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Monday, January 06, 2020

WHO WILL BE CHOSEN AS THE TWO NEWEST FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICES .....

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

YOUR NEXT TWO FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICES .......

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications from the following individuals to fill the vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court created by the resignations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert Luck to assume federal judicial office.

Interviews have not yet been scheduled. Those that applied from Miami-Dade County are in Bold.

1. Judge Kimberly Bonner (Twelfth Judicial Circuit)
2. Judge Hunter Carroll (Twelfth Judicial Circuit)
3. Judge Howard Coates, Jr. (Fifteenth Judicial Circuit)
4. *Mr. John Couriel (Kobre & Kim LLP)
5. Mr. Jack Cox (Jack Schramm Cox, Chartered)
6. Judge Fabienne Fahnestock (Seventeenth Judicial Circuit)
7. Mr. Manuel Farach (McGlinchey Stafford)
8. Judge Renatha Francis (Fifteenth Judicial Circuit)
9. Judge Jonathan Gerber (Fourth District Court of Appeal)
10. Judge Jamie Grosshans (Fifth District Court of Appeal)
11. Judge Jeff Kuntz (Fourth District Court of Appeal)
12. Judge Bruce Kyle (Twentieth Judicial Circuit)
13. *Judge Norma Lindsey (Third District Court of Appeal)
14. Judge Howard McGillin (Seventh Judicial Circuit)
15. *Judge Bronwyn Miller (Third District Court of Appeal)
16. Judge Anne-Leigh Moe (Thirteenth Judicial Circuit)
17. Ms. Belinda Noah (Belinda Noah Productions, Inc.)
18. Judge Virginia Norton (Fourth Judicial Circuit)
19. Judge Timothy Osterhaus (First District Court of Appeal)
20. *Mr. Eliot Pedrosa (Executive Director, InterAmerican Development Bank)
21. Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips (Seventeenth Judicial Circuit)
22. Judge Cymonie Rowe (Fifteenth Judicial Circuit)
23. Judge Lori Rowe (First District Court of Appeal)
24. Judge Samuel Salario (Second District Court of Appeal)
25. Judge Tatiana Salvador (Fourth Judicial Circuit)
26. Judge Meredith Sasso (Fifth District Court of Appeal)
27. *Judge Ed Scales (Third District Court of Appeal)
28. Judge Elijah Smiley (Fourteenth Judicial Circuit)
29. Judge Adrian Soud (Fourth Judicial Circuit)
30. *Judge William Thomas (Eleventh Judicial Circuit)
31. *Judge Daryl Trawick (Eleventh Judicial Circuit)
32. Judge Thomas Winokur (First District Court of Appeal)

*Current residents of the Third Appellate District are denoted by an asterisk. Based on the Florida Supreme Court’s current composition, at least one of the justices appointed to fill these two vacancies must be a resident of Florida’s Third Appellate District at the time of appointment

If you wish to comment on any of the applicants, please send your comments to any/all of the JNC members listed below:

Chair Daniel Nordby, Tallahassee, DNordby@shutts.com
Vice Chair Fred Karlinsky, Weston, karlinskyf@gtlaw.com
Cynthia G. Angelos, Port St. Lucie, cynthiagangelos@gmail.com
Jesse M. Panuccio, Palm Beach Gardens, panuccio@gmail.com
Israel U. Reyes, Coral Gables, ireyes@reyeslawfirmpa.com
Hala A. Sandridge, Tampa, hala.sandridge@bipc.com
Heather Stearns, Tallahassee, hstearns@libertydentalplan.com
Jeanne T. Tate, Tampa, jeanne@jtatelaw.com
Harout Samra, Coral Gables, harout.samra@dlapiper.com

Looking forward to 2020, when THE CAPTAIN will be covering, as always, the judicial elections in Miami-Dade County and Circuit Court. Qualifying Dates are from Monday, April 20, 2020 – Noon, Friday, April 24, 2020. There are currently 34 judge’s seats up for election in Circuit Court and another 18 in County Court. Those numbers could change over the next four months.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

CAPTAIN OUT .......
Captain4Justice@gmail.com

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

Anonymous said...

Lots of good names that did not make that list. Why no Hanzman, Emas, or Gordo? Or even De la O or either Hirsch. Or Sayfie or Thornton. Zilber, why not Zilber? Is it because the Governor is going to appoint him as Chief Judge after Bertie?

Anonymous said...

Why do some people who get to the Supreme Court resign? Isn't it a dream job, the pinnacle, so prestigious.
In reality you will spend an inordinate amount of time on death penalty cases and writing or supervising the writing by clerks of those long super complicated death penalty opinion in the FLW. And some don't like living in Tallahassee or the kids/spouse don't like it. I think these are the reasons why one Miami sup.ct justice resigned after a few years and came back to Miami. Summary: spending 50% of your time on 20 year old death penalty cases ain't all its cracked up to be.

Anonymous said...

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Slim town Sammy said...

What say you to what's on Markus's blog? Can Reizensten get that guy a pardon? Does he have that type of pull? (eyes opening ) That would be a surprise but the guy has always been industrious.

Anonymous said...

The guy gets defendants out after they have lost their trial and appeals. He took a guy who killed a cop off death row and got CTS. Yeah I think he can do this but there is really no proof he is trying to get a pardon for his client. That's where the story loses me.

Anonymous said...

He gets his guy a pardon and he jumps to the top tier of legal players in this town. This state. This country. That's juice with a capital J.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Phil will lead the impeachment defense

The Trialmaster said...

My guess its either Thomas or Trawick to replace Quince. Both are very qualified, but I think Thomas is more cerebral from my experience with both of these fine Judges.

Anonymous said...

check with the federalist society first.

Anonymous said...

Rump- Weinstein gets indicted in LA on the first day of his trial in NYC. In other words, he got Shumied, big time.
What do you make of this?

Dondi said...

Nothing worse than getting shumied on your first day in trial. Been there....done that. sucks.

Anonymous said...

Both Thomas and Trawick would be fine picks. Both are good guys who make good decisions. Good luck guys!

So if Thomas gets picked, will he keep the justices there all night to force a decision?

Anonymous said...

This Supreme Court seat goes to Ray Takiff or Judge David Goodhart.

We need diversity on the bench.

Pardon me? Yes please.

Anonymous said...

Do not forget about Roy Gelber or Harvey Shenberg for the Supreme Court seat.

Anonymous said...

War inevitable RUMPOLE?

Rumpole said...

See the next post. But short answer no but also maybe

Anonymous said...

My prediction Thomas will not get it. To assume that a Prince in exile is passe without political power is a mistake too often made. Thomas made just such a mistake, so even if his name gets out, De Santis will not appoint him.

Seth Sklarey said...

When was the last time there was an intellectual on the Florida Supreme Court?