In anticipation of the May 18th courthouse “soft opening,” Howard Finkelstein has sent the following letter to Jack Tuter.
Essentially, without real time, confidential communication with clients, the PDO will not be agreeing to anything further being handled by Zoom that isn’t release based or case management. Most of the letter is below, and the full text is here with case law cites …
61 thoughts on “FINKELSTEIN: SUBSTANCE OVER FORM”
Good for Howard. He is spot on with this issue. Effective communication during a hearing is essential. I often lean over and will whisper or write something to my client during testimony.
Let’s face it. Some of the County Judges can’t even handle doing a bond hearing on a day not reserved for bond hearings. How are they going to manage this type of change.
boy oh boy your so so lucky to have a client. bytw what’s a client
I think Finkelstein wrote a great letter. Stop hating on the guy. I left when I seen him about to be elected but I think this letter is proper. Ya got guys sitting in jail with no hope. After the Florida SC destroyed the right to a speedy trial bc of stupid virus. At least he’s making an attempt to help.
I can’t believe my Zoom Hearing got preempted for a Bench/Bar Webinar
This is unreal. We need to change the judiciary ASAP. Wtf is happening to these guys in jail? Y’all ever been in jail? This is wrong & the judiciary needs to fix it. Guy prob has a gd suspended license. Weak.
Yeah I’m the Defendant who the fuck are you?
Keep your mouth shut until I finish Zoom court or else
I rode a tainted case into office and I’m riding one heck of a Constitutionally compromised mess out
Yes Judge I’ve paid my fees and complied with all the terms of probation
Way to go Jack at least in my day only the inmates refused court
If Tuter’s looking for me tell him I’m working remotely
Can we come back now since commuting isn’t part of the job anymore?
LIKE I NEED ANY SUGGESTIONS FROM A LAME CLUCK
Good letter. This zoom technology really lends itself to some funny stuff being posted.
I PUT THE SOFT IN SOFT OPENING
TRY AND GET IT TOGETHER TOOTY
ITS NOT THAT HARD
EVEN YOU CAN DO IT
Saw 10 of these around Broward today
A lot of people ask me whats with the shanty shamrock ☘️
Vote for me and you’ll find out
Conway for the win.
Because he’s going to win. Haters?!?!?!
Are you telling me we could have been Zooming these in from my tennis club?
Can someone explain Finkelstein’s letter to me ?
Funny to hear Lynch confront Weekes at a recent debate asking: “when you last try a case, gordon?”
Note to Tom ‘water sports” Lynch:
who are YOU to talk about other’s trial stats?? You haven’t tried a case since the 80s and YOU STILL HAVEN’T PUT YOUR NAME ON THE REGISTRY WHEEL TO ACCEPT INDIGENT CONFLICT CASES !!
Lynch at debates: “uh yeah, I’m going to take on cases too if elected.” (Really?! Then why haven’t you put your name on list to take indigent cases?)
Lyn h is not gonna have time to try cases l. He’s rinnnv a big office.
Lynch is the only one with proper experience.
lynch is no better experienced then the next candidate.
SOMEBODY HAS TO LOSE
IVE BEEN EXPOSED
We need that office to be run properly. I’m not sure who is the best candidate. Anyone???
Did that actually happen?
saw tom lynch with a young chicky at a restaurant in hallandale some months back. he was “trying” that case.
preparing to try a new case
Here’s the deal. Us Broward guys are harassed by the judges every time. “Can you help me????” Scary bc I gotta donate to sitting judges or else I get a cold shoulder. Anyone else get these calls? This is anonymous & I’m not naming anyone. Pay to play is the problem we have as lawyers. If you have any ethics. I think almost every lawyer in Broward is weak. I’m weak as well by not naming myself.
GORDO MAKES IT EASY
love those red shoes especially when trying a new case
Where’s Old Tom’s little bimbo ? Poor guy. Needs to give Dawson a call.
Please be sure to answer the survey after you leave…i may need this job come January
VOTE FOR ME
Gordon don’t be ashamed because they aren’t black…acknowledge and celebrate your wife and mother in law. Stop being ashamed and hiding them, it’s disrespectful.
Hiding your wife because she’s not black is not being very honest for someone seeking to run a public office. I think Finkelstein made a big mistake running Weekes as his successor.
Is that his wife? Guy scored.
yeah, the whites are white and the shirts have great starched collars. great laundry skills and fry rice
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY THANKS FOR THE TV BOND HEARING.
ITS MORE ABOUT ME THAN IT EVER WAS ABOUT THE BLACK COMMUNITY
WHEN DO THEY OPEN THE TATTOO PARLORS
I FEEL THE NEED TO EXPRESS MYSELF
When America’s down I’m here to rub it in.
STAY SAFE – FOLLOW YOUR OWN CONSCIENCE – WE’VE SEEN HOW INCOMPETENT SO CALLED LEADERSHIP IS IN DEALING WITH THIS PANDEMIC
THIS GOES DOUBLE FOR BROWARD COUNTY
The CDC came and took all my junk off the Bench because it was collecting germs
Judges in Broward County Accused of Engaging in Courtroom Drinking Game
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Police officer Frankie Nunez entered the Fort Lauderdale courtroom Wednesday and threw up his arms in frustration, finding the floor littered with Solo cups, salsa, and Coors Light empties.
Had a good laugh when a lawyer cited the NY Post regarding the virus rates in Sweden. Not the CDC. Not an infectious disease study. Nope- the NY Post was quoted. What’s next the Enquirer? Do better research please. Perhaps then you’ll learn something like:
Sweden’s fatality rate is higher than that of their its neighbors. As of Wednesday, the country had over 20,000 coronavirus cases and over 2,400 deaths. In comparison, Norway has only 7,600 cases and 207 deaths. Deaths in Finland (206) and Denmark (443).
Also, other factors to consider about the spread of the virus is that these are less densely populated Countries and that Sweden does have some social distancing in areas hardiest hit.
Maybe do a bit of investigating before you quote a gossip paper. You’ll look a bit more intelligent.
Gordon Weeke’s Pathetic Campaign Strategy
GOT ANY MORE POTATO CHIPS
L.A. County jail inmates trying to infect themselves
the act or process of placing, thrusting, shoving, or otherwise penetrating one’s penis into his computer’s disk drive.
i made a white apple this morning
Gordo is starting to look more like Michael Jackson every day …
Too bad he’s never been as talented.