INTERVIEWS WEDNESDAY

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – JNC Interviews to fill county seat vacated by Eric Beller, Wednesday, March 23rd, Room 1882, North Wing, Central Courthouse.

Rifkin’s Turn? – Lots of rumors swirling concerning Abbe Rifkin.  Having been through the JNC ringer, Abbe was kind enough to confirm earlier today she’s indeed exploring all options for 2016 including running, and the possibility of filing against a sitting judge who already has an opponent.  Any guesses? …

Bob Norman Channel 10: Herbert Smith, scared straight?

Matt Glassman Blog

Bulldog: Di Pietro fights back

Coming SoonMore fun with beleaguered bailiffs …

49 thoughts on “INTERVIEWS WEDNESDAY”

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    Of course he is. Bill lets some things go by, depending on who it is….one attorney can get a DUI driving on bare rims through Hollywood & threaten cop (no mention), whereas he’ll be delighted to leave embarrassing comments up (and probably write some himself) about other attorneys he dislikes/envies.
    Sad.

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    Ms. Rifkin would make a wonderful addition to a judiciary that is improving by leaps and bounds on a daily basis.

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    I’m glad to see that Destry’s behavior is finally being aired publicly. It’s crazyland in that courtroom. Good work Glassman!

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      Destry and his reversals. That court is a merry go round. He makes the wrong ruling. He gets reversed. He gets removed.

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    Nice work Glass. It is refreshing to see a lawyer actually tastefully write an article that addresses the law more so than anything else. There is too much opinion out there on Destry and not enough hard facts. Exposing Destry’s propensity to take the Law and do the exact opposite of what it says is why the guy has no business behind the bench.

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    What about the Destry case where he told the State he hears “Williams Rule” evidence during trial. State moved to recuse.
    4th DCA agreed. Reversed so the State can get a Williams rule ruling before trial and the 4th recused Destry. State v White
    152 So.3d 633

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    What’s the point of interviews the governor will chose whatever corrupt judge or political buddy Broward Health / Judge Di Pietro…

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    Another Destry Doozie………Gotowala v State……Denied petition to expunge without a reason. REVERSED 41 FLW D208

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    Bill you should interview the 4th DCA I bet they have lots to say about Destry’s track record.

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    Bill Gelin – He had done more to change things in Broward for the good than anyone else. The Yves Laventure appointment is just one of many. Keep it up Bill.

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    Kind of odd to sue the Governor saying “where’s your authority” to remove me,
    When IT IS AN APPOINTED POSITION!

    of course the Gov. can remove you, he just did!
    figures you’d have to rely on someone like Silber to file something like that – anyone know how much Silber pays that publicist to get him on the Fox news interviews?

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    If Matt or Bill were going to put a post up about all of Destry’s reversals, they’d be writing for days. There are almost too many to list, and hardly any of them are close calls. Most are the appellate court saying that he completely departed from well-established law. Hopefully the voters are paying attention.

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    To Matt Glassman and to all who applaud his article about judge Destry, allow me to make the following observations:
    1. Every reversal by a DCA necessarily involves a mistake of law/failure to follow the law/lack of knowledge of the law/willingness to ignore the law/ etc.
    2. Of all the reversals in Broward County, is this the case that shocks your conscience? e.g.: In April of 2014, the 4th reversed a case (because the Broward judge denied a motion to disqualify) and remanded for further proceedings in front of another judge. It turns out that the judge told the defendant he wished he could give him the death penalty (as even the less bright among you may have guessed, it was not a capital case). Or, consider judge McCarthy. Judge McCarthy routinely gets reversed by the 4th, sometimes on issues that seem to be well settled law. Never heard a word from Mr. Glassman about her “failure to follow the law”.
    3. The Dinckines opinion was published in September, 2013. Why publish the article now and not then?
    4. The disclosure of your relationship with judge Destry’s opponent is good, ethical journalism. But some of the facts mentioned above (and many others I did not include in this post), along with your timing, reek of campaign-motivated fake outrage rather than a real commitment to the law.

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      Her case is relevant now as it parallels Herbert Smith. They both got a shitty sentence, only they got there in different ways. Glassman did a good job of spelling it out and, like it or not, Destry did this to himself. It was Destry being Destry. He opened the flood gates to this legitimate criticism. Was Herbert Smith merely an isolated incident? Of course it wasn’t and it’s important that people be given concrete examples of that pattern.

      As to it being an election, I’m sure that Matt would be the first to admit that this is being aired more publicly because there is an election. Everyone who practices in that courtroom knows the situation, but nothing will change unless he’s voted out and he’s only going to be voted out if the public is given the facts.

      That being said, election or no election, Destry’s ruling was wrong from the start and I think we can all agree on that.

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      Well said Mr. Halperin

      It’s comical to watch glassman & destry’s opponent think they are some kind of tough guys fighting the good fight. Truth is the opponent has a horrible demeanor, and glassman thinks he can try to improve his own image by writing articles and wearing bowties.

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    The Destry machine will roll over this broad faster than the Governor can say don’t call us we’ll call you.

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    corrected:
    4. …., along with your timing, MAKE YOUR ARTICLE reek of campaign-motivated fake outrage rather than a real commitment to the law.

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      would have a little more than just fake outrage if he had a client that scored 4pts get sentenced to three years in prison. I smell an imposter.

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          Maury you are so predictable ! These losers haven’t exactly made you rich so what’s with the feigned loyalty to a bunch of bums your taxes are paying to screw up? Get real, buddy. You’re a pasty for these creeps.

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      Maury you make no sense. Destry is up for reelection. The timing of Glassman’s article PROVES his commitment to the law because he’s actually trying to effectuate change.

      And yeah, Dinkines was from 2013. But Destry wasn’t up for reelection then.

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    If Destry’s best defense is that he gets reversed just as often Judge McCarthy, then he’s in worse shape than I thought lol

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    So, Glassman writes an article that shines light on a problem that we’ve all known for a long time…. and your problem is with the timing?

    What’s wrong with you, of COURSE it’s politically motivated. He even tells you that he’s Greenwald’s treasurer. He’s not claiming to be a reporter, rather trying to get the word out on Destry.

    Hell… do a google search on “Judge Destry”. Nothing good pops up. All recent, including a petition to remove Destry signed by over 26,000 people. Are all of those politically motivated as well?

    Hey Maury, do you have a problem with the timing of New Times article a couple weeks ago bashing Destry? What about the negative Broward Beat articles Buddy has been posting. Oh yeah, don’t forget the Daily KOS article that had “poor timing”.

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    I totally agree looks like Bailey is well on his way to being Destry Jr. He was just shooting ridiculous offers from the bench without even being asked…. Ok He can get 10 years ok he can get 15 years….strange behavior.

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    Case in Miami, State v Grady Nelson. Homicide with sex bat of the children. Abbe was handed this three days before it was to begin and without whining pulled it off as a true professional.

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    Maury seems to be suffering from a condensed hystory of judicial flattery that is regularly misplaced, particularly in his choice of subject judges.
    It won’t get him any more of an advantageous ruling if that’s what he’s betting on. The short attention spans of Broward judges only pertain to recent campaign contributions.

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    Give me a break, Maury. With all the other bad press Destry has received of late, and for good reason I must add, Glassman’s recitation of the law because he’s Greenwald’s’ treasurer doesn’t add up to one of your conspiracy theories !
    Furthermore, your criticism of him for reasons that are a parent to the rest of us make for poor reading. Pander to the judges if you must, but don’t bore the rest of us to death with your pedantic nonsense. Brown nosing doesn’t become you.

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    Wake up ! It ain’t going to Rifkin unless she runs and wins. And Di Ioia would get it if she promised 12 bottles of olives to every commissioner each month for the rest of their lives ! She better stick to making baklava in the kitchen, preferably barefooted. She’s the dimmest bulb in the factory.

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    Matt Glassman’s blog highlights just another reason that voters in Broward County need to be educated on Destry and his ridiculous sentencing. I wish Glassman would send this blog in print form to all the senior citizens that Destry will bus in to watch how he so effectively doles out “justice” in Broward County. Get this clown off the bench ASAP!

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      Uh, in case you haven’t noticed (this it to Glassman & his repeated “anon” postings defending himself), the voters don’t typically like defendants.

      So the fact that Destry is tough on criminals – yeah be sure to let all the elderly voters know that!

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