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Good one tacked to THE oldest atty joke; 2nd oldest being, "I don't defend hypotheticals."

Oyez! Oyez! LEGIT "politicization" will now come to order!
Here are our recommendations for Florida Supreme Court, Third District Court of Appeal | Editorial

When Reubin Askew became governor in 1971, the Florida Supreme Court (SCOFLA) was one big #FloridaMan joke.
< wipes tears >
For a time, the new system worked well. Accomplished and widely admired lawyers looking to give something back to their profession and to serve their communities threw their hats in the ring of a competitive, but largely apolitical, process.

Things began to change when Jeb Bush became governor. With the Legislature' s help, Bush seized control of the state's Judicial Nominating Commissions and began to populate them with political allies who view the judiciary not as a co-equal branch of government, but as a hallelujah chorus whose job it is to rubber stamp whatever the Legislature passes and the governor signs.

Nothing will change until voters voice their displeasure at the ballot box.

The Herald Editorial Board recommends NO on the question, "Shall Justice Carlos G. Muñiz be retained in office?"

The five judges in the Third District Court seeking retention have not obviously been involved in politicizing their high court position.

Here are our recommendations:

by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 08:21:21 PM EST
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And what corporation owns that newspaper?

The "free press" ain't.

by StillInTheWilderness on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 12:37:32 AM EST
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Plumbing the intellectual history, pedigree, and sanctity of Anglo-merican free press, free speech imperative is most entertaining, when public opinion is reported to be SCANDALIZED and constipated by defamation of idols.

atm, I'm into perusing distal commentary on the puritan John Pym's public house PR campaign which hastened the civil war.

by Cat on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 01:05:04 PM EST
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Philocothonista, Or THE DRUNKARD, Opened, Dissected, and Anatomized
...The number of imprints in England rose dramatically during the early 1640s.. After Charles I and his government demonstrated their weakness by failing to bring the Calvinist Scots into line with the liturgy and hierarchy of the English established Church, events tumbled over each other, and readers in London and in the counties were starved for news and for certainties. The London printers could barely satisfy the demand. In 1620, 410 imprints were published, in 1639, 464 and in 1640, 577 appeared. According to Frederick Stephens' Catalogue of Personal and Political Satirical Prints of the British Museum, twenty-five imprints-broadsides and pamphlets--were published on March 1, 1641 alone; all refer to the impeachment of Archbishop William Laud on that day.7

While the whole structure of censorship was falling apart along with the demise of the authority of the bishops, the Star Chamber and the High Commission, the number of unlicensed printers was multiplying. In 1642, John Taylor, "the water poet", expressed his dismay at "the many unlicensed licentious pamphleteers that have been scattered about the kingdom within these 23 months." Henry Parker bemoaned the general confusion about printing and the appearance of "strangers such as drapers, carmen and others to set up presses in diverse obscure corners of the city."8 The excitement of events in London and in the kingdom could only incite the printers to find woodcuts old or new to illustrate their newsbooks....

by Cat on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 09:23:46 PM EST
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It was a fascinating time.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 at 12:18:01 AM EST
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And electricity has made free press all the more fascinating.
by Cat on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 at 08:05:25 PM EST
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