The best things are worth waiting for …

It’s no secret perennial bachelor Mike Satz has made a genuine love connection in his personal life over the last couple of years.  Word in the hallways has marriage bells as a serious possibility, and, get this, retirement from the helm of the SAO in 2021, after steering the ship since 1976.

Accordingly, the following email was sent to Constance Simmons, the SAO’s public information officer, earlier today:

And the response:

Not a “yes” to retirement, but to anyone who knows Satz, surprisingly not a “no” either, leaving nothing but questions.

For instance:

What bearing will the Cruz case have on any thoughts of retirement?

Is Satz considering his legacy in addition to marital bliss, given his near defeat at the polls last time up?

Will he anoint and campaign for a successor?

Would he leave early and lobby for a specific appointment, to help ensure later success at the polls?

Or will Satz run again until beaten, as many who know him have always believed would be the case?

Definitely a wait and see …

59 thoughts on “END OF AN ERA?”

    1. 14


      Satz was considering, according to what I’m told, retiring years ago. Then came The Fink and things changed for the worst.
      Now both offices are up for grabs. 6 candidates are considering their chances. Probably a dark horse jumping in at the end too.

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      Those handshakes with the Chief Judge look like the ones they’ll be giving the Porsche dealer next week after the gigantic pay raises kick in.

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    Dear Diary, today I am giddy because Jaab announced Mr. Satz may be retiring and taking with him the root cause of 99% of the dysfunction and gridlock I have to deal with every day

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      No great loss. Broward needs a SA and a PD who are more in step with the times, not these politically correct tricksters.

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    To the new State Atty:

    1. Dui diversion.
    2. Pre-filing interviews with officers and other witnesses on all cases.
    3. Felony PTI that doesn’t exclude most charges and isn’t a clusterfuck of cya conditions. Let the Judges order it at arraignment and send cases straight to Doc.
    4. Actually winning trials instead of Broward’s shameful acquittal rate: give discretion to Asa’s so the can resolve little cases and vops and focus their energy on bad guys and send them away on permanent concrete and bars vacations.
    5. Dip on felony dwls too. If they get a license get them out of the system.

    Think it can’t be done? Working now in both neighboring counties (the safer ones to live in).

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      All fantastic, great ideas that should have been enacted long ago; such a shame people’s lives get so messed up because of old, stiff & stupid policies. Drug Court was long overdue & the best thing to happen in too many years. These ideas, and each of them, are of the same value & would well serve “justice”.

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        Wait ….that looks like a pic of
        Dog The Bounty Hunter

        Easy to spot that wrinkly sun damaged mug

  3. 4


    Everyone is happy for MJS. He is making the right decision after decades keeping Broward safe.

    Now is our turn to honor his service by getting behind Tony Loe. Tony has earned this. Tony is the most qualified. Tony will continue the integrity and vision.

    Thank you MJS. Thank you Tony.

  4. 4


    Who’s gonna prosecute all the homeless on the streets of Broward now if not Mikey ? This is serious business ..

  5. 8


    So it turns out there’s this place called Italy all the way in Europe, and the food there is even better than at the Venetian in Vegas

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    What’s the sentence going to be for Count I. Possession THC Oil By Teenaged Son in the Satz household? A yearlong diversion program? Or an Adjudication and no Porsche privileges for a year?

  7. 0


    Incoming and out going emails from court employee court email accounts fair and subject to public records request right?

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  8. 4


    Out with the disbarred in with the NEW JUDGES!

    Hunter (replaces Ehrlich) and Holden (in Porters seat). Any opinions interesting facts, news about them?

    Have they filled Contini seat yeat?

  9. 4


    Hope the new ones work out better than the old ones. The problem still remains at the top of a inept administration.

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