REFUSAL MANIA

SS Editorial: Judges don’t trust system, but we are supposed to?


We want to trust judges.

But something smells bad in Broward County: All three Broward judges arrested on DUI charges over the past six months refused to take either a blood or breath test …

… if (Lynn) Rosenthal took more than one pill, or mixed an Ambien with other pills, we should know that, too. Maybe she has a problem, and if so, needs help. If that is the case, she shouldn’t be on the bench wielding power over people in trouble who have a lot of personal problems, too.

If Rosenthal was done in by a single Ambien, she had a chance to show us. More importantly, the judge had an opportunity to show us the system works.

Don’t we all expect more of judges? …

Certainly, nobody deserves to be sent 
(to jail) by a troubled judge who operates above the law in his or her own life.

If Rosenthal, (Cynthia) Imperato and (Gisele) Pollack had taken those sobriety tests, and showed faith in the justice system, we would all know more about the truth and the punishment that should be meted out.

While none of the judges could operate a car safely, they were capable of making a decision: Hide the truth from the public to protect themselves. And that stinks.

CH 10 – THIS WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA (roundtable discussion starts at 27:40)

Michael Putney, Mike Mayo, and others on Rosenthal, Refusal, and Mug Shot Madness

BrowardBeat: Did Supremes Telegraph Penalty For Broward’s DUI Refusal Judges?

SS: Should judges who are substance abusers resign?

SS: Should judges be held to a higher standard?

SS: Howard Finkelstein on the judiciary

“While it may be just a few bad apples, or in the case of Broward judges, a few bad actions, the Broward judiciary must work hard to win back the public’s trust. Three judges have been arrested for DUI, the Judicial Qualifications Committee has determined that another current judge should lose her judgeship, a former Broward judge, who resigned in disgrace, is waiting to see if she can keep her law license, and the courthouse is holding its collective breath to see if other judges will be indicted in the Scott Rothstein scandal. We deserve better from our elected officials.”

SS: Jay Hurley profile – good news for a change

NYT: On Death Row With Low I.Q., and New Hope for a Reprieve

*FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OPINION CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMANTS*

25 thoughts on “REFUSAL MANIA”

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    These are the judges and lawyers who protect pedophiles; If they are on your case demand immediate removal as the safety of these children need to be kept away from these despicable people. Judge Charles Greene, Jeff Weissman, Ron Rothschild, Carin Porras, Richard Eade, Vicki Plant, lets not forget all the people who appointed Sherrie-Bourg-Carter who actually quotes a pedophile in her book and his theory about fathers having sexual relations with their children should be considered normal. You are sick people.

    Let’s stop the normalization of pedophilia and crimes against children

    the forced visitation, the threat therapy, and the forced holding

    Let’s end the abusive theory parental alienation before it destroys this country

    I hereby petition for public address on the mis-use of the pro-pedophile theory parental alienation and it’s effort’s to decriminalize child abuse and continued efforts to normalize pedophilia

    Thank you to all and as always standbythechildren they are this country’s future

    I hereby dedicate this petition for public address to the many families who lost loved ones do to discredited parental alienation theory.

    And where is the notorious state prosecutor for sex offenders hiding?

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    the corruption in the family court system has been going on for ages. Yet JAABLOG as well as the hypocritical news media have failed to shed light on this matter.Children being kidnapped and alienated from fit parents.Shame on all of you. Karma knows who you are.

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    We all know why all three Broward Judges refused. It can not be any secret. Just more drunks and druggies hiding behind their robes. It’s totally disgusting the way these people behave. Broward County has the absolute worst judges of anyplace I’ve ever heard of.

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    Miriam silver is right. But our whole system is failing and Broward commandos that keep electing these morons are really stupid and will do anything for a free bagel. I prefer to pay for mine and the lox too. Almost the entire Broward bench needs to be removed. And I would take a hanging but ethical Stan any day. A good place to start would be family court full of idiots. The good ones are gone but we do have Renee can’t wait til she gets pulled over. Lynn may not have an alcoholic deal but no one should sit in judgment on others that is impaired or thinks her smiley mug and jail exit is appropriate. It is an embarrassment we are a laughing stock. What happened to seasoned intelligent judges that didn’t pander on last names and the stupid commando groups

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    If Rosenthal, (Cynthia) Imperato and (Gisele) Pollack had taken those sobriety tests, and showed faith in the justice system, we would all know more about the truth and the punishment that should be meted out.

    Really? What is the big deal. Can someone explain what the sanctimonious attitude is of the bloggers?

    Someone got drunk and broke the law. Does that make them a bad person?
    Does that make them unfit to be a lawyer or judge sua sponte?
    Obviously if you are a drug addict or alcoholic yes and we can weed them out via the normal process.
    But really do we need to get crazy at this point?
    Really knocking off Pollack with 8 years on the bench thus no pension isn’t that enough? but her in lawyers Care after that and suspend her. but disbarment is an extreme sanction.
    Imperato well she is on her first chance. And Rosenthal let the facts come out first.

    Lets not get hysterical here.

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    Let’s not get hysterical but let’s get real. People look up to Judges. When they break the law and refuse they make a laughing stock of the system they represent. Crashing cars etc. They need to go.

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    It’s amusing and amazing that judges think disbarment is too harsh a penalty for a judge who was already on their second chance, left rehab prior to completion, made the decision to drink again, and to drive drunk and hurt someone?
    Yet they will convict a person and send them to PRISON, who was randomly over served, does not have an alcohol problem, works everyday, has a family to support, and made a mistake, because their judgement became impaired and a bartender continued to serve them, knowing police are just outside awaiting unsuspecting patrons. Their life is ruined, and they end up in prison with a felony conviction for life. How fair is that?

    Judges, let’s see how your power and arrogant attitudes change when it happens to someone in your family, or you! Only a matter of time.

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    BROWARD JUDGES HAVE NO SHAME WHATSOEVER. LOOK AT THE WAY THEY ARE TRYING TO MANIPULATE OUR SYSTEM OF JUSTICE TO THEIR OWN ADVANTAGE.

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    Everyone keep saying Pollack was on her second chance when this happened. It has not come out formally but most people around the courthouse have heard that at the very beginning of 2013 Pollack went to some kind of rehab for 30 or 60 days. If true, this would be the third time in a year or so she has screwed up.

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    The odds are that each of these judges drive in a similar condition several hundred times or more and this was the first time they were caught. It is not only them that exhibit this behavior as countless other members of the bar enjoy the bar and drive themselves home from events, restaurants and friends homes when they are above the limit. If there was a budget for greater enforcement, you would see a staggering number of DUI’s in S Florida.

    Would it surprise you that the average alcohol consumption at an upscale event is nearly 3 drinks per person? Given that nearly all attendees drive to these events in S Florida, there are dozens of people leaving in a car that could turn into a missile. It is pure luck that these women didn’t seriously injure themselves or somebody else. They need to live a more responsible life than those that are not in constant judgement of others. The Bar should take a stand and lead by example.

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    It’s not just about drinking and driving, or sleeping during proceedings, it is about adjudicating under the influence of legal drugs or illegal substances.

    I found it curious that the hubby went to Rosenthal’s office to ‘retrieve’ something.

    I think, like in other public places with camera surveillance, these offices in the courthouse and those in Tallahassee for that matter, should subjected to and regularly given the once over with trained K-9 sniffers. Then monitor the activity. I wonder how many Judges would be cleaning out their secret hiding places containing their flasks, sedatives or their other assorted pick-me-ups? We are giving the stones to those living in the glass houses, and affording them protection from any and all consequences.

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    It’s not just about drinking and driving, it is about adjudicating under the influence of legal drugs or illegal substances. Most can hide it well, others cannot. There are red flags, like falling asleep, slurring your words, and other bizarre behaviors. These red flags should be an automatic halt to proceedings. Maybe put a loud buzzer in the courtroom to warn a judge and start over tomorrow.

    I found it very curious that the hubby went to Rosenthal’s office to ‘retrieve’ something.

    I think, like in other public places with camera surveillance, these offices in the courthouse and those in Tallahassee for that matter should all have cameras. They should be subjected to scrutiny and given to regular visits by trained K-9 sniffers. Give the the once over every quarter.
    I wonder how many Judges would be cleaning out their secret hiding places containing their flasks, sedatives or their other assorted pick-me-ups?
    We’d have to watch the tapes.
    Hey, aren’t the blogs a place where many legislators get ideas for bills?
    Let’s hope.

    We are giving big stones to those living in the glass houses, and affording them protection from any and all consequences.

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    After reading at this blog repeated calls for the Broward Chief Judge to DO SOMETHING about the three allegedly drunk jurists, one has to wonder: Who is more drunk? The judges or the drivers?

    Florida law and the Florida Constitution make it clear to anyone under the legal limit that only the Judicial Qualifications Commission and then the Florida Supreme Court can do anything to punish these three. The Chief Judge has no power in that regard. None.

    Maybe bloggers who assert otherwise should be sent back to law school. Maybe they should be disciplined for spreading disinformation to the public about the law and about the Chief Judge? Maybe they need to grow up.

    Jack Thompson And You’re Not

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    sorry for the double post. new to this and having trouble with unreadable codes.

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    Uh, Jack Thompson, not all bloggers went to law school. Maybe they are just voters and regular people who believe in accountability for our tax dollars used to pay these public servants, and judicial leadership in assigning judges who are under the influence and maybe not competent to judge someone else, to a commensurate job.

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    Dear, Jack: Last time I looked, drunk bloggers weren’t sitting in judgment of citizens and they weren’t showing absolutely the worst kind of judgment like they do in Broward County. Just how many drunks and druggy judges are there out of 90 or so county and circuit judges? Bet the answer would surprise u. All DUI judges should resign or be removed.

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    If memory serves me right – persons who are under prosecution for any criminal charges are ineligible to serve on a jury for civil or criminal cases. How is it that judges facing criminal charges are not restricted from presiding over cases? Give me a break

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    Yes, one of those people driving home from bars, events, restaurants, friends homes and STRIP CLUBS is none other than judicial hopeful Claudia Robinson. On a good night she can drive herself around from one place to the next to the next, all while drunk. Vote for her, she belongs on the bench with the rest of the bimbo boozers.

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    One question for team Rosenthal, where’s the blood test or the hair follicle . Rumor on the street is this fair and impartial jurist revoked a persons probation for failure to take a drug test. Defendant informed she took ambien the day before and didn’t know if that was a problem. Judge took refusal to mean that person was positive for illegal drugs. Apparently her honors hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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    The problem with the judiciary and Howie Fink is that there is no accountability because Fink, like the rest of you suck*ss filthy scumbag bar feces do NOT follow you own standards and ethics and report more judges and other lawyers to force accountability–instead you allow, accept and enable it. Blog complaints are cheap. When Rosenbaum reported gardiner’s conduct–it is s she testified–meaningless because it was still an easy –just didn’t get the DP. But when Rosenbaum did NOT report more serious conduct and collusion between her and another prosecutor that would have had real consequences to the victim–the accused/convicted innocent client–release and a honest fair trial, therein is the measure of the man and the system. So this was exposure-on- the-surface that still protected this corrupt judicial whore for having any REAL cases re-opened that would have exposed her actual criminal conduct and the collusion with satz and team and their criminal conspiracies. THAT would be a REAL result that had real meaning, not just token.

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