DUI SUPER ATTORNEY MIKE CATALANO WRITES:
Judge Pando is a friend of mine and I like her. All I ever ask of judges is to be nice and be fair. She has been both to me and my clients.She granted motions and was not affraid to acquit. That is the ONLY reason she is in Hialeah right now.
Rumpole replies: We know Judge Pando. Judge Pando is a friend of ours. And you sir, are no Judge Pando.
Woops, wrong retort.
We agree with your comment which started this thread. There was a strong indication that prosecutors sought to drive Judge Pando out of the REGJB because she was not afraid of MADD and to grant a motion when she thought it was the legally correct thing to do. We must be ever on guard against Judges who feel the political pressure to rule a particular way. Perhaps this is a good time to consider a change in the system and only allow for Judges to removed on an up or down vote like the appellate court judges. Will removing the threat of electoral opposition make a Judge better or worse ?
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