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Thursday, July 09, 2015
So, You Want To Be A Circuit Court Judge
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
SO, YOU WANT TO BE A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE .....
We posted a story on June 15th that highlighted the resignation of Judge Victoria Sigler. The JNC interviewed 14 applicants today to replace Judge Sigler and they have forwarded six names to Governor Scott for his consideration. The Governor has 60 days to make his decision.
The six nominees are:
Judge Wendell Graham
Judge Lourdes Simon
Judge Jason Dimitris
Judge Charles Johnson
Ayana Harris, an Assistant Federal PD
John Wylie, private criminal defense attorney
If Governor Scott chooses one of the four County Court Judges to replace Judge Sigler, then he will get a 2-fer; meaning he will be able to then eventually appoint a new County Court Judge.
RED LIGHT RULING .....
Many of you have been waiting for a decision from Judge Leifman.
The latest update we have is that the attorney for the City requested a ten day extension to file their Closing Argument. Judge Leifman Granted that extension and the deadline is now July 20th.
Judge Leifman expects to have a ruling by Friday, August 21, 2015.
JUDICIAL PROFILES (courtesy DBR):
On a separate note, the DBR has been running the bios of several South Florida Judges recently. Here are the three most recent:
Judge Jill Levy of Broward County
Judge Lisa Walsh
CAPTAIN OUT ..........