DENIED?

Rumor has it Barbara Duffy denied the  motion to disqualify filed by the Public Defender in Helio Lessa.  Odyssey has not yet updated, so it’s a wait and see.

Typically, a lot of judicial groupthink goes into handling things like this, so it’ll be interesting to see where it goes from here …

237 thoughts on “DENIED?”

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        Dela Torrie makes a statement like he did to the Sun Sentinel impugning the integrity of a sitting circuit court judge and then can’t back it up ? And this guy is the head of felony in the PD? No wonder there’s such a big lack of confidence in the office.

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          Howie gets handed his ! Lol. He took on the wrong judge for all the wrong reasons. Who looks like the rag now ? Disclose the snitch and get back some of his credibility.

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              Finkelstein doesn’t have the balls to take on judge duffy again. He’d have knowbody else to blame. He’s running out of stupid monkeys like DeLa Torie.

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              Guess Howie has gone real quiet after bungling his motion to disqualify Judge Duffy based on a snitch that he can’t cough up. Sometimes you have to actually be stand-up as opposed to just playing the part of a carnival barker.

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    Howie has to appeal. That’s all. Has anyone tried to interview the bartender at the Embassy Suites? An affidavit from him would go a long way when attached to this motion, or an amended motion.

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      Why talk to the bartender? It is known who the anonymous reporting judge is., get his affidavit. If not, have the PD who spoke with his judge do an affidavit exposing the Judge.

      The allegations against Duffy are still in question, what is fact is that the anonymous reporting Judge was there, alleges serious racist wrongdoing took place and refuses to come forward.

      For the moment the conduct of the anonymous Judge is most egregious since he or she is only willing to report anonymously. Worse yet, if it is Diaz, he is worse than his usual coward self because he won’t even stand up against those who are racist towards his own.

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        That’s why Howard’s motion doesn’t stand a chance because nobody will come forward: the reporting judge or the PD

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    I wouldn’t support any petition that that hag Teresa Williams had anything to do with. In my opinion she has shown herself to be an unfit advocate for any position.

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    Maybe Finkelstein had a greenhorn write it if there’s anyone that hasn’t quit. The rest of them are too lazy to do anything. Big Barb could teach Finkelstein a thing or two about writing a motion.

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      No brass ring though. She got the brass knuckles instead. Now she’s onto this petition drive ? Another losing proposition. Gimme a break Teresa. You’re starting yo lose it if you ever had it.

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      Pretty good ! LOL. Just spit coffee all over my desk! She’ll shake off the pd like so many annoying fleas.
      The motion is missing several key elements.

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        De la Torrie squeaks like a little girl at Howie’s bidding. To hear how offended he is at these unsupported allegations in re Judge Duffy makes me laugh. There’s obviously nothing he won’t do to stay up Howie’s butt including crawling around on all fours.

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    These crooked judges will do anything to protect each other. U take on one, you take them all on except for the snitch judge who will come down with a sudden case of alcohol induced amnesia.
    Sure they’re conspiring to put Finkelstein’s motion to disqualify in the soup for a good dunking.
    From my past dealings with Duffy, she’s an immovable object when taken head on. Good luck. This is the Broward Judiciary we’re talking about.

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    They’ve kicked the wrong sleeping dog this time. You kick a junkyard dog enough and there are bound to be unforeseen repercussions.

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    Take a look at Cannon 3(d)

    D. Disciplinary Responsibilities.
    (1) A judge who receives information or has actual knowledge that substantial likelihood exists that another judge has committed a violation of this Code shall take appropriate action.
    (2) A judge who receives information or has actual knowledge that substantial likelihood exists that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar shall take appropriate action.
    (3) Acts of a judge, in the discharge of disciplinary responsibilities, required or permitted by Sections 3D(1) and 3D(2) are part of a judge’s judicial duties and shall be absolutely privileged, and no civil action predicated thereon may be instituted against the judge.

    I don’t believe reporting the alleged offensive conduct to Help Me Howard meets the requirement under the Cannons. Maybe someone should file a JQC on Diaz or Betsy and settle this. The JQC could subpoena Howard or whomever talked to the anonymous Judge to get his/her name.

    http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/ethics/canon3.shtml

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    If this really happened then a gaggle of judicial officers saw it and likely no one reported it. This is why this is going to Davey Jone’s locker faster than one can say get me another beer, Jesus.

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      Nobody thought to ask the sitting member of the Supreme Court who was allegedly there or that will reveal Howard’s scam probably.

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    Well, just maybe somebody should do something that’s just right for a change, but you’re dealing with asswhipes so maybe you’re unacquainted with the type.

    Asswhipes like to enforce the rules and make rulings to that effect, but don’t feel the rules actually apply to them, and are more than willing to accuse fellow asswhipes of things, but don’t have the courage it takes to actually stand up to their convictions when it comes time to do so.

    Then you have the other type of asswhipe that thinks because they file a motion for disqualification based on the other type of asswhipes’ allegations, that that asswhipe is somehow flexing his muscles and showing just how much of an actual asswhipe he can be when push comes to shove.

    So, as you can see, depending on what type of asswhipe you’re dealing with, it will require the purchase of large amounts of sterile cotton asswhipes to receive any degree of relief from the number of human hemorrhoids that could have avoided the initial discomfort by not being such big asswhipes in the first place.

    A good thing to remember is that this is the Broward Judiciary we’re dealing with, where very often things are done just plain ass backwards.

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      An asswipe is also the first to to tell everyone how much society needs the asswipe because the asswipe does such important work that only an asswipe can do.

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    Don’t know who is advising Finkelstein on this one but he jumped the gun badly.
    He should have known better to file this motion without being able to support the allegations. Stupid really. Thought he would know better.
    The motion itself is therefore insufficient and looks on its face to have been filed more out of petty spite than anything else.
    If he doesn’t have a member of his staff that knows this,
    preferably the writer of the motion, he should have hired outside counsel.

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      It’s a veritable band of burnouts plaing musical chairs. It’s not as much his fault as it is those that were advising him and the one who actually wrote the motion …

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      Just Seidman trashed Diaz. JQC did the rest on Diaz: 15 thousand dollar fine and suspension. Both Dummy Diaz richly deserved. Tobin just took the trash to curbside being Spechler, stupid. Gehl helped bag him. His buddy Dale Ross stuck his head in the sand like a good scumbag.

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    How is it untimely? When was the client informed? Why not just stick with legally insufficient instead of giving a potential opening for the writ?

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      Untimely so ordered, maybe to preclude no amended motions or successor motions if videos from Embassy Suites surface.

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      That’s it! Shove him off to Family where we have to deal with him. Just what we need. What’s Weinstein thinking ???

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    Has the Pdo filed a Jqc report because that may cause Judge Duffy to have to recuse and isn’t Justice Labarga’s statement enough of an admission that something happened that needs investigation.
    Judge Singhal made a statement as well so there seems to be direct conflict with the reporting judge so the reporting judge if they felt it was important enough to go to Pdo should step forward and put principles in the pole position. This should all be in any appeal regarding Judge Duffy’s ruling.

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      Very logical except the reporting judge said he heard it second hand. No direct witnesses. After the reaming he gave Contini yesterday, do you thinks Lambarga would cover up an insults to his fellow hispanics for some piss ant Broward Judge

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        Help me Howard looks like the real twerp this time.
        Duffy just steps over a carpet of bugs in his office where the top half can’t do anything and the bottom wouldn’t know what to do because it changes every week.

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    The reporting Judge ought to make a JQC complaint. It’s confidential. He/She doesn’t have to be a witness. They can send subpoenas out to all that were there. Good cover.

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    Anyone else think it is telling that Howard has not directly commented on this? No letters to Peter, interviews with the media railing on Duffy. Nada. Zip.

    He knows this is a loser and will hang Lorena and Frank out to dry. He will say that he authorized it at their request and because the client said he was in fear of not getting a fair trial.

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      Could have avoided this howie. Listening to consummate butt kisser has its drawbacks. Listening to two of them gets u this :

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      FINKELSTEIN IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MOTION THAT IS GENERATED BY HIS OFFICE
      THIS WAS JUST A BAD CALL INSTIGATED BY OTHERS WITHIN HIS OFFICE IN AN EFFORT TO GET RECOGNITION BY SOMEONE THAT CANT AND WONT DO ANYTHING ELSE TO EARN HIS KEEP
      BAD CALL. NOT THOUGHT OUT. INSUFFICIENT. LACKING IN FORETHOUGHT AND EXECUTED POORLY.

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      What’s there to comment on ? The office got caught with our pants down and filed a motion before thinking they’d better have a way to substantiate it. This is the kind of stuff a first year
      law student should know.
      This would never have happened under Schreiber.

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      Cover your butt move goes bust! Which pd actually wrote this motion to disqualify? Anybody know ?

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      Pretty cheap shot. .. gotta say… with nothing but a highly questionable allegation and then no follow-up ? Things aren’t going well very well down in the PD. This is evidence of it.

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    What more do you expect from de la torrie? He walks around showing everybody in the courthouse the countdown in days and hours on his phone to retirement? He wants out of there like everybody else but hes holding out for the last nickel. It’s taken a lot of crawling around and kissing ass to last as long as he has. He just called this one wrong.

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    Who’s crying now ? In an effort to remain relevant the jester gets his caught in the wringer. Stupid call, but he wasn’t ever going to get a gold star for smarts.

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        You can add PD Clowns to the list of the Courthouse Clown House Show now. It might even eclipse the ratings of Help Me Howard. Dumb asses.

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      Judge Singhal’s statement, the only witness to the incident, doesn’t square with Dela Torrie’s rap about the office of the public defender’s staking its reputation on the truth of the alleged incident in question involving Judge Duffy.
      Where does Dela Torrie get off by making such a statement when he wasn’t even present ?
      Is this guy really as dumb as everybody says he is ? Lol

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    I’m all in favor of nailing these big mouth Broward judge when they actually do something wrong, but it has to be done with a degree of competence. Not this kindergarten bs.

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      The over the pd’s office says Nd each shall stand Equal. At this stage after this bungled attempt with Duffy it’s going to be changed to No Dumping. Lol

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      “Say a lot less and listen a lot more” Sorry about Contini, but maybe a lesson can be learned by every judge on the Broward County bench.

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      Litl Red always thought he was right about everything until it was litigated and proven he could be wrong. Bit he’s probably getting a laugh that its Howard now that’s won the Stupido Award for a rather remarkable lapse of judgement if you got me in the filing of his motion to disqualify.
      Red’s still running around the courthouse so he’s getting some business. Just not the bull’s horn full he used to get from pd.
      I read the motion to disqualify. Who in his office prepared it?

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    Could have told you that the motion to disqualify was going abruptly nowhere real fast. I’m frankly surprised it was filed by the PD.

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      Eviction case couple years ago at X-mas time. Assigned judge was on holiday, but I’d left an emergency (tenant tearing up the place) motion in the in-box. Judge Lee’s chambers were next door & I get a call from his JA. Long story short we had the emergency hearing & Judge Lee granted relief. He had seen the motion in the other judge’s in-box in the hallway, read it & immediately called us in. That’s the kind of stuff that is not forgotten. I was a hero & Judge Lee has my support forever onward.

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        Most of them turn out ok after they get of Criminal where they go bat shit crazy after having to resolve darn near every case because the State Atty is a chicken shit.

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      Rumor has it Lee’s got competition next time from two females that both think they have it in the bag.
      He can easily be beat with no problem. It would be no loss to the 17th if you ask me. He’s had enough of a free ride. It’s time he gets a real job.

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        Interesting, I hear that Sprinkles has been whispering via 3rd parties that if Judges send Ahearn mediations they will get an opponent. Looks like Judge Lee didn’t buy into Sprinkles threats and now get the blog rumors of an opponent.

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          Sprinkles’ threats occur every time he changes his diaper. Like the baby he is, he failed toilet training 101 and had to repeat the class.
          Lynch could tell u what he’s all about. It’s why he’s got nothing to do with him.
          Give it a break already Sprinks. You’re having to compete with a low life like Aturd now ?
          Buy a pet pooper and some plastic bags.

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        From what we’ve seen he’s always like that. Very professional.
        Doesn’t want it to appear it’s his personal opinion.

        Notice he only looks at him briefly twice.
        Same with other reprimanded judges.

        If Duffy gets a JQC complaint for racial slurs the chief judge heard, It will be interesting to see how he handles that.

        The chief justice a potential witness?

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          Keep dreaming. PD fell down bigtime on this one. They can’t even write a motion that’s not limp enough to use as bait.

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      Laqbarga was out of place.
      LE are often called just to lock up the BF’s or spouses, as service to the female. Federal Funding feeds the courts. Victims are manufactured.

      Victim Services spend much time celebrating their Pussies.

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      Broward Clownhouse where the judges are worse than the Defendants ! Lol
      He’s always had both screws loose, but to shuffle him off to Family ? Bad idea. Only a decision Weinstein would make.

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          These Broward judges treat their jobs like they’re visiting a gas station. They pull in, they fill up, and then they leave. Disgusting.

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    Ever notice how old people love ice cream cones? They fiercely grip the cone with their gnarled aged talons whilst striking at the succulent creamy treat with their lizard like tongues. Very strange.

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    This is Judge school where apparently Broward judges drink like drunken sailors and it turns into something like Escape from Witch Mountain R rated version and the poor help is beaten like rented mules.
    Nothing surprising.
    Good move, Barb. Stay off the hard stuff. Stick to cheap wine.

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    Did Judge Nina say out loud at a recent lunch with other Judge that she wished a fellow female Judge with a young daughter “to die”….If true, kudos to the Judge and distinguished gentleman who stood up to Nina and called her out for wishing death to this Judge and mother….

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      Despite Nina shaking her head furiously, it was a class move giving a shout out to Zaccor in the introduction speech for Judge Kathleen McCarthy. He was a good guy who deserved a little recognition. Very magnanimous

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          You are a dumb ass if you think that Scott Berger wrote that comment and is patting himself on the back. As for his speech, Scott Berger showed once again that he is a class act and the voice of the people. And the fact of the matter is that Kathleen McCarthy won because she ran a better campaign and took her case to the public and the public spoke.

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            Don’t know this Mr. Berger, but when I read that post about him it did also seem to me like a self-flagellating promo.
            That occurs often on here it seems

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                  Scott Berger doesn’t even go on this website. You are an internet troll and stop besmirching his name and reputation. He is a classy guy and he said what he means, even if it bothers some of the mental midgets of Broward County.

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                      What, this man Berger cannot read computer screens?!

                      Do the judges and his clients know of this new development

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      Zaccor like the rest of these jokers in order to provide cover for Nina got trashed. They’ll do almost anything when they try to circle the wagons for each other.
      Judge Duffy was the only candidate that I can ever remember that took on a sitting Judge Destry head on and addressed real issues in an honest and straightforward fashion without hiding behind this Judicial BS Broward’s Judicial Jokers are known for.
      Zaccor deserved to lose his seat.
      As more and more of these Jokers get challenged, and they will, real issues will come to the forefront.
      I’m a firm believer in term limits for judicial Officers.
      The longer they stay in office the more aggressively they should be targeted for opposition. We get better judges that way as opposed to these self important clowns that can’t make it in private practice. Broward bench is full of them. Practice here for a few years and you’ll come to believe the same thing. It’s the worst I’ve ever seen anywhere.

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    A Bimbo and a Shinehead do not a good judiciary make, Zaccor lost if because he came off as a real Q-Ball to voters. (Really) !!!
    It’s been shone how easy it is to defeat these incumbent judges with half of the, showing up drunk to work and the other half not showing up to work much at all.
    It’s role of the dice for relatively low risk with big rewards for those with the chutzpah to take on and dump these judicial gofers trying to suck it to pension time.
    You think she cares about a scull cap like Zaccor? Voters didn’t.
    My only regret is that Naughty Nina didn’t get her card punched too.

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      I think that every judge that was a political appointment better be ready to face a challenge, as well as a number of sitting judges on the bench. The old days of these political hacks living off the backs of the people is over, and everyone should challenge the establishment. Why should a lawyer be afraid to run against a judge? Kathleen McCarthy showed a lot of courage and won with grace and dignity. Remember …. register to vote and vote all the a-wholes out.

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            He made it to Judge, the people said he was a shit judge and kicked him to the curb. No more the recipient of judicial asskissing and adulation stings in a way money can’t make up for. He had it all and because of his bad choices he is nothing but a work a day lawyer again. You think Marci and the kids like not being able to say their hubby or daddy isn’t a judge anymore? Remember Marci’s words of arrogance when Steve got an opponent, being appalled someone in the county would dare run against her husband. Her talk of the “Zaccor Way”…

            Karma is a bitch…maybe Steve lost because of that moment in the elevator when the other ASA’s in homicide congratulated and shook the hand of Judge Evans but not Zaccor.

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              I’m sure his family finds comfort in the fact their husband and dad now makes a shit load of money. Who needs fake adulation and fake butt kissers? I’m sure he and his family are enjoying being able to have a lifestyle that being a judge could never afford him.

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            Exactly. He is much better off now. Even first years are better off. We need to raise salaries for judges. Who can afford to be a judge? The pay is awful. If we want better quality then we need to pay a living wage.

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              Sure Judge Scherer, Judge Ross need a raise and y not all the patronage people. The deserving34 yr olds like Judge Hilal. Hahaha

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                Fix the crooked JNC before thinking about raising pay. A pay raise would encourage better lawyers to apply but they would still be routinely passed over because of cronyism and wouldn’t bother to apply after awhile again when they see its all the same as now. This Governor has made a lot of good picks but at least half or more are well-connected snots or politicians collecting a favor or young bimbos who have no business sitting in judgment of anyone but their plastic surgeon or nail girl. The solid choices deserve a living wage but they can thank the same crooked JNC that appointed them for the fact they will never get a meaningful raise because of the in-your-face patronage hook-ups that demoralize the entire legal community and delegitimizes the legal process in a country where the general population already distrusts lawyers, Judges and police.

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                That is the point. You need to have a raise in salary if you want better quality. Back in the 80’s that was a good salary. There hasn’t been an increase since. The only thing you are going to get is PD and SAO. Successful lawyers can’t afford it.

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                  But if salary came to, say $250k w pension, at least ballpark senior associate, wouldn’t that cause even more pressure from powerful people to appoint their children, by way of one example? Higher pay could, in fact, backfire, making things even worse.

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    I felt bad for all of those PD’s that volunteered for Betsy’s campaign. Heck she was the only judicial candidate to ever be a PD and run for Judge that had Howard’s endorsement. Any thanks fro Betsy? Nope. Not a shout out to the PD’s office or even a thank you to Howard.

    Maybe she thought it would bring more suspicion on her as the Duffy Snitch? Was she pissed that someone from PDO let it out that she snitched on Duffy?Either way, to blow off the PD’s who helped her and not thank Howard was still quite a fuck you.

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      But Frankie DeLa Torie stakes the reputation of the PD’s office on it to the Sun Sentinel. Lol. Then Lit’l Howie okays a Motion to Disqualify against Judge Duffy. Connect the dots of a couple of real pop-squeezes. It’s not hard.

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      Has she been identified as the alleged snitch ? If so, the other judges are going to have a potential problem with that.

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    Judge Davis gave a heartfelt and emotional speech. He checks so many boxes with traditional condo voters that if he pets a three legged dog while speaking they’ll boot Debbie Wasserman Schultz and put him in instead. A true gentleman with a bright future.

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      Just an inexperienced political hack. Sign me up today and I’ll run against him. It is a disgrace that someone with such little experience and connection to this community was put into such an important position of power. What a slap in the face to all of the experienced attorneys who have put in the time to learn the law. I agree it was a tearjerker but he’ll be the next Zocor.

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        Awww. This is ATurd and Red Broward Turd trying to make money by scaring judges. Two fat losers. One with a Bar license but too patethic to practice law and one that’s is a “J. D.” that rents a little dumping house with his loser wife with many prior DUIs. So sad. Anyone that hires these clowns will get opposed. Enjoy dinner at McDonald’s with your family tonight boys.

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    NOTHING WORSE THAN A SNITCH. BUT A JUDGE SNITCH? FINKELSTEIN’S OFFICE FILED THE MOTION TO DISQUALIFY JUDGE DUFFY. HIS HEAD OF FELONY FRANK DE LA TORE WAS QUOTED IN THE SUN SENTINEL AS STAKING THE REPUTATION OF THE OFFICE AS TO THE VALIDITY OF THE SOURCE.
    WHY DOESNT THE PUBLIC DEFENDER HOWARD FINKELSTEIN DISCLOSE THE SOURCE OF THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST JUDGE DUFFY TO WHOM HIS MOTION WAS DIRECTED.

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    Is it more than one Judge or were there more? Why would any Honorable Judge hide when allegeding such serious wrongdoing. Is it true? What if the Judge was wrong or not being truthful. There needs to be a full blown public investigation. Broward Judges have a disturbing track record so C. Justice Labarga needs to step in and direct the investigation as he knows who was there and if any Judge on any side of this has violated any ethical Canon then Broward should once again be made a public example because Broward never seems to learn. Until then all Broward Judges in 2018 need opponents because Broward’s partying judicial culture needs to be cleaned up once and for all.

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    Let’s face facts. Many new Judges especially the appointed ones are prosecutors or former prosecutors. These people like to drink hard. That’s a stressful underpaid and often underappreciated profession. Stress relief in this fashion can become problematic. Many other new Judges appointed or winning by election are failed lawyers or political grease balls that need a pay raise. They are a mass of insecurities that often also like liquor for the wrong reasons who may also be on medication. None of these people need to be encouraged by one of the most powerful men in Florida to imbibe. It’s reckless to do so. Plus the track record and high attendance of Broward personnell at the conference. Bad judgement to encourage this behavior. In fact drug and alcohol evals should be a prerequisite for qualifying for Judicial College in light of the fact the JNC and voters do not have the ability or desire to weed out the drug and alcohol burdened from the bench. The Supreme Court needs to acknowledge their responsibility in the most recent scandal for Florida’s judiciary.

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      Whether consciously or not, most people in that position would understand they aren’t helping the racism problem in the US and would probably be tempted to self-medicate.

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      Its not fair to say all of them need the money. Many are married to talented people who do very well. Its power and a trophy job sometimes too.

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    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/business/dealbook/high-rate-of-problem-drinking-reported-among-lawyers.html?0p19G=c

    One in three practicing lawyers are problem drinkers, based on the volume and frequency of alcohol consumed, 28 percent suffer from depression, and 19 percent show symptoms of anxiety, according to the study, which involved 12,825 licensed, employed lawyers in 19 states around the country

    JUST BECAUSE A LAWYER GETS AN APPOINTMENT OR ELECTION WIN DOESN’T MAKE THEM LESS VULNERABLE TO THE DISEASE A DAY AFTER BECOMING A JUDGE

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    MAYBE THE REPORTING JUDGE WILL CONFIRM THAT JUDGE LABARGA SAID DON’T FORGET TO BUY ME A BEER A BUNCH OF TIMES

    MAYBE THE ASTRONAUTS WHEN THEY LAND ON MARS WILL DISCOVER IT’S MADE OF VELVEETA CHEESE TOO

    FLORIDA JUDICIARY IS A NATIONAL BLEMISH

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RIGHT

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    Can you imagine your name in the courthouse is “The Turd”. Nonetheless you think you are some sort of powerbroker when you really you’re a fat disgusting loser. If I were that fat and disgusting I would just jump off the 110 Tower.

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    If the person called the reporting judge named in the motion is Robert Diaz, then I can understand reluctance to come forward. Barbara Duffy outranks him because she is a Circuit judge. Plus, she is beloved by the law enforcement community and the unions she served. They may seek revenge when Robert is up for election. If the problem was serious enough to add fuel to the fire by going to Howard Finkelstein than whomever the judge is ought to step forward. I’m sure they will be applauded and rewarded. Being a judge is about acting in exemplary fashion afterall.

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        Because no doubt he’s a big pussywhip.
        As I recall he pussywhiped out on Seidman before he was handed a suspension and 15 grand fine by the JQC.
        He should have never been allowed to return to the bench. Typifies the worthless reputation of most Broward judges. Stunk as a PD too. Been suckin off the taxpayers ever since. That’s my opinion of that loser, but there you have it. He’s a little punk.

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    Was Diaz at Judicial College, and why? Is he faculty? Is it wise to have a man that was severly sanctioned by the JQC participating in the training of impressionable new jurists?

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    The panel takes a very dim view of the conduct of the respondent in this matter,
    which involves a serious offense. He in fact sent an implied threat of organized
    group retaliation because of alleged actions of a fellow judge, and to exacerbate
    matters sent a copy to a local ethnic bar association. Such conduct is deplorable, and
    were it not for the respondent’s lack of prior disciplinary history and his
    acknowledgment of his conduct, the panel would consider forwarding this matter for
    trial and a more severe penalty. The period of suspension would be greater but for
    the burden placed on the respondent’s colleagues.

    http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/04/04-1845/index.html

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    As a previously reprimanded judge, if Diaz was present he needs to go public and come clean. Otherwise, look what happened to judge Rosenthal.

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      Why would they let Judge Diaz anywhere near a training ground for Judges? Why would the Chief Justice be making jokes about buying beers? What in Sam Hill is going on in Florida Judicial College?

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        Another thing. Is Judge Holmes still involved in Judicial College? Isn’t she the one that testified for a convicted felon and betrayer of the public trust named Ken Jenne? Wasn’t she also very close friends with Ana Gardiner who was removed and disbarred? She has displayed bad judgement regarding her circle of friends in the past and I wouldn’t think she should be involved in Judicial College. There has been so much talk of the problems with the Judges so maybe an outside agency needs to look at Judicial College and revamp it for a better functioning judiciary going forward. Maybe the Judges are receiving these so-called “mixed messages” right from the start at Judicial College………and it all goes downhill from there.

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      ah, is it only me finding it of concern that this unnamed report to hf of allegations of anti-hispanic behavior by a colleague judge is eerily similar to what the jqc already punched bob’s clock for?

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          But, assuming it is Diaz, he again went another route besides the JQC to presumably make a fellow Judge feel uncomfortable about alleged anti-Hispanic sentiment. It was something without a name on it like the email to Seidman (was there an agreement with the PD to keep the name out?) and supposedly something not seen first hand.

          Most troubling, Judge Singhal, who has a good reputation and a clean record with the JQC, says in the paper it never happened.

          This needs a full blown investigation to clear the air. If it wasn’t Diaz that needs to come out, and if it never happened, Duffy needs a retraction by the paper and PD.

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    And Litl Howie would have based his motion to disqualify and De La Torie would bet the reputation of the pd’s office on anything that putz would say ? Lol.
    You’ve got to be kidding me. Things are worse off in the pd than rumored around the courthouse. how stupid can they be ?

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    Bob Diaz was last elected in November of 2012.

    He is up in 2018.

    He is 63 years old. He can run again.

    He has been on the bench for 24 years and has never risen from the County Court or to an Administrative position.

    He should be opposed in 2018.

    It is believed there will be much support against him winning a seat again in 2018.

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      You can count on my max contribution to anyone who runs against Diaz. He’s one of the most worthless County Court judges in Broward. He’d be so easy to beat.

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        Judge Izquierdo is more vulnerable than Judge Diaz, who has won elections before, and Circuit Court is a higher paying position.

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      If it turns out he was the one who went to Finkelstein he’ll have a problem.
      The other Judges may tell their supporters in the political network to vote against him.
      He could be the next Lee Jay.

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        The minute somebody runs against this guy they’ll call the person a racist because he is Hispanic and there is no diversity on the bench. It probably won’t be a female unless she is Latino because the lawyer will be accused of some nefarious act to remove a minority judge, instead of getting rid of the dead weight do nothings around here!

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    If you’re going to make these kinds of allegations, cough up the snitch whoever it is. No wonder Judge Duffy denied the PD motion. PD should divulge the snitch and come clean. It’s reputation is at stake and Finkelstein looks pretty bad playing these kinds of games.

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    This isn’t the first time Diaz bated Howard and he’s fallen for it. Who’s the real dummy? Twice burned. Diaz knows his man. Lol.

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      Thank God I won. Now I can play the snitch and embarrass Howard at the same time. After all my hard work to get here they give me this plastic piece of shit ! LOL

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    Is that the judge’s kid in a robe? How old is that judge? How many trials has he done in Florida? What life experience outside of his own does he have to relate to in this community? Just another carpetbagger, political appointment! This picture sums up everything wrong with the Broward judiciary. Everyone of them needs to be challenged, both the old and the new. It is high time that the lawyers around here grow a set of balls and run for judge, instead of complaining about the problems.

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    Ilona Baloney gets informed of the way of things by of all pinheads, Coleman ???
    She’s slipping up. Get with it girl.

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    How was anyone afraid of this guy when he was running County Court? Give Seidman credit he stood up to Jay’s bullshit. Now that Jay works for Di Pietro, David tells him to keep his mouth shut. Those fancy doctors and medical groups do not want to be around a lightning rod for bad press like Sprinkles.

    https://redbroward.com/2017/02/16/ddpalaw/

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    GUESS THE FINK KNOWS WHAT IT IS TO SUBMIT NOW THAT HIS SNITCH ISNT FORTHCOMING.
    HES PLAYING THE SAME GAME AS SOME OF THE CREEP JUDGES HE PRETENDS TO STAND UP TO.
    PUT SOME STEAL INTO THE HOT AIR.

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