Dennis Bailey and George Odom square off for Circuit Court Group 16 on November 3rd …

With all eyes focused on momentous national elections that will decide the fate of a politically divided nation over the next few years, it’s easy to forget one Broward judgeship is still up for grabs in 2020.

Dennis Bailey lost the three-way primary vote to George Odom by a little more than 11,000 votes, but in the upcoming general election all bets are off, as turnout will be much greater.

Those familiar with the process call this one “a toss-up,” since the strength displayed by minority candidates in the August primary may carry-over to November, with pandemic voting conditions still prevailing.

Will massive mail-in voting and other factors carry Odom to victory? Or will traditional benefits enjoyed by incumbents like Bailey in November once again prove the adage lose the primary/win the general correct?


Coming SoonBryson v. Scherer via Zoom


Zoom-fatigued lawyers and judges can look forward to a JQC trial in December, with Kevin Emas, panel chair for JQC v. Hawkins, recently issuing this order setting the final hearing on December 8th:

Gina Hawkins won’t be a judge, suspended or otherwise, come January, after losing her seat to Linda Alley in the August primary. However, like any accused individual, she is entitled to a trial to clear her name, and possibly get a whole lot of back-pay, if David Bogenschutz can convince the panel the whole hands on neck thing was one big misunderstanding