GOT QUESTIONS?

Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

The Broward County Bar Association is live streaming a judicial forum on June 11th.

Accordingly, Ruby Green, president of BACDL, sent the following email this evening requesting submissions for interview questions.

As stated in her message, queries specific to individual races will be considered, so anyone with concerns regarding any of the candidates, including the four with JQC experience, should email Ruby directly at ruby.l.green86@gmail.com.

From the BACDL email:

… Each organization has been asked to submit 5-10 questions to be asked to the candidates for consideration. Additionally, specific questions for a particular race can be submitted also, just be specific as to what race you are referring to when submitting that question.

I would like for us to be involved in asking questions so if you have any, please send them my way by close of business this Friday, May 29th. The Judicial races are listed below!

COUNTY COURT GROUP #22: Allison Gilman v. Casey Mills

COUNTY COURT GROUP #27: Phoebee R. Francois v. Jacob E Segal

COUNTY COURT GROUP #31: Roseanna Bronhard v. Sean William Conway v. Natasha DePrimo

CIRCUIT COURT GROUP #16: Dennis Daniel Bailey v. Abba Sheila Rifkin Logan v. George Odom Jr.

CIRCUIT COURT GROUP #18: Patti Englander Henning v. Kristin Weisberg Padowitz

CIRCUIT COURT GROUP #27: Meredith Chaiken-Weiss v. Matthew Isaac Destry v. Frank David Ledee

CIRCUIT COURT GROUP #30: Dale C. Cohen v. Ian Richards

CIRCUIT COURT GROUP #50: Linda A. Alley v. Vegina “Gina” Hawkins

135 thoughts on “GOT QUESTIONS?”

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    Any judge who answers her questions is a partisan. She’s putting them at risk. She’s an actively-running candidate in a partisan election. Tallahassee has shown over and over that they will toss judges who don’t know the Code of Judicial Conduct. And the rules. Let’s watch a few more judges tossed soon after elections.

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      It has never been about knowing the judicial Canons–It has always been about Broward judge following them and the “for-the-most-part” lack of accountability by the JQC as well as the “official duty” of each and every Judge under Canon 3D(1), (2), & (3)?

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        Canon 7(C)3 and 7(A) (applies to everyone). Is the one they get hit with pretty much every time except merit selection & appointment candidates. 7(C) is the monster.

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      Hawkins, Phoebee Francois & that group who support Hawkins are very disappointing. Put Broward County in a bad light. Anyone supporting Hawkins is supporting a bully.

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      GINA HAWKINS???? THATS A JOKE!!! HOW IS SHE BEING ALLOWED TO RUN?!?!? IS SHE MENTALLY ILL??? IF SHE WOULD HAVE GRABBED ME BY THE NECK LIKE THAT MY REFLEXES WOULD HAVE KNOCKED HER STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND. DO NOT VOTE FOR THAT ANIMAL

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          Who is… the one on the left Alex? The one on the right? Ummmmmm. No I’m sorry you’ll have to wait until Second Jeapardy where the scores Can really change!

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            I’ve seen her brand of justice. She doesn’t care for anyone in family court. Does she have kids? Did she study the law?

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              F-stock will not read case law so save your time and do Not research anything. Just rant and rave like most female family law practitioners. They are lame and basically steal money for wasting everyone’s time.

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        Fahnestock is a great judge. She’s do well on the 4th DCA. She’d be upset to be seen with Hawkins, Francois or the like. Fahnestock for 4th DCA. Merit retention. Only thing I dislike about Fahnestock is her scheduling issues. Needs a better JA.

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          Fahnestock tells her JA what to do. What judge schedules a request for a 15 min special set in 6 months?!?!? They need to get that loser off the bench!!

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        Fabienne Fahnestock is dumber than a door knob. She put children in harm’s way. Makes the most irresponsible ruling that can cause a childs life to be taken away. She is trash. Her rulings DO NOT FOLLOW THE LAW. SHE IS THE MOST UNFAIR JUDGE EVER AND THE BIGGEST PIECE OF CRAP AND LIAR. She is biased against pro se and allows attorneys to take advantage and break the law causing hardship and distress to those pro se litigants. Let’s not mention how unprofessional she is. Disgusting!!!

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    I can think of some great ones for Destry. He should be askEd about his sentence and subsequent mitigation and if it was pay for play.

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        Why would he? Get attacked? He don’t
        need the stupid questions from insiders & controls his message.

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    Anything he says will be scrutinized by the JQC or Bar. BACDL should pin him down on his issues and ask why he should be allowed to serve again. If he has the answers, fine. If he can’t explain it or says something improper then he should be investigated again and certainly not voted for.

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        I’m an old retired judge.

        Here’s what I think about the judicial races today.

        Y’all treat anyone running for judge against an incumbent as if the seat itself belongs to the incumbent. You think “I’m taking his/her job.” Or other factors like race, which political party they might be in. Partisan things. If you think of the above factors as relevant you are an irresponsible voter.

        Everyone on here should encourage every incumbent to smile when challenged. Appointed or not. Especially appointees. The seat they hold ain’t a “job.” It shouldn’t be viewed as a lifetime job. Lawyers have 100 ways to profit from COVID. It’s huge. We maybe should have term limits on judges because the ones voted or appointed get lazy and entitled. They get fat. Disinterested. It’s human nature.

        Like any job working for the state. Being a judge is an easy job if you want it to be. The ones who get a second term should just thank the people to lend them the seat another term. And never get entitled to it.

        The Rothchilds are examples of local judges who should be looked at as role models. They empathized with the accused. Took time to make thoughtful decisions. And erred on the side of the accused. Why they were respected & liked.

        Our Supreme Court has had to take away the right to a speedy trial. That should scare every one of y’all who care about the Constitution. It’s fundamental. Ensures lazy judges don’t take advantage. Lazy judges do not set hearings now.

        The courthouse at large views the (sadly necessary) this unprecedented dissolution of Speedy Trial as a non-issue. Many in our current judiciary would leave these people in jail the rest of their lives. As they don’t view them as innocent as required. And leads to more freedom for them to avoid and delay hearings.

        Only judges who have lost their abiding love of the Constitution are who I am talking about. Certain judges have such reverence for the seat and the constitution they should lend their hand to the bench longer. Many appointees and incumbents never had a) love of the Bill of Rights & constitution or b) never had in first place. Why? Because they didn’t learn the fundamental law in the first place. Back in law school.

        Criminal lawyers today are waking up to see how “this speedy trial thing” allows lazy judges to erase a lot of other things (such as SIMPLE HEARINGS!) go out the window completely & unnecessarily as a result of erasure of speedy trial.

        Lastly: You think Tallahassee picks the best? No. Not in their best interest. They appoint people who will get tossed & who they know will break the rules. Eventually legislators will get rid of voting in local judges. 100 percent. 39 states now choose to vote in judges. They don’t vote in judges in the fed system & states don’t have to.

        My take: 1) view appointees as administratively put there by partisan politicians with an agenda. They just fill a gap. They aren’t entitled. If they lose & understand the Bill of Rights they’ll be fine. 2) elected judges should not be viewed any different.

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    Is anyone ever going to call out Gilman for wrongfully accusing a person of color of attacking her in the stairwell when she was a PD? How does she keep getting a pass on this?

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        Everybody needs to pay into the pot. Welcome. We have our own Code here.

        Yeah yeah.. you are an amateur old feller.

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      Gilman will never beat Mills. Depending on the makeup of the ballot which isn’t ready yet. But voter fatigue will set in with five races in circuit court and three in County Court. If County second to circuit on ballot Mills wins. Forget your little history. No one cares.

      History shows a much huge advantage for a white female running against a similar white female when the name is shorter. Looks like the underdog.

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        Come clean Gillman on what really happened when you were a PD in the courthouse stairwell, and I’ll consider voting for you. Otherwise you’re just another opportunistic scab looking for a job like so many other failed lawyers in this town.
        Cough it up. Was it a made up story at the time by you, or did it really happen ? The truth will ultimately set you free and I’ll have more respect for you if you come clean. Don’t be another dog bone judge like the rest of the smoochers.

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      Is there any record of this? It seems to either be buried or otherwise not searchable. This would certainly be a negative event for a judge of any color or sex to have a wrongful accusation and make it easy for me to not even consider Gilman.

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      This disturbing accusation (Allison Gilman wrongfully accusing a man of attacking her) has been raised more than once. No one should have to be in a position to defend this, either the accuser or accused. Why is there not more clarity on this subject? Is it wishful thinking that it might just go away?

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        They knew about Gillman and the accusation and didnt bring it up at the screening. She skates again. Someone who worked at the PDO back then should step up and say something if this is true.

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          The Sentinel didn’t even go hard on Hawkins. Only incumbent judge they didn’t vote for. They even picked Francois! 🤣 Rosemary O’Hara is a good journalist but I doubt she picks these crazy headlines. Called done guys “weak.” The biggest crime is not showing up like Williams. …. who is she to say that with no real knowledge? Signed, -person she didn’t like.

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    Here’s a good and legit question:
    Since the only reason the JQC dismissed the charges against Destry was because he resigned, do they have the authority to reinstate those charges if he holds office again?

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      SFC whats your beef with this judge? Have you appeared before him to resolve a legal matter and the results were not to your satisfaction?

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        He took a bribe in our opinion when he changed that 60 year sentence to probation after a meeting with community activists.

        Second, he resigned and just like Arlene Backman we will make sure voters remember that. Although Destry’s reason for resigning was more nefarious.

        The voters trusted them once and were let down.

        Destry was in circuit criminal, so I personally would not have ever been before him. Won’t say I never had a ticket though.

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            That was not her. Don’t even try to say she retired to take care of her husband we’ll call BS on that because lately she’s been talking about running for a different public office.

            He retired, she resigned.
            When a judge resigns the Governor appoints a replacement, taking power from voters.
            Voters should be reminded about elected ones that walk out like Destry and Arlene Backman.

            Yes, we know Destry was tossed by voters before he resigned. Everyone knows why he resigned. Now he’s trying to be slick and take another bite of the apple.
            If the JQC had finished their investigation, it could have resulted in criminal charges.

            BTW, WE DO NOT HOLD EITHER BACKMAN IN THE SAME LIGHT AS DESTRY.

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              It is still puzzling why you are spending the waning time you have left on earth injecting your worthless diatribe against individuals that you don’t even know, other than reading news articles or the always relevant threads on this site posted by graffiti vandals .
              Go out enjoy life, unclog a toilet or two fix a faucet in your chosen profession. Maybe you could help out the city of Fort Lauderdale with their sewer and water line breaks.

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                Electrician idiot, not plumber. You have no idea who any of us know. There’s so much blatant corruption in this county all you have to do is expose it. Something most MSM outlets refuse to do.

                How many of these politicians have friends at the Miami Herald or Sun Sentinel.

                Some people don’t spend their lives only worrying about themselves. A concept that obviously alludes you.

                That’s why it puzzles you.

                BTW go and try to find some of those MSM articles a few years later.

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                  SFC— tell us some corruption stories instead of bragging about knowing things. I, Darth Vader, find your lack of details disturbing.

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            No, she retired because she didnt like showing up for work because of unhealthy air in the courthouse, lol

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            Backman soaked it long enough and longer than most of the rest of the judges wanted. Then he tried to get Babyback to run but that petered out because he didn’t meet the height or IQ requirements.

            It’s good to see the back of Backman at last for good.
            How much slop does a sleazy Former Broward Judge need ?

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      Look at COJC, Canon 7D. It’s one paragraph.
      No.
      The JQC rules govern judges. If a candidate drops out then the Florida Bar has a rule That Florida Bar members cannot violate the judicial code of conduct. So the Florida bar would have jurisdiction.

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      We remember how that went, what BS.
      The JQC claimed they had no jurisdiction because he was no longer a judge.
      The bar claimed they had no jurisdiction because those violations happened while he was a judge.
      What BS! Nothing will change as long as that keeps going on. They need to do their jobs.

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        Sounds like Gardiner’s scenario, too, Butt the Bar DID prosecute and won — S. Ct. deciding she was too dishonest for the practice of law in Florida. Really? Too did honest to practice law in Florida–HaHaHa. Let’s do it again anyway BAR.

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          Hey, come on now Gardiner was texting a witness for the state during a murder trial because she was screwing him!

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    Can the candidates ask a question to Ruby?
    For example: “Ruby what business do YOU have running a huge budget like the PD office when, according to your financial disclosure form in the PD race, you have $348,000 in student loan debt – yet you go out and take a car loan of $40,000?”

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      She’s got it all! Irresponsible, Young, just outta school. Needs $$, the right demographic. (Except that she’s soliciting from other of us PD’s … but who cares about precedent?) The Florida Bar is closed. So is the courthouse. Tell em all to go to mediation. No rules. Cage match elections. Ruby in a cage match vs who???? Who’s strongest fighting judge? 1) Vegina for sneak attack 2) Francois would bite but her mouth is full, 3) Tarlika hit em with her purse full of gold. (I can’t believe I gave her $200! )…. She’s so pretty!

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      Irresponsible. I think there’s a reason they make those running for the judiciary show their books.

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    BOTH GORDON WEEKES AND RUBY HAVE LARGE OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR YEARS

    WEEKES IS THE WORST OFFENDER

    HE DOES NEXT TO NOTHING TO SUBSTANTIATE THE LARGE SALARY HE RECEIVES INCLUDING HAVING NO CASELOAD WHICH IS A REAL BONE OF CONTENTION WITHIN THE OFFICE AND IS LOOKED UPON AS A REAL LIGHTWEIGHT

    NEITHER CANDIDATE IS REMOTELY QUALIFIED TO BE THE NEXT PUBLIC DEFENDER

    BUT THEN AGAIN, NEITHER WAS HOWARD FINKELSTEIN AND LOOK WHAT HE’S DONE TO THE QUALITY OF THE REPRESENTATION PD CLIENTS RECEIVE – ITS GONE DOWN THE TUBES

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    Did you go to an accredited law school?

    How many times has your wife taken a restraining order out against you?

    Do you only beat women, or children also?

    How many times have you been fired for incompetence?

    How many times have you been fired for dishonesty?

    How many letters of reprimand have you received for poor work performance?

    Have you ever lived in your office?

    How much meth do you use (daily)?

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    Have you been forced to resign by the JQC for sleazy looking stuff shortly after being told by the voters that you’re dogshit?

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    ALL I EVER WANTED WAS MY SHARE OF ATTENTION – TO TREAT OTHERS LIKE THEY ARENT AS GOOD AS ME, AND OF COURSE THE DOUGH….
    NO MORE THAN ANY OTHER BROWARD JUDGE

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      Ah young Jedi. I will show you the power of the force!! Stick with me I will show you honor, merit courage and empathy.

      Nah… I’m good. I’ve got moves to you know!

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    Just remember to leave all your junk at home. Another Ilona with her dime store collection of crap on the bench was bad enough. Her second act clenched her the award for mentally challenged broward judges.

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      She’d probably sentence a white guy to 10 years for jaywalking. Horrible. And some younger judges see her as a role model.

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      Holmes was the worst in the bench now she is messing with the candidate forums to help her friends. Guess who?

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      It says she got a big pay raise when she became a Judge. Typical. Couriel is atypical. I like what I see with him.

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        He’s a Harvard man.
        They’re embarrassed one of their own is on a State court bench.
        The Florida Coastal people are proud and are actively studying to learn how to pronounce Tallahassee.

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      Baby Weinstein is a punk lookin to ride the public pony to the bank just like Daddy Pork did. I wouldn’t vote for him no way.
      Whiney needs to get a job at Southern Sanitation where he can pick up all the scraps his daddy has fed him for years while he was another worthless chief judge of a circuit where these slugs seem to gravitate to.
      There’s a very good reason he was called Worthless Weinstein as all he ever did was root around for jelly donuts hidden in desk drawers.

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    I’m definitely voting for Padowitz over Patti Henning. Everyone knows that Henning works about a total of 3 hours a month and that her nasty do nothing Bailiff hides out in chambers while the rest of the bailiffs are working. Both Henning and her bailiff need to be GONE. VOTE PADOWITZ.

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      Vote against all incumbents ya fools. Ya ever want another hearing? Let the private guys fix the place up.

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    Our question is very simple. Why wasn’t Vagina Hawkins REMOVED FROM THE BENCH AND CHARGED WITH BATTERY LIKE ANYONE ELSE WOULD BE. THE VIDEO TAPE IS VERY CLEAR AND PROOF OF THE BATTERY THAT SHE COMMITTED.

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    Talk about disrespect of the court, go to the Zoom hearing right now and see SA Jennifer May doing the hearing from her bed in her night gown!
    UNBELIEVABLE!

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    Gary Ostrow you have serious mind control problems that have turned you into a Mickey Mouse conspiracy nut. Please get some help.

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      The defendant is clearly resisting arrest. Photographic proof that the defendant is striking the officer’s knee with his neck in a most violent manner. If he had not died from holding his own breath, I would charge him with resist and battery on a leo.

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    Who said the blog owner never actually practices law?
    We just saw him in court where the ASA tried to pull a fast one on him, (Ambushed him).

    He didn’t take any shit from her or the judge for that matter.

    Did a bang up job defending his client.
    Have to watch it, really good.

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      Actually it’s really good. We will pull this hearing up separate on YouTube later.
      Friggin awesome. GO BOY!

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      UPDATE!
      He got his client out and into a treatment program.
      Originally the judge wasn’t even going to hear it and set if for June 18th. Gelin fought hard man. Great job!

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      Haha Johnny looks like your game failed huh? That buddy nevins piece is actually turning into a positive for Conway!

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        Why Phoebe François, appointed and handpicked by Rick Scott, Feels entitled to keep her seat. She was just put in as a temporary measure. We have free elections here. She went to the worst law school, Jacob Segal went to the best. Jacob segal was first in his class in law school at NSU. Phoebe François went to the worst ranked law school at the time. Phoebe has been a government employee Entire career while Jacob segal has done his government service already and went on to private practice for many years and has much more well rounded. I just have no idea how anyone could pick Phoebe. Entire career while Jacob Segal has done his government service already and went on to private practice for many years and has much more well rounded. I just have no idea how anyone could pick Phoebe. It’s time we start demanding these Tallahassee quick picks are booted. Phoebe has a huge debt and Segal is responsible with no debt and a decent income his entire life with kids. I sure hope Segal wins this one. The governor is really trying to pull one over on us with this Phoebe François or whatever her name is. Jacob if you read this you should win.

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          Nova is not exactly a great school either. I mean- it is a fourth year law school. Why would you even bring up law school if you mention Nova.

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    Mr. Conway seems to have hit the nail squarely on the head of Buddy Nevins, who seems to have taken it rather personally for a so called self-proclaimed reporter.
    Mr. Conway is correct in his recollection of Nevins having been scaled off the employment roster, like so many barnacles, of the Scum Sentinel. But instead of being proud of having been led to leave that Rag of a Politically Slanted Paper, he’s surprisingly taken offense at the answer he received.
    Whether Mr. Conway runs for Public Defender, or Broward County Judge, he is clearly a better candidate than so many of the others I’ve witnessed who are running for public office.

    And as hurtful as it maybe to Mr. Nevins, I’ve witnessed him over the years crawl up the asses of so many political scumbags over the years from Dale Ross to the present day, you’ll forgive me if I now disregard anything he may have to say about any candidate that doesn’t want to play ball with his attempted smear job of them.
    I happen to know Mr. Conway, and he doesn’t have to sleaze his way around questions, especially those that are worthy of answering. He’s as direct as he is honest and doesn’t have the time or inclination or the need to get the endorsement of somebody like Buddy Nevins or BrowardBeat which clearly lost its beat a long time ago.

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      Conway also had the balls to go to Broward Beat and comment on that BS..

      Conway fought the good fight with Aleman and the Bar. FREE SPEECH.

      protected speech, says Conway’s attorney, Fred Haddad.

      “There’s absolutely no reason that politicians, and that’s all judges are here in Broward County, aren’t open to criticism,” Haddad said. “We’ve got a [Florida Bar] grievance committee that can’t even conceptualize the First Amendment. You’re dealing with a group of people that are entrenched in protecting each other.”

      “All I had left were my words,” Conway said, adding that he decided to use the strongest ones he had.

      Even the ACLU got involved.

      Conway initially consented to a reprimand from the bar last year, but the State Supreme Court, which reviews such cases, demanded briefs on First Amendment issues.

      The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida argued that Mr. Conway’s statements were protected speech that raised issues of legitimate public concern.

      The Florida Supreme Court recently upheld the decision to fine Conway. The judges didn’t issue an opinion in the case and Conway had consented to the order.

      According to the New York Times:

      Sean Conway was steamed at a Fort Lauderdale judge, so he did what millions of angry people do these days: he blogged about her, saying she was an “Evil, Unfair Witch.”

      But Mr. Conway is a lawyer. And unlike millions of other online hotheads, he found himself hauled up before the Florida bar, which a reprimand and a fine for his intemperate blog post.

      Mr. Conway is hardly the only lawyer to have taken to online social media like Facebook, Twitter and blogs, but as officers of the court they face special risks. Their freedom to gripe is limited by codes of conduct.

      Notwithstanding whether Mr. Conway’s criticism of Judge Alemán’s judicial conduct in his case had any merit, he blogged about it in the heat of the moment using injudicious and inflammatory language. (Mr. Conway used more measured and temperate language when he wrote to the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission to complain about Judge Alemán).

      “When you become an officer of the court, you lose the full ability to criticize the court,” according to Michael Downey who teaches legal ethics at the Washington University law school. Mr. Conway claimed that this “was not about being disrespectful, or just wanting to call someone a name …. [but] about being heard.”

      Seems like “integrity” to us.

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    Another JNC disaster. I personally always thought there must have been a psychological disorder associated with this one. She honestly thought she had been anointed.

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