HOROWITZ v. WEINSTEIN?

horowitz.png Can Horowitz restore order?

Pete Weinstein’s father may have walked with Martin Luther King, but we’re hard pressed to draw any other comparisons between Broward’s beleaguered chief judge and a leader of King’s stature.  After four years of Weinstein at the helm, the 17th Circuit is once again a national laughing-stock, where appeasement and duck and cover rule the day.  Still, Weinstein has made it clear he’s seeking a third term as chief judge, without publicly indicating a vision for the next two years, or presenting a compelling case as to why he deserves reelection.

Hopefully that’s all about to change.

After months of rumors, Fred Horowitz seems close to making it official.  Backed by a burgeoning group of unhappy judges, Horowitz reportedly broke the news to Weinstein recently, which means he may be going public shortly.  Let’s hope so.  With Pollack, Rosenthal, and Imperato poised to make headlines in the coming months, an open dialogue surrounding the February chief judge election is exactly what’s needed to restore and maintain the public’s confidence in its judiciary.  Horowitz would be doing everyone a favor, so offer your support to him and any other civic-minded judges you know of who may be mulling a run …

Coming SoonIs the conflict attorney wheel broken?; Judicial reassignment as a political tool; Was there a two term pledge?

 

38 thoughts on “HOROWITZ v. WEINSTEIN?”

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      A wonderful Judge–pragmatic, get’s it, did great in criminal and even better in family! Would make a great replacement should that arise for him.

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    Judge Horowitz is a great judge…great temperament…hope this doesn’t mean he won’t have a caseload….thats gotta change!

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    Judge Weinstein has served his 2 terms well under difficult circumstances. It’s time for him, like Tobin before him, to move on. It should be an interesting race yet collegial between Fred and whoever, if anyone who chooses to run against him. Well done.

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      “Judge Weinstein has served his 2 terms well under difficult circumstances”

      Are you on Rosenthal’s Ambien?

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    Waaah boohooohooo why is this happening?? Gurgle gurgle coo coo I did it all not Vic pleasePlease no not like ’96 again waaahhhhh oh dear burp burp put my name on the building or a plaque in the lobby boohoohooblubblubblub where’s my golden shovel waaaahhhhhh

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    There’s no reason to give any judge more than 2 terms as Chief Judge. Term limits!!! Horowitz will be a great chief judge.

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    Fred is approachable and smart. Best of all he doesn’t talk out of both sides of his mouth. Broward needs a guy like him.

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    If Weinstein spent as much time in court as he does counting votes and going to banquets and forwarding emails he’d be the hardest working one of them all.

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    What does Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, McDonalds, Wendys have in common with the Chief Judge.

    How many donuts can the Chief Judge eat while driving from Coral Springs to the courthouse

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    If 5:49 is right its Ross and Horowitz versus Greene, Backman, Weinstein?

    If 5:49 is right then only a fool would bet on Weinstein.

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    He only became a Judge because his political ambitions were frustrated by the voters. Doubtful he ever had to defend his judgeship at the polls since then. Come to wonder wasn’t there a news article saying Weinstein may have been telling others his judicial slot was created just for him? Is that what happened?

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      “For months, Weinstein has been saying that a circuit court seat to be filled shortly was created by the Legislature expressly for him.

      Schreiber got fed up with the comments: “Weinstein’s delusional. There are no seats created for anybody.”

      Weinstein, realizing that Schreiber could block his appointment, backpedaled: “I’m just one candidate and I hope the commission will think that I’m qualified enough to recommend to the governor.”

      http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1997-06-28/news/9706270546_1_schreiber-public-defender-s-office-mitch-ceasar

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