Yep, my favorite evil judge Eileen O'Connor! You remember--the one who locked up the black kid who reported for jury selection, the one who, it appears, lied on her application for a judgeship, who got the government sued over her treatment of jews and minorities...yeah that one.
Now they're looking to recuse her!
The Miami Herald reports that:
Donald Tobkin, a Jewish lawyer from Golden Beach facing a felony charge of illegally selling a prescription for the painkiller oxycodone, wants Broward Circuit Judge Eileen M. O'Connor removed from his case because he alleges she is biased.
Now it will be up to an appellate court to decide whether O'Connor will remain on his case.
O'Connor could not be reached for comment late Tuesday. She has until Friday to show the higher court why she should not be recused.
In the filing the defendant asserted:
'Judge O'Connor's reported long-standing prejudices, ethnic and religious reprisals against blacks and Jews, will likely contaminate Judge O'Connor's pretrial rulings"
O'Connor denied his motion.
But on Monday, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued an order indicating it would consider his case.
''I'm very encouraged,'' Tobkin said by phone.
Mohammed Maxwell, a defendant facing a trial on a first-degree murder charge, is also weighing a request to have O'Connor recused from his case.
Maxwell, 24, is black. His attorney, Charlie Kaplan, is Jewish.
Maxwell is expected to decide whether to ask his attorney to file such a motion Friday."
I remind dear readers to sign the petition to recall her.