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  • Worth a thousand words

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    A JUDGE’S VIEW

    Judge has faith in the law, and in human potential

    I am a circuit judge in Miami-Dade County serving in the criminal division. Every day, I make decisions about whether to release defendants who are awaiting trial and whose families rely on them for basic needs; whether to grant requests by victims of domestic violence to remove stay-away orders that keep their families apart; and whether to sentence convicted defendants to prison, house arrest or probation.

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    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

    There’s got to be a better way to seat judges

    When I think of the traits that are essential for someone to be a good judge, I immediately identify characteristics such as legal ability and understanding of legal principles, courtroom experience, record and reputation, temperament and community involvement. As a Miami-Dade County voter, and as someone who has served on several endorsement panels for various organizations, I have serious concerns about the quality of the candidates that are running for this very important post. I also have reservations about the election process through which we are selecting the members of our lower courts.

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Jack Orr cast the only vote in the Florida Legislature in support of school integration.

    JOHN B. ORR

    A man of vision, principle — and flaws

    It was 1956, and the Florida Legislature was considering a bill to get around the U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring racial segregation in schools. Only one of the 90 House members voted against the bill — a young lawyer from Miami named Jack Orr.

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    Time to move on, Ms. Bondi

    OUR OPINION: Florida attorney general fighting uphill battle with same-sex marriage defense

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    Keep the oceans clean

    OUR OPINION: Seismic testing in the Atlantic could endanger environment

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    Murder in the sky

    OUR OPINION: Russia cannot evade its complicity for act of terrorism

  • Worth a thousand words

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  • Miami Shores vote

    Miami Shores residents Clark Reynolds and Dennis Leyva said in their July 24 letter to the editor that it t...

  • FIU vs. Youth Fair

    I recently read the story about FIU and their expansion plans in your newspaper. I was raised on Long Islan...

  • They have no sympathy for children

    It seems like the gun-toting mobs of the far right feel threatened by children at the border. I guess they ...

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    Preliminary library tax rate must survive

    County commissioners praised the hundreds of residents who descended upon Government Center recently to ple...

  • A very liveable city

    Re the July 21 article Car-free and frustrated: I, too, live in Brickell and I have been delighted with the...

  • Immigration reform

    Re the July 18 editorial, Follow the law: We should rescue some valid assertions. First, we all should know...

  • Employ black men

    Many have taken issue with the Miami City Commission Vice Chairman Keon Hardemon’s July 6 letter, Sa...

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    Renewable energy is better than FPL’s nuclear power lines

    In his July 15 letters Bury FPL’s high-voltage transmission lines, former South Miami mayor Horace F...

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