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Monday, August 20, 2018

THE NEW BAR POLL IS HERE!!!

BREAKING: TUESDAY AFTERNOON: PAUL MANAFORT GUILTY OF FIVE   EIGHT COUNTS OF TAX AND BANK FRAUD. HUNG ON OTHER COUNTS....MORE TO COME 




This Poll is "de La" OVER. (+60% exceptionally qualified is tops for circuit court judges for our lone robe wearer who plays in our football pool and is a long-time and careful reader of your favourite blog). 

60% of voters feel candidate Ortega-Tauler is UNQUALIFIED. 
Ditto 50+ % for Mesdames Aponte +40% for Sosa-Bruzon. 
Biggest conspiracy theory: Candidates Pracitto and Martinez were left out. Vlad Putin wants to know why? 





Rumpole Blog Poll numbers rumoured to be +98% over-qualified. 

18 comments:

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...
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CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

BAR POLL, THAT AIN'T NO STINKIN BAR POLL. That's the Dade County Bar Association Bar Poll, the one where something like 23 attorneys responded.

Here is the REAL Bar poll. The Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) Bar Poll that was issued yesterday. You want polls, the CABA poll not only provides categories for all judges and whether they are Exceptionally Qualified, Qualified, or Unqualified, but it also has a separate poll within a poll asking the following question:

Treats Hispanics Fairly and Equitably and Demonstrates a Responsiveness to Their Needs: YES or NO.

To read the results, go here:

http://files.constantcontact.com/adfce5ab601/7b9a31cd-d36f-416c-add8-93ed3a12dfb9.pdf

Cap Out .......
Captain4Justice@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How about a box that asks if the judge treats Jews, White Male attorneys, blacks and woman appropriately?

Anonymous said...

You need a poll asking about substance abuse and emotional instability. Perhaps give kudos for attending Betty Ford.

Anonymous said...

Word on CABA poll is like 30 people responded - DCBA poll tells number that responded where CABA doesn't.

Anonymous said...

What are the "needs" of a lawyer of Cuban ancestry that are different from the needs of a run of the mill white guy? The potential here for dark humor is almost too good to pass up.

Anonymous said...

The Q would have walked Manafort. He walks everyone. His string-theory defense confounds prosecutors when he proves through physics the prosecution cannot prove a client's guilt in every dimension as is their burden.

Fear the Q. Respect The Q. Close your eyes...become the Q

Anonymous said...

Please note that Judge Lisa Walsh had one of the highest bar poll ratings. I have watched her from her first days as a public defender. She is so darn smart, so well respected by trial lawyers, colleagues on the bench and court staff and would make a really terrific 3rd DCA Judge one day.

I hope that she and Judge Michael Hanzman apply for these open seats when the forced retirement of those appellate judges takes place soon.

Florida would benefit greatly with brilliant and kind judges make intelligent and correct appellate decisions - especially with a limitation on Per Curiam affirmances.

Anonymous said...

I read the CABA poll. Looks like the participants know what they are talking about. Looks like Rosy Aponte is not a good choice for a judgeship. Looks like everyone knows Eig is incompetent. Funny how Steve Millan got reasonable scores.

Anonymous said...

If a judge candidate can drink cuban coffee and remain on the bench for 3 hours heshe is fit to be a judge, end of story. if heshe has to take a bathroom break, get out of here.

Anonymous said...

Right on Anons @ 12:11 and 6:48. I'm a woman, anti-FAWL, and opposed to all of the micro-Bars that only seek to perpetuate the divisiveness within our community, (which, not surprisingly, is a reflection of our entire country). I get the reason for local Bars, like South Miami, Coral Gables, yada yada, established for the purpose of hangin' in the hood with your homies, but micro-Bars that only seek to separate lawyers based on race, ethnicity or religion are useless and, worse, damaging. And - - news flash - - Cuban-Americans in Dade County are NOT a minority which, arguably, may have been the basis for CABA's birth in the first place. CABA should be disbanded because in the end who cares about anything other than what the Dade County Bar members (i.e., most of the lawyers in Dade County) think about our judges?

Anonymous said...

Ditto for Hanzman and Walsh. And, once again, Thornton has highest "exceptionally qualified" of the entire group. Ruiz not so bad either.

Anonymous said...

Right on.

Judge Hanzman and Judge Walsh to the 3rd DCA.

PLEASE apply and serve our community with continued great well reasoned orders.

These two are brilliant and kind in court.

Anonymous said...

11:24:00 - You're a Fu*king idiot and ignore history. CABA and the other minority Bars are necessary because the majority Dade County Bar would not let them fully participate. They have and continue to force the powers that be to recognize their membership in the legal community. If they didn't exist we would still be led by white old men who insist women (your minority) are to breed and cook only. You are the beneficiary of what FAWL and the other minority Bars have done. And don't give me that 'we're already there' bullshit. Donald Trump and his 30% proves we're not.

Anonymous said...

Our beloved Justice Building has never seen a Judge as wonderful as Judge Mike Hanzman. This academic jurist is not only brilliant, but takes the time from his life to write well reasoned orders based upon precedent. He is far from a judicial activist. His demeanor is kind and patient - so long as you are prepared and articulate. Who else there has freely granted “innocence” to those wrongfully incarcerated for years based upon corrupt police testimony? Having made significant money in private practice, he is not concerned with political decision making or pleasing powerful people or the Herald. He goes to work everyday just trying to follow the law and doing what is equitable.

Anonymous said...

6:48, Cuban lawyers need Cuban coffee (and lawyers of every race and ethnicity do too).

Anonymous said...

What are your thoughts on FAWL? They thrive on playing victim. I stopped my membership for this reason.

Anonymous said...

Hanzman&Walsh will be a major international powerhouse blue chip law firm that will displace the biggest firms in NYC, DC and the rest of the world. With its enormous profits, it will be able to buy breakfast,lunch and dinner as well as exquisite libations from The REN (a venue)for its clients and employees on a daily basis.