"The 5 + 2 Dilemma" - The JNC is taking an excessively long time to throw up six names to the Governor, and that's definitely not a bad thing.  Although scheduling conflicts could be playing a role, it's more likely honest debate is the holdup.  The applicant pool is loaded with many highly experienced lawyers, many more than in past years, in addition to some less deserving political types (and their supporters) expecting the usual bye. 

There's also talk of more time being needed for "investigative" purposes.  Whatever the truth may be, all you need to do is add five and two to see the math just doesn't work.  The same qualified five  from last time are in the running, together with new applicants Stacy Ross and Arlene Backman (Dale's daughter and Paul's wife, respectively), making seven.  Factor in the other thirteen in contention, many highly qualified, and it's obvious somebody's going to get hurt before six can be sent up.  And it may not be who you think, considering this JNC & Governor have made three surprising picks already.

In the meantime, in case it really does take anywhere from a few days until next week for them to decide, we'll try to help by telling you who we think should never be allowed to be a circuit judge, and why.  Stay tuned ...

Coming Soon - What happened to the first two Scheinberg Grievance Committee's?; Why did Art Goldberg leave the Broward Bar?...

SS: Chuck Morton to retire after 37 years with SAO

BBeat: Chris Pole in the electoral cross-hairs?

SS: Political questions swirl over pending Rick Scott 4th DCA pick

                Last Men Standing ...


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  • 6/5/2013 8:55 AM Anonymous wrote:
    So it's official: Old hide the ball chuck is gonna throw in the towel at last... he's gonna need something to do now
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  • 6/5/2013 9:05 AM Jnc suk fuk wrote:
    Don't expect anything different than the usual bottom feeder money grab
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  • 6/5/2013 9:47 AM so long chuck wrote:
    I wish you the best, Chuck! You've been of so much help to all of us. You will really be missed. Be sure to stay in touch. We'll want to hear how you are doing!
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  • 6/5/2013 10:21 AM broward judge game wrote:
    Funny how Broward judges think and talk the very worst about lawyers that dare have the temerity to run against one of them and will do almost anything to discourage the trend.
    That is, unless they themselves (and you know who you are) pick the candidate and the judge to be knocked out!
    These guys are once again bad jokes if they think they are pulling the wool over anybody's eyes.
    It's been the game with Broward Judges for a long time. Poor Cris hasn't even been on the bench that long!
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  • 6/5/2013 10:29 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Any one of the list will do but another Ross to circuit. Two Ross' are by any standards enough for Broward. Baby Ross never deserved it to begin with and if it hadn't been for Daddy Boss Hog and his buddies she wouldn't be sitting now. Aren't they pulling down enough already? This place is rotten to the core.
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  • 6/5/2013 12:24 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Two Backman's on Circut will make the world a better place? It seems telling that Arlene was probably so unqualified that they had to make her an "acting" juvi judge to bloster her resume.

    Go Tony Loe
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  • 6/5/2013 1:22 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Loe should run against Pole
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  • 6/5/2013 8:10 PM REPENT wrote:
    How low can Loe go? Ask anyone whose had a trial with him. Give it to somebody that's going to make a good judge and not just another prosecutor in a robe for once.
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