198 thoughts on “JUDGES HOLDEN AND DAVIS”

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    Seems like a good picks.
    Likely know they’re being watched closely.
    And hopefully won’t taint the decision makers by forming pay for play fraud teams to conduct business,
    Perhaps they will refrain from using counterfeited police forms to initiate actions.
    Maybe they won’t manufacture evidence and add names of persons not present in court.
    I’m also hoping the don’t conduct Ex Parte hearings for the frauds who walk the halls of justice.
    And in a perfect world they won’t incarcerate those who seek remedies under the law.

    I for one, remain optimistic.

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      Who? Q-n-U.
      Bakers standing by.
      In receipt of new burner ID’s for the “inside work.
      Post on. We’re monitoring.

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      Every decent prosecutor has left or is leaving. Time to resign or start begging people to come back before Patyl does something else insane.

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          Isn’t she a Republican? Zero chance. Besides- whoever her opponent is could use her “trial” in ads!! Lol. How can she be “THE” state attorney when she can’t even be “A” state attorney? That campaign would be epic!! Please let this be true!

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            Even if she doesn’t run- That trial will be used in the next election. Lol. This is what Satz has in homicide! He didn’t even remove her after this debacle of a trial! How does he explain that to the voters?

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          Offy has enough trouble finding her way in from the parking lot let alone administering other attorneys …
          must be a bad joke.

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            at some point a psych evaluation should be required if she wants to stay in homicide… and the. Mike will have THREE positions to fill. Bahahahahaha

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    Who is hunter davis?!

    Is he the Orville Reddenbocker looking guy who insists on wearing a bowtie all the time?

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    Who got lazy do-nothing self-serving paycheck grabbing not working pension grubbing selfish Arlene Backman’s old “job”?

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        Ledee isn’t in for the next circuit seat. He’s in for Contini.

        So it is probably Vegina and Tabitha.

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      WE GOT ENOUGH PORK TO KEEP US GOING FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES
      PORK IS THE OTHER WHITE MEAT
      DADDY’S STILL PORKING UNTIL DECEMBER

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    Two more government prosecutors appointed to the bench. Increase in salary for sure and ZERO civil experience.

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      DID THE JQC FINALLY PULL THEIR HEADS OUT OF THEIR ASSES
      VERY UNCHARACTERISTIC
      THE GOV DID US ALL A FAVOR THIS TIME

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    For once some good news. Couldn’t have chosen better people than Holden and Davis. Consummate gentleman both with the skills and temperament that will set them apart from these other clowns.

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    shocking, appalling, terrible, awful, horrendous, frightful, abominable, abhorrent, outrageous, monstrous, heinous, dire, unspeakable, shameful, unforgivable, intolerable, dreadful

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    I am so happy for Pete and his family moreover for the people of Broward County. We couldn’t ask for a better Judge!

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      Dam Alu…that’s cold! the shade you just cast over this other fellow Mr. Hunter!

      “Happy for you Pete”…..not “happy for you BOTH” ??!!!

      (Yes, she is now going to write she’s happy for the other guy, as though signing one’s name to a brown nosing is some courageous feat)

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    Holden will be a great asset to the judiciary. A fine jurist, he’s distinguished himself throughout his career as a State Attorney.
    Congratulations Pete !

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      See Alu, now THAT’S how to congratulate somebody without getting all that brown poop on your nose!

      This “jim” guy saw no need to identify himself, knowing that to do so publicly like you did would make him look like a pandering tool (and also would leave a smelly brown stain on his nose).

      Hey Ms. Alu, why not sign your name to some of those OTHER comments you’ve penned here?! (yes, honey, the dark web has shown to some of us the fruits of your IP address, and others)

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    What’s up with the Crooked JNC appointment to Holden? He’s a hard working person that has age, wisdom and unparalleled experience on him. Did they run out of idiot nephew’s and errand boys to payback or something?

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    Congrats Mr. Hunter, or should I say Judge Hunter! It’s been a pleasure working with you.
    All of us in the office know you will carry on your tradition of kindness and understanding to the bench and make a fine judge.

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    Hopefully both of them can transcend their mandatory early training as Satzites whose only office dictated purpose as supervising ASA’s was to cover chicken shit Satz’s ass no matter how egregious the police activity or chicken shit the charge by making asshole offers and making the Judge intervene. Oh boy now they’re the Judge. Lol! Right?

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    pete has one great problem he is a fan of anything new England, gosh oh golly.. what will he do when brady is gone, the issue is who will go first satz or brady, congratulations to the gov for a fine job great picks

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    Loe. How many times did you put your name in for Judge. And now pete gets appointed on his first try and you’re still taking your frustrations out on everyone. Definition of a liability in 2020 for your boss, although it’s hard to eclipse the rest of homicide given the IDs blown, civilians signed in to crime scenes and millions of taxpayer dollars spent seeking the DP on 3 guys when you didn’t even know who the shooter was

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        First Bailey, then Holden. Loe must be crapping his pants as he’s left behind to deal with the looneys.

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        Hopefully the only speech Crooked, Lyin Bobby Diaz gives after August 28th is a retirement speech!!

        Enough is enough, SIR!

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    Pete and Hunter are more of the same.
    Pete and Hunter are fine. Not great. Just more prosecutors on the bench. The Broward bench is saturated with Broward prosecutors. A bunch of prosecutors appointed in the last couple of cycles are clearly under qualified. During the last several years the Broward JNC just appoints state attorneys. Every now and then they pick a civil lawyer. But do they pick a defense attorney? Do they pick someone that isn’t a federalist society member?
    I don’t think so.

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      Certainly any defendant, (The Public, potentially anyone of”us”) would prefer a judge with some defense background.
      But that’s “us”, and not ‘them”.

      There’s more money fleecing the public through the placements of toll booths on breath. i.e. Lauderhill arrests and other minor cases involving hiring lawyers, and paying fines would require a rigidity cold, and state minded red coat.
      For whom without, reason to throw snowballs at them that sparked The U.S. revolution would never have existed.

      The don’t know that many civil rights minded asa’s, while working for the sa. But I do know many asa’s, who became great defense attorney’s back in the day, prior to judicial censorship, and political activism’s that’s led in many cases, to a watered down defense . Today’s attorneys have been neutered by The Florida Bar and JQC.
      Greed and Politics to Crowd Control.
      (With Federal Funding Based in Numbers).
      We need judges to “create bad people on record”, in order to qualify for certain funding…..

      In short, a defense attorney is less profitable to “The State”.
      The funding’s are based on myths. And you can’t have a myth, without a villain. Long live the mythical villains !!!
      The justify the funding for the programs that create villains.
      Any asa can convict a guilty person.
      But when you want to jam the public and show a profit, “in general, you’ll need judges who will rule in favor of the state by chewing away at the 6th through an array of rulings.

      In general, an asa assumes too much.
      And a defense attorney assumes nothing.

      The private sector is unforgiving. The county is without accountability, and work off the public’s dime.

      Its not going to last much longer…..

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      Raise judicial salaries and you’ll raise the quality of judges. Any good defense attorney would be taking a pay cut to sit on the bench. Worse yet, they would lose their freedom.

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        Judges get paid in Broward more than they are worth. Half of them don’t work but a couple of days a week. Introduce Judicial Rotation and Supervision and you’d have only dedicated people applying for the positions.
        As it is, it’s a joke.

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          Ok moron. You think that rotation will attract good judges?

          I’m sure all the good defense attorneys out there are just waiting for Broward to institute judicial rotation so they can take a pay cut and work under a microscope.

          Cash is king. It’s all about the money. Raise judicial salaries and raise the quality of attorneys that apply for the job!

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            Mediocrity is what keeps the system running. Does any rational person think State court Judges would ever be paid a salary that would attract talent? At a minimum, and it’s likely still too low, the salary would have to be 350 annual. Ain’t going to happen. I agree if there was money to attract talent from the Judge on down through the ranks (ASA’s should start at 100) then cases wouldn’t linger and there would be a net savings, but try convincing a bunch of scared legislators or the public of this.

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    Agree that these picks are 2 more ok prosecutors.
    These 2 are better than most. But it’s really saying little in the Broward County state attorney’s cesspool. The office under Satz, the crime lab that lost or destroyed evidence, and the sheriffs office, is so laden with corruption, Brady violations, constitutional violations and an undercurrent of apathy; that 2 “ok” guys look like stand up guys.

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      At least it was not vegina “Ilona” hawkins. Broward has enough of self entitled undereducated egomaniacs. God forbid anther one takes the bench. Let Satz protect them.

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    Good morning everyone. I hope everyone’s having a beautiful weekend. I am off to temple then to church and finally to go vote early for Judge Schneider. God bless. Here is your question of the day: How many different woman has ATurd had sex with?

    a) Gross, no one would do that with him
    b) One, and she’s gross
    c) The same number as Jack Seiler
    d) The same number as the Jabba the Hutt
    e) none of the above

    Winner gets to have Sunday dinner at McDonald’s with Mrs. ATurd.

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    Some called her temperamental — one used the terms “testy” and “cranky” — and they said she is known to start her docket an hour or more after hearings are scheduled.

    TUTER GIVES JUDGES GREEN LIGHT TO BE LATE AS THEY PLEASE? SERIOUSLY?

    “Judge Scherer is a dedicated, hard-working judge who has served the 17th Circuit with distinction since her appointment to the bench,” said Chief Administrative Judge Jack Tuter.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-sb-judge-scherer-profile-20180816-story,amp.html

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      OF COURSE AS THINGS FALL APART IN THE 17TH I WILL CONTINUE TO PUT THE BEST FACE ON IT EVEN IF I HAVE TO PASS OUT IN FLIGHT BARF BAGS
      I LEARNED FROM THE BEST AND BIGGEST BARF BAGS

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        Hold it together there Tooty. Liz should never been allowed to hear this case. I think she’s way over her head and it’s a short trip. Look forward to watching as she cracks.

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      How about immature, inexperienced, anything but punctual and unsuited to be a judge here or anywhere else ? Oh, and has been shown at least in the past to have extremely poor judgment as far as husbands?
      Is this place besides being dysfunctional also mentally retarded ?

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    Instead of merely being the usual local display of dysfunction and incompetence this Cruz case shall show the SAO’s stuff nationally and beyond. It can’t help that their best one is now out of there too. Whomever runs against Mike in 2020 can start measuring for drapes now.

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      The incompetence extends to the judge and public defender as well. It’s a recipe for disaster when the whole bunch of them are amateurs trying to act like they know what they are doing and don’t really have a clue.

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    If Judge Scherer can not hear Holywood Police Department cases does that mean Judge Siegel can not hear BSO cases since his wife is a BSO deputy?

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      Deputies are different.
      As a DCF court contractor, and married to a firefighter, while having an affair with a PBSO LT., i found no conflicts.
      My PBSO boyfriend can get me blank police reports from his friend James Stormes.

      As a private contractor, I able to troll the private market.
      With that said, whenever I find a case where county workers are culpable, I collect the data, and feed it to the opposing parties. Selling out clients for corrupted judges gets me many “appointments…

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      Only a Broward judge would not be able to hear cases from Hollywood because her former husband got busted for cocaine !!! What kind of trash do we have sitting as judges in Broward?

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    Don’t single me out. The Clinton Foundation did the same.
    We search for the parents of the victims, then discredit them, while re-victimizing the victim for the corrupt judges.

    Private contractors who feed off court appointments,
    “cover-up child abuses of the courts and the public schools.

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      These two judges are involved in Child Trafficking!!!
      Thank Gov. Rick Scott for Judge Howard Coates Court of Corruption.

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    JQC, is it a violation of Florida’s Elecion Law and the Judicial Canons for Judge Kollra to be supporting other candidates, including partisan elections? As this picture shows, Judge Kollra’s campaign worker is handing out a slate card with other candidates on it. Is this a violation of Florida Statute 104.071?

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      Suprised…….Big election law violator Ahearn advising his candidate how to cheat to win. When will these A-turd JUDICIAL candidates learn to play fair and follow the law? These violators need to be stopped in their tracks. This is really a disgrace to the legal profession and our judiciary.

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          Do they think a couple stupid pictures of their inbreed dogs on a Facebook Page is going to win an election against Judge Schneider??

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    We should no longer tolerate cheating judges or candidates. JQC needs to set an example and remove them for their cheating ways. It’s the only way they will learn their lesson.

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    They cheat and Turd tells them “ask for forgiveness later.”
    Can you believe how desperate Kollra is

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      Probably because they don’t want to further expose the incompetence of the Sheriffs Office. It’s all about compromise now. The PD doesn’t want to create any waves.

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      The tragedy surrounding the deaths of so many students in Parkland shouldn’t be used to create a political platform for one liners issued by any elected official.

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    Motto: US 6148196A

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      Welcome to the weekend! Sorry for the late post, I was partying in South Beach last night. Here is your question of the day: How long does Miss ATurd have to hold her breath when Mr. ATurd does a Dutch Oven in their martial extra large bed?

      a) she would suffocate if that happened
      b) no time, she likes the smell
      c) less than 1 hour
      d) more than 1 day
      e) none of the above

      Winner gets to work out for 15 minutes at LA fitness with ATurd.

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          WILL LOSE. Turd did a HORRIBLE JOB on those mailers with only WHITE PEOPLE on them. Dumb looking signs. Elections law violations. I predict a TOTAL BLOW OUT LOSE FOR ALL OF THE TURD 💩 CANDIDATES!

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      It should be done for the rulings of all Broward judges. The circus doesn’t stop with judge Ehrlich but is repeated daily by many Broward judges unfit to sit in any judgment over others.

      When is the Florida Supreme Court going to recognize the systemic problem that exists in Broward with its out of control judges and a Chief Judge who is himself more concerned with making excuses for outrageous judicial behavior than he is in doing anything to correct the myriad of problems that are present and continue to plague the Broward Judiciary.

      Judicial Rotation and Supervision is called for and would go a long way toward bringing some semblance of order to whatt can only be described as a Carnival Atmosphere in Broward Courts.

      What’s needed is something other than lip service from the Florida Supreme Court and an overly compliant Judicial Qualifications Committee.

      Broward continues to have the most poorly performing judges in the state along with more judicial resignations and JQC investigations than any other Circuit with Judicial Corruption and Pay to Play Practice being doled out to various political and campaign advisors through court appointed cases with little being done to discourage it.

      The Broward Judiciary needs a drastic wake up call.

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      People are complaining to us about another family court judge.
      In our opinion, any judge that refers to children as “LITTERS”, judge Stacey Shulman, should not be in family court.

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        He does edit. I second that motion; but the birthing pangs are increasing and Messiah has come in the flesh. They won’t be able to control the signs in the heavens.

        Daniel spoke of these days, maybe they will bring back the lions den. The last chapter gives Wisdom and reveals the number on all UPC seals:

        Six hundred three score and six.

        RFID(End_Game)’registery’B.E.A.S.T.SuperComputer.

        One Ring to Rule Them All seeing eye of boreus.

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    Like the Sun Sentinel we also “legally” downloaded the improperly redacted Contini notice of formal charges the JQC mistakenly published on the 23rd. Most of the FSC will be replaced after this year.

    Should the whole world know they screwed up?
    Like we stated before, censor anything you want to, we have proof you did.

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      Just goes to show, you can run against a sitting judge because he’s black and post rasicst rants on your facebook page but if you buy an ad in the westside gazette, all is forgiven. You can fool some of the people all the time.

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        Turd is losing it. Yelling and screaming. I hear he yelling a people in public and calling them names. Poor guy.

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    There will be obstacles and challenges to overcome in the coming years. I myself have been asked to try a case in a single day, or handle another Judge’s docket when I was relief Judge

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        not as badly as mine did. bitch needed to learn her place so I slapped her around a little. next thing you know, restraining order!

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    JUly 15, 2010
    Judicial races are usually quiet, low-key affairs. But with an unprecedented number of candidates competing in the August election, it’s getting unpleasant out on the campaign trail.

    Most notably, this year’s Broward judicial elections feature contests in which judges actually have to face opponents – something that has the legal and political communities agitated.

    With more than 40 candidates running for judge in the Aug. 24 nonpartisan elections, it’s going to be difficult for many voters to figure out who to support. (Judicial elections, held on the same day as the Democratic and Republican primaries, are open to all registered voters.)

    For months, the candidates have been in full campaign mode, heading to political clubs and participating in parades and other civic events. Often that means the judges have to sit through long political club meetings to get a minute or two to present their credentials.

    All the candidates for judge are hoping more than anything that the leaders of the county’s largest political clubs, most of which are Democratic, give them their stamps of approval and put their names on the “palm cards” that contain the instructions on who the club members are supposed to vote for. One wrinkle this week was Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar’s endorsing several candidates – including a Republican. He’s never before endorsed during his 14 years as party chairman.

    Despite Ceasar’s endorsing a Republican, two Democrats and two no party affiliation candidates (one of whom was a Republican until recently), lots of people in the political parties are keenly aware of the political affiliations of the candidates – even though the judicial races are officially non partisan.

    And the political insiders are also keenly aware of who was appointed to the bench by former Gov. Jeb Bush (despised by most Democratic leaders) and current Gov. Charlie Crist (viewed more warmly by some of the Democrats).

    Percy Johnson, former president of the Fort Lauderdale Democratic Club, said at one forum of judges and judicial candidates, some of them outed their opponents with the political kiss of death – that they were Bush appointees.

    Many insiders also know, and care about, the judicial candidates’ party affiliations.

    “You can’t take the politics out of politics,” Ceasar said recently – before he made his endorsement decision. “I think it [party affiliation] is relevant, but in a very minor way. Is it a major factor, and something were propagating en masse? No.”

    Ed Kennedy, Broward’s state Republican committeeman, told party members at a recent meeting that they needed to band together in support of their judges.

    “You know that there’s no such thing in Broward County as non-partisan,” he said. “There’s a concerted effort by Democrats to defeat each of our candidates who were appointed by Republican governors.”

    “Each of our candidates was appointed by a Republican, either Jeb Bush or the other guy [a reference to Crist, who’s left the party]. Each of them was screened very properly [by a judicial nominating commission] and deserve to be on the bench and they deserve our support,” Kennedy said.

    Candidates also know their party affiliations can have an impact in Broward County, where most voters are registered Democrats.

    One current judge, visiting with voters at the Kings Point Democratic Club, pleaded not to have his picture posted on the Broward Politics blog with a caption identifying him as a Republican. He said it would be e-mailed among Democrats and kill him at the ballot box.

    That judge is included on the list below, which includes candidates and their party affiliations. It was passed out to Democratic committeemen and committeewomen at a party meeting:

    Judicial Race Candidate Party Affiliation

    County Court Judge, Grp. 1 John D. Fry Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 1 John Robert Howes Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 1 Jason Allen Rosner Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 3 Peter Barry Skolnik Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 3 Debra L. Steinsaltz Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 4 Lloyd Harris Golburgh Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 4 Edward H. Merrigan, Jr. Qualified Republican

    County Court Judge, Grp. 12 Melissa Beth Minsk Donoho Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 12 John “Jay” Hurley Qualified Republican

    County Court Judge, Grp. 13 Heidi Berkowitz Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 13 Linda R. Pratt Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 14 Jordan Howard Breslaw Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 14 Mary Rudd Robinson Qualified Republican

    County Court Judge, Grp. 15 Roshawn Banks Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 15 Mindy Solomon Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 20 Kenneth “Ken” Gottlieb Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 20 Steven A. Schaet Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 26 Mardi Anne Levey Cohen Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 26 Nathaniel Adam “Nate” Klitsberg Qualified Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 26 Olga M. Levine Redesignated Democrat

    County Court Judge, Grp. 26 F. J. McLawrence Qualified Independent

    County Court Judge, Grp. 26 Lee Jay Seidman Redesignated Republican

    Circuit/ Group Status Primary General

    017 / 002 Gillespie, Kenneth L. (NOP) *Incumbent Qualified NPA

    Parker, Oliver (NOP) Qualified Republican

    017 / 004 Schneider, Alan B. (NOP) t

    Williams, Elijah H. (NOP) *Incumbent Qualified Democrat

    017 / 006 Goldstein, Frieda M. (NOP) Qualified NPA

    Rodriguez, Carlos A. (NOP) *Incumbent

    017 / 008 Greenhawt, Susan F. (NOP) *Incumbent Qualified Democrat

    017 / 009 Lebow, Susan (NOP) *Incumbent Qualified Democrat

    Rafilovich, Jill Tamkin (NOP) Qualified Democrat

    017 / 013 Tieman-Bristol, Hope (NOP) *

    017 / 014 Haury Jr., William W. “Bill” (NOP) *

    017 / 015 Destry, Matthew Isaac (NOP) *Incumbent Qualified Republican

    Jakovich, Robert Abraham (NOP) Qualified Democrat

    017 / 022 Nichols, Robert “Bob” (NOP) Qualified Democrat

    Rebollo, Carlos (NOP) *Incumbent

    017 / 023 Bernstein, Alan (NOP)

    McCarthy, Barbara Anne (NOP) *Incumbent Qualified NPA

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    History Repeats from 8 years ago.

    Something is amiss in Broward County’s courthouse.

    Across the state, three incumbent circuit judges have opponents for re-election….with the exception of Broward.

    In Broward, nine circuit judges have opponents.

    That’s three for the entire state of Florida excluding Broward. And nine for Broward.*

    Broward is always different. In this case, that’s not a good thing.

    Broward’s judiciary is in turmoil. There is plenty of blame to go around, according to numerous courthouse regulars.

    (1) Public Defender Howard Finkelstein is accused by many of trying to refashion the judiciary to make it more friendly to defendants. A number of those campaigning against sitting judges are assistant public defenders working for Finkelstein.

    Finkelstein vehemently denies encouraging his employees or anybody else to challenge incument judges.

    (2) JAAblog, the courthouse blog, has made it permissible and even fashionable to attack judges. The blog has rightfully pointed out that some judges are deeply flawed.

    One problem with JAAblog is that it represents only a sliver of the Bar and the courthouse crowd. It is a tool for criminal defense attorneys and aims its bits and bytes at those on the criminal bench. The civil judiciary largely escapes its ire.

    (3) Broward has sharply divided ethnic politics. Thus, private lawyers believe they can defeat Hispanic and black judges just because they are white and have Jewish-sounding names. The belief is that Jewish voters make up a big portion of those casting ballots in a primary when judicial candidates run.

    Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but this cynical and objectional political game seldom provides Broward with better judges.

    (4) Lawyers are making less in private practice, giving them an incentive to run for the mid-six figure jobs as circuit judges.

    Take Alan B. Schneider, Fort Lauderdale lawyer who is running against Circuit Judge Elijah Williams. Schneider’s financial disclosure forms indicate he is well-off: $762,321 in assets. Not great for a 20-year lawyer, but he won’t be starving, either.

    He’s got a condo in Aspen and a 2006 Hummer. But $210,000 of those assets is the value of his law practice and his title business, so it isn’t as good as it looks.

    His primary salary on the forms is $84,000, way above average for a Broward resident.

    Bottom line: What Schneider is making now is much less than he will make if he wins a seat on the bench.

    I believe Schneider picked Williams to run against for one reason Williams is black and his name is non-Jewish. His first name is a tipoff for some voters that he is African-America. Schneider cynically played the race and name card.

    Shame on him.

    Williams is a good judge. He deserves re-election.

    This year in Broward, too many lawyers needed better paying work and their eyes fell on the bench.

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      I wholeheartedly disagree. Judge Williams over the years has played a different game towards keeping himself on the bench. It goes way back to pandering to Grossman and others for various reasons of his own, but pointedly self serving.
      His tenure on the bench has not only been lackluster but undistinguished as well.
      Broward judges have always sought to retain their seats for purely financial reasons apart from touting the reason of being committed to public service and wanting to give something back to their communities. Most have done neither.
      New people should be encouraged to challenge incumbents regularly for they bring a new perspective to the bench untainted by the problems that often manifest from the cynicism, nepotism and corruption that are pervasive in Broward’s Judiciary.
      We’ve seen repeatedly what occurs when judges stay too long on the bench and the resulting damage to public confidence.

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      Thanks for your shout out to yourself, Shari. You’ve never been in a courtroom according to your own admission. Probably don’t even know how to get to the courthouse .

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      Yeah, her and Gunderson. By the by, when is Judge Gunderson coming back. Otherwise, she will probably have to step down.

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    The dominoes are falling and broward judges have no one but themselves to thank. All incumbents deserve to be challenged every time their terms expire. Just look at how many bad and poorly performing judges we have here in Broward not to mention a do nothing Chief Judge.
    It’s not going to be an exclusive club for slacker judges anymore as lax judicial schedules and empty courtrooms can attest.
    There are plenty of better and more deserving candidates that could and would do a much better job.
    Whoever started the job for life Judicial Junkies Program is in for an even bigger surprise pretty soon.

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    I used to hate being the only Chief Judge in history to have his own comedy blog until I learned to laugh at my own jokes

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    Looks like he crossed the line campainging beyond the posted point. Usan cant you win fair and square?

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        How can you miss the sign that says “NO CAMPAIGNING”? Obviously not being enforced by the election supervisors. Based on that picture it seems like other volunteers could read.

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    Well, it’s Monday. The worst day of the week. The good news is: it’s one day closer to the weekend and thankfully you were not born a fat, nasty, feckle A-Turd – so be happy! Here is a true fact: 99% of blog post on the website are from A-Turd. Given that fact, here is your question of the day: A-Turd blogs all day on this website due to the following reason:

    a) he’s a life long loser
    b) he has no clients
    c) his firm is failing
    d) he has no friends
    e) to it to avoid having sexual relations with Mrs. A-Turd
    f) he ran out of food
    g) Jack Seiler won’t let A-Turd hold his briefcase anymore
    h) all of the above

    Winner gets a week’s supply of Weight Watchers TV dinners.

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        Seiler has been feeding Turd slop for years. Now Seiler is a big nothing and has to fend for his own slop. Come next week Tuesday, all Turd’s candidates will lose and his slop will run dry.

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    Good morning! Happy Tuesday / TurdDay. Here is your question of the day: Who wears a bigger cup size for their jock straps than fat nasty A-Turd?

    a) A-Turd has no male parts so none
    b) Mrs. ATurd (hint, this is the right answer)
    c) Jack Seiler (and he has no balls)
    d) Jabba the Hut
    e) none of the above

    Winner gets to run a mile with A-Turd on Fort Lauderdale Beach and gets to have the t-shirt he ran in to smell all day.

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    By Josh Salman and Emily Le Coz, GateHouse Media Services

    The Herald-Tribune analyzed millions of criminal cases from the past 12 years to build a first-of-its-kind database of Florida judges, comparing sentencing patterns on everything from their age and previous work experience to their race and gender.

    The 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County has 21 judges who are registered Democrats. Recently retired Judge Thomas M. Lynch IV is one example. Lynch’s sentencing patterns don’t always fit his surfer persona.

    The registered Democrat was one of the youngest judges in the state when elected to the county bench at 33 in 1984.

    Since 2004, Lynch handed down an average sentence of 155 days to white defendants across third-degree felonies, an analysis of OBTS data collected by county clerks shows.

    He gave blacks more than double the time.He locks up blacks with identical charges and records for more than double the time.

    The judge also sentenced whites to an average of 163 days for burglary, while giving blacks 247 days, despite the defendants scoring the same number of points at sentencing.

    And Lynch sent away whites for an average of 100 days in lockup for felony drug possession, while giving blacks 140 days.

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    he state plans to appeal a judge’s ruling that Amendment 8 — a controversial proposal related to public schools — should be struck from Florida’s November ballot.

    The state’s Office of the Attorney General has filed a notice that it plans to appeal the circuit court judge’s ruling to Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.

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    If the JQC took extra special care this time for The 17th., I think some credit is due to The JQC, and I think, JAAB as well.
    No other judicial blog site that I’m aware of holds the powers that be, feet to the fire as this board does.
    These days its fashionable, but less than a year ago it was not.
    And many paid the heavy prices for free speech.
    JAAB was ahead of this curve years before it was a widely accepted as a cross referencing method of fact checking.

    Its a rare thing when the initiating opposition forces are still around and able to enjoy these freedoms when the trend hits.
    FB, Twitter, CNN, NBC, and all the rest censored, filtered, whitewashed, diluted, and altered.
    But not here.
    They’ll never admit it, but this site has actually improved conditions for The 17th., (via special vetting for picks), without a formal hearing or paperwork. The more exposure the corrupted gets, the better the picks to come.

    God Bless America, via, The 1st.

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    Your right.
    CNN forgot the script, and it slipped through.

    Its interesting that the leading spokespersons for Parkland are connected to CNN, and the past admin.
    Parkland, – Fusion GPS – Nellie Orh – Ham Radio communications to London.
    What a shit show…
    Get the popcorn. Mask’s off.

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      You Sir are 100% correct. Watch the Hammer Drop.
      You have situational awareness; care to share your picks besides Putnam?

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    ells Fargo took the unusual step of telling a political candidate she had to take her campaign account elsewhere. The reason was her support of the medical marijuana industry and, perhaps more importantly, the industry’s support of her.

    Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate Nikki Fried has lobbied in Tallahassee for medical marijuana interests, and she’s made easier access for patients a central part of her primary campaign against two other Democratic hopefuls.

    But after Wells Fargo sent her a letter asking whether the industry put money into her campaign account, and she told them it had, the bank sent her packing.

    It’s not a surprise that banks want nothing to do with the legal marijuana industry, medical or otherwise. Medical marijuana may be legal in the District of Columbia and 30 states, including Florida, but it is still very much illegal at the federal level. Banks are federally insured and chartered. And they can lose that charter for doing business with drug traffickers.

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    Is anyone posting that story from the Sentinel about Spechler threatening Baby Lynch via Email? No surprise it was him, but is the Bar doing anything about it?

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