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Friday, January 26, 2018

ABANDON HOPE

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Walk Down This Hall....

What happened to the statute of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward?
Rumpole's Broward adventure included watching a Judge take delight in discharging a PD after a defendant, who obviously was scared and confused, complain. Then the Judge asked him if he was getting a lawyer? Then the Judge told him to be ready for trial in two months whether he got a lawyer or not. Hmmmmm.... not really a Faretta hearing, but then it's Broweird. 

Meanwhile in The REGJB, look at the directory in the lobby. Lots of new Judges...but our new administrative Judge Charlie Johnson is NOWHERE to be found. 
No worries....he's on 4 in Judge De La O's courtroom and chambers, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the directory. 

From Occupied America, where Napoleon Bonaparte Broward has gone missing, Fight The Power. 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was a victim recently in a Broward traffic case assigned to a magistrate. They sent a mandatory subpoena so, I went.

Up there, the accident report is in the system and the magistrate announced that he read all of the accident reports before the session. (Not legal, F.S. 316.066)

He started the session by telling people they would end up with a license suspension if they wanted a trial and lost. He then looked at the priors before the trial was over and commented on them.

Can they do anything right up there?

Anonymous said...

Napoleon was removed because it came to light that he was a racist. But, remember, the county is still named after him. If they start removing racist judges, there might not be many left up there. It's Broweird.

Anonymous said...

By the way, it was a statue, not a statute.

Stop electing judges said...

What do Blumstein, Zilber, and Rodriguez-font have in common? All three were elected. You can't name me one truly outstanding judge that got on the bench by election. NOT ONE. Stop the election of judges for g-d's sake. When will we learn?

Anonymous said...

I would file a complaint against that magistrate.

Anonymous said...

De La O was elected. He tried the JQC many times before giving up and running.

Anonymous said...

That’s bologna! Cynamon, Cueto, De la O, Ruiz-Cohen, Diaz and a slew of others were elected.

Anonymous said...

I take exception to your comments about Judge MARTIN ZILBER.

Even though he was elected, he loves being a Judge and is one of the most intelligent and academic jurists on our bench.

He conducts his courtroom with all of the dignity of a federal proceeding. He cites Case law left and right for precedent in each well reasoned finding. The attorneys are in awe of his presence as they rise when he appears in his court.

Read his multi page opinions. Read his Law Journal articles. He will ultimately write the current text on criminal procedure.

The rest of you Judges are jealous because he is a political powerhouse and is the wealthiest Judge on the bench.

Anonymous said...

Agreed regarding elections. Those three are the poster-morons against electing judges. At least there's somewhat of a vetting process for appointees. I'll bet if Blumstein, Zilber, and Fonts had attempted an appointment, they would have been turned down. In fact, does anyone know if they tried and failed? Maybe they ran after they were unsuccessful at getting appointed.

Old timer with memory said...

How about Manny Crespo (RIP) he was elected.

Anonymous said...

A Historical statute is an inanimate object which poses no real harm. On the other hand, the live statutes walking and working among us so. We remove an inanimate object symbolizing racism, but we tolerate, and even accept those among us whose sentiments are equally tainted. We tolerate, and even excuse those in positions of authority who spew vitriol hate. Ironic, we remove a statute and we cheer, we allow the discrete racist to sit on judgment and do nothing. Boy, Ollie, the mind controllers have it down pat!

Anonymous said...

Blumstein is clueless, terrible and obviously I’ll-prepared for the job, Zilber has no experience yet has potential but has an unnecessary arrogance that is pointing him towards a Peter Adrien trajectory. Rodriguez Fonts is learning but he’s a nice guy, his hearts in the right place and doesn’t deserve to be grouped with the other two

Anonymous said...

Zilber and Rodriguez are pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Lenny Glick. And i only thought for two seconds. I am sure there are many others.

Anonymous said...

As someone who is in Zilber’s courtroom pretty often, he NEVER cites case law. Or...law. He appears to just fly by the seat of his pants. And every human being in that courtroom clearly hates him, it’s pretty funny watching all their faces. This guy knows nothing and isn’t smart enough to feel his way to the right answer.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Zilber went through the JNC appointment process and to the governor several times - I have been in his court several times - not the best but far from the worst - not sure what the infatuation is all about

Anonymous said...

Why so much attention on Zilber? A little arrogant perhaps, however he makes decisions, gets through calendar quickly, and appears fairly bright. Why the silly wealthy jealously comments?

And no one is as bad as Peter Adrian

Anonymous said...

How many FACDL-listserv members does it take to screw in a light bulb? Only one, the other 400 are e-mailing the same "CONGRATS!" for win by a PD.