WEDNESDAY NOTES

Meet the New Boss? - Satz is continuing the trend of replacing intractable dead weight with thoughtful individuals to head SAO divisions.  First came Sarahnell Murphy to county, Neva Rainford-Smith to SBU, and now Pete Holden to FTU.  It's not confirmed just yet, but all indicators point to Pete.

As much as we hate throwing Satz a bone, this is a smart decision.  Holden is an honest guy, with the kind of experience and perspective only a veteran homicide prosecutor can bring to the position.  Besides testifying on behalf of Cheryl Aleman many moons ago, no one can say anything negative about the guy.  He's approachable and calm, and by reputation won't toe the party line when confronted with a crap case.  Additionally, his promotion will open up a spot in the Homicide Unit, a nice morale boosting plum Satz can use to reward a deserving young lawyer. 

A guy like Holden could bring Broward into line with Palm Beach and Miami when it comes to working out cases.  In the meantime, a hopefully not premature Congrats! is due!

Backman Rising? - Arlene Backman may have been snubbed by the JNC today*, but she's not out of the running just yet.  The wild card, of course, is the still open 4th DCA spot, which may go to John Murphy.  If that's the case, Rick Scott could replace both him or Aramony with one of the six, which would prompt a request for additional candidates.  It gets even more confusing if Murphy or Aramony or both get replaced by a sitting judge, since there would then be two county seats to fill .  Got that?  Whatever the case may be, expect a 4th DCA decision by July 1st, and an Aramony decision by mid-August.  It's not over 'til it's over ...

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BBeat: Judge Dissed By JNC (starring JAABLOG)

Wednesday Reversals
- JOHN HOY - REVERSED; JEFF STREITFELD - REVERSED; RICHARD EADE - REVERSED; STEPHEN RAPP - REVERSED; MOSES BAKER - REVERSED; CHARLES BURTON - REVERSED; LAWRENCE MIRMAN & ROBERT BELANGER - WRIT GRANTED.

Hey Florida Bar - check out this DAVID KRATHEN REVERSAL.  It turns out even art vending is entitled to full First Amendment protections.  Who knew? Can you say slippery slope?

Coming Soon - Al Ribas for judge?; Should judges recuse themselves from cases with lawyers who are lobbying the Governor to help the judge?

JQC charges Judy Hawkins with misleading panel and ignoring Paul Backman's Order



Adam Swickle, Wednesday morning. He wouldn't stand still
long enough for the picture we wanted, a closeup of his famous butt.



Locked, dark, and empty. Bobby Diaz's assigned courtroom,
Wednesday morning at 9:54 AM.



Bob Norman visits Perry at home ... in Plantation?
(Hey Perry - don't blame us, blame the Bar!)

Larry Seidlin puts pen to paper ...

 

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  • 6/12/2013 11:11 PM hear it first wrote:
    a few years from now:

    state attorney holden
    judge tony loe
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  • 6/13/2013 10:35 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Veritable hornets nest of activity I see. You've got Whiny Weinstein not so clandestinely backing Backman and wife Arline against BBQ Sauce Ross and clan for advancement. Neither one of which should get it. It's amazing the intrigue these greasers will go to to up the anti on the gravy train. Suppose they think practice makes perfect. Backman's been at it for years but it didn't save his sidekick Gardiner from the ax despite his efforts.
    If it ever went to someone who actually deserves it besides the inside greasers I'd be really surprised.
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  • 6/13/2013 11:10 AM FLORIDA U KNOW THIS COURT wrote:
    FLORIDA U KNOW THIS - COURT IS INCOMPETENT INEPT & CORRUPT! - FUKTHISCOURT.COM

    "OH NO" NOT ANOTHER ROSS FAMILY MEMBER SUCKING THE TAXPAYERS AGAIN!

    IS THIS THE USA OR ZAMBIA?
    IS BROWARD COUNTY AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA DIFFERENT THAN ZAMBIA?

    "Tribe and Family Ties" is a song about nepotism and it's effects in Zambia (and other African countries). Nepotism is being described as a new from of apartheid that creates unfair barriers for people who are not "connected" through their family or tribe.

    "TRIBE AND FAMILY TIES"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjBlsSERfL8

    FLORIDA U KNOW THIS COURT - IS A CESSPOOL OF PERSONAL ALLIANCES & NEPOTISM! - FUKTHISCOURT.COM
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fukthiscourt_/8246141618/

    http://www.judgedaleross.com/
    http://www.michaelgahearn.com/

    FUKTHISCOURT.COM
    PART OF THE "FUK" (FLORIDA U KNOW) NETWORK OF SITES
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  • 6/13/2013 12:37 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Like Arlene was ever a serious contender? I mean lets be serious she is a 20+ year Democrat whose greatest legal accomplishments were marrying the right men. First she was the widow of a rich man where she used 600k of her inheritance to "finance" her county cour seat. Then she married the Campione guy and used his name (which she never used before) to get on the top of the ballot then dropped him right after she won the election. Finally she married Pauly B who she expected to have the juice to get her out of committee. Come on, hard to have a trial judge who never presided over nor probably never tried a case before a jury herself.
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  • 6/13/2013 4:30 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Ross tried relatively few cases. Don't pretend otherwise.
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  • 6/13/2013 7:57 PM Anonymous wrote:
    If Ross only tried one case it would be 100 percent more than Arlene.
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  • 6/15/2013 10:42 AM anonymouslee wrote:
    Guess even the JQC will investigate a judge when one of its members--Backman--makes the complaint despite how many judicial complaints against 17th and 4th judges Backman fraudulently gets dismissed to protect them. A judicial Super-pig. Actung!!!!
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  • 6/15/2013 12:11 PM Get it straight wrote:
    No knows and is understanding of judicial bad behavior than Pauly. What he won't condone is doing it sloppy enough to get caught thus putting the spotlight on everyone else.
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  • 6/15/2013 1:05 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Eileen's was certainly an interesting case.
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  • 6/15/2013 4:51 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Who?
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  • 6/18/2013 8:06 PM Anonymous wrote:
    PERRY, DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE?
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