COME ON, JACK!

There will be no Broward courtroom named for Chief Judge Jack Tuter in the near future.

And there will be no courtroom named for the late Public Defender Al Schreiber

So starts Buddy Nevins’ article from earlier today over at BrowardBeat, titled Courtroom For Late Public Defender?

Buddy continues:

Naming the courtroom for Schreiber at this time could be interpreted as an insult to Chief Judge Tuter, whose honor was stalled, according to (Broward County Mayor Steve) Geller. 

“We don’t want to get into a naming war,” the mayor says. 

So the naming issue seems dead for now.

No Tuter courtroom. No Schreiber courtroom. Just a courtroom. 

(Click the above link to read the full article)

The whole thing started after JAABLOG sent the following email to Tuter on Monday, with the subject line Al Schreiber Ceremonial Courtroom Request:

I am writing to ask if Chief Judge Tuter would support naming the Ceremonial Courtroom for the recently deceased Alan Schreiber.


I am not attempting to be impolite on this issue, given the fact Commissioner Bogen supports naming the courtroom for the chief judge.  However, given the stated, on the record concerns of a large number of Commissioner Bogen’s colleagues about carving out an exemption to the Broward County Administrative Code to allow the facility to be named for a living person, together with the towering presence Mr. Schreiber still exerts over Broward courts, I am hoping the chief judge would support such a measure.  Most assuredly, without Chief Judge Tuter’s blessing, it may be next to impossible to find a commissioner willing to execute the necessary sponsorship to put the item on the agenda for obvious reasons, so it is greatly hoped the chief judge will graciously step aside and support the measure.


If you could please let me know soon, that would be greatly appreciated.  In the meantime, if the chief judge would like to hear from other lawyers in support of naming the courtroom for Mr. Schreiber, I can make arrangements and gather signatures, if requested.

Unfortunately, and predictably, there was no response from Tuter, prompting this follow-up email yesterday:

 … At this point I will assume there will be no further response, and that the chief judge will not be supporting my request to either withdraw his name from consideration or to support naming the Ceremonial Courtroom for Mr. Schreiber. 


If I’m wrong, please let me know.

So there you have it. Buddy’s reporting has verified our concern that the County Commission would be reluctant to replace Tuter’s name with anyone else’s, even someone as accomplished as Big Al. And that’s a shame, since the chief judge could exercise humility and leadership and support the measure, which would most assuredly get it done.

Now, of course, it’s up to everyone Al helped to make their feelings known to both Tuter and the County Commission. We’ve contacted many prominent attorneys already who have promised support, and are waiting to hear back from BACDL. Together, honoring Al Schreiber in the manner he unquestionably deserves should be something that can transcend politics and be accomplished in the near future.

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155 thoughts on “COME ON, JACK!”

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        This coming from Nevins who had his nose so firmly up Dale Ross’ ass as his only informational source he never saw the sunshine …

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      Changed ? He’s nothing more than a Scherer Mole looking to be recognized as being something else. Tuter has done nothing to make him stand out amongst other Chief Judges in the past except come up with some of the dumbest excuses for errant and lazy Broward Judges ever heard in the annals of Broward County. The only award he should be considered for is the Biggest Clueless Clown in the State of FLorida.

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    Honor a public defender. Name after a public defender. No. Please don’t. Has it come to this. How about some ASA’s who were loyal to Satz and became judges. Can’t we name after them. Or maybe Chuck Morton. Didn’t BACDL want to give him the Gulkin. Anyone just not a public defender. They only get in the way.

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      It’s true. The Crooked JNC doesn’t appoint Defenders. The County doesn’t dedicate things for them either.

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        I’m still trying to figure out exactly what Jack Tuter does. He doesn’t have a docket like other chief judges in other circuits. The guy is absolutely useless as far as I can see. There must be more productive things to do as a chief judge than politic all day. The rest of the judges think he’s a mooch and don’t have any respect for him and the taxpayers are getting a raw deal for what he’s getting paid to do nothing.

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    Bigger fish to fry… bigger egos to d.i.e. Our egos are bigger than our purpose. This is like a cult. I never want to be tied into anything these days. Everybody is so cancerous. Noone does anything out of good unless it brings them attention or benefits.

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    They don’t make much. They live in little houses. (Unless they marry well.) They see talented lawyers all day long making huge money. They feel inadequate. They need the accolades. It makes them feel better about themselves. The people that run things want them to have the awards too. It keeps them in line. It keeps things running smoothly. It’s not about who deserves what. It’s about keeping order.

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    I’m disappointed Chief was ok with his name going up and more disappointed he won’t lobby for Schreibs. He must be a sore loser.

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    How about “American Standard” of “Kholer” or some other good old USA toilet manufacturer?

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        Does Jack really think that highly of himself that he would usurp more deserved individuals that have actually contributed with their lives to society and their communities?

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          Weinstein was a completely useless and self serving waste of a robe but if they’re considering breaking the rules for Tooter because he helped get a construction project done then Weinstein should get something since all he did was go to new courthouse building meetings and oh boy if it should go to someone then why not the working men and women who actually pounded the nails and put in an honest day’s work.

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    Alan should be honored. Stan Kaplan should be honor. Howard Zeidwig should be honored. Those judges, in my book, deserve the honor of having a courtroom or wing named after them. There are plenty of courtrooms for Tutor’s ego but please let’s not forget those who carved a legacy in our system and are utmostly respected.

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          ! Judge Lee is the perfect person to name the room for.
          Certainly the most courageous Judge in Broward history, a place known for its racism/intolerance.

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            Who gives a shit if your gay and screw your own kind? Gay does not define qualifications for anything except your sex life. Just because your gay does not give you a right to anything. Personally I’m sick of the queers and the blacks thinking they are entitled to everything.

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    In the spirit of Al we need some good old courthouse graffiti-
    “Schreiber On Now Jack Off!”

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    JACK TUTER REMAINS THE BIGGEST EMBARRASSMENT IN THE 17TH
    OLE JACKIE NEEDS A REALITY ADJUSTMENT

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    Can there be more than one name? Why can’t we name it after the few broward Public servants who showed up regularly to do their jobs and were not an embarrassment. Those judges who have no Florida bar fines or reprimands. Those who managed to stay out of legal trouble or ethical trouble. Those who were not unprofessional or totally insane. Hold these few people up as shining examples of what broward should be instead of what it is: A corrupt incompetent embarrassment. We hold these few in honor and name the courthouse after them.

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      Judge Diaz…….wasn’t he appointed because of Al and Chiles? Judge Diaz…….if you’re reading………you should ask Commissioners Geller and Bogen to dedicate the room for Al!!!! Coming from a Judge…..it might work!!!!!

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          Don’t forget his side kick Brenda! He backs crazy incompetent lying scheming Brenda. Who would listen to Diaz?

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    Miette Burnstein was the county’s first, and only, woman chief judge. She may have been the first female judge in Broward, too. If any jurist deserves this, it’s her.

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      Bernstein was Larry Korda’s sister, the Broward Judge that was busted and lost his job for smoking weed on elementary school grounds. Like the rest of the Broward Judge Squad, he just took his pension and disappeared after that.
      Now he hangs out in his underwear sitting on his front porch in Hollywood blabbing to himself about how he used to be a judge in Broward.

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    I WAS THE LONGEST, DUMBEST MORON TO EVER SERVE AS CHIEF JUDGE IN FLORIDA AND I CANT GET A DUMPSTER NAMED AFTER ME

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    The courthouse should be named after Mr. Terry Stiles. He was an amazing ethical man! He is truly the man who saw the vision for this county and is the one who built this courthouse. Terry Stiles should be the name for this courthouse!

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        Well anonymous let me tell you ! It’s a public record. Terry gave thousands of dollars for all of my City Commission races . He practically built the City of Sunrise. You can say whatever you want about me doesn’t bother me a bit! Terry Stiles was an honorable man and deserves this respect.

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      The courthouse was built by tutor perini not stiles and the building itself is a noncompliance mess, water leakage, the ramp, etc. Between which bankruptcy did he build it, and which wife, lol.
      It should be named in honor of all the taxpayers who paid for it.

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        Then name the building Broward taxpayers and call it a day. Now let’s move on to something more important

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        That building is a disaster. There’s leaking already in it. And the ramp is my favorite. Can’t believe the morons who built it messed up so bad.

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      I DESERVE A COURTROOM NAMED AFTER ME TOO

      BROWARD JUDGES ARE A BREED ALL THEIR OWN
      ONE YOU WANT TO STAY CLEAR OF

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    Tell the Broward County Buffet Association just once we’d like something besides Ceasar Tuterius Salad, General Tuter’s Chicken, Chicken a la Tuter and Napolean Tuter’s for dessert

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    Telll the Broward County Buffet Association just once we’d like something besides Ceasar Tuterius Salad, General Tuter’s Chicken, Chicken a la Tuter and Napolean Tuter’s for dessert

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      Tuter lost the on!y election he ever had. Then he gets appointed. The voters had spoken. That’s some achievement. What else has he done.

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          Doubtful. Jack was a big nobody then. He ran against Kaplan and Thurston. (Thurston had worked for Al.) They kicked his butt. Thurston was ultimately beat by Kaplan in November. I think after that was when Jack hooked up with Scherer’s firm. He was appointed shortly thereafter. He then became chummy with Tobin and Weinstein. Peter delivered him the CJ spot. The rest is history.

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      Mr. Schreiber put the first Hispanic on the Bench in Broward.
      He put the first openly Gay man on the Bench in Florida.
      He put an African-American female into the Supervisor of Elections.
      He defended the poor for 30 years.
      He gave the Defender’s office to Finkelstein.
      Everyone should be helping Jaab now.

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        Alan was the first to point out how they were a bunch of turncoats that got all Rossed-up after he helped them. It didn’t stop him from still believing in diversity though. Anyone expecting them to take a stand now is stupid.

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    REMINDS ME OF SOME OF THE CRONIES SITTING ON THE BENCH IN BROWARD UNDER A CHIEF JUDGE THAT IS CLEARLY OUT OF TOUCH

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    Since shutting down the courts due to Covid I don’t see any talented lawyers making big money but I have seen private law practices closing their doors, big law firms laying off lawyers, many having to down size to smaller offices and having financial hardships since health insurance per month is more then we were making. Not to mention many have had to sell their vacation property because they couldn’t afford them. Thanks Broward for ruining our lives and retirements.

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    My vote is for the Robert J. Fogan Courthouse. A great man who was the first drug court judge. He should at least get the snack bar, jury room or coffee bar named after him.

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    I don’t really care what Tuter’s preference is. Just wish he’d grow a pair of balls and do something, anything to improve the State of the Judiciary in the 17th. It’s beyond a joke here where there’s no Judicial Rotation, Continuing Judicial Education or the slightest oversight of Judges who don’t work but for a couple of ours a day if that, repeatedly show up late for Court and spend the rest of the time politicking or padding their wallets by teaching on the side at Nova. It’s disgusting the way Tuter chooses to ignore and provide cover for this type of behavior. Courtrooms remained empty even before the pandemic with judges nowhere to be found in Broward. We have a new courthouse with no judges working. Tuter isn’t doing his job.

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    Don’t name it after Tuter or Schreiber or Ross. If we want to send a message for future generations of lawyers, let’s name it after a real pioneer who spent a career working for equality and justice, and always fought for the highest ethical standards: the late Judge HENRY LATIMER. He was truly deserving of this honor.

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      What about Zeb Wright ? A good man who did much for the quality of the bench and for his community. But they’d never name it for a black man. This is Broward where they had a statue of Napoleon Broward one of the biggest bigots in Florida history standing in the atrium of the courthouse for years !

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        They were recently shamed into naming North Prison For Blacks Wing for TJ Reddick because they named the nice New Tower for Skippy the Ambulance Chaser. They won’t be naming anything for a Black person anytime soon. Maybe in another 65 years or something like that.

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            Hahahahahahahahaha. does anyone think because they named it after Lat, that it would have any more integrity than the lack of it in the rest of the courtrooms? Just because is is written across the wall above the bench dose not mean it will be true. Hahahahahaha

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    I MAYNOT BE THE SMARTEST PUMPKIN 🎃 HEAD
    BUT IM THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE MOST MESSED UP CIRCUIT IN THE STATE
    THAT SHOULD COUNT FOR SOMETHING

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      The fact is that Tuter has done absolutely nothing to distinguish himself as Chief Judge at all since taking office. Even before he took office. He’s certainly never been elected to office by voters. Frankly, Tuter doesn’t carry any docket, so I’m left wondering what he does with his time except make a complete fool of himself with his silly selfies. He deserves his reputation as a political pimp in a court system in need of supervision and lacking direction.
      Jack Tuter should be ashamed of himself for he is in deficit on so many levels.

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        The Covid response was completely screwed up. Let the paper of record Broward Review write as many kissy butt articles they want. The Covid mess was avoidable.

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    Invest a couple o dollars on signs in the elevators saying where the courtrooms and judges are located. Its 20 stories of confusion now.

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    There’s nothing confusing about a bunch of empty courtrooms. Judges in Broward aren’t coming to work. Nothing is getting done. Simple.

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    IM THE GUY WITH PANACHE WHOS RAKING IN THE CASH

    BEING CHIEF JUDGE HAS ITS PERKS IN A CIRCUIT WHERE THATS THE WAY THE GAME IS PLAYED

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      I WAS NOBODY BEFORE I MOVED TO THIS BACKWARD ONE HORSE COUNTY AND PLAYED THE POLITICAL HOKE
      NOW I JUST KEEP THE PALMS GREASED AND RIDE THE WAVE
      ANYTHING ELSE REQUIRES MAKING DECISIONS

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      Fred Haddad has distinguished himself in his career without sucking the public tit dry like a leech = never gonna happen.

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    Why does Mayor Geller think Tuter not being qualified has anything to do with Schreiber’s achievements?

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      Let’s remind those judges who’s ass they need to kiss to keep their seat. No not Tuter- Nevins, Ahearn, Jean, Lewis…

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        They should run against every incumbent. Teach them a lesson. Who’s in charge. The hubris has reached epic proportions with this naming scheme.

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          Did the Judges have a meeting or something? Like 1st Jack Tuter gets the new room, then so and so gets the jury room, then judge so and so gets her courtroom named for her when she transfers? This whole thing should be investigated. These people are supposed to be public servants. Not public glory hounds. If their judgement is clouded by self interest to such a high degree? Big problems for everyone else ensues if that’s the case.

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    Anyone have a good Lawyer name that can take on HIPAA Law violations? Seems they are tying in CDC Vaccination Status into your Credit Score now.

    If you doubt me, check your Credit Score and look at the small print at the bottom.

    14 days to flatten the curb people. =)

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      How about naming it after Kim Kardashian, she has gotten more people out of jail than anyone mentioned on here

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      Biggest Uncle Tom this town has ever seen … Driving around in a beat up old stinky Rolls Royce and living in the dumpiest old ramshackled house on Las Olas Isles doesn’t qualify you for an award. Not when you realize how many of his own people he sold out to keep up the act. The guy was a huge phony.

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    As far as I can see, the only commemorative award Chief Judge Tuter should receive is one he actually deserves: THE BIG PUTZ AWARD
    He’s made a fool of himself yet again …

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      The saddest thing is the individuals Broward’s judiciary supports in the Chief Judgeship. There are many brilliant and selfless individuals amongst the ranks but the position is always given to self-promoters like Weinstein or Tuter. Or Judge Ross and his wannabe thug contigency, wherein the less said the better. The Judges are sheeple. Easily cowed and bullied. Why? Isn’t there a leader amongst them?

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          Lol, now that’s funny
          Some ring kisser, that worships priests that diddle little kids
          Another Napoleon Ross, only shorter

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        DONT WASTE YOUR TIME LOOKING FOR LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AMONG BROWARD JUDGES
        YOU WONT FIND ANY
        TUTER IS JUST AN EXAGGERATED VERSION OF WHATS LACKING WHEN IT COMES TO THE BROWARD JUDICIARY

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    Tooty’s Creed: Bureaucratic Mentality – Say nothing – Do nothing – And your job is safe.

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    Scherer Mole and incompetent political pimpster make for good qualities to be a Chief Judge in the most crooked circuit in the State… Broward has rarely had such a combination of idiots occupying public office as we do now.

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      Working at Scherer’s firm, working for Judge Weinstein as his #2. These are two of the most distinguished men in the legal game in Broward. Scherer’s success in both the political and private sector is unprecedented. Judge Weinstein had the most distinguished political career in Florida politics before unifying the judiciary and getting the Courthouse built. I think it must be difficult for a man like Judge Tuter. Having lived in the shadow of great men for most of his career. For owing so much to them. I would imagine there must be a level of insecurity involved because of it. The odd move for the dedication of the Courtroom could be motivated by this. To make him feel good inside. I would understand but I don’t agree. It’s not fair to truly deserving individuals. It’s not fair to Scherer or Weinstein. It’s not fair to the other Judges serving with quiet dedication. I feel I understand Judge Tuter’s feelings but I hope the legal sector can move forward and leave this embarrassing episode behind. This was a egregious show of poor judgment.

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    Tuter can add this embarrassingly attempted bold move to his lengthy list of judicial failures. He’s done nothing to distinguish himself from the rest of the herd since taking office as Chief Judge. He’s never been elected as judge, just greased the political pole. I’m glad to see this time he got the pole shoved up where it ain’t going to see the light of day. It can be said that he at least deserves that honor.

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    The Broward Judiciary stayed closed too long. The Judges (some of them) didn’t do court too often. The bosses in Tallahassee had to come down hard on Broward. Now there be a new crisis looming. There’s nothing can be done. Broward is under the microscope. It’ll remain open come hell or high water.

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      BIMBO ALERT – EXTREME CAUTION ADVISORY
      RATING 9 ON THE MING SCALE
      EARLY MELTDOWN POSSIBILITY HIGH

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    Chief Judge Jack Tuter has done Broward citizens and his fellow judges a large disservice. One no doubt that will be remembered long after he’s disappeared. His administration has largely been one circus after another since he took office.
    To think he should have a ceremonial courtroom named after him is utterly ridiculous.

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    As a Broward judge I like this Zoom stuff. It’s like not having to come into work at all … staying home and doing nothing and getting paid anyway.

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    In most places in this great nation, Judges don’t build monuments to themselves.

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      How can you force people to put a drug in their body against their will? Looks like some of us lawyers will see business picking up!!!

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        Tell Biden to test and vaccinate all the illegals he is letting in our county!!! I’m sure that mess is creating not only Covid but who knows what diseases for the United States.

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    Don’t expect much from Jack Tuter. That way you’re not disappointed. Jack Tuter heads a long list of popsicles that slurped their way into the position and intend to slurp their way to retirement with doing as little as possible.
    The guy is a guinea pig with no talent, knowledge of the law, or intention of correcting the problems that exist within our judiciary.

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