Credit Where Credit is Due: Kudos to Broward Chief Judge Weinstein

by Haydee Oropesa

Broward Chief Judge, Peter Weinstein

Broward Chief Judge, Peter Weinstein

To err is human, to forgive is divine.  Jaablog blogger and gadfly Bill Gelin recently praised Broward Chief Judge Peter Weinstein and recognized that “credit should be given where it is due.”  GelinBroward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, and reporter Bob Norman  (you gotta love these guys) took the system to task (in bringing attention to a problem in the justice system) for depriving the homeless of legal representation for ordinance violations.  I posted about this story recently.  In the post I mentioned that a PD, who had attempted to provide representation to a homeless man, was ordered out of the court by Broward Judge Hurley.  If you are at all familiar with Jaablog you know that Gelin does not pull any punches in publishing criticism against Judge Weinstein.  However, Gelin praised Judge Weinstein this week for his disply of strength in offering an apology to APD Nadine Girault Levy  who had been ordered out of Judge Hurley’s courtroom for her noble action.  Gelin’s post indicates that it is Judge Weinstein’s hope that Judge Hurley will also apologize.  You hit it out of the park Chief Judge Weinstein with your act of humility.

 

 

 
 
 

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