23 JNC APPLICANTS

The following applicants have applied to replace Gisele Pollack on the county bench:

Adriana Alcalde, Betsy Benson, Mari Blumstein, Ana Braun, Monique Brochu, Haccord Curry, Nickolaus Davis, Brenda Di Ioia, Nina Weatherly Di Pietro, Phoebee Francois, Donald Gelin, Doreen Inkles, Ernest Kollra, Mark Kushner, Stefanie Moon, Chris Narducci, Andy Newman, Michele McCaul Ricca, Abbe Rifkin, Sue-Ann Robinson, Richard Sachs, Rhoda Sokoloff, Claudette Vanni.

The JNC will announce the interview list shortly, and the interviews will be held on March 3rd.

The list is notable for the first time application ofNina Weatherly Di Pietro , wife of Republican operative David Di Pietro.  Her candidacy for this slot has been quite the topic of conversation amongst JNC watchers, as rumor has it she’s already been chosen to replace Pollack.  Everyone will be watching this one, as there are lawyers with much greater experience in the applicant pool, and since this JNC has already been criticized for picking judges based on connections rather than qualifications.

Wait and see …

78 thoughts on “23 JNC APPLICANTS”

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    “After leaving the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, Nina joined a prestigious, boutique state and federal criminal defense law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ”

    Why would they not name such a prestigious firm?

    Did she work at RRA?

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      The same reason Judge Julio Gonzalez never mentioned his employment at RRA.
      Included in the recipients of stolen monies and or gifts from the prestigious “Firm” Scott Rothstein Criminal Empire LLC are the following
      Chief Franklin Adderley, Steven Greenlaw, Deanna Garcia-Lemieux-Greenlaw the administrators of FLPD’s protection racket slush fund (bribery?) and the 49 other thugs with a badge that participated in this crime of opportunity (greed). The LEO’s have been allowed to keep stolen money, there is no outcry form the scholars on this blog.
      Anytime your client has been arrested by one of these 49 LEO’s that received Cash from the Rothstein Detail ask the following questions. Officer Steven Greenlaw, Have you ever committed perjury in the course of your employment as a FLPD officer? Did the ASA and Capt Rick Maglione minimize and cover up your lack of integrity and moral character? Did you receive stolen money from an admitted and convicted felon? Did you return the stolen money? Why would you not return money that you have knowledge that is stolen, are you above the law Officer Greenlaw et al?

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        And why is Sgt. Steven Greenlaw of the FLPD on the Citizens Police Review Board for Fort Lauderdale ??? and why is the FLPD and City website down for last 2 days again ??

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          Does he know all Adderley’s secrets? Does he know the money trail? Does he have all the photographs? How can he admit to taking $6,000.00 “LOAN” (bribe?) from Rothstein to buy a diamond ring for PIO Deanna Garcia-Lemieux-Greenlaw his then paramour, that he had direct supervision over and no charges were filed against him, why not? Was this another cover up by Capt Rick Maglione? Where is the diamond ring? Is Fort Lauderdale Police Department that corrupt?

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    This stands for the preposition that in order to make it one must be a dedicated weasel whom cozies up to a bunch of weasels whom have the head weasel’s ear.

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    A former public defender would be a nice change of pace. This governor has already demonstrated he only appoints his buddies. When will you Learn? Nobody cares about County Court. It’s just a fact of life. I don’t think this governor has met a single County Court Judge since he has been the governor.

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    for every scherer and dipietro there’s a tuter and a haury………politics is a fact of life but great lawyers need to keep applying to keep it balanced.

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    Items on the agenda…

    1) Black Judges don’t run Ian Richards against Judge Rodriguez in exchange for Hispanic Vote not running someone against Kal Evans.

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      The one that looks like an English bull dog and mistakingly thought someone of the opposite sex could mistake her for a hooker. Adelaide

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    Di Oia still lookin to get her crappy Greek cooking show syndicated? Or is it memories of broken plate glass she’s trying to bury in the rubble of the past? The joke is on her yet again. Never liked her olives anyway.

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    Who was the ASA that took to Facebook to rant and rave about a fellow ASA and ranted and raved about the state attorneys office she works for? Hummmmmmm Does not sound like someone fit to be a judge.

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    Is it okay for Judge Bob Diaz and someone who put in for a judicial appointment, let’s say, Rhoda Sokoloff, to go to Tower Luncheon on US- Cuba policy? How about Sokoloff attending the Broward Black Democratic Caucus? How about Sokoloff and Judge Jay Hurley having power breakfast with Ds and Rs?
    Boy those RULES OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT are a bitch.

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    Watson survives another day, but soon enough Oates will replace her and Nina in for Gisele. Don’t hate the players, losers, hate the game!

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      Clarify…Don’t hate the players in the appointments game…just like don’t hate the players aka broward dems when the August of 16 election rolls around and there are no Republican races to bring out R turnout for these Rick Scott Judges.

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    The phenomenal hubris of the judiciary protected by LE and SAO’s is based on the premise that “nothing can happen to us” because as the law–we decide not to hold ourselves accountable and no one can make us and we are above the law we swore to uphold and enforce. When judges are directly treated as lawlessly as they treat others and find out it CAN happen to them–that might be the wake up call they never anticipated and cannot BS their way out of with no deputies to back them up, we might see a change of “heart.”

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    Why would the JNC send out of committee Rhoda Sokoloff who has been rejected three times by the voters? 2010, 2012, 2014,

    Answer: They are not.

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      Adriana Alcalde couldn’t litigate her way out of a paper bag…but give her some dirt and a little power, and she can whip up a storm that will grease the skids for her own devises. Too bad they don’t require additional ethics classes for people like that. The only robe she deserves is a musty bath robe!

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    @ Adriana’s Ambush

    If what you are saying is true, then she is PERFECT for the position. Come on Man this Broweird County

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    So he was the bone head that invited Bernie Bober to the minority judges meeting? For starters he’s not Hispanic and the best part is he took out Pedro Dijols from the bench. Pedro was black and Hispanic. For all you Pedro-haters,
    yes Pedro had his issues but so did mel Grossman, dale cohen, Charlie nhi greene, Jeff wide receiver Levenson, didn’t see anyone target them. That’s right Bober take the black Hispanic guy out. The low lying fruit.

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    Pedro was targeted because he was incompetent arrogant ass Not surprisingly that’s what you get when you put a very mediocre lawyer on the bench. If you prefered Dijols it speaks to the posters own incompetence and stupidity

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    tHE FOLLOWING INCOMPETENT ASSSES mel Grossman, dale cohen, Charlie nhi greene, Jeff wide receiver Levenson, didn’t see anyone target them…….NONE OF THEM GOT AN OPPONENT

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    Pedro remained on the bench too long if it had been a day ! Slow witted and downright stupid in my opinion were among his best assets ! He got wrapped up far too easily in thinking he got the appointment because of some merit; far from the way it was, he was just too stupid to realize the truth of it. He got handed to him exactly what he deserved. Easy come, easy go, dummy. You took a lucky opportunity and squandered the chance to make something of it and yourself ! Now you can chase the chump change and keep whining about how your dunce cap was stolen from u by some other undeserving minority who at least had the courage to run for the job while trouncing u big time at the polls ! PUNK !

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    SOMEBODY NEEDS TO
    BREAK THE CYCLE
    FINKELSTEIN HIRES GISELE POLLACK
    IF SCOTT APPOINTS NINA WEATHERLY DI PIETRO
    BOTH ARE/WILL BE POOR CHOICES
    SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED

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    The “anaconda on ecstasy” governor Scott will appoint her because of Howard’s letter. She fits the republican stereotype perfectly. Clearly she believes money makes her better than other people. Just another wealthy, empty headed, idiot who clearly over values her position in life. Pray tell what is the name of the boutique firm.

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    For such an experienced litigator, there is a paucity of cases where she is listed as attorney of record.

    She claims she handled federal cases in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is not listed as being an attorney of record in any case. Funny, her bio at Di Pietro’s firm states that she is admitted to practice before “all” the courts of the Southern District. I did not know there is more than one.

    I guess she did not mention that she is a member of the bankruptcy bar. That is because moral bankruptcy does not create a membership.

    If you look up the cases on the Fourth DCA website, hubby has three cases listed. For some reason she was involved but not listed as attorney of record on any of them.

    BTW, he lost all three. One was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, The other two were petitions for writs of prohibition which were immediately denied without requiring the opposing side to file any pleading.

    Also check out the docket record for the civil and criminal cases in Broward. They total about 14 and one is her personal traffic ticket where Jason Kreiss represented her.

    She said she learned her skills trying cases, handling motions to suppress and dismiss and adversarial preliminary hearings while at the PDs office. Wonder if Howard has any records of her trying any jury trials or any evidentiary hearings.

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    What’s laughable about Judge Mindy Solomon? Before she became a judge she was a top flight homicide prosecutor, she worked as a supervisor in the Public Defender’s Office, she runs one of the most efficient misdemeanor dockets in Broward County. That she evaluates all witnesses credibility fairly, she bases her evaluations on the facts and circumstances presented to her not on any preconceived notion. She understands and applies the law and the rules of criminal procedure in an honest and understanding way. Sounds like Mr. 831am is a total hack.
    As to Mrs. Diepietro please provide a list of all the cases where you were lead counsel and furthermore please indicate which cases you have tried, bench trials don’t count. I am quite sure that intentionally misleading the committee should carry some ramifications with the Florida Bar.

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    Bernie was indeed born in Cuba and his family and him are Russian Jewish. If you don’t believe me ask Judge Bober yourself. Don’t tell me, next you’re going to tell us Obama was not born in Hawaii.

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    @666

    You would be hard-pressed to find anyone from the State Attorney’s Office Homicide division (going back to when Mindy was there) to say Mindy was a top flight homicide prosecutor.
    I won’t address her PD work. As for homicide prosecutor how many Murder 1 did she try, if any?

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    mindy is a nice person , but to state she ever was anything but a fair trial lawyer is a tremendous overstatement, I believe al hired her in retaliation to the state hiring maria, mindy jumped for the money….

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    She was undoubtedly one of the laziest, backstabbing, self promoting imbeciles to ever work for either the sa or pd ! Don’t kid yourself. She just took advantage of prevailing political winds to become a judge after kissing a lot of butt to get there. As far as her abilities, she never did anything so what’s there to gage ?

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    Solomon try a case? Not if she could help it. Not if she could get someone else to do it. Not that she could get out of. Get real ! Nothin like revisionist history.

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    Hey, what’s wrong with being a opportunist among opportunists? Always been a common trait among those seeking to be a judges in Broward !

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    So when a judge omits crucial extensive supportive testimony of a defendant to reach an erroneous verdict requested by and favoring the state, is that how “All who labor there seek only the truth the SAO wants” and the 4th DCA repeats the false conclusion verbatim in order to obstruct justice and the statutes how the 4th routinely “upholds and maintains the integrity of the judiciary” as defined by the JQC and S. Ct.?

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