We're hearing Judge Holmes has resigned her position as Chief Administrative Judge of criminal.  Judge Bidwill is rumored to have been tapped to replace her.

The reason may be "creative differences" with CJ Tobin.

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  • 3/10/2010 1:08 AM Mayo Naise wrote:
    I guarantee the way Mayo tells the story with his own little twist, is quite different than the way the conversation really went down. Mayo is great at exagerating and manipulating stories.
  • 3/10/2010 8:24 AM Dubious One wrote:
    Why doesn't Tobin step down? This is really an embarrasment to the Broward Judiciary.
  • 3/10/2010 8:47 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Judge Holmes resigned after meeting with Tobin. He kept changing the criminal judges without consulting her and lied to her about Lebow and Gardiner. She is a good judge who will not participate in political tricks and lies.
  • 3/10/2010 8:50 AM Fake Victor Tobin wrote:
    Immediate News Release – March 10, 2010
    Free Advice to Florida Bar Governors:  Hire Criminal Defense Attorneys
    Yesterday Miamian Jack Thompson, once and future member of The Florida Bar, met with John Gillies, Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Office of The Florida Bar.
    Thompson was accompanied by Ken Harms, former Miami Police Chief, who vouched for Thompson.  It was a great, hour-long meeting among the three of them.  Thompson gave Mr. Gillies a road map, both historical and current, as to how The Bar has corrupted state government, starting with the Florida Supreme Court’s 1949 Bar Integration Order, which apparently no one here at this site has read.  It promises that The Bar would never engage in the activities it now pursues daily.  It is legally binding.  It will be used to shut down The Bar.
    After this meeting with the impressive Mr. Gillies—South Florida’s latter-day Elliot Ness in Thompson’s opinion—Thompson got a call late yesterday from an investigator for the Statewide Grand Jury prosecutor looking into corruption.  THIS INVESTIGATOR SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED THAT HE WANTED INFORMATION FROM THOMPSON ABOUT JUDGE TOBIN, WHO IS OVERSEEING THE GRAND JURY.  Today Thompson will provide that information.  Take a good look at Vic.  He won’t preside over this grand jury for much longer. 
    Today’s timely reportage of  Mr. Mayo about the irascible Vic Tobin is the icing on the cake. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/sfla-sports-mayo,0,6650468.columnist
    Contact whistle-blower Jack Thompson at 305-666-4366, amendmentone@comcast.net. 

    Jack Thompson, J.D.
    5721 Riviera Drive
    Coral Gables, Florida 33146
    305-666-4366, cell 305-588-3005
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody will see it." -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • 3/10/2010 8:50 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Holmes has more important things to do about now like trying to save one of her own from getting tossed from the bench early.
  • 3/10/2010 8:52 AM Always an oversight wrote:
    Yes, with Hurley it is always an oversight

    I have at the bottom of a fundraiser that "I approved" the message that falsely claims I was being re-elected. Oh wait an oversight.

    I did or wait I didn't pay for the private jet ride to the FSU game, if I didn't its just an oversight.

    The elderly woman aka the fed ex package, just an oversight

    Hurley i don't know Rothstein, wait I invited him to my robing, just an oversight

    I called BSO to go after a naughty blogger, oh but that was just an oversight.

    Blog posts promoting my candidacy came from my treasurers office, nah thats just an oversight.

    Thats a whole lotta oversights...
  • 3/10/2010 9:04 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Gotta lov that Jack! He's always on top of it. As for Holmes, so what. She wasn't doing such a good job anyway if Lebow's tantrum is any indication and that's just one example. You might say Holmes is "Politically Inclined" ... Bidwell will do a much better job without all the hype. She's gonna hang out in the bunker for a while and hope her problem goes away.
  • 3/10/2010 9:56 AM Calling Batman no Chaz wrote:
    Chaz is the master of delaing with "oversights"
  • 3/10/2010 9:58 AM LEBOW FALLOUT wrote:
    Holmes resigned 2 to 1 over the Lebow Fallout. Just goes to show you, its hard to teach the unteachable at such a late stage. It must be like trying to break your kid from walking around with his finger up his nose with some of these judges. Bidwell won't do any better.
  • 3/10/2010 12:18 PM NHI revisited wrote:
    I can only surmise what this Holmes resignation is really all about.
    Sort of like Judge Williams saying as quoted in the media "I ain't gonna carry the white man's water" to Old Grossman about the hastily assembled and just as hastily dismantled Diversity Committee in dealing with the NHI statement by Judge Greene or what has become better known as NONE HUMAN INVOLVEMENT in referring to a black defendant and which shall remain forever a blight on his tenure as judge.

    Funny how egos consistently get in the way of progress.
  • 3/10/2010 12:39 PM resignation wrote:
    A resignation is different than a reassignment. Something pissed her off.
  • 3/10/2010 2:28 PM Confidence Vote wrote:
    A majority of judges have requested a full Judges meeting for Friday and are requesting a (no) confidence vote be taken regarding Chief Judge Tobin
  • 3/10/2010 2:42 PM no chance wrote:
    Tobin is the only one who can call a meeting. It will never happen.
  • 3/10/2010 2:49 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Many are upset about how Holmes was treated. May feel this was the final straw with Vic. The Judges are mad that Gardiner has skated not showing up for work with no fallout and Holmes was honest and tried to be fair in her duties only to get fired. If a confidence vote was done today it would be close but would probably go against Vic
  • 3/10/2010 3:00 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Within 30 days I bet Vic resigns citing health/stress related reasons. Everyone sees he has lost control of the Courthouse, its time for a new leader asap. I would imagine that Bidwell will get it. He is liked and respected by all. At a minimum he does not have any temperament issues and can deal with the press. I have to imagine all or most of the incumbent judges with opponents will breathe a sigh of relief because otherwise the challengers can run on the fact they will vote Tobin out in 11' to bring about change.
  • 3/10/2010 3:17 PM The JQC regulate Judges wrote:
    CJ Tobin is not responsible for Judges Seidman, Gardiner, Lebow, Feren, Cohen. As constitutional officers, state judges voluntarily adhere to vacation and sick leave guidelines set in each judicial circuit. Whatever decision Judges make it is binding. The people of Broward County can vote them out of office if they please. The Florida legislature can impeach them and the JQC can remove them. Michael Mayo has no idea what he talking about as usual. The truth is the Sun-Sentinel has its favorites. Left wing judges are not Sun-Sentinel favorites.
    Holmes deserve what she gets for opening her big month. The SAO prosecutor was incompetent of his handling the case in front of Lebow plain and simple. He/she should be fired.
  • 3/10/2010 3:19 PM Justice wrote:
    ..Or..maybe Mayo doesn't subscribe to the corruption that has permeated the 17th Circuit? Maybe...
  • 3/10/2010 4:36 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Judge Holmes out lived her usefulness. She became selfish, self center and pompous. She did nothing to assist other judges she administered while she held this position. GOODBYE!
  • 3/10/2010 4:40 PM Anonymous wrote:
    I agree with 3/10/2010 3:17 p.m., who must be a very good lawyer!
  • 3/10/2010 5:00 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Baloney. Tobin and Tutor have been covering or have had covered Gardiner's dockets for well over a year. Who do you think tipped her the Sun-Sentinel had made a public records request re: her attendance. She showed back up but will not work. She's basically hiding in her office.
  • 3/10/2010 8:02 PM filtered wrote:
    My guess is that the subject resignation had more to do with J. Williams wanting to be re-assigned to a division while he runs to retain his seat. More like a personality crash and burn than anything else. The water should really be tested in the Broward Courthouse. That or everyone should start drinking bottled water. I recommend Avian.
  • 3/10/2010 10:28 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Holmes, now Lazarus?
  • 3/11/2010 6:34 AM Anonymous wrote:
    A dirty little secret is about to emerge. They are all looking for holes to hide in. They won't be able to keep the lid on it until April. Look for a few more that are going to be filed against. Suggest you do a court walk checking out obvious absences in at least three county courtrooms.
  • 3/11/2010 7:13 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Bidwell is a vast improvement.
  • 3/11/2010 8:34 AM Anonymous wrote:
    What's this about?
  • 3/11/2010 10:01 AM Doubtful wrote:
    Ilona lied in that story.
  • 3/11/2010 10:18 AM cat's out of the bag wrote:
    She does like to protect her little buddies, doesn't she. Williams should have gone to Tobin himself instead of having Ilona fight his battles. Bidwell will keep a better eye on things and communicate much better than Holmes.
  • 3/11/2010 11:47 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Have you ever thought that with as any judges acting like they're off their rockers as we have in criminal, that just maybe Judge Holmes dosn't want to be responsible for them any more, maybe she's just had enough?
  • 3/11/2010 1:19 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Holmes is full of herself.
  • 3/11/2010 3:32 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Williams is running without having raised any money and has very little support. He wants to be put back in a division. Holmes couldn't get it for him. Bumped heads leave knots that last a long time. Politics is a nasty game.

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