THURSDAY NOTES

FRIDAY, FRIDAY, FRIDAY ... There's a status hearing in the Loureiro matter before Judge Lucy Chernow Brown in Palm Beach tomorrow.  Conventional Wisdom has it that the State will CONCEDE the evidentiary hearing set on May 26.  The discovery process has thus far ground to a halt, and apparently all eyes are now focused on Judge Brown, since it's up to her whether or not she'll accept a concession and allow a new trial without any further investigation.  Let's hope she says NO to a potential bailout, and YES to a full blown hearing on the 26th IN THE INTEREST OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE.

Here is the BSO letter that went out yesterday killing most in custody drug rehab programs.  What will the judges do now?  Satz will likely still demand jail and prison for non-violent drug offenders, and now the judges are left with no alternatives except community based programs.  And all on the eve of Senate Bill 1726, which seems to limit 921/948 sentences to offenders who have 52 total sentence points or less.  The bill goes into effect July 1st.  Things could get pretty ugly around here.

Bogenschutz/Adderley have landed in Judge Levenson's domain.  Was this a good thing or bad thing for Ms. Adderley?  Will Levenson go along with a non-prison sanction?  Wait and see.  The next hearing is set on good old May 26th.

The 3rd DCA dashed the hopes of overstressed PD Offices statewide yesterday.  Here is the decision reversing the lower court.  Now they're stuck with all 3rd degree felonies, despite ever growing caseloads, and ever shrinking budgets.

Lastly, did you see Bob Norman on PBS' Frontline this week?  Here's the link, in case you missed it (also check out The Released, an excellent look at the status of the mentally ill and the prison system). 

Broward's very own award winning investigative reporter on the nation's most respected and in-depth national television news magazine.  Come to think of it, the reckless and libelous criticism of Mr. Norman and Ms. Alu after the Judging Ana article broke seems to have stopped completely, hasn't it?  Let's hope the individuals who were writing all that crap weren't public servants, or their friends.  Imagine, heaping scorn, hate, and lies on those with the integrity and courage to stand up for truth and their ethical obligations.  Only in backwards Broward, the land that time forgot.

 

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  • 5/14/2009 8:00 AM HIGHJACKED JUSTICE? wrote:
    Ms. Alu and Bob Norman should be awarded the "Truth and Justice Award" for coming forward in the Gardiner matter.
    But I think you can pretty much figure the kabash has been put on any investigation meant to discover the truth surrounding the circumstances and the deplorable actions of a sitting judge and prosecutor during an ongoing murder trial and the following damaging judicial indiscretions that came forward and were reported by people that actually care about justice being served.
    Its not been lost on most even if the truth doesn't see the light of day. After all, Broward County has its reputation to live up to, and Judge Gardiner has to face re-election in a couple of years.
    Justice may yet still be served by those that have the last word in such contests, the voters of this county.
  • 5/14/2009 9:03 AM Anonymous wrote:
    the skuzz ball sao gets away with it again
  • 5/14/2009 9:30 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Miss Alu should run against Gardiner in 2012.
  • 5/14/2009 10:11 AM DOUBLE STANDARD wrote:
    BLACKS GO TO PRISON
  • 5/14/2009 10:23 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Alu will have to get in line. Gardiner is damaged goods, has bad names (maiden or married) and is a horrible public speaker. She's done in 2012.
  • 5/14/2009 10:51 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Alu is setting up to run against Satz
  • 5/14/2009 10:58 AM Hummmmmm wrote:
    Are judge brown and judge holmes friends? We know judge holmes and judge gardiner are friends. Hummmm
    Not passing the smell test if you ask me.
  • 5/14/2009 12:14 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Holmes testified on behalf of crooked Ken Jenne. Maybe she would try to help Gardiner.
  • 5/14/2009 1:41 PM gus russo wrote:
    it is not just BROWARD COUNTY and TULIA - TENAHA , Texas that reeks of judicial corruption ........ see SUPERMOB , a book that will soon be a movie about how SID KORSHAK , JAKE ARVEY , PAUL ZIFFREN , GENE MOSS , ED NEKRITZ and Spiro Agnew bribed judges like BUGSY SELTZER and MARRA LANSKY .
  • 5/14/2009 2:26 PM NO MORE TREATMENT FOR YOU wrote:
    Senate Bill 1726 - Holy Cow they even named it after "Bill" Gelin. Ha, Ha.

    I'm laughing all the way to the courthouse, with BSO stopping drug treatments and the limiting nature of the proposed legislation - Gelin may actually have to try a case this decade.

    The only thing getting ugly around here will be watching him fumble his way around the courtroom, although he may have to pull his old trial strategy of getting himself fired by the client before jury selection.
  • 5/14/2009 4:29 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Ana behave - you're not out of the woods yet.
  • 5/14/2009 7:00 PM Anonymous wrote:
    "Alu is setting up to run against Satz"

    That's completely laughable. There are scores of great attorneys I'd love to see send Mikey to his long-overdue retirement, but she isn't one of them. If anything, she'd be even worse than Satz.
  • 5/14/2009 10:56 PM to 2:26 wrote:
    HAHAHAHA!!!

    I can't wait for a fresh outta law school ASA (one who won't be bullied into giving him a deal because uh oh Gelin might write about them on the blog) to destroy Bill's will to live. Better brush up on your Florida evidence rules, Bill... or learn them for the first time...
  • 5/15/2009 9:49 AM To Bill - this one's for you wrote:
    You may not like Gelin, but he has made a difference in Broward county and for the good. It wasn't too long ago that Dale Ross was covering every judges' butt. It was laughable. Korda, Seidlin, Zack all met justified premature retirements.
    Today there is accountability. Just keep an eye on what goes down with Ana Gardiner. Sorry Ana, Dale Ross is not there to run interference for you. You screwed up and you have to pay for our consequences. Whether it's the Supreme Court or the voters. F--k the JQC they maintain that Ross philosophy. The Supreme Court should take note. Self-policing (the JQC) needs stronger oversight. The JQC has so far allowed Gardiner to get away with her shenanigans. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
    We are a nation of laws, no one person (Gardiner) is above the law.
  • 5/15/2009 11:22 AM Anonymous wrote:
    to 2 26 should shut his jealous biatch mouth and fetch mr. gelin's coffee like he's supposed too
  • 5/15/2009 12:53 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Sugar covered donuts eaten by the box full can lead to obesity. Look what its done to you, Donut Boy!
  • 5/16/2009 1:10 AM PBJ wrote:
    Forget your laundry list of judges who got caught in Broward. Booring. I would argue there are plenty of others all over the country who never got caught with their thumbs in the cookie jar. The best ones also were smart enough to be gracious and upstanding with the poor. Duh!

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