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Saturday, April 07, 2018

OPERATION PAY YOUR MONEY HONEY

This strange part of this plan to collect fines and costs is the email it went out on: the committee to re-elect a judge sent it out. 
Comments?




Meanwhile, to distract our attention because the Chinese are kicking his ass in a brewing trade war, POTUS announced the invasion of New Mexico ("Lots of suspicious sounding Hispanic names there and people are saying they've never seen this many suspicious sounding Hispanic names in a state and Obama did nothing about it..."); a trade war with Grenada ("They keep sending things to us, and no one's ever seen anything ever come from Granada before, so what are they sending and why and Obama did nothing about it..."),  a trade war with Lichtenstein, ("They're small and we can win and I like to win and we never won under Obama so lets win one of these..."and a renewed attempt to recover debts-with interest! from Germany under the Treaty of Versailles ("They owe so much money for so long and Obama did nothing and nobody's ever seen a country owe so much money and that woman who runs the place doesn't like me and I don't like her...")

From Occupied America, Fight The Power and pay your fines and costs!


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, no one can say that our VP is not prepared to be President. He recognizes deep s**t when he sees it and he’s a decision maker. He’s apparently decided to remain in hiding ever since the Olympics.

Anonymous said...

Coming soon to the Justice Building a real winning epic. A judge with a history of substance abuse and emotional issues has made one too many mistakes. Judges and staff have protected this judge even while in treatment. Secrets are not forever. How long before a packet hits the JQC? How many judges will lie to protect their friend? Will the spectacle during a yearly Christmas party surface? Will other judges tell how they tried to get their friend into rehab? How many defendants will raise claims for the judges actions?

Richard Baron said...

Instead of relishing in this judge’s illness and waiting for the fall, why not be part of the solution? There is help available. Have some balls and talk to the judge.

the trialmaster said...

Sounds like Rosemary Jones and Maryanne McKenzie are reincarnated.

Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing when I got the e-mail from the Committee to Re-Elect Sam Slom. Send it out as Admin Judge of County Court, but not as a candidate. Smells bad. Looks bad. Nothing to see here, really.

Anonymous said...

Unless you have a physical dependency on something like heroin, it’s a bit of a stretch to call drug abuse an “illness.” All alcoholism or drug abuse means is that you enjoy getting high more than you enjoy doing other things. It’s a choice.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Barron you are wrong. A mean malicious judge with known substance dependency and emotional problems should not sit in judgment of anyone or be allowed to sit in judgment of anyone. Those protecting and allowing a judge with impaired faculties to sit in judgment and affect so many lifes deserve to be exposed, sanctioned and removed from office themselves. The conduct of this judge, like the malfeasance of those who allow this miscarriage must be exposed and punished.

Rumpole said...

Let's be very careful here and not mention anyone's name. The discussion can remain theoretical and anonymous. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I know Richard Barron. I know his commitment to people with substance abuse problems and it is genuine and real.
Judge's are human. And like all human's they have frailties which include substance abuse problems. It's a widely known fact, little discussed, that towards the end of his career Chief Justice Rhenquist had a pain pill addiction subsequent to his back surgery. It took a lot of work and rehabilitation to wean the CJ off of the pills.

I think this is the responsibility of the administrative judges in Miami to remove this judge from court and get them help. If the judge refuses help, then this becomes a public issue. Until then, the Judge should be entitled to privacy while they seek help.

Anonymous said...

11:07 good comment. How about if a former administrative judge tried to get the judge help and the judge refused. This raises the question of how or why do the Chief Judge or the administrative Judges of the criminal division allow the situation to continue to the detriment of those affected by the impaired judge's rulings. The answer might be friendships dating back in time. When fellow judges whisper about the situation you know someone is protecting this judge.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


There are very few persons in this community who can speak more articulately than Richard Baron can on this subject. Richard has lived through his personal struggles, and he overcame them. He has helped thousands of attorneys, judges, and just regular people overcome their addition issues over the years. If you have not heard him speak at a drug court graduation, please do so. It is worth your time. If you have not sat down and personally spoken with Richard, do so. It is worth your time. You will be a better person for it and be better able to represent many of your addicted clients as a result.

8:56 AM. You are entitled to your opinion. But, you need to educate yourself a bit more. Please take the time to sit down and speak with Richard and see if he broadens your mind about the issues we are discussing.

9:29 AM. I agree that, if a judge has any problems, emotional, dependency, etc, that are affecting their ability to carry through with their duties of elected office, then they should take a leave of absence. You, if you are an attorney, and you believe that to be the case, you have an obligation to put your case in writing and go to either the Chief Judge or to the JQC if you think it is that serious. Don't just whine about it on a Blog if you really feel that this judge does not belong in a position of judging other people - because of their dependency problem.

I agree with Rumpole on keeping it theoretical for now.

Cap Out .....

EyeonShumie said...

On a lighter note, was that Shunmie, on TV in the background of the Masters outside of Butler Cabin smoking a big cigar and holding court at a Major?

Anonymous said...

PLease list the judges coming to the Justice Building.

Anonymous said...

Everyone who knows anything knows who this judge is. I don’t know what they have done this time but unless it’s DUI manslaughter I seriously doubt anything will change. This person has enough connections thanks to how they came to be on the bench that they seem to be repercussion-free.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if J. Woodward will be asked on the campaign trail whether she knows Rumpole.

Rumpole said...

My dear Sir or Madam:
You are participating in what is widely considered the best legal blog in the country. My posts have been quoted in opinions by the 11th Circuit court of appeals. I have readers who serve on benches around the nation, and lawyers who practice in almost every jurisdiction. I perhaps go too far only when I say heads of state wait for my encyclicals on the important issues of the day.
So I am assuming Ms. Woodward knows Rumpole. I am assuming EVERY judicial candidate knows Rumpole. I know for a fact EVERY judicial candidate has sought Rumpole's endorsement.

I believe that you are not a careful practitioner of the art of communicating in writing. Such is the sad state of affairs in the current days of txt mssgs and abbrvs.
I discern that what you MEANT to ask was whether Ms. Woodward will be asked whether she knows WHO Rumpole is?

In that regard, I am pleased to inform you that Ms. Woodward, along with every other judge, candidate, and lawyer on this green and overheated earth does not know who I am.

Thanks for reading and may I suggest that you study my posts closer for the lessons in how to effectively and accurately communicate in writing.

Yours, etc.,

HR
Blog Proprietor




Anonymous said...

OMG Classic Rump beat down of a reader way out of their league. He doesn't do it often, but nobody does it better.

Anonymous said...

No one is untouchable just Remember Brennan. She made a stupid mistake because of arrogance and had to resign almost facing criminal charge. I think the judge du jour has done something to upset powerful players who were ignoring the aberrant conduct until now. Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in reading the 11th Cir case that cites this blog. Please do tell. Or was that fake news?

Anonymous said...

I could not agree more with the Captain's comments about Richard Baron. What people in the addiction and recovery community are very aware of is that Richard gives tirelessly of his time to assist those people struggling with addiction and alcoholism. I personally know of dozens of lives and professions (lawyers) he has saved by giving of his time and expertise in this area. Anyone who believes addiction is a moral choice or bad behavior should ask Jeff Sessions for a job. You will fit right in. In a 2016 study more than 1 in 5 lawyers reported that they felt that their use of alcohol or other drugs was problematic at some point in their lives, and, of these, nearly 3 of 4 reported that their problematic use started after they joined law school. This applies to Judges. So to reiterate what Richard said, if you know of someone with a problem or suspect it, talk to them. There is help here in Miami and state wide for lawyers and judges with issues. Or just call Richard, he will be happy to help once again as he has done so many times in the past.

Richard Baron said...

My experience with the Administrative Judge in the Criminal Division is an open door policy especially if there is a problem with a judge. The Admin Judge is the person to seek out if a lawyer suspects a judge is impaired. If a lawyer is fearful of repercussions I am willing to be the guy who will see Judge Sayfie if asked to and I’ll keep your identity confidential

Anonymous said...

3:48 : that's a "beat down"? Huh.