BREAKING: Judicial rotations:
Here is what has been released- first, the resignation of Brennan has thrown the judiciary a curve ball. For the moment, Judge Sayfie who has been covering the division will stay in there, although reports of Judge Mindy Glazer being on the bench with Sayfie have been filtering in.
Judge Fine from dependency replaces judge Bloch, who exits stage left into the ether. Presumably Bloch will apply for Brennan's seat, and you know what? His name should be sent to the governor. He didn't win, and he didn't run the best race and the lawsuits were a colossal error, but the electorate got the vote wrong because he is more qualified by a mile than his successor. Which is the same thing we could say about Presidents 44 and 45, but that's for another day.
Judge Hanzman from civil switches with Judge Ruiz. Be nice to Judge Hanzman. He's wicked smart and was a legendary litigator and he will pick up criminal very quickly.
Judge Trawick to family, but no one in family has drawn a short straw to come to the REGJB, so the timing of this is still not set.
Judge Vicki Brennan, whose career has spanned being an Assistant State Attorney, Counsel to Governor Jeb Bush, and Circuit Court Judge, has resigned.
We have this confirmed from two separate sources.
Brennan suffered through a minor scandal this summer involving her actions in a personal matter in the Keys.
There are second acts in America, and Judge Brennan will certainly find her footing and re-emerge, as either the superb lawyer she once was, or in some other form of public service.
We are all human and we all make mistakes, and none of those things detract from our fundamental worth and value to ourselves, our family, and our community. Sometimes Judges and prosecutors lose sight of this. Only age and experience can allow someone to view an individual's actions through the lens of time.
We thank Judge Brennan for her service and we wish her well, fully knowing she has many more years of success before her.
It seems a bit silly in light of this post, but here are the survivor picks:
Lew and Lurvey go with the Vikes over Jax, while RFFJ picks the Falcons to beat the Rams.
For the first time this year, we can say that we may have a winner in the survivor pool! Good luck all.
See You In Court.
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