Posts Tagged ‘Roberto Martinez’

Grand jury ‘could indict them all’ soon for Sunshine law violations at Broward Health

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A state grand jury investigation of alleged Sunshine Law violations at taxpayer-supported Broward Health appears to be wrapping up, and sources familiar with what’s happening say one or more indictments are likely.
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Broward Health: Lawyers, lawyers everywhere and taxpayers to foot the bill

Monday, November 13th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Lawyers for fired Broward Health chief executive Pauline Grant filed a pair of public records requests on the district in May that they believed might shed light on her sudden dismissal last December. Six months later, Broward Health hasn’t produced a single requested document in response.

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Jorge Labarga names three to Constitution Revision Commission

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Former Florida Bar president Hank Coxe, former state Sen. Arthenia Joyner and former federal prosecutor Roberto Martinez are Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga‘s three picks to the Constitution Revision Commission.
Labarga announced his choices Monday during a press conference in the courthouse’s rotunda in Tallahassee.
They now are the first names known to be on the panel, which meets every 20 years to review and suggest changes to the state’s governing document.
Labarga said he considered legal and political experience, as well as geographical and other diversity, in making his selections. As chief justice, he get three picks. All are lawyers.
“For there being only three appointments, I think it’s a well-rounded set … (of) extremely qualified people who care about our state,” Labarga told reporters.
Coxe, a Jacksonville attorney admitted to the bar in 1973, also served on the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which looks into accusations of judicial misconduct. He also has contributed to a variety of Democratic and Republican candidates over the years, campaign finance records show.
Joyner, a Tampa Democrat, left the Legislature last year after 16 years in the House and Senate, rising to Senate Democratic Leader. As a college student at Florida A&M University, she was arrested while picketing outside the whites-only Florida Theater in Tallahassee.
Martinez served briefly as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in Miami under President George H.W. Bush in 1992-93. He also has served on state panels, including the state Board of Education.
When asked his priorities, Labarga said he hoped the commission would preserve the state’s “independent judiciary,” but declined to mention any specifics.
“The relationship between the judiciary and the other two branches has not always been smooth but this is nothing new,” he said. “And we will continue to have disagreements.”
He also said some had asked him to nominate himself to the commission, as former Chief Justice Gerald Kogan

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