SUNDAY NOTES

It’s old home week at JAABLOG.  Well trodden topics and familiar faces are making a comeback in the mainstream media and elsewhere.

First up, the JNC:

Long accused in forums like ours of stripping the meritocracy dead, the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board has also recently taken the appointment panel for judges to task.  Stating “political affinity should have nothing to do with it,” the Sentinel sums it up thusly:

America’s courts have no defense against politicians who seek to stack the bench except the power of public opinion — an opinion that should have no patience this November with politicians who would corrupt the courts to sabotage our fundamental liberties. In Florida, that means having no use for politicians who don’t support making the nominating commissions independent again.”

Our feelings are well-known on this subject, so we’ll end with a paraphrased story from law school orientation day, when Barbara Babcock said hello to us 1L’s with a version of the classic undergraduate welcome warning, playing on the 50% flunk out rate for college freshman.

Look to the person on your left, and to your right,” Babcock said.  “And now congratulate each other, because you’ve reached the end of the meritocracy by getting into law school.  From here on out, it’s not what you do, but who you know …

Next up, Marni Bryson:

Bryson is no stranger to making headlines, or getting reversed.  Now she’s featured in the Palm Beach Post for sending 64 year old attorney John Carter to jail for thirty days on contempt allegations.  The Fourth DCA let him out almost immediately, pending appeal.

From the PB Post article:

I think you’re disrespectful to the people of Palm Beach County. I’m appalled,” Carter responded, saying that he had spoken to other attorneys who had the same complaints about her. “Never in my 35 years of practice have I ever experienced anything like this.”

For the record, we’ve never met Carter, but would love to speak with him now

And here’s Bobby Diaz:

Swing and a Miss.  We’re told Diaz has denied the SAO’s Motion to Recuse filed in State v. Mark A. Good, and that it’s to be appealed.  We’ll let you know the gender makeup of the assigned circuit court appeal panel when it becomes official …

Last up in this special blog reunion roundup, the recently resurfaced Matt Destry, and supermensch Johnny McCray:

BACDL got it right this year by naming Johnny for the Harry Gulkin Award.  McCray has won more than his fair share of big cases throughout the decades, and is known for possessing impeccable integrity.  He’s never been afraid to stand up against injustice, publicly bucking Eileen O’Connor when she locked up a prospective juror, and bravely calling out Destry in the strongest possible terms when Destry was still a sitting judge.  Some think he may have helped tip the election.

From the Westside Gazette Letter to the Editor, August 18, 2016:

Judge Destry is neither a friend to minorities nor to the poor. He has demonstrated over and over again that justice in his courtroom is at best sporadic and at worst provided only to those whose favor he covets … He is the most terrifying kind of judge—unpredictable, harsh, and wildly and inconsistently wielding his discretion … Judge Destry’s version of justice evinces his propensity to consistently betray fairness and justice. It is quite incredulous how he has suddenly developed such great interest in our community as he has obviously bamboozled a few into supporting and endorsing his bid to return to the bench … ” (McCray further develops the theme a week later also in the Gazette in Message to Black clergy and political operatives: Please vet judicial candidates before endorsement)

Everyone owes Johnny a debt of gratitude in helping to rid Broward of the likes of Destry, in addition to his deserved lauding for a career full of considerable courtroom achievements.  Please plan on attending McCray’s Gulkin award ceremony, set for April 26 at 5:30pm at the Pier 66 Panorama Ballroom. Tickets are $125 for private attorneys, and $75 for government lawyers and judges. If not sold out, tickets will be $140 at the door. Checks and RSVPs should be sent to Jason Blank, 888 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 …

Ready for some new news?

Is she or isn’t she? – we’re told Bill Haury is staying put in criminal until Merrilee Ehrlich is replaced on the circuit court.  Very odd, considering Ehrlich’s first person dismissal of retirement rumors just last week.  But since judges are allowed to change their minds too, we’ve made a records request to Rick Scott’s office to see if they’re in receipt of a resignation letter, just in case …

Granted! (sort of)Chris Pole has taken himself off the DUI discovery mess in State v. Zahariev.  A sua sponte recusal order was entered by Pole after he initially denied Jason Blank’s Motion to Disqualify, and after Blank filed a Writ of Prohibition to the appeals court.  Will other cases, closed or open, be affected?  Wait and see

Rising C level – global warming is a serious concern in South Florida, but no one’s blaming it yet for the flooding of the Hollywood PD’s Evidence Room.  Eddie Lopez has filed this Motion with records requests to uncover the full extent of the damage, and in particular to see if his client’s attempted murder charges in State v. Cedi Pacheco have been compromised.  Is Hollywood up to date on evidence retention protocols, or antediluvian in its approach?  Wade and see

NYT: Texas judge tells appointed lawyer “You overwork cases”

Wash Post: Cruz should not face death penalty

NY judge admits he’s serial panty stealer

SF Gate: Offspring alum turned doctor gets mistrial for saving life

Houston judge resigns after sexting in court with bailiff

116 thoughts on “SUNDAY NOTES”

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    Mr. Destry should run . Unless he’s barred because he’s so weaselly. Maybe that job on the Canadian Pacific Railroad will come through instead.

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      I wouldn’t concern yourself with whether Destry attends McCray’s soirée. He probably can’t afford a ticket.

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    Love him or hate him, one has to admit Finkelstein is the best lawyer/strategist ever to set foot in this Circuit.

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    I see Blank is still shooting blanks… only this time he’s on the winning side. Can’t think of anyone more deserving to be honored than McCray. See you the 26th.

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      OMG !
      Retarded and cowardly actions and omissions by The BSO, has caused the BSO and The Broward Cowards to create mental conditions out of thin air?

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      Can a Judge make public commentary and prejudge a statute that that could come before them in a future case?

      Good job Mike Gottlieb. The Chief Judge shouldn’t be dipping their beak in political matters. Tutor should start taking care bad eggs in his purview before being critical of legislature I. E. Arlene Backman absences.

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        Why work when there’s a rodeo to attend. Besides, it’s a good chance to show solidarity with campaign contributors.

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      Can he prejudge and give his opinions on laws that could come before him? Maybe he should be more critical of his own before being critical of legislature.

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          The Lieb was the little girl that went squealing to Brannon and then tried to distance himself as messenger. No respect for the guy. I’m sure he thinks people have forgotten the episode. It hasn’t been.

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        Like who cares what Tuter’s opinion is on this subject. . This guy can’t even face the deplorable condition of poorly performing Broward judges that continue to plague the bench.
        Like so many other Chief judges in Broward in the past, he ignores the problems in his own back yard that negatively affect Broward citizens while shooting his mouth off about subjects that are outside his purview.
        Tooty needs to face the facts, that is, Broward’s judges continue to be the worst performing judges in the state with a politically motivated shyster at the helm of a sinking ship in a storm of controversy and corruption.
        Get it together Tooty. You’re not a political figure. You’re not even much of a judicial administrator.
        Do you know where your judges are ?

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      Rode hard and put away wet. She’s not weathered the storm well at all. Saw her last week and it looks like she’s aged 20 years. Real hard looking.

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        Total hag! I looked at her profile photo on FB too. It’s recent. She looks over 30 most definitely.
        What day did you see her last week? Because that’s not possible “Anonymous”. But you made us laugh anyhow.
        And ‘ordeal’? She’s married to a well respected attorney and has two beautiful kids. You aren’t a judge or someone that can even write your own name as evidenced by the above.

        Gello~YOU SHOULD hang with that guy Carter. You would be great together. Lying has never been an issue for you either! I see a blind date coming:).
        Thanks for insinuating this judge is used to reversals. 1 out of hundreds…..that’s shocking Gello! PLEASE take some CLEs and stop spreading your business cards on the floor in a pathetic attempt to get business.
        No, don’t. It’s really funny.

        Gello

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        It’s what attracts them to the public trough .. and makes them so bitter when they’re cut off from it.
        Destry is just one example of a consummate trough gobbler.. Judges are notorious whiners when the slop drys up.

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    The Scum Sentinel would bend over and suck it’s own azz if it had the dexterity. It’s been protecting crooked Broward judges for years or saying nothing. Even for a liberal trash paper, it’s been losing subscribers because it’s bias is so transparent.
    Having been born in Florida I’ve seen this tabloid going downhill until nobody reads the trash they print anymore.
    Their investigative reporters are common whores looking for a new John on every street corner.

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      The paper will criticize the Crooked JNC now and then will be in the pocket for any incumbent new appointment that gets an opponent.
      Unbelievable.

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      Like so many schmoozing judges in Broward that think they can act one way and then quell any criticism by kissing butt for an evening or two, Destry just underestimated the resolute nature of what he was up against.
      Judges remain answerable to the public for their actions regardless of their arrogance and hubris. Broward County judges have these traits in spades. They are not infallible and are not little dictators. They are but arbitrators working on the public dime, nothing more.
      Destry obviously has learned nothing from his ordeal. Few judges do in Broward until the hammer hits the anvil.
      He’s got plenty of time to reflect on it now but still doesn’t get the message. They can all be replaced at the whim of voters once their shortcomings are made known. They work at the will and acquiescence of the public. It’s not theirs to keep and to hold. And it’s not a platform to expound their arrogance and disrespect for those seeking justice.

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    The Long Island panty sniffing Judge can work at Victoria’s Secret after everything shakes out. At least there’s no panty sniffers on the Broward Bench…….or are there??

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    Well, of course Bill, you were safe because you just ‘host’ the blog and Bar can’t go after you for that.

    But this 64 yr old attorney John Carter getting jailed by a Judge ?!

    …what is it with the temperament of these Irish attorneys and how do they not know yet they are supposed to sign anonymously like the others? (probably bc they don’t give a shit!)

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      Again. Trump does not like Geb’s back wash, low energy Scott.
      Trump can’t stand these political cowards.
      The proof is in his actions.

      Rick Scott appoints only the judges who lose elections, are woefully unqualified to be impartial.

      Judge Howard Coates knowingly uses “police Reports that are visibly redacted, forged and counterfeited for the bases of jurisdictions and rulings detrimental to the well being of children.

      Governor Rick Scott’s “appointment of Judge Howard Coates, is an indication that that the family courts frauds to support child trafficking is approved by The State of Florida, through The Florida Bar.

      When court contractors can steal blank police forms, and fill them out as if they were a police officer, then submit it to a co-worker (Deputy Court Clerk), to notarize as authentic,
      and have a sitting judge “knowingly” open up a case, hold a fraudulent hearing based on the counterfeited police report.
      And then create non existent evidence as predicate of a life altering ruling, we’re all in trouble…..

      Reporting Child Trafficking is a Crime In Judge Howard Coates Court room. The Florida Bar is aware of the child trafficking.
      Florida is # 1 in Trafficking.
      Judge Howard Coates – A Child Traffickers Wet Dream

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    Stop The Pedo’s. #pedogate
    Go Trump !

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    Thank you Lord for stopping 80% of registered attorney voters in Broward from having a chance with the JNC like we did

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      And they act all holier than thou over the Dems that have their apps tossed in the circular file. They all should be run against but sadly the Dem Party in Broward is pussies.

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        Broward lawyers need to organize. The crybaby antics don’t cut it. Now the press is onto the JNC hoax and it is possible to run these Republicans off the bench. The Republicans have been greedy for 20 years and deserve to have all their Judges taken off the scales of justice in Democratic Broward once and for all. The political hires for unqualified baby lawyers is an affront that cannot be tolerated any longer. What is an appointment anyway but a temporary term until the voters can pass judgment. That’s how it was intended. Broward lawyers take back the courthouse from Tallahassee carpetbaggers.

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          So who will step up? The only people with time to run are detritus. Not much better than what’s already up there. Suggest?

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            Too many that want or need the job of Broward Judge mistake apathy for being a virtue.
            We’ve got the worst here imaginable, few of which could be described as virtuous.

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          So good to see how some “remember” judicial elections are “suppose” to be non partisan.
          Liberal loser.

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          DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN
          THEY ALL NEED TO GROW A PAIR!!!
          THE JNC NEEDS TO BE DISMANTLED
          THEY ARE AS WORTHLESS AS A PIECE OF
          USED TOILET PAPER

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        They’re all a bunch of loafers and want it handed to them without the investment of time or money. Most of these geeks are living hand to mouth and won’t take the chance because they’re afraid of the backlash from all the other judges. If you want it, you gotta work for it and not be afraid of losing. There are so many less than mediocre judges in broward, almost anyone else would be an improvement.

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      What a motley crew of jokers ! Looks like a choir all expressing thanks at being granted the right to suck off the public tit until they milk it to death.

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    What business does a chief judge have aiming his horn at the Fla. legislature ? Has he forgotten his place or what ?
    ONLY IN BROWARD

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    A defense attorney is putting his name in at the last minute. Get ready Diaz. It’s going to be a hot summer.

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        If you don’t like the system, then register to vote and vote all of the a-holes out. “Bestest” sure …. all political appointees need to be challenged. The time is now for change. People need to put their money where their mouths are, and not sucking up money from the social leaches that have created this terrible system of appointments.

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        500 DOLLAR PLEDGE TO ANYONE RUNNING AGAINST COUNTY COURT JUDGE ROBERT DIAZ
        ARGUABLY THE WORST JUDGE IN BROWARD

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      I’ll catch u up. Rumor hath it Destry is obsessed with J.A.A.B. He’s done nothing but talk about it to anyone still talking to him. He blames J.A.A.B. for putting up Duffy to trounce him. That may be the only thing he’s got right. Courthouse Rumor Mill.

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        The best thing that ever happened. Destry was one of the worst judges ever to sit in Broward. He was the only one that didn’t know it !

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          In 6 months he won’t have to dine alone, he and Usan can commiserate about their demise at the hands of Bill Gelin

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      Hogg’s a paid shill for the NWO.
      He’s a tool of the fake MSM.
      Body counts from false flags need narratives.
      Tip of The Iceberg….

      Wait until you find out who took down The Towers…

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    Welcome to Judge Howard Coates PedoGate Court #Q
    Fake Redacted Police Forms Fabricated – Jurisdiction Gained.

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      Why didn’t forensic expert court contractor write a report she was paid many thousands dollars to write ?

      http://Judge Howard Coates Court Contractor Friend #Q

      thesmokinggun.com/file/jeffrey-epstein-police-affidavit

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      Our court contractors and officers of the Florida courts answer to a higher authority.
      These court officials and corrupt lawyers are sick, and need exposure.

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    YOU GUYS
    ARE OUT OF CONTROL
    GO TO THE WEBSITE AND PLAY !!!
    MANY GAMES AVAILABLE BUT FOR SOME CANNOT POST A DIRECT LINK

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    Breaking News:
    Lisa Porter has resigned, effective June 30, 2018.

    From Lisa, via text:
    To South Florida Corruption, please finish the electrical job you started 2 years ago.

    “Moving on with other pursuits that are as, if not more, important.”

    Congratulations!

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      This comment was not made by us. More than likely the Ahearn guy stalking us. What a piece of work. Remember, the blog owner knows what IP’s posted what.

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