Judge Martin Shapiro is retiring and Joel Jacobi runs against Vicki Del Pino. Memo to Judge Shapiro: That large sign you have in your courtroom informing pro se litigants that a withhold of an adjudication is not a conviction is wrong. It induces people to accept resolutions by giving them false information. You should take it down.
Rumpole endorses Vicki Del Pino. She has demonstrated her considerable ability by her patience and demeanor as a traffic magistrate. We have much less knowledge about Mr. Jacobi. If, as he told the Herald, that 20% of his practice is indeed pro bono, then we know what that feels like.
This is not an endorsement criticizing Mr. Jacobi's ability to be a Judge, but praising what we know about Ms. Del Pino. We think she is a great choice for voters on September 5.
No one even noticed we were gone, did they?
Update: We really thought we used to see Ms. Del Pino in the REGJB as an ASA but several alert readers told us we were wrong. We still are endorsing her.
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