across the pond. Irish eyes are smiling on Rory. They're back to comparing him to Jack and Tiger.

Cap Out .....
Captain4Justice@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

GUY BAILEY's Former law partner?

Judge Ellen Venzer! Ask her about Guy Bailey's sentence and Milton ……..

Anonymous said...

What do you expect? Veronica just like Victoria were recruited to run by Hector Lombana. You cannot expect a high ethical standard when the consultant keeps targeting judges with candidates of this caliber and no experience. Truly a sad stage in our judiciary.

Lauri Waldman Ross said...

Guy Bailey's past history dealing with client trust funds is a matter of public record.See Kenet v. Bailey, 679 So.2d 348(Fla.3d DCA 1996). For his "remorse," see Kenet v. Bailey, Hunt, Jones & Busto, 785 So.2d 515 (Fla.3d DCA 2000).Explain this. And yes, I'm signing my name.

Anonymous said...

Everyone please check with Nuria Saenz' colleagues......she calls in sick when she is supposed to be trying cases on PIP "Blitz " calendars......then her colleagues have to deal with large numbers of undisposed motions in the files.....which she never got around to hearing cause she is absent so much .....it takes months to get a hearing.....unless of course you happen to be an insurance company.....she loves insurance companies .....especially if they are represented by Maury Udell

Anonymous said...

Dear Saturday at 5:12 a.m.:

I agree with you that whoever wins the DLP v. Diaz race will be an idiot, however as I read your post it dawns on me that perhaps so are you.

Anonymous said...

Popularity contest, pure and simple. How many good judges have been hurt because one lawyer thinks he should have won and bad mouths the judge? How many good judges took a hit for the acts of others with a similar name? How many good judges may not be the most personable, but do the job in a fair and intellectually honest manner? And lastly, how many good judges have lost their jobs because only 1 in 20 of the attorneys in this cliquish community vote? It stinks and should have been thrown out a long time ago.