Locked and darkened at 10:20 AM Tuesday

Announcing a new JAABLOG feature ... WHERE'S BOB DIAZ?

Bob Diaz
doesn't have a regular docket on Tuesdays.  Every week. For what seems like years now. 

Unless he has a trial on Monday that goes over to Tuesday, his courtroom remains locked and darkened, just like it was this morning.  And judging from the last trial stats we've seen, there aren't very many spill-over trials to contend with (Diaz was last in trials against full time County Criminal judges through April, tied with a judge who missed a large part of the year due to medical leave).

Go ahead and check for yourself.  Search for random Tuesday dockets on Docketrac, and invariably "no data for inquiry" pops up.  And during an election cycle to boot.

From now on we'll be keeping an eye on Diaz's courtroom most days.  And his trial stats, and his case count.  We'll also let you know if he's in his office when the courtroom is closed. 

It's the least we can do.


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  • 7/12/2011 4:00 PM Anonymous wrote:
    why not check on all judges?
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  • 7/12/2011 4:12 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Oh boy factor in all his twenty minute breaks and he's probably in the negative for the week!
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  • 7/12/2011 4:14 PM Anonymous wrote:
    what's with the stupid miami heat picture on his door? talk about UNPROFESSIONAL? what's next? pictures of paris hilton on the other door?
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  • 7/12/2011 4:15 PM Anonymous wrote:
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  • 7/12/2011 4:20 PM Anonymous wrote:
    finally this pos blog outing a defense judge
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  • 7/12/2011 4:37 PM Not a fan of Diaz wrote:
    Why not pull transcripts of random hearings to see how he treats his ASA's and PD's...not very nice
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  • 7/12/2011 4:47 PM creep wrote:
    coo coo he's nice to the pretty ones
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  • 7/12/2011 5:46 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Where's he always been. Missing...
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  • 7/12/2011 5:58 PM CAROLINA ON MY MIND wrote:
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  • 7/12/2011 6:09 PM Conrats wrote:
    Judge Diaz, welcome to the club, you are on your way to a successful reelection. Name one candidate this blog has ever gone after that lost. Heck most get reelected with 70%.
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  • 7/12/2011 6:13 PM Anonymous wrote:
    For someone that doesn't work very much, he sure likes hanging out in the hallways.
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  • 7/12/2011 6:15 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Who diaz? He hangs out in the cafeteria, not the hallways
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  • 7/12/2011 6:24 PM Anonymous wrote:
    The elections make the comments section interesting.
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  • 7/12/2011 6:25 PM Hey Billy wrote:
    I hope your buddy Hurley at least swallows considering the favors you're doing for him.
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  • 7/12/2011 6:27 PM Anonymous wrote:
    U give diaz too much credit, he doesn't think that much if you ask me. You know what I mean?
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  • 7/12/2011 6:33 PM Anonymous wrote:
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  • 7/12/2011 6:37 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Hmmmm a penchant for libeling judges in writing? ........
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  • 7/12/2011 6:41 PM Anonymous wrote:
    It's not just on Tuesdays that he needs a jump start
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  • 7/12/2011 6:55 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Hold over from the sprinks team
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  • 7/12/2011 6:56 PM Anonymous wrote:
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  • 7/12/2011 8:33 PM Fridays wrote:
    Siedman never worked Fridays.
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  • 7/12/2011 8:48 PM Frat Stud wrote:
    Guys in my high school used to set some time aside for self-loathing. It was no big deal.
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  • 7/12/2011 8:50 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Yeah, notice he's not a judge any longer. Dumb ass.
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  • 7/12/2011 9:08 PM half baked wrote:
    I don't know what the great revelation is. Wake up. He's always been a dunce. There's allot of them that barely do anything but waste tax payer's money and build their pension benefits. That public apology letter to Seidman is a joke about getting on with what the public expects of them. He's half baked if you ask me.
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  • 7/12/2011 9:28 PM Anonymous wrote:
    It seems like Diaz and Seidman really had a competition thing down deep. They were like mirror images at some level, competing to see who could spend the least time in court. At least it could have been something like that. Seidman beat him though. That guy was never in court.
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  • 7/12/2011 9:30 PM The bigger drain wrote:
    Are we skipping straight to Diaz after Ginger tries three cases in five months? She seems like a bigger drain on the court system than he does if we want to play the numbers game. PS, anybody ever have her strike a panel only to return with new highlights or extensions the next day? The shameless flirtation with male attorneys (state and defense) is another point. But no, let's go with Blunt Bob for the article...
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  • 7/12/2011 9:31 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Bob should be happy. He never gets to be in the newspaper but he gets a lot of blog time. Any press is good press.
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  • 7/12/2011 9:33 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Ginger has two divisions dumb ass.
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  • 7/12/2011 9:34 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Ginger also has a career.
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  • 7/12/2011 10:27 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Tried a case in Diaz a few weeks ago.. Was an overall decent experience and he did a pretty good job. He's usually pleasureable to appear before and doesn't slam your client for going forward..

    Move on Gelin...

    Wonder how Gelin would do on the bench.. Would he give himself special treatment because he was worried about being trashed on his own blog.
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  • 7/12/2011 10:53 PM Anonymous wrote:
    That last sentence is really deep. Or it doesn't make any sense at all.
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  • 7/12/2011 11:18 PM Anonymous wrote:
    I thought it was Seidman's fault. Or was it Hurley's? It's hard to keep track.
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  • 7/13/2011 12:15 AM If trials are so important wrote:
    Since Diaz has presided over one case to verdict, he has lead over Hurley who has to be the longest serving Judge in Florida history to never preside over a case to verdict.
    Why do you think Hurley reupped for another year in Mag Court last August when Tobin offered him a trial division?

    Then again maybe he should be given some credit, could he be so self aware of his intellectual limitations the he does not want to risk screwing up in a trial division?
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  • 7/13/2011 12:30 AM Anonymous wrote:
    But Hurley is in court every single day. That is the point. He is not in a trial division anyway. Are you an idiot? I grow wearisome of your weak and tiresome banter.
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  • 7/13/2011 4:32 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Diaz has never been very bright. Maybe you're expecting too much from the guy. I think he's been operating at capacity, which is to say that's about all he can take is two hours a day three or four days a week if that.
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  • 7/13/2011 7:32 AM Anonymous wrote:
    He does magistrates dumb ass. Since when does a case go to trial the day after arrest?

    Self-reflection is a good thing. Try it instead of pointing fingers at everyone else.

    Who are you going to trash next? Murphy?
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  • 7/13/2011 7:57 AM Let's Get To Work wrote:
    Well nobody can trash the new judges. They try tons more cases than the old guys. Time for a shake up Judge Weinstein.
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  • 7/13/2011 7:59 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Where is the ambition? I mean Mag Court is the Judicial equivalent of the Short Bus. You spend a few hours a day setting bonds, spouting some witty banter and that is it. It would seem the only type of person who would continue to seek this post year in year out is someone with no ambition and/or afraid to have work as a real trial judge, not just one on TV.
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  • 7/13/2011 8:03 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Magnum Putz. Poor Bobby, he can't help it.
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  • 7/13/2011 10:38 AM Anonymous wrote:
    You hit the nail on the head with this one. Look at some of the past Mag Court judges, enough said. I would think any one with a law degree would be embarrassed to settle for such a job unless they can't cut it as a lawyer.
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  • 7/13/2011 10:54 AM Anonymous wrote:
    What time did Diaz take his break today?
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  • 7/20/2011 12:33 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Well I was in Diaz Courtroom at 6PM tonight awaiting a jury verdict on a two day trial. But I did see Gelin visit twice checking in like a hall monitor and was thinking less about the Judge doing his job than Gelin and his role as hall monitor.

    Rules of evidence and proof do not apply to blogs. People hear crap and write crap. Not admissible. If I went to Gelin's office and he was not there, I would think he was at the beach, but that would be wrong, he would be doing hall monitor work in the courthouse, doing his--- uh, job. So I would be wrong.
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  • 7/26/2011 3:31 PM Anonymous wrote:
    I bet Gelin didn't write that in the blog that the Judge was waiting for a Jury to come back after 6:00 p.m. Oh no...He is a negative person who only writes bad things about people. It's called a head high.
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  • 7/26/2011 3:35 PM Anonymous wrote:
    I've noticed that there are only a few people writing on this blog. Most of the writing is from Gelin. Don't fall for his crap people. He likes to think he's got power. Let's all ban GELIN
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