KNOW YOUR BAR!

Here’s the promised most recent development in Brenda v. Blog.

Waiting for this one to come out has been like waiting on the stork, but Rafael Olmeda did a fine job.

Now that the 1st Amendment cavalry has arrived, we’ll be updating later with all the many thoughts and concerns surrounding the Bar’s rather bizarre maneuver.

In the meantime, Kerrie Crockett, the ASA  handling the executive assignment investigation concerning Brenda’s actions, has been brought up to speed, and we’ve asked her to broaden the inquiry to include all of Brenda’s interactions with Bar personnel, just in case they’ve once again been misled.

70 thoughts on “KNOW YOUR BAR!”

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      Bill did NOT fight the good fight and turned over all IP addresses to the Florida Bar on a legally questionable subpoena intended on chilling free speech.

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    what is this a scare tactic to prevent people from criticizing judges, clerks, and elected officials? this is not the Soviet Union, and these people are not kings. we’ll continue to expose those who are unprofessional and abusive

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    Col. Dennis invites all you people to enjoy his special blend of 719% longer jail sentences for the same crimes as white folk.

    Southern Fried Justice. It’s finger lickin’ good.

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      Pretty good ! Broward’s Judges have thought themselves above being exposed for flagrant misbehavior and worse for years. You’ve got the drunks, over medicated and behavioral misfits all offended by the truth and still arrogance is their only reaction ?
      Ive always said that absent appropriate judicial leadership that the only bang taxpayers get for their buck is a visit from the Judicial Qualifications Committee and more grief from a bunch of clowns that keep the tent inflated by bouncing denial and hubris off their heads.
      Judicial Rotation might be a good place to start if we had a Chief Judge that could think beyond his next reelection to a post that is clearly more political than it is managerial.
      How many Broward Judges does it take to screw in a lightbulb if the fixture is broken?

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      You speak volumes…. And you’re right.
      An effective president has vision and leads sometimes with punishments.

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    Don’t take it personal. The Bar is not after the members.
    Its after the public, through its members.
    Its obvious that the blog benefits the public.

    The Bar’s actions should be considered a badge of honor to the genesis of this board, and those who protect such forums in the name of transparencies.
    Fighting The Florida Bar tyrants to save The 1st., increases the public’s respect for lawyers and gives much hope for a brighter future for lawyers, and the public at large.

    Hence, the fight serves as a “Public Utility”, and every hr. spent promoting The 1st., ,
    should be considered a “Pro Bono” HR..

    Quick Recap:
    FL Bar extension of SC?
    Then 1st. Amendment qualifies for the yearly trophies, and 5000 Pro Bono Hrs per. yr.

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    Are anonymous online comments shielded by First Amendment? Lawyer takes on fight against Florida Bar

    By RAFAEL OLMEDA
    | SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL |
    MAY 16, 2019 | 9:26 AM

    The Florida Bar last month ordered Fort Lauderdale attorney Bill Gelin, widely known as the main writer of JAABlog, to reveal the identities of people who left dozens of anonymous comments on the website. (Rafael Olmeda)

    The dispute between Broward Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman and lawyer Bill Gelin is exploding into a First Amendment battle over what lawyers can say online and whether they should be able to leave anonymous, inflammatory comments without fear that their identities will be disclosed.

    The Florida Bar last month ordered Gelin to reveal the identities of people who left dozens of anonymous comments on JAABlog, a website that describes the ins and outs of Broward’s legal community. Each article offers readers the opportunity to comment without having to disclose their real names.

    Legal experts say the Bar’s efforts to unmask the online commenters may be going too far. Sandy D’Alemberte, a former member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors and former president of the American Bar Association, called the subpoena an attack on free-speech rights. “I can’t think of any reason the Bar would need this information,” D’Alemberte said. “What cannot be said, under the First Amendment, that is in the comments?”

    It’s the latest chapter in the dispute between Gelin and Forman, who went to the Florida Bar late last year to accuse Gelin of unprofessional conduct, harassment and cyberstalking.

    For at least six years, Gelin has been the blog’s sole writer.

    The Florida Bar in April subpoenaed Gelin to seek details about the people who left 40 comments on the website, most of them critical of Forman. In correspondence with the Bar, Forman said Gelin used the blog to spread rumors and give readers a chance to leave hateful comments under the cloak of anonymity.

    Gelin calls the Bar’s action an attack on First Amendment rights and an abuse of power. Those who leave comments on JAABlog have a right to anonymity and free expression, he said.

    Last month, a Miami-Dade prosecutor was assigned to launch a criminal investigation into, among other things, whether Forman committed perjury in her sworn statements about Gelin’s conduct. Forman dropped an application for a restraining order after Gelin printed embossed invitations to a hearing where Forman would have testified about their interactions.

    The Bar complaint remains under investigation. “Just a cursory scroll through the comments on his blog clearly demonstrate that the comments are more often than not vulgar, racist and just plain mean-spirited,” Forman’s attorney wrote in one exchange with Florida Bar investigators.

    Gelin has weathered such complaints before; each time the Bar has declined to pursue sanctions, calling his articles a protected form of speech and explicitly stating he was not responsible for the comments readers leave on his articles. The Bar’s latest subpoena gives no indication that its previous rulings were being withdrawn.

    D’Alemberte said the situation reminds him of a U.S. Supreme Court case in which a Miami NAACP leader was ordered to disclose its membership rolls to state investigators looking for ties to the Communist Party. The court ruled the state needed to prove the connection first before seeking the names of NAACP members.

    In Gelin’s case, D’Alemberte said, the Bar probably shouldn’t be able to get the names of the JAABlog commenters until it could demonstrate that whoever left the messages did something that is not protected speech under the First Amendment.

    Forman and her attorney have not responded to numerous phone calls and emails seeking comment.

    Gelin’s lawyer, John Howes, said he doesn’t think the Bar has the authority to file the subpoena. He said Forman’s complaint originally was about Gelin trying to take her photo against her will in courthouse hallways. Howes said that has nothing to do with unflattering comments left on JAABlog. “There might be a rule allowing them to subpoena certain records, but not this,” Howes said.

    Gelin said he doesn’t own the JAABlog website. He has turned over IP addresses twice to law enforcement investigators — in each case, a law enforcement agency was investigating a comment that could be perceived as a credible threat of violence. Gelin said the website owner, who he declined to name, authorized the release of the information.

    Gelin announced on the blog earlier this month that he is running to become a future president of the Florida Bar.

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      Having practiced law for over 40 years I made the mistake of assuming the First Amendment rights and protections were sacrosanct. what will they attack next

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    Gelin said he doesn’t own the JAABlog website. He has turned over IP addresses twice to law enforcement investigators — in each case, a law enforcement agency was investigating a comment that could be perceived as a credible threat of violence. Gelin said the website owner, who he declined to name, authorized the release of the information

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      Whoever own it, serves it, maintains it, or author’s it,
      are in fact American Patriots.
      The Florida Bar is just a substation for The NWO.

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      What is ASA Alixandra Buckelew doing out with Spechler and Cowart?!

      Not her best pic in my opinion – she looks much better in person.

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      Pipsqueek Beatfeet and Fat Daddy still lookin for the umbrellas ☂ in their drinks? Somebody should inform them the carnival has moved to Gulfstream for the weekend and are short of County Clowns.

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    The Florida Bar in April subpoenaed Gelin to seek details about the people who left 40 comments on the website, most of them critical of Forman. In correspondence with the Bar, Forman said Gelin used the blog to spread rumors and give readers a chance to leave hateful comments under the cloak of anonymity.

    Is Gelin under a gag?
    Can an anon please post the comment deemed “hateful” to The Florida Bar?
    Also, stalking? If Brenda seen the posts, its likely Brenda’s doing the stalking.
    Here’s an example of a stalking claim fabricated through stalking by the complainant/officer of the court.

    11 Felonies for suspected speech.
    1st. Amendment waived to get bond, because the fraudulent lawyer victim never showed.
    Since when does the accused mandated to waive The Bill of Rights to be released from jail?
    “The Florida Bar’s Corruption” and its fabricators.

    Don’t be surprised if Brenda was a hired gun for The Florida Bar, to stifle free speech under the Kabuki guise of DV.
    The whole thing is synthetic. The Bar encourages it.

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    I’m going to write all my comments in invisible ink now. Like the school board, the bar won’t be able to able to see them but everyone else will know what to do. Here goes, it’s a good one, starting after the colon:

    (Sorry for the all caps but I got excited)

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      Much chatter.
      The algorithm’s are off the charts.
      They seem to have their hands full today pointing at each other.
      Southern Pov. working on it.

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        Rumor has it that they are in damage control.
        Twilight language is sure to follow.

        The Florida Bar’s Secret Societies Black Law Dictionary.

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    Protecting JAAB is the same as protecting all.
    The crooked leaders break the laws for their belief systems.
    Exposure is key.
    The cover-up is always worst than the original crime.

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    The Florida Bar’s Cult.
    Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap.

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    Bill Gelin, with his tail between his legs, turned over all IP addresses to the Florida Bar on a legally questionable subpoena intended on chilling free speech.

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      You do not know what you are talking about. I represent Mr. Gelin with the Bar and he has provided it with nothing. In fact, I have filed a lengthy, 32 page “PETITION TO QUASH SUBPOENA ISSUED TO THE PETITIONER AND FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER” on May 7, 2019 with the Florida Bar for its review. I am awaiting a response from the Bar and am prepared to file the Petition with the Florida Supreme Court, if needed.
      John R. Howes, Esq. johnrhowes@gmail.com

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        one doesn’t “file a petition to quash subpoena” with the Supreme Court.
        (Re “..and am prepared to file the petition with the Florida Supreme Court”)

        They only take cases by certiorari.

        Thanks for playing though

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          Thanks for your thoughts, but see Florida Constitution, Article V, Section 3 (7) and Article V, Section 15 that provides: SECTION 15. Attorneys; admission and discipline.—The supreme court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to regulate the admission of persons to the practice of law and the discipline of persons admitted.

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        They are not after Gelin.
        They are after free speech. They are after the public.
        Thank you for being there Mr. Howes.
        The Bar is after all of us…. Keep up the great work.

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    Not everyone that left negative comments about you is a member of the Florida Bar. Some were from us. What right would you have to know who we are? Why don’t you test that theory. Contact the FBI, they know exactly who we are but bet they won’t tell you anything.

    Really? You already played the race card?
    We’ll gladly call you Madam Clerk.

    Both madam and madame are used to describe women, but not as interchangeably as some may think. Madame is primarily used as the French equivalent of “Mrs.”, denoting a woman’s marital status. … The word madam also refers to the woman in charge of a brothel, or house of prostitution.

    The definition of madam is a respectful title for a woman, or a woman who runs a house of prostitution. … A woman who is running a brothel where prostitutes work for money is an example of a madam.

    Now down to business. We are looking into some things that involve this clerk.

    To anyone reading this comment;

    IF YOU WERE CALLED AND SHOWED FOR JURY DUTY IN BROWARD AND WERE NEVER COMPENSATED, WE WANT TO HERE FROM YOU, CONTACT US THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.

    Their standard answer will be “check Florida Treasure Hunt, it should be there”. Be sure to check first but our guess will be nothing is there.

    Not the first time that clerks office had a problem with people using their jobs to defraud citizens.

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      If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech even if the law forbids it.
      But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.

      In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.

      Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.
      If that is granted, all else follows.

      At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is “not done”…
      Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.
      A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.

      Loss of liberty is inimical to all forms of literature…
      The fact is that certain themes cannot be celebrated in words, and tyranny is one of them.
      No one ever wrote a good book in praise of the Inquisition.

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        Part of why we feel compelled to do, or at least trying to do, Yes we are aware this was not in Florida, but if you have read our previous comments over the years, if they have not been deleted, we oppose the death penalty under most circumstances.

        From Rumple; Miami-Dade’s version of this blog:

        This is George Stinney. On June 14, 1944 he was executed by electrocution after he was wrongfully convicted of the murder of two white girls.
        The trial lasted one day- including jury selection.
        The jury deliberated ten minutes.
        There was no transcript of the trial.
        There was no appeal.
        George Stinney was executed 83 days after he was convicted.
        When he was executed he was five feet tall and weighed 90 pounds. He was too small for the electric chair so he was made to sit on a bible in the chair. Good Christians they who executed the fourteen year old boy.

        Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?
        Not the American Justice system, often touted as the best in the world.

        You want to talk about race and diversity in the criminal justice system?
        Tell it to George Stinney.

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    Beware of the Hegelian Dialectics.
    Its divisive.
    Its a sure compromise with evil.
    Its The Bread And Circus that took Rome Down.
    Its being used on Judge Bailey.
    Because after all, how would you keep a myth going, without an occasional villain for the blood thirsty, race baiting, and the fictional collectives that push the myth’s over to the powers that be?

    You can not keep a myth going, without a Villain.

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    After hearing of his future home at GITMO, Nadler passes out at Mayor Blasio’s Big Brother Anti 4th Amendment Conference.

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        Black Hats In Florida Are Retreating.
        Pain Coming To The Inner Circles of Florida Bar.
        The Enemies Within In Panic.
        Chatter spiking. More truth coming.

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        Black Hats In Florida Are Retreating.
        Pain Coming To The Inner Circles of Florida Bar.
        The Enemies Within In Panic.
        Chatter spiking. More truth coming. Pain for some.
        Stay Alert.

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