Thursday, September 13, 2012
UPDATED 11.5% of All In-State Florida Bar Members in Good Standing Overwhelmingly Support Supreme Court Justices and 3 DCA Judges for Retention!
I thought Merit Retention and claimed attacks on judicial independence were cutting edge issues that had members of the Bar up in arms?
Yet out of 68,243 ballots the Bar mailed to in-state members in good standing only 7,857 lawyers participated.
The results of that vast minority of responding lawyers is here.
For the Supreme Court, poll results indicate support for retention of:
- R. Fred Lewis by 92 percent.
- Barbara J. Pariente by 89 percent.
- Peggy A. Quince by 90 percent.
For the 3rd D.C.A., poll results indicate support for retention of:
- Angel A. Cortinas by 86 percent.
- Kevin M. Emas by 93 percent.
- Ivan F. Fernandez by 91 percent.
- Leslie B. Rothenberg by 78 percent.
- Richard J. Suarez by 90 percent.
Don't complain if you don't agree, and failed to send in your response.
Speaking of politics, political fundraising, and patronage, our friend and all around Good Guy and Friendly Canadian Kirk Wagar makes the New York Times here.
I guess Kirk, pictured below with his beautiful wife, got his swagger back. And good for him. (Now stop calling me for more money - I AM TAPPED! I mean it!)
N.B. Rumpole confessed in the comments that he can't understand issues beyond pizza, football and traffic tickets. I like Rumpole, and I want to keep him as an engaged reader, or at least for now someone who looks at the pictures. So this is for him.
"Oh, see. Oh, see Dick. Oh, see Dick Run. Fast, fast Dick. Don't get a ticket!"
That should keep him busy for a while.