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Andy Martin scalps crooked Florida judges

July 4, 2007

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

COURT REFORMER ANDY MARTIN CLAIMS THE SCALP OF ANOTHER CROOKED JUDGE

MARTIN OFFERS TO ASSIST FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST IN “CLEANING HOUSE” IN THE FLORIDA COURTS

MARTIN SAYS JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION “IS A LAPDOG NOT A WATCHDOG”

(FORT LAUDERDALE)(July 4, 2007) Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster, media critic and nationally known court reformer Andy Martin will hold a toll-free telephone news conference Wednesday, July 4, 2007 to announce that he has offered to help Florida Governor Charlie Crist “clean house” in the Florida court system.

In a letter to Crist, Martin says the Florida courts are among the nation’s worst. Martin blames Judicial Qualifications Commission Executive Director Brooke Kennerly as a major impediment to meaningful judicial disciplinary reform.

Journalists from around the world are free to call in.

Martin has successfully filed disciplinary charges against more Florida judges than anyone else, including former Broward Circuit Judge Paul “Marko the Barbarian” Marko, two judges on the Fourth District court of Appeal in West Palm Beach, and judges in Miami-Dade and Citrus Counties. He has also been the catalyst for other disciplinary proceedings.

In March, 2007 Martin filed disciplinary charges against Broward Chief Judge Dale Ross and Judge Larry Korda. Both have resigned. Korda is the brother of former Broward Circuit Judge Miette Bernstein.

“For sixteen years Dale Ross and I circled each other like two summo wrestlers,” Martin will state. “Ross despised me for exposing corruption in the Broward County Courthouse in the early 1990’s. Ross tried to smear me when CBS News interviewed him in 1993 in connection with CBS’ ‘48 Hours,’ which featured a section on my public interest litigation (‘See You In Court’). I won on appeal and Ross was reversed.

“In the end, I won. Ross resigned in disgrace.

“But the crooks are still among us in Florida courthouses. As recently as a few weeks ago I was the victim of retaliation by corrupt judges on the Fourth District Court of Appeal, who retaliated against me for filing charges against Korda and Ross.

“No meaningful reform can take place until we remove Brooke Kennerly as Executive Director of the Judicial Qualifications Commission. Under Kennerly the JQC has been a lapdog not a watchdog. The JQC is a disgrace.

“Particularly because trial judges are elected in Florida, cabals of lawyers and judges make ‘deals’ to parcel out judgeships among themselves, as the Colbath Crime Family did in Palm Beach County a few years ago.

“The state needs aggressive disciplinary measures. They have not been forthcoming.”

In addition to his media activities and court reform efforts, Martin is a candidate for the Republican nomination for U. S. Senator in the Illinois Republican Party primary.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO: Internet journalist/reformer/critic Andy Martin

WHERE: Telephone news conference:

Toll-free call-in number: (866) 295-5950

Participant code: 2090340#

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2007 11:00 A.M.

WHAT: Andy Martin will announce that he has offered to help
Florida Governor Charlie Crist “clean house in the Florida court system;” Martin takes credit for
the resignation of two Broward County judges

MEDIA
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124 (General)(NOT news conference 7/4/07)

WEBSITES: ContrarianCommentary.com; AndyMartin.com

E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
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Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Martin covers regional, national and world politics with forty years of personal experience. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Comments? E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639.
Web sites: AndyforUSSenator.com, ContrarianCommentary.com

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One Comment
  1. Margaret Behanna permalink

    Thank God I found your website. When you start cleaning house you should start with Judge Sleet in Hillsborough Co. He was appointed by Gov. Bush and believe me he cares nothing about the law. All he wanted was the power to enhance his huge ego. Between him and the prosecutor, Kyle Pennington, they really railroaded my son. You had to be there to believe it could happen the way it did. This week I have began to speak out, sending letters and email to everyone I can think of. Hopefully these crooked people will not retaliate against me or my son for what I have said. Even if they do I will not stop until I get them both out of office.

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