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Women lawyers: vote for justices based on ethics, not high profile cases

The number one factor voters should consider when deciding whether or not to vote for a judge in a merit retention race is the judge's ethics and integrity, according to an August polls of members of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

The 3,000-member organization said that lawyers surveyed said that the next top factors voters should consider when deciding whether to retain justices is the judge's impartiality, commitment to the law, judicial temperament and demeanor and legal abilities. The least important factor, according to 75 percent of those surveyed, was the judge's ruling in high profile cases.

Florida Supreme Court Justices, Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince and R. Fred Lewis, along with 15 appeals court justices, will appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot. The survey was part of an the organization's effort to educate its members on merit retention. The Florida Association of Women Lawyers is a a voluntary bar association that provides a statewide voice for Florida’s women lawyers.

From its statement:

"Its goal is to propel women lawyers into economic, social and leadership spheres of power and protect women’s interests by supporting legislative positions deemed pertinent by its members.

"Current members include such prestigious attorneys as Gwynne Young, Florida Bar President, and Eugene Pettis, Florida Bar President-Elect, who will be the first African America Florida Bar President in history."

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Miami Mike 2

As Socrates said: “The Problem with Democracy is that the Opinions of the ignorant, and unthinking, carry equal weight with those of the Learned.

”Democrats have lost... 1.7 million, or 3.9%, [of its registered voters] from 2008.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2011-12-22/voters-political-parties/52171688/1

”Since the Republican Legislature passed laws last year to regulate groups that independently register voters in Florida, Democrats have swamped Republicans in registering new voters.”

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-10-02/news/os-voter-registration-groups-20121002_1_voter-registration-deadline-registration-efforts-voter-rolls

WHY?... http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GqMVxeZhflI&feature=player_embedded

Point: The Democratic Party LOST ME (after 52 years) on 9/11/2012

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2012-08-27/story/democratic-registration-all-dries-new-florida-laws

I had a Life-Long devotion to the “Peoples Party!” It's hard to accept that the Democratic Party no longer belongs to “We The People,” unless you think the “Radically Wrong” ARE the PEOPLE?
 
After reading the Original 2012 Democratic Platform, approved by the Convention on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, I could NO Longer remain in the Democratic Party!
 
http://metroweekly.com/poliglot/2012/02/house-minority-leader-nancy-pe.html
 
Between the Feminists-Nazis, Atheists, and the Homosexual Brown-Shirts, the Democratic Party has more than lost it's Moral Compass, It has lost its Soul, and any useful purpose (I.M.O.)

To OMIT or attempt to omit any mention of GOD in the platform is totally UNACCEPTABLE !

Miami Mike 2

Posted on the WRONG story...Sorry about that!

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I appreciate some bold attempts of Florida Association. It also provides a statewide voice for Florida’s women lawyers and that's a respectful step.

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