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Name changing judicial candidate booted off ballot

A judge booted Jordan Breslaw -- who had filed to run against Judge Mary Robinson -- off the ballot today.

Breslaw changed his name to Jordan Howard Jordan in 1991 and lost a previous judicial race under that name. But this time he filed under the name Breslaw though he is listed in the bar under Jordan.

"His contention that he is now desirous of using the name Breslaw in good faith and not for the purpose of currying favor with a segment of the voting population is not credible," Judge Edward Garrison wrote, siding with attorney Bill Scherer who represented Robinson. "His current use of the name Breslaw is a thinly veiled attempt to deceive and confuse the voters of Broward County."

Breslaw is one of many candidates with Jewish or Anglo sounding names challenging a minority judge. Robinson is black. Breslaw said in an email that he is working on an appeal.

"The case could have a chilling affect on thousands of women who wish to marry but wish to keep their name!" Breslaw wrote.

Not quite -- women can marry and keep their maiden name, practice law under that name and file to run as a judge under that name.

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whasup

Is there no limit to which some Jewish Democrats in Broward County won't go to oppose blacks?

But then, which group is more corrupt down their in the heart of Florida's political corruption?

Joe the Plumber

Jordam I hope you win your appeal. Consider Congressional candidate Jose Antonio Garcia-Acosta Jr. (that is the name he is registered with the Florida Bar) but appears in the ballot as Joe Garcia... anyone complaining????
http://www.floridabar.org/names.nsf/0/CC9B3918B652066D85256A83002D2B1B?OpenDocument

Angela R.

A rose by any other name is still a "thorn"

Jordan Breslaw

THE FOURTH DICTRICT COURT OF APPEALS REVERSED THE LOWER COURT'S RULING AND ORDERED THAT JORDAN HOWARD BRESLAW BE MAINTAINED ON THE BALLOT FOR THE PRIMARY AUGUST 24, 2010. THE COURT STATED THAT JORDAN IS KNOWN TO HIS FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OTHERS AS "BRESLAW", IT IS THE NAME THAT HE WAS BORN WITH AND WHICH HE HAD USED IN HIS PUBLIC AND PERSONAL LIFE FOR DECADES! JORDAN HOWARD BRESLAW MADE NO ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE OR CONFUSE THE VOTERS. THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS ASSUMES VOTERS VOTE FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, NOT JUST NAMES.

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