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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

RIFKIN ROARS

She's seen it all, and done it all, almost. She's handled the tough Miami murder cases for at least two decades. 

And now Dade ASA Abbe Rifkin wants to be a judge. She's done everything except take three hour lunches, sandwiched between denying a motion to suppress in the morning and a rule 3 in the afternoon. Now Ms. Rifkin will be challenging outspoken Broward Judge Matthew Destry in the upcoming judicial election. 

The New Times newspaper article is here.  Rifkin is quoted as saying: "It’s 2016 and an election year, so I’ve decided to take it to the people."

Wow. We just had a sixties flash-back. Taking it to the streets. Some ratty jeans; a tie-dyed shirt; a sit in; a march; tune in-turn-on baby. Feel the Bern!!

Anytime a Dade lawyer takes the bench in Browerid, it's a good day. 

See You In Court. 


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm

Abbey is a real nice, decent person. She's smart and will be a great judge.

Destry is a nice person too but, a horrible judge who is reversed almost weekly. He makes everyone sit there all day. He really needs to work somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Great news. Wished I lived in Broward so I could vote for her. She would be a awesome alternative to a very unpopular Judge. He is ripe for picking.Good luck Abbe!!

Anonymous said...

I've got $500.00 for Abbe immediately. Destry should be in jail.

Anonymous said...

What's the history of Dade lawyers who live in Broward, winning a judicial election/ winning against an incumbent/getting appointed?

I know of Teri Miller, Ilona Holmes, Michelle Towbin who sit on the bench now. More?



Anonymous said...

Abbe Abbe the judge we'll hail
she can do it
she won't fail

Anonymous said...

Here's a blog oldie but a goodie:

Broward loves Abbe
Abbe Loves Broward

Oh Destry Can't you see?

Abbe loves Broward
Broward loves Abbe

she'll be on the bench by January 3...cha cha cha

Anonymous said...

Not putting the cart ahead of the horse, but just sayin...Clinton 2017...Scalia seat needs to be filled with an appointment...tough but fair prosecutor...worked for a former Attorney General of the United States...stranger things have happened.

Anonymous said...

Senator Rifkin. Governor Rifkin. President Rifkin....

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see her on the bench anywhere

Joe Frederick said...

Go Abbe Go! You will be a great judge.

Anonymous said...

She is rifkind and fair.

Anonymous said...

Three person race. Criminal defense lawyer Brian Greenwald running. He has my vote.

Anonymous said...

Abbe has all of the skills to be a great judge.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

9:50 - what a stupid comment. Abbe will be a fantastic judge because she is smart, fair and kind. Plus, she's got style and class both inside and out.

Anonymous said...

I worked with Greenwald when he was a PD in Orlando. Good lawyer, great guy.

Enough with these former ASAs becoming judges.

Anonymous said...

Very hard to believe that Rifkin has not been appointed by Rick Scott given his penchant for appointing prosecutors. However, rumor has it that Nathan Diamond bashed Rifkin at the governors office and due to the negativity they passed on her appointment. Diamond and Rifkin tried a contentious murder case last year before Judge Pooler and they had many a fight.

Anonymous said...

I am in Broward so I get to vote for her. Hopefully she will get a little $$$ behind her so she can run a decent campaign. Destry is a friggin joke !!!!

Anonymous said...

How does Rumpole let 9:50 slide by with that comment? Don't split hairs, Rump, you know what was meant.

Rumpole said...

I didn't initially see the negative connotation that you saw. I now understand why the comment could be objectionable. I removed it. I guess in politics the phrase that was used which you correctly objected to is often used to describe voters considering a candidate. But when I make a mistake I correct it. The comment is gone.

Anonymous said...

Destroy is the worst judge since Pedro "Macho Camacho" Adrien! Go Abbey go!