Letter to Governor Re Nominees to Replace Denaro Wolfson Francis 8.9.18 (1) by Anonymous PbHV4H on Scribd
G-day blog readers. It's a delightful 13c here down-under, a welcome respite from the dog says of August in South Florida, not to mention Kensington, U.K.
Our blog contributors are doing just fine towing the rope, holding the line, and keeping the blog afloat.
When you travel outside the US, you quickly become aware of one thing- our country is the laughingstock of the world.
A scene at Bad Frankie recently:
"Where'ya from mate?"
"Can I buy ya one?"
"Maybe I should buy you one?"
"Nah mate, with your president you need one more than I do. Crikey he's an idiot isn't he?"
"Make it a double por favor."
The older we get, the less we know about those who wear robes, and those who want to. We are entering a world where most of our learned and younger opponents do not know a world without a five dollar cup-o-joe at Starbucks, and where your phone has always been your camera.
So we cannot endorse everyone, because we just don't know who the heck they are. But we feel comfortable with these robe-wearer wannabees:
Milena Abreu. She ran a great race last time. She should have won. She is smart, experienced, will have a great judicial temperament and unlike most of those she will join on the bench, she's actually tried a case, which makes her sui generis.
Yery Marrero. Diitto. She's been in the trenches as a PD. She's experienced and a great litigator and will make a great judge.
Judge David Miller. We're giving him the benefit of the doubt here. We did not appreciate his "Maximum Miller" philosophy in sentencing (not that we lose cases and have to deal with that). But that was a long time ago in galaxy far far away. The civil lawyers we know are uniform in their praise of Judge Miller as fair, hard working, and the type of Judge who gives lawyers the time to make their case. And the whole thing about his opponent; her big law-firm trying to throw foul elbows just stinks to high-hell. It's very "dark-side of the force-ish" from a big firm known for bullying tactics. And after reading this, we expect a nasty C&D missive from them. Better people have tried.
Louis Martinez/Renee Gordon. We know of both of these candidates. They are both experienced, hard working, and will make good judges. You can't go wrong here with either of them becoming a judge.
Chris Pracitto. He knows his way around the criminal, DV, and family courthouses (Yes, DV and family are in the same courthouse-this is what is known as literary license). He is experienced and well respected. He knows criminal. He knows civil and he will be a great judge. His name has gone up to the governor and it would be nice to see him appointed.
Kristy Nunez. Rumpole says former prosecutors make the best Judges. And Ms. Nunez has been a very good ASA. She will make a good judge. And her opponent...? Res Ipsa Loquitor.
Olanike Adebayo. We have a fondness for judicial names we can neither pronounce nor spell. But Ms. Adebayo is a very competent lawyer and she has intelligence and talent and will make a great addition to the bench.
Michael Barket. We don't know a whole lot about Mr. Barket. But we know a whole lot about his opponent and there is nothing much to like about her being a judge. And for perhaps the first time in our career, we use a civil Latin phrase twice in one day. Res Ipsa Loquitor.
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.
Othello, Billy Shakes.
Candidates: Don't see your name up here? We didn't receive your check...duh.
From Free Down-Under, there is a whole world that lives in peace with their elected leaders who they respect and who don't make secret deals with KGB agents and disparage their own war heroes while avoiding military service themselves.
It's almost enough to make a blogger wonder about a new life in a new land...