Demoted judge files suit over expulsion

Demoted judge files suit over expulsion

There are 127 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jul 2, 2008, titled Demoted judge files suit over expulsion. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Former Broward County Judge Jay S. Spechler says Chief Judge Victor Tobin overstepped his bounds and sullied Spechler's reputation when he banished Spechler from the Central Courthouse last spring.

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A Firemans Sis

Lake Worth, FL

#1 Jul 3, 2008
When the judge Jay Spechler was banished my brother saved him from the Broward County Courthouse. He put up a big ladder and jay spechler slid down it. On average my brother saves 14 prople and one cat a day for free. He eats a lot too.

West Palm Beach, FL

#3 Jul 3, 2008
A Firemans Sis wrote:
When the judge Jay Spechler was banished my brother saved him from the Broward County Courthouse. He put up a big ladder and jay spechler slid down it. On average my brother saves 14 prople and one cat a day for free. He eats a lot too.
Where does your brother, the fireman, shop for groceries to supply his healthy appetite? And when does he find the time for both shopping AND eating? By the way, I hear that Lazy Judge Tobin was actually shopping at Macy's on the very afternoon that your brother went over to rescue Former B.C.Judge Jay Spechler. Turns out that Spelcher could have just walked out the front door since Judge Tobin was out on one of his Macy's shopping safaries, but the banishment just wouldn't have been as dramatic or as much fun for the former Judge or your fireman brother, as far as that goes. Thank goodness that your brother was there with the big red truck and ladder. I do hope that Spelcher got to ring the bell. Judge Tobin will be so jealous!

Fort Myers, FL

#4 Jul 3, 2008
another power hungry, better than thou and a is time that they get their act cleaned up.....kudos to Tobin for having the guts to do his job...

Miami, FL

#5 Jul 3, 2008
This suite just show how nasty Spechler is. He deserved to be kicked off the bench and it should have been done sooner.

Lake Worth, FL

#7 Jul 3, 2008
He shops next to Judge Tila Tequila chambers, his ladder goes all the way up to her chambers. The lawyers wait in line to get in to see her.

Powder Springs, GA

#10 Jul 3, 2008
HE RESIGNED (HE WASN'T FIRED) April 4, just days after Tobin notified him by letter that he was banished from the courthouse and demoted from hearing county court civil cases to handling traffic cases at a satellite courthouse.

If the bit ches pay didn't change whats the diff? He can sue till he's blue in the face but like the Dr said of the amputee, "he doesn't have a leg to stand on"!

Jupiter, FL

#11 Jul 3, 2008
all the last article said was he infered jd gehl was a lesbian,hell her own stockbroker for years referred to her as " his fat little bull dyke judge client" so whats the big deal?????????
Mike Satz

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Jul 3, 2008
Tobin and Spechler are BOTH A-holes, with Spechler perhaps being the bigger of the two.
Melancholy Voter

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Jul 3, 2008
What is with the use of the word "banish"?

If it's "I'm the chief judge and I'm assigning you to work at another courthouse" that's one thing.

If it's "Get out of this building and you'll be arrested if you ever come back into it" that's different.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Jul 3, 2008
jdg dayl rozz is an azehole
Court Jester

Boca Raton, FL

#16 Jul 3, 2008
The old boy system in the courthouse is slowly comming apart in Broward. Years ago when most of the judges were white and men, they protected each other and you could never get a really bad judge off the bench. Now they are at each others throats and lawyers and judges are using the internet to expose all the C--- that goes on their.

Miami, FL

#17 Jul 3, 2008
2 words for you Jay Spechler:


Since: Dec 07

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Jul 3, 2008
and then thier will be none .......keep up the good a----ole.... less .....thousands to go.......let these scrummm each other up!!!!!!!

New York, NY

#20 Jul 3, 2008
Sounds like the judges ego got his butt fired. Wish I could say I care but I don't. They should have demoted him to traffic cop. Judges are simply pompous A S S E S
Chapless Cowboy

Lake Worth, FL

#21 Jul 3, 2008
Girly wrote:
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What is this stupid term "homophobic" supposed to mean? I mean, if a person doesn't agree with a lifestyle, that's their choice. If they don't like broccoli, that's their choice, or call them a Brocco-phobic. Personally, I think Naugle was accurate in stating why the heck are we attracting gay tourist dollars if all it brings us is more tax dollars spent on public health care for AIDS. Call me tax-ophobic, when it comes to gays. They tax our public health system with poor choices of spreading their disease then becoming a burden on the taxpayers.
"Ted" said he was a HOMphobic Loser", not a homophonic one. Guess "Ted" has found some sort of difference. Good going "Ted".
Count L F Chudzikiewicz

Milan, Italy

#22 Jul 3, 2008
I am in Rome on an extended Italian vacation and I have to say, is there NO ETHICS IN SOUTH FLORIDA GOVERNMENT? I mean we are used to corruption in Miami-Dade County, but does Broward and Palm Beach Counties have to follow suit? You know where ever you turn on tv, there is CSI Miami, Miami Vice, etc. Are the elected officials in Broward County trying to turn it into "BROWARD VICE? This just gets worse each year. Hollywood is overrun with canned "development" and government officials canned in Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, too now has gotten to hire lousers and crooks from Miami Beach. What is wrong with the Water in Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood? Do they want a crew of clowns there like David Dermer, Simon Cruz, Matti Bower, Saul Gross, Donald Delucca, Murray Dubbin, Jose Smith, Luis Garcia, Richard Steinberg, Jonah Wolfson, Ed Tobin, Deede Weithorn, taking bribes and giving favours to illegall lobbyists and crooks like Kent Harrison Robbins, AC (Arthur Carl) Weinstein, Randy Hilliard, David Kelsey, David Custin, Frank Del Vecchio? I mean, copy the best, not the BOTTOM OF THE BARREL!
Las Olas

Melbourne, FL

#23 Jul 3, 2008
Go Spechler! He was a great judge, I went before him and was treated with respect and fairly. He took time to explain, the what's and why's of my case. Godspeed Judge Spechler!!
Las Olas

Melbourne, FL

#24 Jul 3, 2008
I doubt Spechler ever made any racist or homophobic remarks about Judge Gehl. I am sure there was more political reasons Tobin did what he did. They should all take lie detector test in my opinion.
Sharpe James

Boca Raton, FL

#25 Jul 3, 2008
I would like to see Leroy Moe as Chief Judge.
Here we go again

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#26 Jul 3, 2008
What the heck is going on at this Broward Courthouse. This is supposed to be one of those places beyond reproach. They (the judges) are supposed to be above this type of conduct (including smoking weed in public, putting on a show Anna Nicole Smith trial, rudeness and hostility toward the public and apparently each other). The are becoming an embarrassment to themselves. Maybe the Governor, the Office of State Court Administrators, Florida Supreme Court Justices, or Attorney General's Office should go down there and remind these people of who they are.

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