Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Florida Supreme Court steps in on Conway settlement

We've covered Sean Conway's bar issue and proposed settlement before (He agreed to settle his bar case for calling Judge Aleman on the Broward Blog an "evil, unfair witch" for a public reprimand).

Apparently, the Florida Supreme Court didn't accept the settlement with the bar, asking if Conway's speech was protected by the First Amendment. According to this DBR article:

The Florida Supreme Court is questioning a proposed settlement brokered by The Florida Bar in a disciplinary case against a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney for his critical comments about a judge. The court asked for more information from The Bar and attorney Sean Conway on Monday. It issued an order directing them “to show cause” by July 14 whether “any of the respondent’s comments should be considered protected speech under the First Amendment.”

I hope the Florida Supreme Court does the right thing in the end and dismisses the case brought by the Florida Bar. Kudos to the Court for not rubber-stamping this deal.


Anonymous said...

Well, at least Haddad will now have that opportunity to pound his chest and tell the supreme court the case is shit.

Anonymous said...

The Florida Bar stepped in, or the Florida Supreme Court? I think the latter.

Anonymous said...

You mean to say the Florida Supreme Court, not the Florida Bar, stepped in to question the settlement. All the Florida Bar did was step on the First Amendment.

David Oscar Markus said...

Oops. I fixed it. Thanks.

Unknown said...

I think the Florida Supreme Court does the Correct thing in the end and dismiss the case brought by the Florida Bar.
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Anonymous said...

This case needs to dismissed.

Anonymous said...

9:14, a double load of shit!